BC's Best of the Best 2004

Here are listed the best overall road running performances by BC athletes in 2004.

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                           
95.99a  Emilie Mondor (QC)     22                           10K                31:10   Sun Run, Vancouver           18-Apr
95.77a  Jon Brown (UK)         33  Prairie Inn Harriers     Marathon         2:12:26   Athens, GRE                  29-Aug
94.26   Herb Phillips          64  Prairie Inn Harriers     Marathon         2:47:02   RVM, Victoria                10-Oct
92.66   Lucy Smith             37                           10K                32:53   National Capital, Ottawa     29-May
92.46   Leah Pells             39  City Track               10K                33:29   National Capital, Ottawa     29-May
91.58   Bruce Deacon           37  Prairie Inn Harriers     Marathon         2:18:30   London, UK                   18-Apr
91.08   Nancy Tinari           45  Phoenix                  10K                35:44   ZooRun, Toronto              16-Oct
90.51a  Matt Johnston          25  Valley Royals            10K                29:48   Sun Run, Vancouver           18-Apr
90.41   Tina Connelly          33                           Half Marathon    1:12:47   First Half, Vancouver         8-Feb
90.25   Ryan Hayden            22  Kajaks                   8K                 23:37   Philadephia, PA              21-Nov
89.97   Malindi Elmore         24  Kelowna                  5K                 16:00   San Diego, CA                24-Oct
89.76a  Mark Bomba             35  Kajaks                   10K                30:03   Sun Run, Vancouver           18-Apr
89.43a  Maureen de St Croix    50  Kajaks                   10K                38:03   Sun Run, Vancouver           18-Apr
89.39   Steve Osaduik          25  Prairie Inn Harriers     Half Marathon    1:06:44   Energy Capital, Edmonton     16-May
89.32   Brent Corbitt          24  Kajaks                   Half Marathon    1:06:47   Fall Classic, Vancouver      22-Nov
89.14   Jerry Ziak             28                           Half Marathon    1:06:55   RVM, Victoria                10-Oct
89.05   Debbie Scott           45  Prairie Inn Harriers     5K                 17:42   Bazan Bay, Sidney             7-Mar
88.70   Maurice Tarrant        74  Prairie Inn Harriers     10K                43:16   Garden City, Victoria        25-Apr
88.39a  Scott McClennan        27  Kajaks                   10K                30:31   Sun Run, Vancouver           18-Apr
88.17   Kelvin Broad           42  Prairie Inn Harriers     Half Marathon    1:10:23   Comox Valley, Courtenay      14-Mar
88.15   Cindy O'Krane          40  West Van                 8K                 28:03   Icebreaker, Steveston         1-Feb
88.12   Norm Tinkham           41                           Half Marathon    1:09:55   RVM, Victoria                10-Oct
88.00a  Dave Reed              49  VFAC                     10K                33:52   Sun Run, Vancouver           18-Apr
87.79   Jack Miller            58  LGRR                     Half Marathon    1:20:21   First Half, Vancouver         8-Feb
87.69a  Alison Rendell         27  Kajaks                   10K                34:07   Sun Run, Vancouver           18-Apr
87.62a  Bruno Mazzotta         23  Kamloops                 10K                30:47   Sun Run, Vancouver           18-Apr
87.60a  Lenore Montgomery      73  Capilano Eagles          10K                50:50   Sun Run, Vancouver           18-Apr

Last update 01-Jan-05