Needham YMCA New Year’s Day 5K (Prelim)

11 a.m, 7-9 degrees, light wind; Needham YMCA, Great Plain Ave.; raffle, food goodies, hot choc, coffee, no awards, but Racewire lists by 5-year age groups; goodie bag included hand warmers, water bottle with race name, socks
OTHER RACE that people earned points in: Whitinsville 5K
Plc…Name………………..Time…..Pace….Age….Ag-Tm..WAVA%..Pts……5-yr age grp place
.54…JAY POWELL………..23:11…7:27…36.12…22:23…57.55…19Pts……6/11 M35-39
.55…JOHN JOYCE………..23:18…7:30…62.68…18:32…70.10…25Pts……4/17 M60-64
.58…KENDRA HOWARD…24:34…7:56…43.87…23:18…63.36……..24PTS..WHITINSVILLE 5K..5/22
.72…BOB CARGILL………24:17…7:49…59.50…19:50…65.48…23Pts……61/177 M55-59
.86…TIM CONLIN…………24:57…8:01…52.70…21:30…60.34…21Pts……11/29
.71…JEFF HATTEM………25:14…8:09…66.72…19:23…66.97…..24Pts..WHITINSVILLE 5K…3/9 in M60-69
.75…ERIC JACOBSEN…..25:15…8:15…46.16…22:52…56.77….18PTS.WHITINSVILLE 5K..16/29
110…ESTHER POWELL…26:25…8:30…33.67…26:19…56.09……….20Pts…1/9!
111…PAM HELINEK………26:27…8:30…56.13…22:04…66.92……….25Pts….1/11!
113…PETER GOULD…….26:32…8:32…56.55…22:11…58.54…20Pts……27/119
136…JINGSONG WANG…27:10…8:44…49.24…24:03…53.99…15Pts……21/37
103…CHERYL ASSELIN…27:50…8:59…51.23…24:31…60.24………23Pts..WHITINSVILLE 5K..10/25
177…VERNON TURNER…28:26…9:09…59.47…23:13…55.92…17Pts……11/17
190…MIKE BOWER………29:11…9:23…59.34…23:49…54.48…16Pts……12/17
197…HELEN SHIK……….29:30…9:29…51.97…25:48…57.23……….21Pts…4/18
201…TOM ABBOTT……..30:02…9:40…74.53…20:58…61.93….22Pts……3/7
228…AMY PEARL………..32:05..10:19…62.94…24:38…59.95………22Pts…4/4
254…SUE RICHARDSON.34:02..10:57…57.11…28:04…52.60………19Pts…
265…JUDY LEVINE………36:16..11:40…50.05…28:52…51.15………18Pts…13/18
275…DEIDRA McLeod-R..37:49..12:10…37.45…37:16…39.02………17Pts…8/8
280…WILLIAM WANG…..43:39..14:09…11.74…38:57…39.02…15Pts……11/11
282…HAIHONG LI……….43:58..14:09…47.15…40:30…36.47………16Pts…16/20

296 Tot

– POINTS for ONLY ONE GP RACE per MONTH are counted towards your total; if you run a marathon, half-m, or ultra, then the points for any one of those are to be used IN PLACE of that month’s GP race points – unless that race’s pts are higher.
The WAVA you might’ve noticed is slightly different for men and women because its values for men are derived from a different standard than that for women. “Any other New Year’s Day race” qualifies as a Grand Prix point earner). – Age-graded time is done for the exact year (with 2 decimal positions) of racer’s age, rather than by the 10-year age division the runner is in, calculated on WMA website, choose correct distance (e.g., “5 mile road” if a road, not track, race); fill in other appropriate fields, separating hours, minutes and seconds by colons; Ages are calculated to one one-hundredth because there is often such a closeness in age-graded times that a finer age-graded computation than 2-digit ages is more accurate. Plus, you get a faster age-graded time this way!