Okay, what’s up with the 35+A and the A field? I think you have to go to the histograms a few posts down to figure out what’s going on with the data.

5 Responses to “Women’s fields — I’m shocked!”

  1. erikv says:

    You’re assuming the course was the same for all of these races, for all of your comparisons. As and 35+ As go off at different times, don’t they? Not a fair comparison.

  2. Brooke says:

    I only used lap 2 and 3 times since lap one times are junk (start time offset, not starting at the finish). Also, Bend was an attractive race dice it was dry, hence a greater likelihood that the course raced in a similar way all day. There are always going to be tradeoffs.

  3. Paolo says:

    Tha course was a bit longer for the A, A masters and A womens.
    Not sure by how much but at list 10-15 seconds

  4. Brooke says:

    I offset A race times to account for the longer course. The women A times you see here reflect that offset.

  5. Steve says:

    Nice… Seeing this, I think it would be interesting to do a Women’s age regression and compare it to the Men’s age regression in terms of gain in time per 5 years.

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