BC's Best of the Best 2003

Here are listed the best overall road running performances by BC athletes in 2003.

How do you determine if a 5K run in 14:57 by a 15 year old boy is intrinsically better than a half marathon run in 1:41:36 by a 70 year old woman? One way is to use age standards. Dividing an "age standard" for a person's age/event by the time he/she ran, gives an age graded performance percentage. Performances over 90% are considered world class.

An online version of this calculator is available to check your own age-graded performance.


 Age
Grade           Name         Age           Club          Distance    Time               Race             Date                           
94.68  Maureen de St Croix   49   Kajaks                 10K         35:37  Sun Run, Vancouver            13-Apr
93.28  Jeff Schiebler        29   Kajaks                 10K         28:55  Sun Run, Vancouver            13-Apr
92.65  Leah Pells            38   City Track             5K          16:03  San Diego, CA                 26-Oct
91.90  Bruno Mazzotta        23   Kamloops               5K          14:07  San Diego, CA                 26-Oct
91.79  Lucy Smith            36                          10K         32:56  Toronto, ON                   27-Jul
91.16  Nancy Tinari          44   Pheonix                10K         35:24  Post to Post, Vancouver        1-Jul
91.16  Tina Connelly         32                          10K         32:49  Toronto, ON                   27-Jul
91.07  Jim Finlayson         30   Prairie Inn Harriers   Marathon  2:19:16  Ottawa, ON                    11-May
90.88  BJ McHugh             75   Capilano Eagles        10K         50:33  Sun Run, Vancouver            13-Apr
90.82  Courtney Babcock      30                          5K          15:51  Carlsbad, CA                  13-Apr
90.33  Bruce Deacon          36   Prairie Inn Harriers   Marathon  2:20:25  Santo Domingo, DOM             9-Aug
90.22  Rob Lonergan          43   Hershey Harriers       10K         31:34  Sun Run, Vancouver            13-Apr
89.22  Richard Lee           41                          5K          15:13  Toronto, ON                   11-Jul
89.19  Dave Reed             48   VFAC                   8K          26:15  Icebreaker, Steveston          2-Feb
88.60  Jim Swadling          56   LGRR                   10K         35:39  Post to Post, Vancouver        1-Jul
88.59  Ed Booth              41   Kajaks                 10K         31:41  Squamish Days, Squamish        3-Aug
88.51  Jack Miller           58                          10K         36:20  Sun Run, Vancouver            13-Apr
88.07  Joan McGrath          41   LGRR                   10K         35:44  Sun Run, Vancouver            13-Apr
87.91  Todd Howard           24                          Half      1:07:51  Delta Half, Ladner            10-Aug
87.89  Scott McClennan       26   Kajaks                 Half      1:07:52  VIM, Vancouver                 4-May
87.86  Alison Rendell        26   Kajaks                 10K         34:03  Sun Run, Vancouver            13-Apr
87.77  Chris Winter          16   Norwesters             5K          15:17  Spring Classic, Coquitlam      9-Mar
87.72  Lenore Montgomery     72   Capilano Eagles        10K         50:00  Sun Run, Vancouver            13-Apr
87.66  Matt Johnston         25   Valley Royals          5K          14:48  San Diego, CA                 26-Oct

Last update 29-Dec-03