At the post race function in Castlebar on Tuesday evening all the race winners in the 5k series were recognised. In addition, improvers over the series also received prizes. Finish time data from the first four races was amalgamated and a list (excel file) was compiled thanks to Graham Allen at myrunresults. The list headings show number of races completed and location, finish time, plus average, slowest, fastest, and variance. Variance = fastest minus slowest.
This variance column was the basis for improvers prizes, with the biggest variation heading the prize list. There are sixty-eight on the list who improved by over a minute – from Geraldine Murphy up to Maura Murphy who topped the table with a 9 minute 14 seconds gain between Claremorris and Ballinrobe. The majority of these signed up for the full series, are with Fit4Life groups, or are athletic club members.
Well done to all!
improvers file: MAYORACESERIES Improvers