2021 Boot Race Results

There were some challenges to the 2021 Boot Race: McCarthy Boulevard is closed to vehicle traffic and an obstacle course for pedestrians, The rain Thursday night made the normal race route unsafe, flooding closed the washrooms at Rick Hansen park and the race clock failed before the race but the volunteers and runners were eager for the first live club event since the beginning of the pandemic so everyone showed up.

The race began on time with 12 runners and a great crowd of volunteers to time them. Jan and Robert ran neck and neck throughout the race right to the finish line where Robert edged Jan out to take the much coveted trophy home to Waldeck. (Ok, I think they were chatting until the last few metres). Sunshine and laughter were everywhere and we look forward to seeing everyone at future RRRC events

Start OrderLast NameFirst Name5 km TimeStart TimeClock  TimeRace TimeFinish Order
3NeufeldRobert35:0009:0037:5628:561
2SteenkampJan35:0009:0037:5728:572
7NewtonMark24:3019:3042:0822:383
6CycaHailey26:5117:0942:4125:324
9BedelKevin23:1520:4543:4422:595
8HynneDoug23:4820:1244:0623:546**
12BurantAndrew20:4323:1744:0620:496**
10RathgeberLane22:0022:0044:0722:077
5BedelJenna27:3016:3044:5128:218
4MaherTom28:3015:3045:0029:299
11GibsonKyle21:2522:3547:1324:3810
1CoderreDel44:0000:0056:0456:0411

Boot Race 2021 – in person

Great news! We are proceeding with this years Boot Race. We are limiting registration to 20 people and we expect everyone to maintain social distancing at the event.

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 – unless they beat their time, too.

Come on out and have some fun.

Entry fee – $15.00
RRRC Members – Free

2021 — RRRC Boot Race 2021

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.

boot-race-course-2019

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