2009 Manitoba Winter Beer Mile
Winnipeg, MB
March 21, 2009

Conditions: 4 degrees Celsius, Overcast, Light wind

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Name Time Gender Age Nationality Beer Notes
1 Braeden Taylor 6:18.0 M 21 From Cup Guiness (16oz) *unofficial time (see notes)
2 Corey Gallagher 6:19.0 M 22 From Can Lucky New provincial record by 2 seconds (see notes)
3 Casey Gergely 7:38.0 M 20 From Cup Guiness (16oz) *unofficial time (see notes)
4 Kevin Lohrenz 7:56.0 M 23 From Can Lucky
5 Greg Miller 8:13.0 M 19 From Can Lucky
6 Oliver Gergely 8:41.0 M 19 From Cup Guiness (16oz) *unofficial time (see notes
7 Melanie Gregoire 8:46.0 F 20 From Can Lucky 1st place female
8 Andrea Hesketh 9:44.0 F 19 From Can Lucky
9 Alex Bell 10:37.0 F 20 From Cup Guiness (16oz) *unofficial time
10 JM Mackay 11:20.0 M 24 From Can Molson Dry
11 Desire Budigoma 11:56.0 M 20 From Can Keiths
12 Liz Van Every 12:17.0 F 21 From Can Canadian
13 Adam Hildebrandt 12:30.0 M 23 From Can Kokanee
14 Jacques Marcoux 12:57.0 M 24 From Can Budweiser
15 Will Bowyer 13:07.0 M 21 From Can Lucky
16 Sheldon Kilcullen 14:04.0 M 23 From Can Lucky Barfed on 1st beer (before commencing 1st lap)
17 Quin Ferguson 14:05.0 M 20 From Bottle Keiths Was very visible
18 Justine Stromberg 14:56.0 F 20 From Can Lucky
19 Stephen Campbell 15:46.0 M 19 From Can Kokanee
20 Patrick Kelly 16:05.0 M 20 From Can Budweiser
21 Justin Brown 16:40.0 M 22 From Can Lucky
22 Doug Scott 16:40.0 M 43 From Can Alpine Ran in Masters Category
23 Steve Wetton 17:35.0 M 23 From Can Kokanee
24 Jon Kilcullen 17:45.0 M 25 From Can Variety pack (Alpine, Keiths, Canadian,
25 Jordan Saccucci 18:10.0 M 18 From Can Kokanee
26 Andrew Schellenberg 18:25.0 M 22 From Can Harp
27 Kevin Morris 18:26.0 M 21 From Can Canadian
28 Tyron Welchinski 19:02.0 M 19 From Can Kokanee
29 Ryan Paradis 21:02.0 M 24 From Can Lucky
30 Paul Carr 22:58.0 M 22 From Can Variety pack (Alpine, Keiths, Canadian,
31 Chantale Auger 23:35.0 F 18 From Can Lucky
32 Kaylie Iserhoff 27:24.0 F 19 From Can Keiths
33 Leanne Pearson 28:31.0 F 19 From Can Kokanee

Race Notes:

First of all, congratulations to all who participated. With a total of 37 runners (a record high), it is clear that the legacy of beer-miling will continue long into the future ? getting passed down for generations to come.

The conditions on race day were not for the weak of heart. There were quite literally white caps in lane one, as runners ran in ankle deep water, which turned to slush, which then turned to slush and barf. Outstanding.

Now for the results. Before explaining the outcome it is critically important that all understand that it is my duty, as an impartial judge, to maintain the integrity of the beer-mile event by upholding the Kingston Rules as set out by the governing body (beermile.com). As the results commissioner, my duty is not to make the rules, but rather to interpret them as fairly as possible.

There was an element of controversy that arose during the review that will affect the final results. Braeden Taylor, Casey Gergely, Oliver Gergely and Alex Bell all competed in what is known infamously as the ??Chunder Mile??, which consists of drinking a pint of 5% beer from a glass followed by a 400m run four times ? vomiting allowed. However, according to the governing body (beermile.com) the Chunder Mile which in full is called ??The Queen?s Chunder Mile?? requires that the participant drink an Imperial Pint of 5% beer from a glass followed by a 400m run, four times ? vomiting allowed.

The complication arises from the difference between an American pint (16oz) and an Imperial pint (20oz). The cans of Guiness from which the four abovementioned participants poured their drinks were 4oz short of the required amount, for a total of 16oz short over the period of the entire race ? meaning nearly an entire beer more should have been consumed.

Since the difference between a conventional can of beer (12.5oz) is only 3.5oz less than the American pint (16oz) the advantage of drinking an American pint out of a glass is too great to represent a fair and equitable playing field for all the participants.

As such Mr. Taylor?s time of 6:18 (which is 3 seconds faster than the provincial record of 6:21 set by Mike Booth in 2003) will not be recorded as an official provincial record, nor will any of the times of the other Chunder Milers stand. Corey Gallagher?s time of 6:19 will, however, be the new provincial record for the conventional beermile.

That being said, the bravery and valour of the Chunder Milers cannot go unnoticed, for they are a rare and peculiar breed. Therefore, in the spirit of the beermile, the final positioning still stands (but the times of the Chunder Milers will not be official).

Braden Taylor is your 2009 Manitoba Winter beermiling champion!

(ps. In all future races, official attempts at the Queen?s Chunder Mile will require full 20oz Imperial pints be consumed in order for the results to be official.)