I asked the club to tell me what their fastest Blessing of the Fleet time was, what year that happened (if they could remember) and how many times they have run the Blessing. I had 18 people report their stats. Many Turtles were a bit fuzzy on how many Blessings they have run, I had answers like “6 or 7” and “between 8 and 15”. I added the average Turtle Blessing PR, the average # of times run and the Total # of Turtle finishes to the stats. The total # of Turtle finishes is a lot lower than they could be, as there were a lot of Turtles that did not respond. Still a pretty cool list. PR years and times range anywhere from 1983 to 2012 and from 51:17 to 1:17:12.
For more race stats, check out WTAC’s Muddy Puddin’s Blog as he has listed the winners back to 1996 along with how many runners went under 60 mins that year. The Turtles most popular PR year, 2003, only had 26 runners under 60 mins and one of the slowest winning times in the history of the race, Matt Pelletier’s 53:18, behind only Stormin’ Norman’s 1996 winning time of 54:04…note, both of those winners were Turtles when they ran those races.
Good luck to everyone running the Blessing tonight…maybe you will lower your PR for next years list!
*Disclaimer…Turtles tend to blather, some of these times have not been validated 🙂