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  • Sovietvest
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    Many thanks, Lucky Spikes - you really went above and beyond in organising this!!

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  • Jnathletics
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    "Best winning mark prediction:
    There were some spot on, e.g., 9.80 for the M 100, 8.41 for the M Long Jump and 4.90 for the W Pole Vault.
    However, because of the larger numbers involved, the award goes to Laps for an exact 43.85 in the Men's 400 and to Jnathletics for 66.33 in the Women's Javelin, just one centimetre off the winning mark of 66.34"


    Wow, I almost got something right in this contest. Don't read anything into it, like I'm a Jav expert, just a lucky guess that I thought looked good.

    Guess, I need to study up on the Brits more as the Top 6 category through me for a loop.

    Enjoyed the contest and thanks for hosting it. Will look forward to future ones.

    Hopefully, I can do better

    Congrats to the winners.

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  • Ladyloz
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    Thanks LuckySpikes for organising. Bronze medal eh. This is as good as a.go!d for me after a.rough build up and the effects of the pandemic but so glad to prove I can mix it on the global stage. And congrats to Walsh7 on a deserved victory.

    ​​​​​LuckySpikes. A.contest for World Indoors and Outdoors sounds.great. I wouldn't expect you to commit for Commonwealth's or Europeans as well.

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  • Taffy2
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    Congrats to the winners thanks again for organising

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  • Occasional Hope
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    I would have done better at predicting British medals than top 6s I think.

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  • trevorp
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    Well done to everyone, and especially LuckySpikes for the hard work of organising it. These things are always great fun, but I haven't taken part for a few years as I already have more wooden spoons than I know what to do with.

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  • LoveSprints1
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    Thanks very much LuckySpikes . It was great fun, despite my poor performance. Looking forward to 2022's competition already.

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  • LuckySpikes
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    Yes, by Recorded Delivery.

  • carterhatch
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    thank you for organising this, Luckyspikes, I assume my wooden spoon is in the post....

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  • philipo
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    Originally posted by LuckySpikes View Post
    FINAL CONTEST STANDINGS

    Not easy predicting those 1-2-3's, eh? Maximum 14 pointers were very rare except for the M 400H and there wasn't a load of 10 pointers either (Gold correct plus one other medalist correct OR Gold correct plus the other 2 medalists in the wrong positions).

    First, our traditional Honorary Awards:

    Top British Top 6 predictor: Walsh7 with 64 points which consisted of 7 correct predictions and 3 incorrect

    Top 1-2-3 predictor: Walsh7 with 146 points, ten points ahead of the second highest scorer

    Top winning mark predictor: marra with 149 points, seven points ahead of the next best

    Best British Top 6 prediction:
    For both Reekie & Hodgkinson in the 800 (5 contestants) - Occasional Hope, LoveSprints1, MysteryBrick, marra, Sovietvest
    For the Mixed 4 x 400 (also 5 contestants) - LoveSprints1, Taffy2, LuckySpikes, Walsh7, Laps

    Best 1-2-3 prediction:
    Two contestants weren't far from sorting out that very tough to predict Men's 800 - Jogger (Korir, Murphy, Dobek) and Ladyloz (Rotich, Korir, Dobek).
    However, the award goes to MysteryBrick & Taffy2, the only 2 contestants to predict Nageotte, Sidorova & Bradshaw in the Women's Pole Vault

    Best winning mark prediction:
    There were some spot on, e.g., 9.80 for the M 100, 8.41 for the M Long Jump and 4.90 for the W Pole Vault.
    However, because of the larger numbers involved, the award goes to Laps for an exact 43.85 in the Men's 400 and to Jnathletics for 66.33 in the Women's Javelin, just one centimetre off the winning mark of 66.34

    Final standings

    Remember, the Tiebreaker was only for the purpose of deciding a tie for the top spot.

    Drum roll, please ...

