Prediction Mile 2015

Prediction Mile is fast approaching – this Saturday! It will be the fourth Saturday in January  – the 24th, at the Sportplex Fieldhouse.

The Prediction Mile will run at 20:00 (what time is that?).  Be there by 19:45 to make sure you are ready to go at 20:00.

What is a Prediction Mile?  Continue reading


Saskquatch Hustle 2014

Calling all snowshoers and “never tried snowshowing, but are game for anything” people!

The second annual Saskquatch Hustle will be Sunday, February 16. I’m excited to see this event continue from last year! And, despite the frigid temperatures outside right now (as I write this it is -27, windchill -38 C), we can hope for some warmth by the 16th!!

Our race will be in conjunction with the South Saskatchewan Mountain Bike Club‘s 4th annual IceCycle.

There will be two heats of snowshoeing, for a total of around 4 km. The course is just a little bit shy of 2 km for adults, and a bit longer than 1 km for kids. Continue reading

Dates are set – Prediction Mile and Saskquatch Hustle

2014 is upon us!

Prediction Mile is fast approaching and will once again be the last Saturday in January – the 25th, at the Sportplex Fieldhouse.

Saskquatch Hustle is once again in conjunction with South Saskatchewan Mountain Bike Club’s IceCycle on February 16th. For now, have a look at our Events page, or check out the archives.

The Prediction Mile will run at 20:00 (what time is that?).  Be there by 19:45 to make sure you are ready to go at 20:00.

What is a Prediction Mile?  Continue reading

Sask-quatch Hustle Results

The results are in! Two laps of the Sask-quatch Hustle race course was enough for this tired snowshoer!

There was a lot more wind than we expected on Thursday, but we kept warm on the course and off the course. Although my legs are sore now, it was well worth the day spent outside  on snowshoes and in good company.

A big shout out to Patti W. who lead the development of this new event for the Regina Road Runners Club and was there for set up, race timing and take down (basically all day). And, another thank you to Lee U. and Susan B. who helped with setting up the course and tents today.

We lost a few folks to the wind and poor road conditions today, but seven brave souls dressed for the weather and had a blast! The South Saskatchewan Mountain Bike Club had 29 riders out for their IceCycle, double the attendance over the past two years. Hopefully in a couple of years, the RRRC will have that many out snowshoeing!

The SSMBC led the social aspects of the event, hosting a beer tent with beer from Slow Food Pub (very nice), cookies and hot chocolate from Magpies (tasty), and smokies freshly off the BBQ.

We even made the evening news! Check out the video at this link for CTV, particularly about 5:24 into the video.

Congratulations go to Gareth Dillistone (Vice President of RRRC) overall winner of the event (and trail blazer through fresh snow for those of us following him). Gareth takes the Men’s event, and Jennifer Buehler won the women’s. There was a tie for the kids event, with Hannah Miller and Ellie Currie crossing the finish line together.

The Men and Women snowshoed the course once, then took a brief break to watch a few laps of the IceCycle, and allow duathlete Susan Bladyko to compete in IceCycle. The Men and Women took to the course again, with the best combined time winning the event. All participants bested their time from the first lap. The kids event was one lap of the course.

Participant                    Lap 1 Time           Lap 2 Time              Combined Time

Gareth Dillistone                  20:10                         18:12                                       38:22
Mitchell Japp                         20:11                         18:55                                       39:06

Jennifer Buehler                   20:42                         19:42                                       40:24
Susan Bladyko                       21:38                         21:09                                      42:47
Lee Ubell                                 24:29                         23:11                                       47:40

Hannah Miller                      14:29                          —                                              14:29
Ellie Currie                            14:29  
                        —                                            14:29