2019 Prediction Mile Results

The Regina Road Runners 2019 Prediction Mile took place on March 24th at the Fieldhouse. There were eight participants – two children (Maryn and Logan Japp), one baby, Esmae and 6 adults. The goal was to predict your running/walk time; and then see how close you could actually walk or run the mile (no watches allowed, except for the timers). Art Bonnell and Doug Leask timed while Vicky Bonnell took care of setting up the room.

The children ran last year as well and improved by more than 3 minutes from their last year’s time. The Japp family is quite a family of runners. It was a lot of fun cheering on the participants as they completed each of their seven laps.

There was pizza and pop for everyone afterwards.

The Regina Road Runners AGM followed afterwards with 12 attendees.

 Name  Prediction  Actual  Difference
Mitchell Japp 7:47 7:34 -13s (1st)
Tom Maher 9:13 8:56 -17s (2nd)
Marilyn Leask 15:14 14:55 -19s (3rd)
Linda Hynne 15:16 14:56 -20s (4th)
Doug Hynne 8:15 7:52 -23s (5th)
Rand Luhning 9:50 9:12 -38s (6th)
Leah Japp 8:30 9:10 40s (7th)
Logan Japp 10:30 8:53 -1.37 (8th)
Maryn Japp 12:15 9:12 -3:03 (9th)
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Prediction Mile 2018 Results

Sunday March 25 2018, 15 runners and walkers gathered at the City of Regina Fieldhouse for the Regina Road Runners Club 2018 Prediction Mile.

The participants ranged from months old to decades old. Art and Vicky Bonnell and Lee Ubell were there to help with timing and keep things ‘running’ smoothly. There was lots of cheering and heckling from those either waiting their turn or having finished their turn.

Tied for best predictions this year were Yvonne Andrews and Mitchell Japp.  Leah and Maryn Japp came in 3rd and 4th.  Tom Maher relinquished his title from last year and settled for 5th.

There was pizza and pop for everyone afterwards.

The Roadrunners AGM followed with 20 attendees.

Name Prediction Actual Difference from Predicted
Japp Mitchell 7:50 7:47 0.03
Andrews Yvonne 15:00 15:03 0.03
Japp Leah 8:23 8:32 0.09
Japp Maryn 12:30 12:40 0.10
Mahar Tom 9:20 9:37 0.17
Andrews Todd 8:45 8:24 0.21
Hynne Doug 8:45 8:20 0.25
Leask Doug 12:12 11:41 0.31
Leask Marylyn 14:55 14:21 0.34
Luitning Rand 10:40 10:01 0.39
Walker Patti 15:45 16:32 0.47
Japp Logan 9:15 11:37 2.22
Togneri Lu 12:30 16:31 4.01
Togneri Lia 12:30 16:31 4.01
Hynne Linda NA 14:33

Prediction Mile 2017 Results

Saturday 4 February 2017, 12 Regina Road Runners and friends met at the City of Regina Fieldhouse for the Regina Road Runners Club 2017 Prediction Mile.

The runners ranged from 11 years to older-and-wiser. We had walkers and runners participate. Neither group was expert at counting laps. Everyone had lots of fun cheering on their teammates.

Winning this year was Tom Maher. Congratulations, Tom! Also congratulations to Mitchell Japp and Jeannette Taylor in 2nd and 3rd. Honourable mention to Jaime Lavallee for 4th. Doug Hynne and Petra Dueck tied for the third fastest pace overall.

Also of note, there were 3 participants 16 and under. Austin Taylor had the fastest pace overall and was notably only 20 seconds from prediction (7th overall). Alexander Taylor had the second fastest pace overall and came in 11th. Mustafa Aldulaymi was beat his prediction by 4:29 which was incredible as he had based his prediction on last year’s performance — a spectacular improvement!

There was fruit, pizza, and pop for everyone afterwards.

Name Prediction Actual Pace Difference from Predicted Rank
Tom Maher 8:30 8:35 5:20 00:05 1
Mitchell Japp 8:48 8:41 5:24 00:07 2
Jeanette Taylor 10:17 10:24 6:28 00:07 3
Jaime Lavallee 10:00 9:50 6:07 00:10 4
Doug Hynne 8:00 8:17 5:09 00:17 5
Petra Dueck 8:00 8:17 5:09 00:17 6
Austin Taylor 7:30 7:10 4:27 00:20 7
Linda Taylor 11:42 10:57 6:48 00:45 8
Robb Taylor 14:24 15:26 9:35 01:02 9
Chris Taylor 14:20 15:46 9:48 01:26 10
Alexander Taylor 11:00 8:06 5:02 02:54 11
Mustafa Aldulaymi 14:00 9:31 5:55 04:29 12

Prediction

Prediction Mile is fast approaching – February 4th! At the Sportplex Fieldhouse.

The Prediction Mile will run at 20:00 (8:00 PM).  Be there by 19:45 to make sure you are ready to go at 20:00.

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!

Sounds easy, right? If you aren’t within 5 seconds of your prediction, get practicing! Of course, winning isn’t everything and just winging it works too!

Distance:          1 mile (1.6 km / 1760 yards / 5280 feet / etc.)
Start location:   Fieldhouse track, 1717 Elphinstone Street, Meet by the track.
Start time:        8:00 PM, Saturday February 4, 2017.
Cost:                Members and Non-Members: Free. All ages are welcome.

RSVPs are encouraged so that we get enough post-race snacks. To RSVP, email the Events Coordinator by Friday February 3, 2017.

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.

Prediction Mile 2016 Results

Last Saturday, 17 Regina Road Runners and friends descended on the City of Regina Fieldhouse for the 2016 Prediction Mile.

The runners ranged from 3 years to “you don’t need to know”. Some of the youngest did some extra laps, testing the track before the race, running a few laps in both heats and winding down before the end of the night. The highest lap count I observed was 11 (it was the 3 year old).

The trend of the winner being within 1 second continued for another year, making it 2 years in a row and 4 years of 6 since I have been attending or involved with this event. But, for the first time, 1st place was 1 second off prediction, 2nd was 2 seconds and 3rd was 3 seconds. Only in 4th place did double digits from the predicted time appear.

Winning this year, for the second year in a row Continue reading