    GOLD Walsh7 ... + 64 + 146 + 142 = 352
    SILVER LuckySpikes ... + 48 + 128 + 127 = 303
    BRONZE philipo ... + 32 + 134 + 122 = 288
    BRONZE Ladyloz ... + 48 + 130 + 110 = 288
    5 Sovietvest ... + 48 + 124 + 104 = 276
    6 MBChristie ... + 48 + 120 + 103 = 271
    7 Laps ... + 16 + 118 + 136 = 270
    8 marra ... - 16 + 134 + 149 = 267
    9 Jogger ... + 0 + 136 + 125 = 261
    10 MysteryBrick ... - 32 + 130 + 132 = 230
    11= JamieSLA ... - 32 + 118 + 139 = 225
    11= oxfan ... + 0 + 120 + 105 = 225
    13= LoveSprints1 ... - 16 + 128 + 101 = 213
    13= Taffy2 ... - 16 + 132 + 97 = 213
    15 Occasional Hope ... + 16 + 106 + 90 = 212
    16 Jnathletics ... - 32 + 100 + 113 = 181
    17 carterhatch ... - 64 + 104 + 130 = 170

    Congratulations to our clear winner Walsh7 and to the other medalists! Ladyloz made a Raevyn Rogers-esque charge down the home straight to rise from 7th and secure a bronze.

    Thanks to everyone for playing. I think we probably all had multiple "Why did I predict that?!" moments but I hope it's been enjoyable nonetheless!

    Our next Prediction Contest, fingers crossed, will be the World Indoors next March. Then, because it's a very congested summer, I think we'll have contests for the World Championships and European Championships only. The Commonwealth Games are too soon after the Worlds. Thoughts?

    In the meantime - I'm going to persist with this despite low contestant numbers in the past - there'll be Fantasy Euro Cross in December, if the Euro XC Champs happen this year. It's quick and simple to enter - for each of the 2 senior races pick your team of 7 (only 1 per nation allowed in each race) and then your best 5 finishers score. Cross country scoring applies.
    The reason why I like the current OG and WC is because they are global. The CG seem a bit limited in many field events.I can bear to wait till Eugene when I suspect the results might be quite different.

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  • Occasional Hope
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    Thanks for running it!

    I had a few good moments but overall dire

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  • Laps
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    Many thanks for the competition Lucky. It was good fun. Well at least until my position faded like a Jemma Reekie bid for glory. A little too much GB wishful thinking did for me (KJT and Gemili particular disappointments). Also misjudging the fast track and times in the sprints didn't help.

    Heartiest congrats to Walsh7. An Athing Mu class performance! Would have needed a time machine to beat you.

    World and European Champs comps in 2022 will be great.

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  • philipo
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    Thanks Lucky for all your hard work. Great fun. At last I made a medal.! Congrats to Walsh7. Marra may be a bit less flag waving in the future since he did great in parts 2 and 3.😄

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  • LuckySpikes
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    Scores for Days 8 & 9 incl Men's Marathon (highest to lowest):

    Ladyloz had one event missing a Part 3 winning mark (the W 4x400) and no-one noticed. So, like for Taffy2, I have credited Ladyloz for that one event with an average of his/her 23 Part 3 scores (rounded down).

    oxfan and Taffy2 's "extra credits" (as explained in posts #67 and #70) are included in the final scores above but not in the scores below.

    Ladyloz ... + 80 + 22 + 24 = 126
    LuckySpikes ... + 80 + 20 + 20 = 120
    marra ... + 64 + 30 + 23 = 117
    Jogger ... + 48 + 30 + 37 = 115
    Sovietvest ... + 64 + 30 + 18 = 112
    Walsh7 ... + 48 + 30 + 30 = 108
    philipo ... + 64 + 24 + 13 = 101
    carterhatch ... + 48 + 28 + 23 = 99
    Occasional Hope ... + 64 + 22 + 13 = 99
    MBChristie ... + 64 + 24 + 10 = 98
    Laps ... + 48 + 26 + 23 = 97
    JamieSLA ... + 48 + 26 + 17 = 91
    Taffy2 ... + 48 + 24 + 17 = 89
    Jnathletics ... + 48 + 16 + 22 = 86
    MysteryBrick ... + 32 + 24 + 25 = 81
    LoveSprints1 ... + 48 + 30 + 5 = 83
    oxfan ... + 16 + 28 + 13 = 57

  • LuckySpikes
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    FINAL CONTEST STANDINGS

    Not easy predicting those 1-2-3's, eh? Maximum 14 pointers were very rare except for the M 400H and there wasn't a load of 10 pointers either (Gold correct plus one other medalist correct OR Gold correct plus the other 2 medalists in the wrong positions).

