Articles tagged with: Taupo

Ironman NZ 2019 Analysis


It appears to be two years since I posted any race analysis, sorry about that. Especially given that I still do the analysis but haven’t had time to write it up. In any case, I’ve run the numbers for Ironman NZ 2019 and they are interesting as always.

The key points are that it was slightly slower than the average conditions, though that didn’t prevent 177 people from setting their best times at this event. A definite positive is that finisher numbers were well up.

Ironman NZ 2017 Analysis

Those who completed IMNZ 2017 will (un)happily tell you the conditions were tough. Now we can quantify exactly how tough.

It was, in fact, the slowest day ever at Taupo (of the 17 full distance events). If you’re not fond of numbers, that is the executive summary and you should read no further (but you’ll be missing out).

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…