Pikes Peak Road Runners

Colorado Springs, Colorado


Tortoise and Hare Wrap Up

Those of you who missed this race really missed  a  classic race! This race is no longer a predict. It is now handicapped by age, sex, height/weight, body type, and overall 5K ability. The runners this year had a terrific time. Starting with beautiful weather, they checked in at the registration table to discover they had to answer some very personal questions. As in: How old are you? Are you male or female? What do you weigh? How tall are you? What is your best 5K time lately? Then we drug out a "caliper" to do a measurement their elbows! (I started off using a large pair of water pump pliers, but Woody produced a real caliper soon after everybody stopped laughing). This is a documented measurement that tells us if you have a small, medium, or large frame. We used this information to determine from another chart if the runner received a time handicap for being over optimal weight for their height. All data except the 5K ability was based on charts derived from legitimate racing organizations.
We will be doing some minor adjustments to the formula, but overall everyone had a great time and loved the format. The runners started in a staggered scenario based on their handicap time. Then it was a race to see if the faster hares could catch the slower tortoises. The main idea was to have handicaps that would get everyone to the finish line fairly close to each other.
When you look at the results, you will think that the formula is wrong because one guy ran away from the pack and finished with a handicap time that was two minutes ahead of anyone else.  However…..If a runner shows up who is state/national or world class then they should run away and hide. Check out the winner info. Don Ardell is the world triathlon record holder for his age group. At low altitude he runs around 20.30 for 5K (Local guys not to worry, Don was here for one day only. He left for Tampa on Sunday.)
We will have this format again. Do not miss it!!!!

Bob Mutu

							HANDICAP (MIN.SEC)						
NAME		AGE	SEX	WT	HT	FRM	CLASS	AGE/SEX	CLASS	BODY  Tot Hdcp Hdcp Tim Place	Actual Time
DON ARDELL	64	M	185	6'3"	M	2	3.38	1	0.46	5.24	15:00	1	20.24
JONATHAN HUIE	23	M	150	5'11"	S	1	0	0	0.12	0.12	17:00	2	17.12
NEAL OSELAND	33	M	167	5'8"   	M	2	0	1	0.58	1.58	17.07	3	19.05
KEN HOLMES	57	M	226	6'1"	M	5	2.42	4	2.44	9.26	17.49	4	27.15
JOHN KEARNS	63	M	190	6'3"	S	3	3.3	2	1.2	6.5	17.51	5	24.41
JIM DONEY	40	M	155	5'11"	M	1	0.36	0	0	0.36	17.54	6	18.3
CHUCK FUERMANN	65	M	170	6'	M	3	3.46	2	0.58	6.44	18.04	7	24.48
BOB WHITNEY	50	M	155	5'10'	S	3	1.46	2	0.28	4.14	18.10	8	22.24
TONY ABDELLA	49	M	160	5'7"	S	3	1.38	2	0.55	4.34	18.36	9	23.1
KAREN ROSCOE	43	F	130	5'4"	S	3	2.56	2	1.2	6.16	18.40	10	24.56
JOHN HOMER	28	M	135	5'8"	M	2	0	2	0	1	19.06	11	20.06
ROB NELSON	41	M	180	6'	M	4	0.42	3	0.58	4.4	19.28	12	24.28
TRACY WHITE	23	F	110	5'4"	S	3	2	2	0	4	20.33	13	24.33
CHRISTOPHER WHITE 37	M	135	5'7"	S	2	0.16	1	0	1.16	20.37	14	21.53
AUDREY NELSON	36	F	110	5'2"	M	3	2.1	2	0	4.1	20.46	15	24.56
CRUZ MARTINEZ	64	M	160	5'9"	S	3	3.38	2	0.46	6.24	20.57	16	27.21
ARMANDA HILLENBRAND 15	F	120	5'3"	M	4	2.49	3	0	5.49	21.12	17	27.01
STEPHANIE HOMER	28	F	120	5'6"	S	3	2	2	0	4	21.48	18	25.48
CRAIG YOUNG	51	M	165	5'9"	S	3	1.54	2	1.04	4.58	22:00	19	26.58
DON JOHNSON	48	M	218	6'3"	M	4	1.3	3	2.06	6.36	22.24	20	29
KEITH MARTIN	37	M	195	5'10"	M	4	0.16	3	1.48	5.04	24.09	21	29.13
                  
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