Friday, August 26, 2011
Overall results of the Ballycotton Summer Series
You can see the final results HERE
If you want to see how your position changed after the final race, you can see the overall standings after 3 races HERE
Just looking back at previous years, it looks as 2011 was the highest number ever. In 2009, a total of 210 completed the 4 races (155 men, 55 women...26% of total). In 2010, the overall number had increased to 244 (182 men, 62 women...25% of total). In 2011, the total number was 259 (183 men, 76 women...29% of total).
In terms of the mens positions and pace, the standard was down on last year. It dropped from 2:08:00 (Avg 32:00 per mile) in 2010 to 2:09:45 (Avg 32:26 per mile) this year.
In comparison to 2009, the standard was up! Back then, 2:09:45 or 33:25 per mile would have got into the top 50. On the face of it, it would be easy to assume that the standard has improved. But when you consider that the Ballyandreen race was very close to the Cork Marathon that year, it may have had a bearing on who ran and at what pace they ran.