How the men would run in the Green Mile
It may seem reasonable to say that the person (male runner) who is going to win CariFin Green mile would have to run at least 5.44. Nathan Paterson of Guardian Group did that to win last year. For 2015 it may be safe to assume that this mark would fall by the wayside. In 2014 in a close encounter Jedidiah Benjamin finish 2nd in 5.45, following in closely for 3rd was Jean Marc Deboulet of Sagicor in 5.49.
By the talent on show I was referring to the time done by this year’s 1st place finisher Ryan O’Neal of Guardian Group, finishing the 1 lap Savannah in 14.28 while it was won in 2014, in 15.07, by Jedidiah Benjamin of RBC. Taking that differential 39 seconds into consideration, and that gives you a sense of something faster being able to translate on the 1 mile field. Although in 2014 John Donaldson placed 3rd in 15.08, he was smoked out in the mile, and finished 8th in a slow 6.06. Just to compare performance in 2010, Nikosi Mc Leish of RBC did 4.57 for this event and it remains the best time still for this event.
So who are the suspects for tomorrow’s mile in the male category? Definitely Ryan O’Neil heads the list, look out for Jedidiah Benjamin putting in a good account of himself, and the man who won it last year and probably appreciates the shorter faster distance more than anything, is Nathan Patterson of Guardian Group lurking in 9th place in the 1 lap waiting no doubt to factor favorable for team Guardian in the mile, looking to bring it home 1 – 2 for the team in the west.
The course would be coned some 60 cones marking the perimeter. Add 10 React personnel to make sure that walker don’t openly run and providing overall communication for the event. Timing would be handled by Odesseytiming, photography and video would be in place, expect the media to provide coverage, The ambulances would be on hand, water is in place and blue waters would be there. The new winners circle would be in place as we honour both runners and walkers in the male and female categories. This would take the form of photo shoot, video, interviews and the distribution of subway vouchers to the winners.