Harvest Moon Run 2020

Now that the race season that never was is coming to a close, the Regina Road Runners will come together for a relaxing fall, fun run – in the dark!, with social distancing. Walkers are welcome!

The event is on Saturday September 26th – the last event from the RRRC for 2020. There will be a short briefing at 18:45, and the running/walking shall begin at 19:00.  We will gather and run from the outside of the Lumsden Hotel and Steak Pit, 30 2nd Avenue, Lumsden.

The course will be a breath-taking (it could be cold, and yes – there is probably a hill) tour of parts of Lumsden.

This is a fun run to enjoy the company of other runners, reminisce about what you would have done if there had been a race season and enjoy fall in the Qu’Appelle Valley. It isn’t a race and won’t be timed, but it will be fun! Registration is not required and there is no cost.

This is a night race in late September and sunset occurs early. A headlamp or flashlight is required. Reflective clothing is required.

Following the run/walk, everyone is invited to gather (not too close!) at the Lumsden Hotel and Steak Pit for appetizers and beverages.

2020 Prediction Mile/Kipchoge Challenge

The turnout at the Regina Road Runners 2020 Prediction Mile was great with 20 participants plus timers and observers. The goal was to predict your running/walking time and then try to match it (no watches allowed, except for the timers). The event was run in 2 heats.  Art and Vicky Bonnell coordinated the timing with participants assisting when they weren’t on the track.  The larger group lead to a lot louder cheering and more high fives for the athletes as they completed each of their seven laps.

There were ties for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th but everyone won as we all had fun.

The 1st annual Kipchoge challenge took place following the Mile.  Kipchoge ran a sub 2 hour marathon which is a pace of 34 seconds for 200 meters.  Several participants ran as a pack to attempt that pace. The times varied from 31 seconds through to 40 seconds.  Some very impressive speed!

The energy burned cheering and running/walking was restored with pizza and pop and lots of socializing afterwards

Name  Prediction Actual Difference
1. Payton Neisz 10:00:00 10:00:00 0:00:00
2. Mitchell Japp 7:42:00 7:39:00 0:03:00
2. Esmae Japp 15:00:00 15:03:00 0:03:00
3. Leah Japp 8:31:00 8:35:00 0:04:00
3. Tom Maher 9:24:00 9:28:00 0:04:00
4. Kaytlyn Criddle 6:30:00 6:38:00 0:08:00
4. Karen Lawson 6:15:00 6:07:00 0:08:00
5. Doug Hynne 8:00:00 7:50:00 0:10:00
6. Danielle Stephens 16:00:00 15:40:00 0:20:00
7. Logan Japp 8:45:00 8:18:00 0:27:00
8. Linda Hynne 15:00:00 15:30:00 0:30:00
9. Oliver Gibson 18:00:00 16:57:00 1:03:00
10. Shaun Grundle 8:50:00 7:44:00 1:06:00
11. Maryn Japp 9:30:00 11:00:00 1:30:00
12. Eric Mulholland Tomczak 12:00:00 13:57:00 1:57:00
13. Kelsey Gibson 15:00:00 16:59:00 1:59:00
14. Danielle Neisz 15:00:00 11:57:00 3:03:00
15. Macei Belcourt 15:00:00 11:01:00 3:59:00
16. Tamra Belcourt 15:00:00 10:25:00 4:35:00
17. Ashtin Belcourt 15:00:00 9:02:00 5:58:00

Prediction Mile 2020

Prediction Mile & Optional Kipchoge Challenge

January 18 at the Sportplex Fieldhouse.

The Prediction Mile will run at 5:30 PM.  Be there by 5:15 to make sure you are ready to go at 5:30.

What is a Prediction Mile? You just have to predict how long it will take you to run one mile on the track and whoever is closest to their prediction, wins! No timing devices allowed though!

Optional Kipchoge challenge for any who are interested Here’s the details:

In 2019, Eliud Kipchoge broke the 2 hour barrier for the marathon in 1:59:40. He currently holds the world record of 2:01:39 (set in 2018 – the sub 2 hour pace isn’t recognized as a marathon record due to the conditions it was completed in). His incredible pace is equivalent to running 200 metres every 34.5 (or 34.0 for the sub 2-hour pace) seconds (for 42.2 km). Our goal is to see if we can manage Eliud’s pace for a short distance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRYtn0j5ccA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQRY_YzmdEI

Prediction Mile

Distance:          1 mile (1.6 km / 1760 yards / 5280 feet / etc.)
Start location:   Fieldhouse track, 1717 Elphinstone Street, Meet by the track.
Start time:        5:30 PM, January 18th, 2020
Cost:                Members and Non-Members: Free. All ages are welcome.

RSVPs are required so that we get enough post-race snacks. To RSVP, email the Treasurer by Friday January 17, 2020.

Pizza and pop after the race courtesy of RRRC.

What do I need? Whatever you need to run or walk seven complete laps of the outside lane at the Fieldhouse, plus one timing device.

Why a timing device? Everyone will take a turn running and a turn timing someone else, so everyone can participate, walkers or runners.

2019 Boot Race Results

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
Last Name First Name 5 Km Time Starting Time Clock Time Running Time
Leask Marilyn 38:00:00 0:00 34:56:00 34:56:00
Dueck Stefan 24:00:00 14:00 36:17:00 22:17:00
Humphries Robert 24:55:00 13:05 36:57:00 23:52:00
Hynne Doug 25:10:00 12:50 37:05:00 24:15:00
Luhning Rand 26:00:00 12:00 39:32:00 27:32:00
Maher Tom 25:00:00 13:00 40:57:00 27:57:00
Harlos Erin DNF

2019 Boot Race

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.

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