“ROYAL ROAD RACE
With 500 maximum participants, the Jaleta Pacers partner with the RCMP each year to hold the Royal Road Race on Mother’s Day weekend in May. The Royal Road Race is being held on Saturday, May 10, 2014. The Royal Road Race is a family event that promotes wellness and the sport of running. The race is designed for everyone from walkers to competitive runners. The race distances are 10 km Timex series, 5 km and 1km Mini Mountie Run. The course is fast and flat with a 5 km loop run twice for the 10 km distance. The proceeds raised from this race go toward local charities.”
http://jaletapacers.com/royal-road-race/ The University of Regina received money for a scholarship and Hope’s Home also received money from the proceeds.
My time on the digital clock was better than the other two years. Perhaps if I didn’t stop to pull up my socks or take pictures on the walk I may have shaved seconds more off my time. Way back when I read a book about running in a marathon, it was suggested that you never wear old underwear on race day. No one mention old socks. Next year I will know better.
I did come in 19/36 in the 5 km walk. The first three in my age and gender group must be very good speed walkers.
Again many years ago, I took a course on speed walking. The gait is very specific, however the only advice I adhere to is that I always walk into the wind when I can. Otherwise the advice is that a runner/walker will end up too far away from home and have to walk back into wind.
As you can see from the above information next year it will be on May 10, 2014. I will plan to sign up once again. Come on out and join us. It is a great chance to be part of a sporting event with your very own specific goals. There was a participant who raced with crutches, she completed her own race in her own time, yes, she did it. There is room for everyone. But sign up early, those 500 spaces fill up quickly.