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CRR Summer Events Series – The Age Graded Races (June)
June 1 @ 12:00 am - June 30 @ 11:30 pm
Not to compete with the juggernauts of virtual races like Quarantine Backyard Ultra or Run Across Tennessee, but to add some motivation, diversion from anxiety, and fun to the race-less summer, Calgary Roadrunners Club (CRR) will be offering a series of running events in the form of virtual racing and streaking. Get ready to earn bragging rights!
The events are free, open to all runners (not only CRR members), and the Club offers a number of randomly drawn prizes each month. We love our members, so they will receive twice as many ballots in the draws. You can be a Club member too!
Each summer month will see two types of CRR Sponsored events:
- Streaks of at least one mile a day, and
- Age-graded “races” of various distances.
The Age-Graded Race – imagine you trained super-hard for months, but when race day comes, it’s either cold, hot, windy, you are injured, or the race is cancelled. Fear no more: now you have the whole month to pick your perfect day for a Personal Best; tailwind and downhill course can add to your advantage. Feeling even better a week after? Give it another shot! Once you have a result you are proud of, submit it to CRR’s “Virtual Race Director (VRD)”. The VRD will apply the age-graded factor to your time, and will keep the leaderboard updated through each month. We ask you to submit a Garmin/Strava etc. link along with your result, to ensure good sportsmanship in this competitive category.
Results for three distances will be accepted: 5 km, 10 km, and 10 mile. Please do not submit treadmill run results; treadmills are for winter.
The leaderboards are cool and inspiring (and the Club contemplates creating a “CRR Athlete of the COVID Summer” award for the highest age graded male and female runners), but you don’t have to race super hard to be a hero. With a “race” result entry you will get a chance to win some cool draw prizes. You can even walk the distance and still be in the game. Enter all three distances in one month, and triple your odds of winning. Same rules apply for the draw prizes as in the Streak category.
We will be using this WMA Road Age Grading Calculator 2015. Scroll down to see the June Results.
CRR Athlete of the COVID Summer
How well can you perform in a non-race? How consistent has your training been?. How versatile in various distances are you?. Here comes the Award, presented to the best male and female Virtual Racers. The selection is objective – the average of the 5 highest age graded percent results (out of 9 possible entries through the 3 months: 5K, 10k, and 10Mile each month). Each of the three distances must be included at least once in the 5 best results.
Follow an example below, for a racer named Joe. Joe’s a regional class runner (meaning his age scores are in the 70% range). He’s more like a 10K racer, so his scores are higher in that distance. His 5 best “percent” scores are highlighted, and all three distances are represented. Joe’s average of the “Best Five” is 72.086%.
In a tiebreaker, the older athlete has the advantage, due to the weight of extra years on their shoulders.
|5 km||20:00 (70.98%)||20:45 (68.41%)||Did not “race”|
|10 km||40:37 (72.95%)||40:32 (73.1%)||40:00 (74.07%)|
|10 mile||Did not “race”||1:11:30 (69.33%)||1:13:45 (67.22%)|
**RESULTS** for June Age Graded Races
Results for the Top 100 5 Km Athletes
Results for the Top 100 10 Km Athletes
Results for the Top 100 10 Mile Athletes