Fall 2014 Results Summary

Friday September 26, 2014

Over the past 25 years an amazing group of people have been organizing this race and today was a very special race, the 50th running of the Rundown Race!!! It was a beautiful warm sunny day. In fact the weather was better than most of the summer, so many of us were not ready to run in the heat and our times suffered.

The 50th race brought out some of the historcial greats and we were happy to see some new faces too! Although, Alan Farquhar, I have to ask. You've run this race many times, so how exactly did you make a wrong turn?! Did you have a senior moment?

We had a lot of great items on the prize table. Thanks to all the people who helped make that happen. A special thanks to Vanessa Russell for getting those awesome 50th RunDown tuques.

The 5k race was a battle with 5 runners coming within 30 seconds of their time. The trophy went to Tammy McNamee took home the 5k trophy for the second time. She won with authority, finishing an amazing 0.47 seconds slower than her prediction!

Not to be outdone, Alan Rooks ran 0.34 seconds slower than his prediction to win the 10k and post the fastest 10k time. Alan won the 5k back in the Spring 2012 race, but this was his first time winning the 10k.

Mike Williams won the Beat the Handicapper contest for the second year in a row, while the dreaded Shoe of Shame goes to Glen Bergen.

We had a great turn out for this race and look forward to seeing everyone back in the spring!!!

Fall 2014 picture
10 KM Results - Winner Alan Rooks
5 KM Results - Winner Tammy McNamee
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.
Shoe of shame
This race, the shame falls on the shoulders of Glen Bergen. Instead of running his own race, he pushed himself to stay ahead of Dan Burton and finished 2 minutes and 16 seconds ahead of his prediction.
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.
Mike Williams wins with a total difference of 164.99 seconds.
Race Volunteers
The race wouldn't be a success without the generous help of the race volunteers. This year's volunteers were :
Olena Koulik
Alison Burton
Jim Wendland
Race Organizing Committee
The race comes together twice a year through the efforts of the race organizing committee.
Alison Burton - race communication
Mike Theunissen - race results & preparation of race entries and fee collection
Jim Wendland, Mike Williams - race course detail
Glen Bergen - volunteers
Tracey Taylor-Wood - prize table
Olena Koulik - trophy engraving
Bob Dawson, Ryan Groen - web site
Dan Burton - bossing others