Previous Results and Ratings can be found on the Historic Results Page
Following a number of questions from members about why the results don’t show what is epected I have done some digging into the formulae and added some answers to the common questions.
Q – What is a rolling average?
This is one of a pair of numbers that are calculated before working out the results of any particular date. They take into account all your previous race ratings, and how long ago those races took place.
The value of this will change week to week even if you don’t race – due to the time that has passed since earlier races – hence the term rolling.
Q – Why don’t the handicap championships points tie up more closely with the improvement shown on the race report?
The improvement is based upon a rolling average that takes into account races of a similar distance, with more weighting being given to recent races, and the date of the latest rate being the time point for the calculation.
You therefore have 2 rolling averages, one for short/medium and one for long/ultra
Meanwhile the handicap for the handicap championships is based upon the runners ratings for the 2 years running up to 1st Jan in the year of the championships.
Your % improvement in a single set of race results is compared to how you had been improving recently, wheras the handicap rating is based upon full previous years.
Q – What if I’ve never run long races before?
Your handicap will be based upon your short race handicap but with a standard offset to provide an original approximation
Q – Who do I need to speak to if I want a better handicap score?
Nobody – just run faster
Q – What are you doing with all this data?
The results are gathered from the publically available information, which will contain your name, result, club and possibly age category. If you have not raced and want to have a handicap start time for any of our competitions then the statistician may ask for permission to look at results from road races or strava profile etc.
To find out what our data storage policy is, visit our data usage page.