Competitors listed alphabetically. Courtesy of: Clay Patterson, Jeff Costen, Jeff Mountjoy, Jeremy Walsh
Adam Blaine Semple
– For the last three years, Adam has gazed in wonderment from afar as the H2MC went down in Kingston. This year, with weeks of preparation, Adam has committed to make the journey to Kingston. Will the double big mac best this man who has been known to eat three burgers per sitting?
– Hutton has shown great consistency as a fast beer miler the last two years. His breakthrough level of aerobic fitness is sure to put him up there with the best. Will his small, supple frame be able to handle all that food though? Time will tell.
– The local and another triathlete. He’ll be trying to get on Boyd’s good side by showing up the Gael’s at their own event.
– 5km 15:19
– 46th at CIS Cross 2012 (suck it Loney), 36th at OUA Cross
– Chris puked and rallied to a fast time in his first ever beer mile last weekend. He’s shown a fearsome kick on the indoor circuit so watch out if he’s near you on the homestretch (although he’s likely to suffer the penalty lap due to his disgust of soda pop).
– Rumour has it Corbin has been tearing up the intramural volleyball leagues this winter. Being able to toss balls around with strength and grace will likely pay dividends when trying to chuck greasy fast food down his throat. He is also likely to have found a previously unknown route to/from McDonald’s. Watch out for this guy.
– Rounding out the Marauder squad, Courtney is one of four Women downing a double Big Mac, and will be looking to surprise. She says she’s good at running on a full stomach and wants the win.
– Last year, Cashin was sidelined due to injury, but with that slo-mo camera of his, he’s likely gathered priceless information about proper H2MC technique. I’ve seen him swallow air at an alarming pace so I don’t think a measley burger and some fries will pose much of a problem.
– Straight outa the Ottawa Lions, Erin O’Higgins is Queens’ only rookie female participant. Look for her to get out there with guns a blazing (no pun intended) and mix it up with strong competition.
– Rookie who needs to prove himself in the eating department. To be effective in the team race, the Mac boys will have to restrain him on the first leg, and then crack the whip on him in the eating portion.
– 3000m 8:50
– Last year, Gerry time-trialed the official meal the week of the race and was close to 3 minutes. His dominance in the eating is nearly unparalelled and so he can’t be counted out. Hopefully he dyes his mad scientist hair red in the likeliness of Ronald McDonald; it’ll probably help.
– Jacob Wanuch has developed quite the reputation as one of the most epic partiers in Queens History. In addition to this achievement, he’s also very fit. We know little about his fast food experienced, but based on his general enthusiasm for being a dirtball we assume he’s a natural.
– Jan has been known to the men and women of Queen’s as a wielder of beer-wizard staffs and as a thug-wildman on campus. Ferociously, Jan will not hesitate to place men and ladies alike in unsolicited head-locks. Jan will surely be a force in the battle of the burgers.
– This year’s event organizer has a lot on the line after maintaining an ambitious marketing campaign that has attracted unprecedented crowds. Can he live up to the hype or will he choke under the pressure he creates for himself (circa beer mile, 2012)?
– The Marauder team captain is all bark no bite. He’ll talk the talk,
but when it comes down to walking the walk, he’ll leave that up to his
teammates. At least he’ll do well in the first leg.
– 1500m – 3:50
– A.k.a. Potty-2-Hotty, big things are expected of him this year. Last year the meal took a toll on his performance, but this time around he’s running more than twice a week. Look for his beastly lungs to make up for what his stomach can’t handle.
– We call this guy K’naan for his mad dance moves. This marathoner from out west was a close 3rd in our Half-Dozen Donut challenge, showing eating prowess to back up his steady diet of mileage.
– Marathon 2:41:07
– After a breakout indoor season, Kip is looking to crush some souls in his debut McDick’s run. Logging lots of miles of late is going to go a long way, and like some of the Mac guys, having experience as a multi-event athlete will certainly help with transitioning between the running/eating portions.
– As defending champ, Lauren Prufer is the only person to ever win the Happy Meal Fun Run. She may be the only contestant this year, but she’ll have plenty of company in the running. The real question is whether or not McGraw will be able to repeat his win again; truly a power couple.
– Sometimes I wonder if Lucas is on the same planet as the rest of us, but when he has his mind set on something, losing isn’t an option. However, when he inevitably pushes himself to the breaking point, what will he do without a bathroom sink to deposit his meal in? Anyone’s guess is as good as mine.
-For everyone out there shying away from the H2MC for dietary reasons, bow down to this girl. She’s not supposed to eat just about everything in this meal, but is going to sacrafice herself for a shot at glory. Queue the pain train!
-Being only one of two competitors who have run the event every year since it’s conception, he’s a true veteran with several podium finishes to boot. Let’s just hope him and Potty can improve on their late night McDick’s tyrade a couple weeks back to post a strong result.
– Nick “Mountain Man” McGraw is back to defend his title as the number one seed. We don’t know if he’s run or shaved in the last 6 weeks, but what we do know is he’ll be ending his 3 month vegan streak with a greasy McD’s burger.
– For those of you that haven’t kept tabs on Rob Asselstine since he disappeared into semi-obscurity two years ago, we unfortunately don’t have much to update. Last year, fresh off a triumphant return from Dartmouth College, he ran his first steps of 2012 in H2MC challenge. While he dazzled with his eating ability, his fitness lacked and we all took pleasure watching him suffer through both running legs. This year, in addition to increasing his saturated fat intake, Cousin Rob has gone for the occasional run. Could be a big factor in his second go around.
– On a team of hungry strong eating runners, this rookie triathlete
can pack it away like no other. If he can restrain from ordering extra
burgers he’ll be devouring people on the way back.
– Silver at this years Half-Dozen Donut challenge, Bryan Rice will be
mercilessly throwing elbows throughout the race. Do not get in his
– 5k 15:27
-Talented at all forms of running challenges having medalled at the
past 4 Hamilton beer miles. He’s going to even split the race and roll
by those poor weak-stomached boys from Kingston.
– 1500m 3:58
– After her brother, Matt Hulse, cheated in the great H2MC of 2010, Steph vowed to cleanse her family name by posting a legitimate finish in the famed event. Perhaps if she can achieve something respectable, her brother will be allowed to return from exile in BC?
-A triathlete who will be in the hunt right from the get-go, and if he directs his attention to eating instead of complaining he’ll be threatening not just for the win, but for the record. McMaster’s top seed.
– 3000m 8:32.37
– 57th at CIS Cross 2012, 37th at OUAs
– A surprise entry in this years event, Thor is a big darkhorse with his flowing locks. He’s a fierce competitor and has been known to push his limits to the point of physical failure. Accolades include the champion of the Post Kingston Summer 2012 Beer Mile 400m Time Trial.