Tuesday’s Pace Race at the Cañada del Buey trail in White Rock was a competitive one.
Only .55 seconds separated the first and second-place finishers on the three-mile course.
Nikol Strother, however, ended up being the fastest runner and he also had the best prediction on the three-mile course. Strother finished with a time of 20 minutes, 19.64 seconds and a prediction error of 7.64 seconds.
Monica Cook was the second best predictor with an error of 8.19 seconds while Roxana Candia missed her prediction by 9 seconds.
Jayson Jones was the best predictor on the one-mile course with an adjusted error of 3.15 seconds.
Second was Tamryn Jones. Her prediction had an adjusted error of 4.26 seconds and Jackie Peckham was next with an adjusted error of 5.7 seconds.
Next Tuesday’s pace race will start at 6 p.m. at the corner of Barranca and Navajo Roads on Barranca Mesa.
There will be one and three-mile courses on pavement and also two and four-mile courses on the Deer Trap Mesa trail.
This year both the two and 4.13 courses will run counter-clockwise. See last year’s map at usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=542399
The 4.13-mile loop extends the middle mesa trail to the power lines.
On the two-mile trail, runners will take the south fork of the trail.