18th Annual JB Blastoff 5K

.April 8, 2018, Waltham, 10:30 a.m., ~38 degrees, cloudy, slight N breeze; “Fast, fairly flat” course; 2 short upgrades, 3 potholey patches;
free Michelob; awards (medals) 3 deep; 1st age-graded places a $25 gift cert. Chip-timed finish. Results on Racewire.com
Plc…Name………………………Time….Pace…Age…..Ag Tm..WAVA%..M..W
...6…ABBY McCABE………….21:28…6:54…36.20…21:15…69.49………25pts…1st Woman Overall (of 103)
…7…ERIN McARDLE…………21:36…6:57…27.35…21:36…68.36………24pts…1st F18-29 (of 29)
.14…JOHN JOYCE……………22:08…7:07…62.95…17:34…73.95….25pts……..1st M60-69
.22…KENDRA HOWARD…….23:46…7:39…44.14…22:30…65.64………23pts…1st F40-49 (of 20)
.30…GLENN MEISTER……….25:50…8:18…55.87…21:43…59.81….23pts……..2nd M50-59
.50…CATHERINE HAYES……27:14…8:45…35.15…27:03…54.59………22pts
.53…TOM ABBOTT…………..27:32…8:51…74.80…19:08…67.86….24pts……..1st M70-99
.60…JIM JONES………………28:14…9:05…65.83…21:51…59.39….22pts
.92…JOE KOZIOL…………….33:14..10:41…74.98…23:01…56.37….21pts…2nd M70-99
136…KATHY COVARRUBIAS.49:52..16:03…51.44…43:52…33.66………21pts

167 Tot
IF you don’t see your name here – and it should be – let us know at GrandPrix@gfrcrun.org
– POINTS for ONLY ONE GP RACE per MONTH are counted towards your GP year’s 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.
Grand Prix points are based on male & female Age-graded times (and WAVA% – % of world record for exact age for sex – to corroborate)
Age-graded times are basically the times you ran when in your 20’s. It is amazingly accurate in this regard.
The Age-Graded times above show approximately WHAT YOU WOULD”VE RUN for that distance in your 20’s or early 30’s. And it’s amazingly ACCURATE. BEYOND that, it shows how much you would NORMALLY SLOW BY over the NEXT YEAR: A 35-year-old woman doing a ~21:40 in a 5K would slow by ~5 seconds over the next year. A 43-year-old woman by ~10 seconds per 5K; a 74-year-old guy doing a ~27:30 would slow by ~30 seconds! So, DON’T WORRY – it’s NORMAL!!