Spring 2017 Results Summary

Friday June 9, 2017

A warm but cloudy day saw 25 runners toe the line for our 55th Rundown. A brisk wind made the first half of the race challenging for some, but overall I think everyone was thankful for the cloud cover that kept the temperature nice for running!

This race saw our youngest volunteer at the start/finish line. At just over a month old, Henry Verwey convinced his mom Olena to volunteer at the race. Henry didn't prove to be the best volunteer as he slept through the race finish!

Our 10K winner has now won the race for an impressive fourth time! Rick Groot ran a time of 44:55, only 5 seconds faster than his prediction. Although many seasoned race runners are calling foul as Rick ran the race carrying his phone and used the Map My Run app to track his run. As a seasoned race participate himself, Rick knows this is dancing on the edge of the rule stating that you cannot have any timing assistance during the race. Rick claims he did not look at his phone during the race, so we are letting him keep the title of 10K winner, but some of us are still giving him an angry stare!

We seem to have many close finishes in the 5K race and this race was no exception. In third pace, Lisa Parker was 8.9 seconds slower than her prediction. Second place went to race veteran Moe Danis, returning to the race after a long absence, who was 7.4 seconds faster than his predicted time. And with an amazing 2.98 seconds faster than his prediction, Phil Gibson won the 5k!

The Shoe of Shame went to Glen Bergen who was so embarrassed that he did not even show up at the awards ceremony!

Finally, the Beat the Handicapper contest. This award goes to the person who knows people better than they know themselves. The person who can look past the predictions and into each person's soul to divine what pace they will run when all pretense is stripped away. This award was won by another race veteran, Dan Burton.

See you all in the fall!

Spring 2017 picture
10 KM Results - Winner Rick Groot
5 KM Results - Winner Phil Gibson
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 shoe goes to Glen Bergen, who ran 4 minutes and 20 seconds faster than 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.
This award was won by Dan Burton whose total prediction was off by only 83.19 seconds!!
Race Volunteers
The race wouldn't be a success without the generous help of the race volunteers. This year's volunteers were :
Olena Verwey with special guest Henry Verwey
Alison Burton
Kathy Braungart
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
Mike Williams - race course detail
Glen Bergen - volunteers
Tracey Taylor-Wood - prize table
Mike Williams - trophy engraving
Bob Dawson, Ryan Groen - web site
Rick Groot - awards and prizes MC
Dan Burton - bossing others...that's really it. He doesn't do much.