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Discussion: Cracking effort Tom

in: Whitesheep; Whitesheep > 2014-02-22

Feb 23, 2014 8:39 PM # 
paul c:
Just don't get chicked at the Harvester this year please.
Feb 23, 2014 9:30 PM # 
Feb 23, 2014 9:40 PM # 
I 100% guarantee I will not be chicked at the harvester this year.
Mainly because I'm on holiday in Cuba.
Feb 23, 2014 9:49 PM # 
Great run. Booh to the holiday in Cuba!
Feb 23, 2014 10:04 PM # 
It's looking more and more likely, we'll be scraping the barrel at the Harvester this year
Feb 28, 2014 12:10 PM # 
I just saw your ranking points for this race and I'm shocked... thought you would be well up into the 1300s
Feb 28, 2014 2:06 PM # 
You and me both! I'd have got the same, basically, running the same time for the 2k shorter course... And not wanting to single him out but I had a quicker mins/km than paulc on a longer course but for 50-60 fewer points. Anomalous!

I guess though with only 11 people running there are bound to be a few funny scores.
Feb 28, 2014 2:22 PM # 
I thought I'd have nicely affected the mean and cancelled out GGs fast time
Feb 28, 2014 3:01 PM # 
paul c:
The week before at the compass sport cup my mins per k would have smashed the longer course and yet I got 20 less points than their winner that day. I have always found the rankings funny but they are only done course by course
The reason I got a good score was because I beat rich Barrett and Geoff Ellis by a decent margin. This is one of the reasons why BOF didn't want to give points to night races due to the larger deviation.
Feb 28, 2014 3:04 PM # 
Yeah - I guess although we know that the courses were very similar in difficulty... the fact that paulc beat Barrett and Ellis means that his course was "harder" from a rankings perspective, as he was proportionally further ahead.

I remember last year Mark Purkis got the 2nd highest score in Britain at a Saturday event... over 120 point better than any of his other scores
Feb 28, 2014 3:41 PM # 
Meanwhile GG's 1393 is his highest score of the year, and almost the highest score by anyone in any event in the last 12 months. Which also probably isn't entirely indicative of the quality of his run (good as I'm sure it was). I think it is indeed the small field syndrome, along with the fact that times more variable at night, which gives rise to strange scores like this - shame for you after such a good run.

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