Guess My Time

hat’s right! It’s time for ANOTHER contest for my upcoming race (Expo 10k). This will be one of those standard Guess My Time, Win Crap contest. Your entry (submitted only as a comment to this post) is your entry to guessing my official (from KTC website) time. I am going to take the time that is closest to my official time (either above or below) as the winner. If there are ties, the person who submitted their time first will get the Grand prize, the other people will win conciliation crap prizes. Winners who want their crap prizes must submit their mailing address to me on my quest to conquer the world send so that I can mail their crap prize (unless I already have it).

Since there is a delay in posting the results to the KTC website and I don’t think that I have a single reader in Knoxville who will be there on race day, you can post until sometime on Saturday (05-24-2008) when I will close the comments. So… if you can comment, you can guess.

And if you aren’t technically gifted to leave a comment, I might be gracious enough to accept a guess via the comment link at the top or a phone call (if you know my 1-900 #).

What kind of crap Prize will I win?

Does it really matter? Seriously… it doesn’t matter. Since you are twisting my virtual arm. It’s a bag. It’s green… Sling Backpack. I’ll post a picture of it, so you can bask in it’s awesomeness before you make your wager.

Imagine a Prize Here

So what kind of time should I submit?

Well, a 10k is 6.2 miles. This is a new layout to this race for me, so I am not exactly sure the course will suit me, but I am running in Knoxville, my home turf. I can tell you right now that I doubt I will finish faster that 50:00 minutes and I won’t be slower than 1:00:00 (one hour). So there… figure the time out and comment below.

Historical 10k Data:

Rat Race Oct-7-2000 48:06
Expo May-26-2001 51:11
Run on the Bayou Mar-3-2002 50:03
Expo May-24-2003 52:01
Expo May-29-2004 51:53
Expo May-28-2005 50:02
Expo May-27-2006 55:21

if you need some more variables for your detailed calculus equation, you can check out my Buckeye Outdoor website that tracks my training:


About planet3rry

Marathoner, A Terry of all trades
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0 Responses to Guess My Time

  1. Petra says:

    OK I’m in. I won one of the top prizes before (I think I was only one of the two people who entered but hey – gift horses etc.) and so here goes: 51:23.

    So do that for me will ya? I need a new bag (like a hole in the head but still).

  2. ShirleyPerly says:

    I have way more bags than I know what do with, but I enjoy guessing your finishing times so I’ll say 54:00. Good luck!!

  3. marathonchris says:

    I think you have been running strong – put me in for 50:46

  4. Stacie says:

    My guess is 50:16 Good Luck Terry!

  5. Pete says:

    Okay Terry. Here goes my technogically challenged entry. I predict 51:00. Now a time like 51 even never seems to happen but I have faith you can do it. Good luck.

  6. DPeach says:

    I will guess 2 minutes faster than my recent 10K race. My time was 54:11. I will guess yours as 52:11.

    Have fun.

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