Fall 2005 Results Summary
The fall of 2005 presented a perfect racing day, it was 7C with partial sun and cloud and very calm. In the past the wind has played a major factor in our races at RIM park. Rick Groot had an amazing performance in the spring of 2002 .
In the 10K, one of the most celebrated and talented runners the run has known was victorious for the first time on his 24th attempt at the race - Jim Wendland won in style by nailing his pre-race predicted time of 37:30 bang on!
In the 5K, nobody was more surprised than first time participant Linda Dzelme to learn that she had nailed her handicap time within 4 seconds by turning in a time of 28:56, just under her predicted time of 29:00. The beautiful thing about this race is that you can win in your first attempt with little or no prior Rundown experience.
October 28, 2005 was a school PD day which led to a number of younger runners in the race, its great to see our next generation of runners carrying the torch - well done to all participants.
This day was a special one for those involved in the race's early days. One of the race founders from the original race (spring 1990), Paul Boundy, found his way back to Waterlooo to make a guest appearance and in so doing turned in a very respectable 42:11 time. Word has it that Paul has been under the watchful eye of several professional track and field coaches preparing for this race, knowing that more than just his finish time was on the line.
A photo of the race pioneers, who started the race in the spring of 1990 in Maryhill
|10 km Results|
|Jim Fast-Wendland won the 10K closest to predicted time award, followed by Tracey Taylor-Wood and Steve Fay-Cosman. Something about those hypenated names!!|
|10 KM Results|
|5 km Results|
|Linda Dzelme won the 5K closest to predicted time award, followed by Elise Danis and Alison Burton. Congrats ladies!!|
|5 KM Results|
|Shoe of Shame Award|
|The Shoe of Shame is awarded to the runner whose result is less than their submitted predicted time by the greatest amount.|
|And the winner is - Suzanne Denomme - with a time differential of 3 minutes, 36 seconds.|
|Beat the Handicapper Contest|
|The Beat the Handicapper Contest is won by the person who correctly guesses the results of four other runners most accurately.|
|Alison Burton wins with a total difference of 1:40.|
|The race wouldn't be a success without the generous contribution of the race volunteers. This year's volunteers were :|
|Race Organizing Committee|
|The race comes together twice a year through the efforts of the race organizing committee.|
|Alison Burton - race communication|
|Mike Theunissen - preparation of race entries and fee collection|
|Jim Wendland - race course detail|
|Sue D'Aloisio - volunteers|
|Jason Leduc - prize table, awesome prizes Jason!!!|
|Bob Dawson - race results and web site|
|Dan Burton - we're not sure what he does|