Friday, June 12, 2009

RFYL Grand Prix Power Rankings

A few weeks ago, I made a note for my self to blog about the topic of runner power rankings.

I wanted to figure out if I could come up with a system that would allow me to compare runner performances across different ages in the RFYL Grand Prix races.

So in the preceding weeks, I started pooling information from various sources. I pulled the list of runners from each of the first four GP races. I did some research about how todo age graded comparisons. I pulled down a list of the age graded factors for distances 5k to 15k. Also I tracked down the world best times for 5k, 4m, 10k, and 15k. If you are asking why these distances, well, these are the distances of the various races in the GP series.

Putting all of this information and along with using an age graded formula, I was able to create a power ranking for each runner in each of the four GP races. I then averaged the four power rankings from the first four races to give an overall average GP power ranking.

In coming up with this process, I set the following criteria.

1) I would only use RFYL races in my power rankings
2) To be fair, you had to participate in the four races.


Through the first four races only 78 males had run every race.

Various websites treat power ranking differently. I used the information from the following site, (Age Grade Levels) to illustrate where our power ranking fit in the overall picture.

I only did the power ranking for the men but if someone is interested in the women's power rankings, I will generate and post those standings as well.

100.0 = World - Record Level
over 90.0 = World Class
over 80.0 = National Class
over 70.0 = Regional Class
over 60.0 = Local Class

RFYL Grand Prix Runner Power Rankings

* Note this was updated on 6.15.09. I missed a couple of people from the Twilight race. So the count of males running all of the races is 80 rather than 78.

Name - Age - Power Ranking
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Bill Shires 44 81.5
Stephen Spada 43 80.75
Tim Friederichs 46 78.75
Jason Holder 25 78
Robert Boyer 47 77.75
Robert Miller 36 77.75
Jack Hill 59 76
Alejandro Arreola 27 75
Greg Isaacs 25 75
George Adickes 51 74.75
Mark Cox 39 74.25
Louis Messina Iii 63 73.5
Frank Ford 60 73
Jerry Sofley 62 73
Bubba Anthony 61 71.75
Keith Ritzel 51 70.75
Kevin Ford 40 70
Richard Hefner 57 70
Robert Heck 41 69.75
Sam Baucom 50 69.25
Michael Murphy 68 69.25
Ryan Lacjak 43 68.75
Mitchell Rippy 46 68.75
Billy Shue 25 68.75
John Chambers 32 68.5
Chad Crockford 27 68.5
Ty Ziegler 43 68.5
Steve Austin 62 68.25
Stan Austin 32 67.75
Brenneman Thompson 50 67.75
Bill Allen 59 67.25
Dexter Pepperman 33 66.25
Chad Chambers 33 66.25
Todd Hartung 40 66
Daniel Rutter 34 66
Matthew Stapleton 42 65.5
Clayton Venhuizen 37 65
John Williams 44 64.5
David Lamothe 39 64.25
Sean Scott 27 63.25
Andrew Bishop 35 63
Dan Stowe 57 62.75
Mark Summers 53 62.5
Mike Dismuke 53 62.25
Ryan Watson 28 62
Jason Krull 35 61.25
Ryan Rainer 28 61
Peter McKenzie 32 61
Stephen Price 53 60.25
David Harris 40 60
John Ghiz 42 58.5
Finian Curran 39 58.5
Jerry McBride 46 58
James Thomas 35 57.25
Keith Young 57 57
Tom Sinclair 35 56.5
Philip Sanford 26 55.5
David Mohr 50 54
Greg Verner 45 53.5
Christopher Mazza 34 53.25
Chris Beckstead 34 52.25
Paul Dunlap 41 52
Bryce Hadley 8 51.75
Edward Falco 28 51
George Spantgos 53 50.75
Paul Prochaska 42 50.75
Eric Bergman 25 50.5
Jeff Fisher 29 50.25
Kevin Harper 33 50.25
David Young 53 50.25
Tom Davis 32 49.25
Lee Holder 37 48.75
Jason Gardner 30 48.5
Eric Babbitt 28 48
Chris Davis 35 47.25
Tim Haney 37 47
Jay Audino 38 44.75
Stephan Rothwell 38 44.75
Matthew Harrison 34 43.5
Ryan McLaughlin 28 39.75

6 comments:

Richard Hefner said...

Hey Bill... I've been in all four races but I'm not on your list. If you can add me I'd appreciate it.

The Asheville Track Club does have age-graded rankings for the Grand Prix races and it's nice... at least for us old guys.

Cool Down Runner said...

Richard,

Thanks for the heads up. I try to spot check the results as much as I can.

Looks like, RFYL updated their results from Twilight after I pulled a copy of the results into my local database.

I will pull down their results from Twight again and update my database.

Then, I will update my posting with your power ranking.

Look for it sometime Monday. :)

Cool Down Runner said...

Richard Hefner,

I always follow up on my promises. Here are your power ranking by race and avg.

Shamrock4m 70
Skyline5k 69
Twilight5k 72
KingTiger5k 69

And your avg. Power Ranking - 70

Richard Hefner said...

You're a fine fella... thanks for adding me in there!

Stephen Spada said...

Bill...thanks for doing this great service! You are a tough competitor...Stephen Spada

Cool Down Runner said...

Just doing what I can to get the out the info. :)