You may think your simulations take a long time to run, but this one's been running for 200 years: (click to enlarge)
The chart above, by Tim Granger, shows just 14 years of data from the Oxford / Cambridge "Bumps" races, a unique tournament designed to find the best rowing crew in the Oxbridge system. Because the race rivers are so narrow and winding, a traditional race with multiple competitors in parallel lanes is out of the question. Instead, boats line up in single file, and if during the course of the race a boat manage to bump into (or come alongside) the one ahead, those two boats will swap positions for the next race. The boat at the head of the pack at the end of the multi-race tournament is declared the winner ... and the same ordering is held for the next tournament in six months time. This has been going on since eighteen-fracking-fifteen!
Sure it's really more of a bubble sort than a simulation, and teams do change ability over time so the sorting isn't stable, but still: that's a really neat way to determine the best Oxbridge rowing team, given the constraints. This Quora post by Ferenc Huszár explains more of the details.
That's all for this week — enjoy your weekend!