Can you believe it? I know I can’t! Nearly three weeks ago, I started a Holiday Challenge. Today is just over the half-way point (20 days out of 39), so I thought I would share some statistics y’all prolly could care less about. 😆
When we started, we had 275 players, who had pledged nearly 38,000 miles. If people don’t post for 8 days, they are automatically dropped. At this point, we’re down to 263 players, who have pledged 36,650 miles. The database is predicting we’ll hit 39,600 if the pace stays the same (which is unlikely, but hey, quite the goal.)
At this point today, 19,894.41 miles have been logged. This breaks it down to: 3.67 miles per day per member on my team and 3.89 miles a day per runner on the other team. Obviously, this isn’t an accurate reflection of what people are actually doing (because I, for example, only run 5 days a week), but the numbers are fun! The teams are still relatively balanced, too, with the other team just having a single player more than my team.
At this moment, right now, I am on the leaderboard at #50 with my measly 111.25 miles since Thanksgiving Day. I say measly, because, seriously, there are some crazed folks out there! 😯
On the leaderboard, numbers 10 through 50 are under 200 miles. Those others? Sit down for this! 😆
#1- 324.9; F, 30-34
#2- 313.4; M, 55-59
#3- 278; M, 45-49
#4- 272.15; M, 40-45
I’m in 3rd in my age/gender group. I have no illusions that I’ll have a leaderboard finish, either. What I am finding really surprising is how many hardcore runners there are with huge mileage that are over 40.
Seems a lot of people do their long runs on the weekends, and with Christmas Eve and Christmas Day falling on a Saturday and Sunday this year, I think it’s safe to say that I can’t promise to run either of those days, particularly Christmas Day. That means, I won’t be surprised when I fall off the leaderboard on the weekend, if I make it on there that long. 😆
I should hit my pledged 140 miles by the beginning of next week, though, so anything over is total gravy. 😀 I also upped my yearly goal, and I’ll be interested to see if/when I hit that.
You can relax and know that I will share final results for the challenge and my yearly totals. I won’t let you down! 😆