I'm a little late getting started on this, sorry for the late start, but hopefully we will get a good number of people taking part.
I'll cut right to the chase. Nobody complained about the scoring for the Olympic Trials so we will use the same scoring method:
Picking the correct position for a top 3 finisher from the below list of favorites: 10 points
Picking a top 3 finisher, regardless of position, from the below list of favorites: 4 points
Picking the correct position for a top 3 finisher not on the list of favorites: 15 points
Picking a top 3 finisher, regardless of position, not on the list of favorites: 6 points
Ties will be broken by taking the closer predicted winning time.
The individual with the highest score in each race will get their choice of one piece of HillRunner.com Gear
. Note 1: To spread the wealth, if the same individual wins both events, the second place finisher whose overall score is closer to the winner's score wins a piece of gear. Note 2: I will participate in the contest but remove myself from contention for prizes on the off chance I win. Likewise, I will encourage Andrew and Ed to participate but remove themselves from contention for prizes if they win.
For the lists of favorites, I'm simply picking the top 5 seed times. There should hopefully be some opportunities to pick others.Men's favorites (worth 10 or 4 points, anyone not listed here is worth 15 or 6 points):
Wilson ChebetWomen's favorites (worth 10 or 4 points, anyone not listed here is worth 15 or 6 points):
Ashu Kasim2012 Boston Marathon elite field
Remember, pick the top 3 finishers and
the winner's finishing time. The men's and women's races will be scored separately so there are two opportunities to win.
Place your picks here, PM me or email me. Any picks placed before the start time Monday morning will be eligible. If you want to change your picks, you can do so any time before the start of the race.