2018 Boot Race Results

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.2018 Boot Race Collage

Thanks to the volunteers who helped setup, tear down and manage the race.

2018 Boot Race
Last Name First Name 5 km time Start Time Gun Time Running Time
Humphries Robert 29:00:00 2:00:00 26:14:00 24:14:00
Rathgeber Lane 23:11:00 7:49:00 30:07:00 22:18:00
Bedel Jenna 27:30:00 3:30:00 30:34:00 27:04:00
Simrose Mary 31:00:00 0 30:34:00 30:34:00
Bedel Kevin 24:00:00 7:00:00 30:39:00 23:39:00
Hynne Doug 25:00:00 6:00:00 31:14:00 25:14:00
Rathgeber Carolyn 25:20:00 5:40:00 35:43:00 30:03:00
McGaffey Sean 30:00:00 1:00:00 DNF

 

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2018 Boot Race

When – May 6, 2018, 10 a.m.
Where – A.E. Wilson Park

Cost: Non-members – $15, Members – free
Click here to register.

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.
Maps will be provided electronically, closer to the event.
Watch for others using the pathways.

Boot Race course 2015

2017 Boot Race Results

We had a beautiful day for the race, although wind strength did influence the outcome.  The course started from Rick Hansen park and circled A.E. Wilson Park with a full loop of the island.  This allowed the crowd to watch the race develop and cheer on their favourites.  The timers and finish judges were able to relax as the runners were quite spread out by the finish although no one was able to accurately predict the results.

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 is the proud owner of the Coveted Boot Race Trophy for the next year, after having missed the podium for the last 5 years.

Thanks to the volunteers who helped setup, tear down and manage the race.

Photos to follow

2017 RRRC Boot Race
Runner Name Predicted 5k Time Start Time Gun Time Running Time
Mary 34:00:00 3:00:00 30:53:00 27:53:00
Carolyn 30:07:00 6:53:00 34:52:00 27:59:00
Marilyn 34:30:00 2:30:00 35:42:00 33:12:00
Lane 23:07:00 13:53:00 37:04:00 23:11:00
Kyle 20:00:00 17:00:00 37:32:00 20:32:00
Doug 37:00:00 0:00:00 38:44:00 38:44:00

2015 Boot Race Results

We had a beautiful day for the race.  The course started from Rick Hansen park with a short loop that allowed spectators to cheer the runners on as they recrossed the start line within a minute.  There was a full loop of the island which caused the tension in the crowd to build as they could watch the runners catching and passing each other as the race developed.  The timers and finish judges were preparing for a video finish but the pack spread out some before crossing the finish line so a normal photo finish was all that was required.

All the racers did a great job and there was lots of chatting and laughing as runners and volunteers enjoyed a snack and a drink while waiting for the official results.  Doug Leask is the proud owner of the Coveted Boot Race Trophy for the next year.

 

2015 RRRC Boot Race
Runner Name Predicted 5km time Start time Gun Time Running (Net) Time
Doug 37:30:00 10:02:30 37:57:00 35:27:00
Linda 37:00:00 10:03:00 37:57:00 34:57:00
Murray 31:00:00 10:09:00 38:01:00 29:01:00
Jan 26:15:00 10:13:45 38:32:00 24:47:00
Jeanette 33:00:00 10:07:00 38:41:00 31:41:00
Tania 29:00:00 10:11:00 39:11:00 28:11:00
Mitchell 27:00:00 10:13:00 39:37:00 26:37:00
Jaime 33:00:00 10:07:00 39:45:00 32:45:00
Tyler 23:00:00 10:17:00 39:47:00 22:47:00
Doug 36:00:00 10:04:00 39:49:00 35:49:00
Lindsay 33:00:00 10:07:00 40:12:00 33:12:00
Lynn 33:00:00 10:07:00 40:12:00 33:12:00
Mark 19:36:00 10:20:24 40:55:00 20:31:00
Darren 22:00:00 10:18:00 42:27:00 24:27:00
Laura 40:00:00 10:00:00 43:07:00 43:07:00

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped set up and take down the course, timed the race and gathered data for the results.

Our next event is the Mountain of Hope.  Registration is now open on RaceRoster