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5636 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 28, 2010 10:46 PM by slowrunningpete RSS
SumoRunner Expert 36 posts since
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Age, Weight, Sex handicap calculator

 

Here's an interesting web site that attempts to compute a handicap time for heavier runners.

 

 

http://academic.udayton.edu/PaulVanderburgh/weight_age_grading_calculator.htm

 

 

There are dozens of age grading calculators on the net but this is one that tries to work in an equivalence for weight. I plugged in my latest 5K, 27:29 which doesn't sound too impressive on the surface, but when I include age 61 and wt 202 lbs, it gives me a 19:53. File it under "in your dreams", but it's a fun exercise.

 

 

Try this one for plain age grading, excluding any consideration of weight, based on the world record for each age. It brings you down to earth a bit but still a very good tool to see where you sit in the global scheme of things.

 

 

http://www.heartbreakhill.org/age_graded.htm

 

 

  • spicegeek Community Moderator 2,563 posts since
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    1. Aug 11, 2009 1:52 PM (in response to SumoRunner)
    Re: Age, Weight, Sex handicap calculator

     

    Sorry I don`t buy into this one bit - a person that 160 lbs and mostly muscle can not be compared to someone who`s 160lbs and mostly fat - weight means nothing

     

     






    NYC Marathon          Nov 1 2009     -   4:03:13 ( 9:17 mm )

    NYC Half Marathon   Aug 16 2009   -   1:55:38 ( 8:49 mm )

    1 mile -  7:07                             10K     - 52:58 ( 8:32 mm)

    4 mile - 31:35 ( 7:53 mm)          8K      - 42:28 ( 8:32 mm)

    15K -     1:22:02 ( 8:49 mm)

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  • spicegeek Community Moderator 2,563 posts since
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    3. Aug 13, 2009 1:33 PM (in response to SumoRunner)
    Re: Age, Weight, Sex handicap calculator

    I agree the age / sex graded results are interesting - new york road runners actually publishes you AG position as well as actual in races which is fun !






    NYC Marathon          Nov 1 2009     -   4:03:13 ( 9:17 mm )

    NYC Half Marathon   Aug 16 2009   -   1:55:38 ( 8:49 mm )

    1 mile -  7:07                             10K     - 52:58 ( 8:32 mm)

    4 mile - 31:35 ( 7:53 mm)          8K      - 42:28 ( 8:32 mm)

    15K -     1:22:02 ( 8:49 mm)

    Find the Half Marathon Team on FACEBOOK

  • thedevotedrunner Legend 439 posts since
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    4. Aug 22, 2009 7:28 AM (in response to SumoRunner)
    Re: Age, Weight, Sex handicap calculator

     

    I'll take ANYTHING that gives me a sub 20:00 5K :D.

     

     

    Yes, I know the time still doesn't matter because it's not official.  No, I still can't count it as a PR, But, hey, it still looks cool to have a sub 20:00 5K.

     

     





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  • slowrunningpete Amateur 18 posts since
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    5. Jan 28, 2010 10:46 PM (in response to thedevotedrunner)
    Re: Age, Weight, Sex handicap calculator

    I'm with thedevotedrunner it's always nice to say you have a sub 20:00 5k

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