Hey you guys,
While you were cooped up inside today and wishing you were outside, some of your favorite people were running the Boston Marathon.
The fastest CVR member was Geoffrey Kirui in a time of 2:09:37. Oh, wait. Geoff failed to renew his membership this year. So that makes the fastest member Rowly Brucken in a net time of 3:26:44 in the M45-49 division. He was followed by Jim Flint in a net time of 3:40:05 in the M55-59 division. Sandy Colvin finished in a net time of 4:03:45 in the F45-49 division. Tim Noonan rolled in with a net time of 4:07:09 in the M60-65 division. Congratulations to all!
You might observe that the CVR men finished in order of age. Does that mean something? Maybe, maybe not. You might also observe that the CVR men finished in alphabetical order by last name. Does that mean something? Probably not.
Just for fun…I age-graded the results for comparison purposes. (Age-grading results is my new hobby. You knew that, right?) Rowly’s time converts to an equivalent time of 3:08:29 for a…ahem… much younger male competitor. Jim’s time converts to an equivalent time of 3:03:32. So Jim gets some bragging rights once you factor in that he is 10 years older than Rowly. I say congratulations to both as there are plenty of 30-year-old men who would be very happy to run under 3:10:00!
Sandy’s time converts to an equivalent of 3:39:46 for an open female competitor and to 3:19:32 for an open male competitor. Tim’s time converts to 3:22:15 for an open male competitor. You will note that Sandy’s and Tim’s times, both actual and age-graded, were fairly similar. Interestingly enough, the world best time for a 48-year-old woman is 2:30:12 and the world best time for a 60-year-old man is 2:30:15. Who knew that a 48-year-old female and a 60-year-male should be equivalent from a marathon time perspective? I will definitely keep an eye on Sandy and Tim in head-to-head races this year! This could be a new arch-rivalry.
Searchable results are available here: http://www.baa.org/individual.html
Click on runner name to see detailed splits. When looking at splits, always remember to be kind. Remember that the first part of the course is downhill and the famous hills come late. And remember that temperatures hit the mid-70’s with only minimal cloud cover. (This was not as hot as 2012 but still too hot in my humble opinion. If you are ever planning a surprise marathon for me, please remember that I like 40 degrees and cloudy. Thank you.)