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Discussion Forum - Events - Hundred Finishers


Author: Norman C Corrin
Posted: Wed 13th Jun 2007, 8:09
Joined: 1981
Local Group: Beds, Bucks and Northants
Damn it I knew there was something I'd forgotten to do!
Author: Tony Willey
Posted: Tue 12th Jun 2007, 22:55
Joined: 1989
Local Group: Lakeland
But in the immortal words of Donald Rumsfeldt, have you differentiated between the known unknowns and the unknown unknowns?
Author: Norman C Corrin
Posted: Tue 12th Jun 2007, 19:51
Joined: 1981
Local Group: Beds, Bucks and Northants
Merrian/Tony I must admit that I've broken down the figures into %ages. The unattached had a 64% finish rate whilst some of the smaller groups had a 100% completion rate.(BBN had 95%) I'll email you the spreadsheet
Author: Merrian Lancaster
Posted: Tue 12th Jun 2007, 12:22
Joined: 1996
Local Group: Beds, Bucks and Northants
Get your calculator out again Tony; do those attached to a local group stand a better chance of finishing than the unattached/unknown?
Author: Merrian Lancaster
Posted: Mon 11th Jun 2007, 12:03
Joined: 1996
Local Group: Beds, Bucks and Northants
Thanks Tony, no local interest, too many factors affecting these figures to draw any conclusions. I'm impressed by the Norfolk & Suffolk folk who must travel for their hill walking.
Author: Tony Willey
Posted: Mon 11th Jun 2007, 11:34
Joined: 1989
Local Group: Lakeland
Merrian,
Do I detect a touch of local interest here? Anyway, congratulations to B, B & N who had 21 finishers from 22 starters. The full table is below. The three columns represent starters, finishers and non-finishers (assuming it formats as i have entered it).
Unattached/unknown 117 75 42
B B & N 22 21 1
Bristol & West 24 15 9
Calderdale 2 2 0
Cleveland 9 6 3
Cornwall & Devon 18 14 4
Dorset 9 5 4
East Lancs 18 17 1
East Yorks 5 3 2
Essex & Herts 17 14 3
Heart of England 12 9 3
High Peak 8 6 2
Kent 8 4 4
Lincoln 1 1 0
London 7 4 3
Lothian and B 1 0 1
Marches 12 8 4
Merseystride 5 3 2
Mid Wales 3 3 0
Nidderdale 5 2 3
Norfolk&Suffolk 12 9 3
North Yorks 2 1 1
Northumbria 8 6 2
Sherwood 9 7 2
South Lancs 2 2 0
South Manchester 1 1 0
South Wales 5 4 1
Staffordshire 12 9 3
Surrey 8 5 3
Sussex 5 4 1
Thames Valley 10 8 2
The Irregulars 17 13 4
Vermuyden 6 4 2
W & N L 5 1 4
Wessex 3 3 0
West Lancs 5 5 0
West Yorks 19 14 5
Wiltshire 4 2 2
Yorkshire Coast 3 0 3
TOTAL 439 310 129
Author: Merrian Lancaster
Posted: Tue 5th Jun 2007, 11:28
Joined: 1996
Local Group: Beds, Bucks and Northants
It would be interesting to see a breakdown of entrants/finishers by LDWA local group.
Author: Tony Willey
Posted: Sat 2nd Jun 2007, 19:28
Joined: 1989
Local Group: Lakeland
It's in the LDWA news section 100 - speed for age".
Author: Matthew Hand
Posted: Sat 2nd Jun 2007, 10:15
Joined: 2001
Local Group: Mid Wales
Where is this graph? I can't find it anywhere, but obviously not looking hard enough? Matt.
Author: Tony Willey
Posted: Fri 1st Jun 2007, 20:14
Joined: 1989
Local Group: Lakeland
And all 13 with 9 previous completions got to the finish - a little extras incentive I think.

Perhaps the best way to guarantee success is to have the right name. All those named Andrew, Bill, Colin, Julie and Malcolm finished.

This is what happens when the organisers provide an Excel spreadsheet of results - sad people like me spend far too much time sorting the data to see what comes up. But great work to get the full results out so quickly.
Posted: Thu 31st May 2007, 12:10
Joined: 2003
I love Peter's graph showing the average age versus finishing time.

Couldn't resist a few statistics of my own:
There were more entrants over 70 than under 30!
Only 20% of entrants were women.
Women have as good a chance of finishing as men.
The optimum age for women (i.e. most likely to finish) is 40-something.
The optimum age for men is 50-something.
If you had completed at least 1 Hundred before then you had a 73% chance of finishing this one.
If you had completed at least 5 Hundreds before you had an 81% chance of finishing.
If this was your first Hundred then your chance of finishing was only 64%.

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