FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   Time-to-Run > Country and General Discussion
Home Forums Downloads Blogs
Time-to-Run on FacebookFollow TimetoRun on Twitter Running InformationUSA RunningRunning South AfricaRunning New ZealandRunning UKRunning CanadaRunning IrelandDeutsch LaufzeitRunning DenmarkSverige LöpningRunning FinlandTel Aviv Marathon Running Australia Running KenyaRunning EuropeRunning MaltaRunning NamibiaDonate for Training Advice
Country and General Discussion Specific Countries and General discussion

10k Competition between people of different abilities

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-11-2011, 03:46 PM   #1
Senior Member
sirchimp's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
10k Competition between people of different abilities

Hi, this is possibly an unusual issue. Myself and a friend are training for a 10k race in april. We are of different abilities based on times from an event last year. We are wondering what would be a fair way to compare our times in this years events to determine a 'winner'.

Last year, I ran 10k in 49:50, and they ran it in 59:05.

I was initially thinking to assign the 'winner' title to whoever IMPROVED their time as a % of their previous time. BUT, in doing so, it seems to slightly favor the 59:05 runner for the reasons that they have a lot more room to improve.

Any alternative ideas?

sirchimp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2011, 07:29 PM   #2
TheEd's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Hi sirchimp and welcome to the forums

weight and age is an ideal way to determine the winner

the lighter and younger the runner the more the handicap plays against the person

discuss further to establish the gauge

hope this helps

TheEd is offline   Reply With Quote

Go Back  Time-to-Run > Country and General Discussion

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump


» Recent Threads
Sub 20 and Sub 40 for 5k, 10k -...
22-09-2014 05:56 PM
by Jorge
Last post by TheEd
20-03-2018 05:49 PM
26 Replies, 18,889 Views
10k training
16-03-2018 10:34 AM
by Gfd1986
Last post by TheEd
20-03-2018 05:46 PM
3 Replies, 252 Views
coming off base phase/when to up the...
13-11-2012 10:21 AM
Last post by TheEd
20-03-2018 12:39 PM
1,071 Replies, 395,085 Views
Sub 35
27-12-2011 12:01 AM
by jamieh
Last post by jamieh
14-03-2018 04:28 PM
565 Replies, 222,288 Views
I want to run faster!
03-10-2017 09:03 AM
by AndrewL
Last post by TheEd
13-03-2018 05:06 PM
55 Replies, 10,569 Views
1 run per week - optimal 5k training...
28-02-2018 05:32 AM
by GavMoon
Last post by TheEd
13-03-2018 04:57 PM
8 Replies, 532 Views
» Recent Blogs
Racing her first 10k races
18-09-2014 01:16 PM
by TheEd
Last post by TheEd
18-09-2014 01:16 PM
0 Replies, 43,364 Views
Intro to the athlete, MrsDuck
11-08-2014 11:16 AM
by TheEd
Last post by TheEd
11-08-2014 11:16 AM
0 Replies, 39,316 Views
Steve Jones Record
13-04-2014 12:46 PM
by TheEd
Last post by TheEd
13-04-2014 12:46 PM
0 Replies, 39,146 Views
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:22 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2008 - 2018 Time-to-Run All Rights Reserved