The breeze was brisk (I think I saw pets blowing by) but the sun was shining and there was no snow so the race went ahead. The race course allows spectators to watch most of the race as it unfolds so there was lots of cheering during the heart stopping action. The race director got lazy this year and limited the number of signs so a couple of runners missed turns but recovered and finished well.
Rob Humphries was left saddened with a large hole in his trophy case after giving up the prize to Marilyn Leask, who won the race handily. Our only first time Boot Racer ended up in second place.
The race was followed by mini cinnamon buns and drinks as everyone reviewed the highlights of the race and discussed other activities to follow this season.
Pictures to follow.
|2019 RRRC Boot Race
||5 Km Time
When – May 4, 2019, 10 a.m.
Where – A.E. Wilson Park
Cost: Non-members – $15, Members – free
Registration is now open
Boot Race is a 5 km handicap race. For those who have never run a handicap race, or need a reminder, each runner starts the race based on his/her best 5 km time in the past year. If everyone matched his/her time exactly, everyone would cross the finish line together. BUT, if you can beat your best time, you come across the line just a little bit ahead of everyone else.
Come on out and have some fun.
Watch for others using the pathways.
The Regina Beach trail race is a fun summer event with 5, 10 and 15 km options for runners to explore the Regina Beach area along paved trails, along roads and more rugged trails for longer distances. There will also be a 700 meter Children’s Race. The Children’s race will start at 9 AM and the other races will start after all the children have finished
By tradition, a brunch will follow the race.
July 14, 2018. 9:00 AM. 450 10th Street, Regina Beach.
Click here to register.
What an awesome day for a run! By race time it was 20 degrees, sunny with a slight breeze. The race followed the usual course from Rick Hansen park and circled A.E. Wilson Park with a full loop of the island. The crowd (all 3 of them) watched with racing hearts as the race unfolded. Several unexpected passes mid-race left the timers and finish judges on edge as the group neared the finish line. It wasn’t quite a photo finish but close enough to be exciting.
This year we had 3 first time Boot racers. Rob Humphries ended his first ever Boot Race by taking home the coveted trophy.
All the runners did a great job and there was lots of chatting as runners and volunteers enjoyed a snack and a drink while waiting for the official results. Mary Simrose was sad to give up the trophy but ran a very strong race.
Thanks to the volunteers who helped setup, tear down and manage the race.
|2018 Boot Race
||5 km time