Y’all threw down out there on Saturday. Thank you so much for joining us.
You were 47 teams, running on 5 continents, covering more than 1900km at and average pace of less than 4:30/k.
We crunched some numbers (good grief there were a lot of numbers), had to make some tough calls that involved some board room executive decisions, that went to vote, and then a second secret vote, and in the end we have some award winners and full results of the M2M Ekiden.
|The Globetrotters (covering the greatest geographical distance between teammates)||One Team|
David Valembois (Brussels Belgium), Jose Miguel Barros (Santiago Chile), Chris Atkinson (Vancouver Canada), Kerry Neilson (Auckland New Zealand)
|The Lantern Rouge – a well known prize from the Tour de France, the ‘Lantern Rouge’ is awarded to the final finisher in each event||Team Kizuna||Kristin Saez, Tanja Urbancic, Daniel Liu, Mark Dawson|
|The Tony Tomsich – it’s all about the Strava Art||Team Unicorn|
Luke Li, Yun hua Yuan, Yong Chen, Xiang Yu
|The Median – the middle of the road – awarded to the team who finished in the exact middle position of all teams||Vintage Vixens|
Elizabeth Tomczak, Lisa Hoffart, Bevin Thompson, Lorraine Brezinski
|The AG – awarded to 1 female and 1 male participant with the fastest age-graded relay leg.||Female: Bri Hungerford (30 yo, 10.59km, 37:27=age graded, 3:32/km) Male: Carlos Lesser (29yo, 10.51km, 33:44=age graded, 3:13/km)||If you want to check out your AG graded we use this calculator|
brought to you by Saucony Canada – awarded to the Top male team, Top female Team, and Top mixed team (2 male + 2 female). Members of each winning team will receive a free pair of Saucony shoes
|Category||Team||Time (Run + Baton Time)||Team Members|
|Female||Relayadies||2:54:02||Corri Longridge, Laurel Richardson, Carla Parsons, Kendal Paul|
|Male||Pace & Mind Italians||2:41:21||Andrew Guytingco, Dave Pan, Michael Auciello, Nick Mendes|
|Mixed||Suicide Pace||2:40:57||Bri Hungerford, Lee Kennett, Carlos Lesser, Brit Cooper|
We didn’t get as many teams out from other crews as we’d hoped. All of these awards would’ve gone to M2M. But we still want to give a big shout out to Pace & Mind, Stridewise, OAC, East Van Run Crew, YYC Run Crew and a few others for turning out for this. We’ve got something coming your way.
Best Team Name – Worst Pace Scenario
Fastest Baton Passes – Pace & Mind Italians
Least-Fast Baton Passes – Team Kizuna
Best Team Uniforms – Blister Sisters & Capital Punishment
It’s all in the Family – The Blister Sisters – Two sets of Thompson Sister on one team!
Most times contacting Virtual Baton App Support Staff before/during/after event – Running Wild
It Smell’s Like Team Spirit – All the teams taking part in Calgary: Carly’s Angels, Chase Pack Project, YYC Run Crew, and . Calgary is new to us and the coaches and athletes there put on a sweet little event. Thanks to all of you for joining in the fun.
Full Team Results
|Team Name||Category||Total Run Time||Total Baton Time||Total Time (Baton + Run)||Run Only Pace||Race Pace (Baton + Run)|
Actual Distance Covered
|Pace and Mind Italians||Male||2:39:41||0:01:40||2:41:21||0:03:47||0:03:49||42.27|
|Let the kids play***||Male||2:33:35||0:07:10||2:42:35||0:03:38||0:03:49||42.3|
|10K to Couch Challenge||Male||2:48:42||0:04:37||2:53:19||0:04:00||0:04:06||43.61|
|Team Wild Horse||Male||2:46:45||0:08:04||2:54:49||0:03:57||0:04:09||42.22|
|Chase Pack Project||Mixed||2:48:02||0:07:37||2:55:39||0:03:59||0:04:10||42.25|
|YCC Run Crew||Male||2:58:46||0:07:51||3:06:37||0:04:14||0:04:25||42.32|
|Mile 2 More Ice Cream||Mixed||2:56:23||0:13:10||3:09:33||0:04:11||0:04:30||42.39|
|Rob & Kelsey & Grace & Dominik||Mixed||2:56:25||0:19:19||3:15:44||0:04:11||0:04:38||42.46|
|Agony of de feet||Mixed||3:11:47||0:08:27||3:20:14||0:04:33||0:04:45||42.64|
|TFT & The 3 Amigos||Male||3:10:03||0:17:36||3:27:39||0:04:30||0:04:55||42.36|
|Worst Pace Scenario||Mixed||3:35:47||0:14:18||3:50:05||0:05:07||0:05:27||42.49|
|Just some guys out for a run||Mixed||3:45:51||0:11:10||3:57:01||0:05:21||0:05:37||43.13|
|East Van Global Crew||Male||3:28:54||0:30:39||3:59:33||0:04:57||0:05:41||42.52|
|3 babies and a babe||Female||3:19:24||0:45:29||4:04:53||0:04:44||0:05:48||42.57|
|Legs 4 Dayz||Mixed||4:08:35||0:08:41||4:17:16||0:05:53||0:06:06||42.3|
|Baton Beaches 2||Female||3:49:40||0:28:35||4:18:15||0:05:27||0:06:07||42.35|
|Somebody come get her, she’s racing like a sprinter||Female||3:40:25||0:38:36||4:19:01||0:05:13||0:06:08||42.25|
|M2M Burnaby Warriors||Male||3:41:54||0:47:07||4:29:01||0:05:16||0:06:23||42.53|
|Baton Beaches 1 (BB1)||Female||3:58:21||1:10:09||5:08:30||0:05:39||0:07:19||42.59|
|The Trotting Ponies||Mixed||3:56:35||2:03:50||6:00:25||0:05:36||0:08:33||42.28|
|**time adjusted due to crazy/inaccurate gps data|
Full Individual Results
This is a long long list, too long to display here without any search or filter functions. So, please go to this Google Sheet for all that data.