    First, our traditional Honorary Awards:

    Top British Top 6 predictor: Walsh7 with 64 points which consisted of 7 correct predictions and 3 incorrect

    Top 1-2-3 predictor: Walsh7 with 146 points, ten points ahead of the second highest scorer

    Top winning mark predictor: marra with 149 points, seven points ahead of the next best

    Best British Top 6 prediction:
    For both Reekie & Hodgkinson in the 800 (5 contestants) - Occasional Hope, LoveSprints1, MysteryBrick, marra, Sovietvest
    For the Mixed 4 x 400 (also 5 contestants) - LoveSprints1, Taffy2, LuckySpikes, Walsh7, Laps

    Best 1-2-3 prediction:
    Two contestants weren't far from sorting out that very tough to predict Men's 800 - Jogger (Korir, Murphy, Dobek) and Ladyloz (Rotich, Korir, Dobek).
    However, the award goes to MysteryBrick & Taffy2, the only 2 contestants to predict Nageotte, Sidorova & Bradshaw in the Women's Pole Vault

    Best winning mark prediction:
    There were some spot on, e.g., 9.80 for the M 100, 8.41 for the M Long Jump and 4.90 for the W Pole Vault.
    However, because of the larger numbers involved, the award goes to Laps for an exact 43.85 in the Men's 400 and to Jnathletics for 66.33 in the Women's Javelin, just one centimetre off the winning mark of 66.34

    Final standings

    Remember, the Tiebreaker was only for the purpose of deciding a tie for the top spot.

    Drum roll, please ...

    GOLD Walsh7 ... + 64 + 146 + 142 = 352
    SILVER LuckySpikes ... + 48 + 128 + 127 = 303
    BRONZE philipo ... + 32 + 134 + 122 = 288
    BRONZE Ladyloz ... + 48 + 130 + 110 = 288
    5 Sovietvest ... + 48 + 124 + 104 = 276
    6 MBChristie ... + 48 + 120 + 103 = 271
    7 Laps ... + 16 + 118 + 136 = 270
    8 marra ... - 16 + 134 + 149 = 267
    9 Jogger ... + 0 + 136 + 125 = 261
    10 MysteryBrick ... - 32 + 130 + 132 = 230
    11= JamieSLA ... - 32 + 118 + 139 = 225
    11= oxfan ... + 0 + 120 + 105 = 225
    13= LoveSprints1 ... - 16 + 128 + 101 = 213
    13= Taffy2 ... - 16 + 132 + 97 = 213
    15 Occasional Hope ... + 16 + 106 + 90 = 212
    16 Jnathletics ... - 32 + 100 + 113 = 181
    17 carterhatch ... - 64 + 104 + 130 = 170

    Congratulations to our clear winner Walsh7 and to the other medalists! Ladyloz made a Raevyn Rogers-esque charge down the home straight to rise from 7th and secure a bronze.

    Thanks to everyone for playing. I think we probably all had multiple "Why did I predict that?!" moments but I hope it's been enjoyable nonetheless!

    Our next Prediction Contest, fingers crossed, will be the World Indoors next March. Then, because it's a very congested summer, I think we'll have contests for the World Championships and European Championships only. The Commonwealth Games are too soon after the Worlds. Thoughts?

    In the meantime - I'm going to persist with this despite low contestant numbers in the past - there'll be Fantasy Euro Cross in December, if the Euro XC Champs happen this year. It's quick and simple to enter - for each of the 2 senior races pick your team of 7 (only 1 per nation allowed in each race) and then your best 5 finishers score. Cross country scoring applies.

    Leave a comment:

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