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
|1. Payton Neisz
|2. Mitchell Japp
|2. Esmae Japp
|3. Leah Japp
|3. Tom Maher
|4. Kaytlyn Criddle
|4. Karen Lawson
|5. Doug Hynne
|6. Danielle Stephens
|7. Logan Japp
|8. Linda Hynne
|9. Oliver Gibson
|10. Shaun Grundle
|11. Maryn Japp
|12. Eric Mulholland Tomczak
|13. Kelsey Gibson
|14. Danielle Neisz
|15. Macei Belcourt
|16. Tamra Belcourt
|17. Ashtin Belcourt
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
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.
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.
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