The Tour de Goose is a 5-stage running event held over three weeks in July. For more information, click here.
Stage 1: Guillotine Mile. (This is incorporated into the regularly scheduled Tuesday track workout.)
What: A countdown mile race. Whoever waits the longest to start, and still finishes before the clock strikes 0:00, is the winner.
Where: Duniway Track (SW 6th Ave and SW Sheridan St.)
When: Tuesday, July 9th @ 6pm.
Registration: Free. Register here beforehand or at the event using a smartphone.
After Stage festivities at Lair Hill Pub.
If you're not familiar with it, the way the Guillotine Mile works is this. Prior to the start, everyone will submit a "bid time" for how fast they think they can run a mile. (This will be a true mile, not 1600m).
At the finish will be a clock counting down to zero. You will start when the countdown hits your bid time. If you finish before the clock reaches zero, you score your bid time. If you are faster than the bid time, you still score the bid time. I.e., if you bid 8:20, and run a world record, all you get credit for is the 8:20.
If you fail to cross the finish before the clock hits zero (i.e. run slower than your bid time) you get "chopped." That means that if you bid a 4:00 mile, and run 4:01, too bad, you lose.
But there's another winkle. Once you see what your competitors are doing, you will have multiple opportunities to lower your bid. I.e., if you bid 6:40, and your rival bids 6:35 (or the age-graded equivalent), you can come back and bid 6:34, lowering your bid for as many rounds as you like.
The only restriction is that once you make a bid, you can only lower it. I.e., if you bid 7:15, and get cold feet, too bad. You're stuck with it.
The age-grading, of course, will affect this. If you're old enough, that 7:15 might beat a 6:10.
And that's where the website comes in, because it calculates the age-graded equivalent of your bid time, allowing you to figure out just how fast those fast masters runners actually are.
We will continue this on site, with paper backups, if needed, but to the extent you can get initial bids in now (and change them if you want), we can expedite the process, because Duniway doesn't have wifi. If 40 people are all trying to do it on cell phones, all at once, we're not sure how well the website will stand up. (Hence paper backups as needed.)
But meanwhile, register now
, and update as desired. When Rick leaves for track, he'll print out what we have and bring it with him.
Edited by David Hatfield, 07 July 2019 - 03:49 AM.
I could dig deeper..., but then I'd be further in a hole.