Monthly Archives: November 2015

Finish Medal Display Rack- $25

 

12243397_955502504522125_2121772756324176549_nWhat a great Gift for the runner in your life! Aiden and Isaac are selling these hand crafted, oak display racks for your race medals. Made with furniture quality wood, your rack will look beautiful in any room. At just $25 these are affordable gifts.

Want a customized message across the top? No problem! For just $5 more, the boys will stamp your favorite motivational phrase, your name or any thing you want that is about 25 letters.

The proceeds go to pay for them to attend Boy Scout Summer Camp and 90% of the work is done by Aiden and Isaac. Our neighbor, Russ helps with the power tools and they do the rest. They are also earning a woodworking Merit Badge and valuable business experience.

To order, private message me and we will get your Medal Rack done! We can ship it or deliver it locally. If we ship it, we will just charge whatever UPS charges us and zip it to you! Cash Check or PayPal is accepted.

Dan Clark

DuracellDan@gmail.com

 

What if We Age Graded The Tom Walker Half Marathon Results?

The top 4 women all score  over 78%.
The top 4 women all score over 78%. (photo credit: Leonard Grill)

The 2015 Tom Walker Memorial Half Marathon brought out some top regional runners. The Women’s side was won by Joy Miller from South Carolina in 1:22:03 while a local runner, Mike Hensley, won the Men’s race in 1:13:53. The depth of the field was impressive too. The spread between the 1st place woman and 4th place was just 1:28. The women ran together for much of the race, pushing each other to fast times.

  • 14 runners finished under 1:25:00. That’s 14 runners averaging faster than 6:30 per mile.
  • The top 20 runners all averaged under 7:00 per mile
  • 11 of the top 20 men were Masters runners (over 40 yrs old).
  • At least 10 runners score over 75% on the age graded scale

So what would the top 10 Overall look like if we age graded it? Basically, Age Grading is a way to handicap the performances of various athletes based on age and gender. USATF Masters uses this simplified chart to give you a feel for the scale:
100% = Approximate World-Record Level
90+% = World Class
80+% = National Class
70+% = Regional Class
60+% = Local Class

(If want to know more about Age grading or how it works, click this link: http://www.usatfmasters.org/fa_agegrading.htm )

Name Age Gender Gun Time Pace Age Grade %
JOY MILLER 28 F 1:22:03 6:15 79.46
SABRINA HECK 20 F 1:22:43 6:18 79.43
MIKE HENSLEY 30 M 1:13:53 5:38 79.02
BETSY SUDA 34 F 1:23:31 6:22 78.61
DAN CLARK 43 M 1:18:13 5:58 78.52
ANNE ELISE CREAMER 25 F 1:23:25 6:22 78.16
STEVE DETWEILER 68 M 1:40:31 7:40 76.82
LUKE JESKE 21 M 1:16:25 5:50 76.40
KEVIN SWEENY 46 M 1:22:24 6:17 76.11
DIANE MILLER 64 F 1:58:22 9:02 75.22

There was some impressive running out there and looking at the top 10 Age Graded Performances, you can see the ability levels were very similar too! Congratulations to all of you on a great race.

Want to see how you would come out with an age graded time?

http://www.runnersworld.com/pace-calculators/age-grade-calculator

Full Race Results:  http://georesults.racemine.com/Start-2-Finish-Race-Management/events/2015/2015-Tom-Walker-Memorial-Half-Marathon/results?preview=1