BC's Best of the Best 2005
Here are listed the best overall road running performances by BC athletes in 2005.
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 reflects age on the day of the race.
An "a" beside a time indicates a race where the start/finish separation is greater than 30%
of the race distance, or the net elevation drop is between 1 and 5 metres per kilometre.
Such performances are invalid for record purposes because of the assistance that might be
gained from a tailwind or the overall downhill nature of the course.
Races with a net elevation drop in excess of 5 metres per kilometre are excluded.
Grade Name Age Club Distance Time Race Date
97.93 Jon Brown 34 Prairie Inn Harriers Marathon 2:09:31 London, UK 17-Apr
94.83 Nancy Tinari 46 Phoenix 5K 16:46 Longest Day, Vancouver 17-Jun
92.94a Leah Pells 40 Prairie Inn Harriers 10K 33:35 Sun Run, Vancouver 17-Apr
92.54 Herb Phillips 65 Prairie Inn Harriers 8K 29:27 Labour Day, Steveston 04-Sep
92.13 Maurice Tarrant 75 Prairie Inn Harriers 10K 42:13 Times Colonist, Victoria 24-Apr
91.68 Jim Finlayson 33 Prairie Inn Harriers Marathon 2:18:21 Ottawa, ON 29-May
91.28a BJ McHugh 77 Capilano Eagles 10K 52:08 Sun Run, Vancouver 17-Apr
91.25 Jerry Ziak 28 Kajaks Half Marathon 1:05:22 Harbour City, Nanaimo 11-Sep
91.19a Maureen de St Croix 51 Kajaks 10K 37:40 Sun Run, Vancouver 17-Apr
91.16 Steve Osaduik 26 Prairie Inn Harriers Half Marathon 1:05:26 Harbour City, Nanaimo 11-Sep
91.13 Ryan Hayden 23 Kajaks 10K 29:36 Fall Classic, Vancouver 20-Nov
90.92a Richard Mosley 22 Valley Royals 10K 29:40 Sun Run, Vancouver 17-Apr
90.72 Emilie Mondor (PQ) 24 5K 15:52 Inlet Run, Port Moody 03-Jul
90.65 Ryan Day 22 Marathon 2:19:55 Ottawa, ON 29-May
90.54 Lenore Montgomery 75 Capilano Eagles 5K 24:37 Longest Day, Vancouver 17-Jun
90.11a Bruce Deacon 38 Prairie Inn Harriers Half Marathon 1:06:57 Scotiabank, Vancouver 26-Jun
89.32 Mark Bomba 36 Kajaks Half Marathon 1:06:47 Edmonton, AB 15-May
89.12a Matt Johnston 26 Valley Royals 10K 30:16 Sun Run, Vancouver 17-Apr
88.39 Dave Reed 50 VFAC 5K 16:26 Longest Day, Vancouver 17-Jun
88.36a Norman Tinkham 41 10K 31:46 Sun Run, Vancouver 17-Apr
88.23 Brenda Baker 52 10K 39:18 Squamish Days, Squamish 31-Jul
88.15 David Milne 25 5K 14:43 Bazan Bay, Sidney 13-Mar
87.95 Trevor O'Brien 26 5K 14:45 Bazan Bay, Sidney 13-Mar
87.91 Jack Miller 59 LGRR Half Marathon 1:20:58 First Half, Vancouver 13-Feb
87.84 Sandra Bastedo 60 Prairie Inn Harriers 10K 42:49 Times Colonist, Victoria 24-Apr
87.81a Steven Murenbeeld 23 Pacific Athletics 10K 30:43 Sun Run, Vancouver 17-Apr
87.63 Joan McGrath 43 LGRR 5K 17:41 Bazan Bay, Sidney 13-Mar
87.55 Richard Lee 43 Hershey Harriers 5K 15:44 Bazan Bay, Sidney 13-Mar
Last update 30-Dec-05