Monday, October 6, 2008

Race Results

The 1/2 marathon race results have been posted and I finished 89th out of 692 finishers. I was 25 of 103 in my age group.

My friend Tim beat me by 4 seconds. A co-worker's wife, who just beat me in a five miler in August, finished 50 seconds ahead of me, finishing 6th of 160 women in the 30-39 AG.

To crack the top 10 of my age group, I would have needed to run 1:31:50. In 2000, I ran 1:30:53 on this course, but I was only 38 years old then. To get into the top 3 in my age group, I would have needed to run 1:20:49, which is 81 seconds faster than my PR, which was set when I was 29 or 30. No chance there. My time would have had me 7th of 44 in the 50-59 division, if I was four years older and still as fast.

Overall, I'm pretty happy finishing that high in the field. It's probably my highest percentile finish in any race in quite a while.

3 comments:

Jamie said...

Great job, Damon! Those are definitely great percentiles. You da man.

Tania said...

Was great to see you and Cheryl! You ran a great race!

David Ray said...

The numbers don't lie. Looks like the plan is on track.