Based on recent performances Bumbalough beats Levins in that 2 mile and then Derrick beats Bumbalough in the Schumacher boys 5k. (But was Bumbalough off form that day?)
The California boy beats the Canadian in those conditions? I'd say advantage Levins.
Canadian XC championship is run in the snow almost every year... So Levins is experienced in racing in the snow. I think that's more important than experience of training in the snow.
Utah Spy wrote:
I have this outside feeling that Leavins might really blow one out here. I'm saying "top 8"
He's been consistent and very high mileage (averaging 150 - 200). Yet he ran a good 2 mile indoor race :
1 Bernard Lagat Nike 8:09.49
2 Andrew Bumbalough Nike 8:13.02
3 Cam Levins Nike 8:14.69
4 Evan Jager Nike 8:14.95
It was his only indoor race and was running it through high mileage. A little taper and sharpening might make him very strong this weekend.
Although the cougar density on Vancouver Island is high, sightings and attacks are extremely rare. They usually are quite content to munch on the deer population, well away from most humans. The density of runners on Vancouver Island is also very high, and the vast majority haven't run into a cougar, 4-legged variety of course.