Age Graded Info

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Handicaps Explanation

The handicaps for the Buzz Oates No Excuses 5k were calculated using the international age grading tables. These tables use statistics gathered over many years of performances by runners of all ages. Some of the internal workings of age grading are technical, but it can be simply explained as a way to determine an “age graded time” for each runner (ages 5 to 100 years old) for a given performance. The tables are based on the world record 5K time as of 2006. The world record 5k time for these tables is 12:54 in the “Open Class.” For our race we’ll compare each runner’s performance to the theoretical best for his/her age. We convert (age grade) that time into the equivalent time if that runner were in the open class (Men 23-27, Women 21-29) so that finish times can be compared on equal terms.

For more interesting information on age-graded handicapping, please visit:

www.howardgrubb.co.uk/athletics/wavalookup.html

Below is the table that we used for scoring this year’s event: 

Age

Female Factor

Female Fastest

Male Factor

Male Fastest

5

0.6318

0:20:25

0.6526

0:19:46

6

0.6604

0:19:32

0.6898

0:18:42

7

0.6874

0:18:46

0.7247

0:17:48

8

0.7121

0:18:07

0.7581

0:17:01

9

0.7350

0:17:33

0.7890

0:16:21

10

0.7559

0:17:04

0.8173

0:15:47

11

0.7756

0:16:38

0.8431

0:15:18

12

0.7922

0:16:17

0.8677

0:14:52

13

0.8079

0:15:58

0.8897

0:14:30

14

0.8208

0:15:43

0.9095

0:14:11

15

0.8323

0:15:30

0.9269

0:13:55

16

0.8431

0:15:18

0.9416

0:13:42

17

0.8534

0:15:07

0.9556

0:13:30

18

0.8619

0:14:58

0.9675

0:13:20

19

0.8687

0:14:51

0.9785

0:13:11

20

0.8716

0:14:48

0.9898

0:13:02

21

0.8716

0:14:48

0.9961

0:12:57

22

0.8716

0:14:48

1.0000

0:12:54

23

0.8716

0:14:48

1.0000

0:12:54

24

0.8716

0:14:48

1.0000

0:12:54

25

0.8716

0:14:48

1.0000

0:12:54

26

0.8716

0:14:48

1.0000

0:12:54

27

0.8716

0:14:48

1.0000

0:12:54

28

0.8716

0:14:48

1.0000

0:12:54

29

0.8716

0:14:48

0.9987

0:12:55

30

0.8716

0:14:48

0.9974

0:12:56

31

0.8706

0:14:49

0.9949

0:12:58

32

0.8697

0:14:50

0.9923

0:13:00

33

0.8677

0:14:52

0.9885

0:13:03

34

0.8658

0:14:54

0.9835

0:13:07

35

0.8629

0:14:57

0.9785

0:13:11

36

0.8590

0:15:01

0.9724

0:13:16

37

0.8552

0:15:05

0.9663

0:13:21

38

0.8515

0:15:09

0.9591

0:13:27

39

0.8468

0:15:14

0.9520

0:13:33

40

0.8413

0:15:20

0.9451

0:13:39

41

0.8359

0:15:26

0.9382

0:13:45

42

0.8296

0:15:33

0.9314

0:13:51

43

0.8225

0:15:41

0.9236

0:13:58

44

0.8156

0:15:49

0.9171

0:14:04

45

0.8079

0:15:58

0.9095

0:14:11

46

0.7996

0:16:08

0.9032

0:14:17

47

0.7906

0:16:19

0.8958

0:14:24

48

0.7810

0:16:31

0.8886

0:14:31

49

0.7717

0:16:43

0.8815

0:14:38

50

0.7626

0:16:55

0.8746

0:14:45

51

0.7529

0:17:08

0.8677

0:14:52

52

0.7435

0:17:21

0.8610

0:14:59

53

0.7336

0:17:35

0.8534

0:15:07

54

0.7247

0:17:48

0.8468

0:15:14

55

0.7147

0:18:03

0.8395

0:15:22

56

0.7056

0:18:17

0.8323

0:15:30

57

0.6960

0:18:32

0.8252

0:15:38

58

0.6862

0:18:48

0.8182

0:15:46

59

0.6772

0:19:03

0.8113

0:15:54

60

0.6672

0:19:20

0.8046

0:16:02

61

0.6582

0:19:36

0.7971

0:16:11

62

0.6482

0:19:54

0.7906

0:16:19

63

0.6391

0:20:11

0.7834

0:16:28

64

0.6293

0:20:30

0.7763

0:16:37

65

0.6197

0:20:49

0.7694

0:16:46

66

0.6104

0:21:08

0.7618

0:16:56

67

0.6009

0:21:28

0.7551

0:17:05

68

0.5913

0:21:49

0.7478

0:17:15

69

0.5820

0:22:10

0.7400

0:17:26

70

0.5725

0:22:32

0.7316

0:17:38

71

0.5629

0:22:55

0.7227

0:17:51

72

0.5533

0:23:19

0.7134

0:18:05

73

0.5439

0:23:43

0.7030

0:18:21

74

0.5345

0:24:08

0.6923

0:18:38

75

0.5247

0:24:35

0.6807

0:18:57

76

0.5153

0:25:02

0.6690

0:19:17

77

0.5059

0:25:30

0.6559

0:19:40

78

0.4965

0:25:59

0.6423

0:20:05

79

0.4868

0:26:30

0.6282

0:20:32

80

0.4769

0:27:03

0.6138

0:21:01

81

0.4657

0:27:42

0.5986

0:21:33

82

0.4537

0:28:26

0.5824

0:22:09

83

0.4405

0:29:17

0.5662

0:22:47

84

0.4262

0:30:16

0.5489

0:23:30

85

0.4110

0:31:23

0.5309

0:24:18

86

0.3947

0:32:41

0.5122

0:25:11

87

0.3774

0:34:11

0.4933

0:26:09

88

0.3590

0:35:56

0.4734

0:27:15

89

0.3396

0:37:59

0.4532

0:28:28

90

0.3190

0:40:26

0.4322

0:29:51

91

0.2976

0:43:21

0.4104

0:31:26

92

0.2750

0:46:55

0.3882

0:33:14

93

0.2514

0:51:19

0.3653

0:35:19

94

0.2267

0:56:54

0.3416

0:37:46

95

0.2010

1:04:11

0.3173

0:40:39

96

0.1742

1:14:02

0.2926

0:44:05

97

0.1464

1:28:06

0.2671

0:48:18

98

0.1176

1:49:43

0.2409

0:53:33

99

0.0877

2:27:07

0.2142

1:00:13

100

0.0567

3:47:21

0.1868

1:09:03

 

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