1st Annual WVTC Summer Classic
San Francisco, CA
August 12, 2006

created by user WVTC

Conditions: Cool & Cloudy

Ruleset:

Beer Mile

4 Beers, 4 Laps Stop and Drink, Then Run Full Mile 12oz Beers Open When Drunk 5% Alcohol Beer No Tampering Vomit Penalty Max 2oz Spillage

Links:

Race Site

Name Time Gender Age Beer Notes
1 Todd Rose 6:18.3 M 33 From Can Budweiser
2 Steve Dewan 6:46.3 M 32 From Can Budweiser
3 Alex Mason 7:22.2 M 25 From Can Budweiser
4 Thomas Jensen 8:46.6 M 33 From Bottle Coors
5 Mike Brandell 9:03.9 M 2 From Bottle Redhook ESB 5.8%!
6 Benji Whalen 9:33.4 M 36 From Can Budweiser
7 Dave Kyle 12:19.2 M 28 From Can Budweiser
8 Mike Arulgnanendran DNF M 22 From Bottle Siera, Heiny


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Race Notes:

In front of a crowd of aspiring beer milers, eight West Valley men toed the line of a race that has been talked up but never run for the past five years. This would be the day where running fitness and chugging prowess would come together to finally prove once and for all who could claim to be the greatest WVTC beer miler.

For the 1st Annual WVTC Beer Mile, there was fortunately little beer spilled and everyone was spared from running a penalty lap, although Mr. Kyle was close to doing his rendition of Bob Kempainen in 1996. Dewey started off in spectacular style by sucking down the first beer and blazing the first quarter in around 83 seconds, a good ways ahead of Alex and Todd. But T Rose took over with solid chugs and even quicker running (about 72 quarters) to finish his first beer mile in a time that would put him at exactly the 50th fastest time ever (per beermile.com). Dewey just missed his 10 year old PR by 2 seconds, perhaps from too easy a chugging approach.

Next came Mr. Middle Distance Alex (perhaps let down by his chugging), Thomas the Great Dane, Mr 5.8% Mike B., Big Daddy Benji, and Tummy Ache Dave. The seasoned late night drinker, Mike A., couldn't transfer his bar binging talents to the track and DNFed.

While T Rose impressed, the inspirational story of the evening was Benji Whalen, who took first place in the father category with newborn Harry and 2 year-old Oscar watching from the infield with Mommy Kate, perhaps dreaming of the day they will share their first beer mile with Dad.

The race was filmed by Coach Jack so that results of T Rose and Dewey (sub-7 minutes) can be confirmed by the beermile.com folks and included in their official records list.

Signing off,
TK, Official Timer