Sunday, July 15, 2012

San Rafael Miles

Early results (How many runners and their high schools can you identify from picture below?)
Here are the official resutls:
http://www.fordtiming.com/Results/2012/MIRACLEMILE/1MILEAGE.HTM
http://www.fordtiming.com/Results/2012/MIRACLEMILE/1MILEOVERALL.HTM

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

4:09 for a road race? my god....

Albert Caruana said...

Pretty fast times all around. I am guessing some downhill was present on this course. Right?

Anonymous said...

Logan, Logan, Benicia, Trabuco Hills, St. Mary's, Canyon, Reno, Del Campo, Jesuit

Andy Chan said...

Albert, the course has a nice downhill with two 90 degree right turns in the first quarter mile. The next 600 is a gradual uphill. Then a 180 turn and repeat the same 600 but this time a gradual downhill. Times were fast. I was able to get myself in with a sub-5 but it was painful! The Pamakids ran a one mile time trial on the track last Tuesday (windy and cold evening at Kezar Stadium) and on average people ran 8-12 seconds faster at San Rafael than they did on the track. Yes, a nice fast course but by no means all downhill and enough turns to make it tricky.

Anonymous said...

SRV does a road mile with a downhill in it every year on Halloween called the 'scary mile'. I know some ridiculous times have come out of that-like low, low 4's.

Anonymous said...

william chen is from lowell

SJS Fan said...

Konrad kuntson,
Del Campo, also Olympic trials in the Marathon 2008.
DCXC !

Ghpadd said...

Like any road mile races, you have to learn how to run this course to obtain your best possible time. Many of the athletes have done just that, run the course hard...or raced it to know what to expect. As the USATF Referee for the race, I can personally attest that the course is 1 mile long but does have a net elevation drop of somewhere around 30-50 feet (estimated) between the starting line and the finish line. So, although there are two 90 degree right turns (both on a downhill) and one 180 degree turn at the top of the hill, the net drop will have an impact on the times. That is why there are no world records for a road mile...and road miles cannot be compared to a track mile. Either way, as a whole, the competition was stiff and the times were faster than in past years.