Results for Massey Runners Pace Race, 28-Dec-2010

Sixteen Sphinx AC runners ran (the best-represented club) in this friendly local pace race, with Julie Cozens taking female prize for finishing closest to her estimated time.

Official results are here:

http://www.masseyrunners.co.uk/results.html

No. Name Club Gen Predicted Actual Difference Position
163 Mark Smith Sphinx M 00:17:40 00:13:46 00:03:54 23
152 Nick Gilkes Sphinx M 00:17:30 00:14:42 00:02:48 18
196 Jamie Cozens Sphinx M 00:16:30 00:15:00 00:01:30 9
168 Mike Wall Sphinx M 00:17:45 00:15:35 00:02:10 13
170 Barry Burrows Sphinx M 00:18:22 00:16:01 00:02:21 14
164 Lucy Smith Sphinx F 00:25:30 00:16:18 00:09:12 53
162 Bernard Blundell Sphinx M 00:18:30 00:16:25 00:02:05 11
160 Mitch Timms Sphinx M 00:21:15 00:16:25 00:04:50 26
167 Phil Wilson Sphinx M 00:19:25 00:17:03 00:02:22 15
174 Paul Bergin Sphinx M 00:28:33 00:18:20 00:10:13 55 (largest difference!)
161 Jackie Timms Sphinx F 00:27:00 00:20:22 00:06:38 43
205 Mick Pelling Sphinx M 00:26:40 00:20:31 00:06:09 40
200 Michael Irwin Sphinx M 00:28:00 00:20:52 00:07:08 45
197 Julie Cozens Sphinx F 00:22:00 00:21:26 00:00:34 4 (smallest difference)
189 Maggie Morgan Sphinx F 00:33:15 00:25:26 00:07:49 47
173 Theresa Mason Sphinx F 00:35:00 00:25:34 00:09:26 54

The race was severely affected by unavoidable problems, as what was compacted snow had turned to black ice overnight.

The conditions meant that Masseys had to either call it off or alter the course – and since 57 runners were standing there waiting, Masseys went for a hasty re-route! We ended up doing five small laps within the Memorial Park which was estimated at about 5K, then revised down to 4K. The uncertainty of the actual distance of the final route is reflected in the significant differences between estimated and actual times.

Update: Paul Bergin has been officially informed that the retrospectively-measured, GPS-verified distance was 2.4 miles or 3.85K.

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