Articles for December 2013

Taupo Half 2013 Results Analysis

Graham O’Grady and Candice Hammond dominated the 2013 edition of the Taupo Half with times close to the best ever achieved on the course. From a statistical viewpoint it’s what happened behind them that is most interesting – allowing us to draw conclusions about the relative difficulty compared to previous years.

Both the finish times and conditions initially point at a fast day and further analysis shows that it was nearly the fastest day we’ve ever had for the current course. Which is going to be bad news for those who didn’t achieve a PB or thought that their improvement was a result of training…