Saturday, June 16, 2018

Utah Age Group Rankings 2018 - MEN ROUND 1

Now that we’re into mid-June, it’s time for Round 1 of the Utah Tri Buzz 2018 age group rankings!

The same things we said in the women's rankings apply to the men as well -- we stand & applaud everyone on the list. Regardless of individual rank, these are all people who have gotten out to race and who support the local scene.

Think about it, how many people stayed in bed while you were out testing your limits?? 
How many others are active, yet too chicken to ever toe a start line??

Kudos to everyone in the rankings... you're strong in both body & mind!

Lastly, keep in mind this is for FUN... please don't take the rankings too seriously.

The methodology is simple:

* To be eligible for Round 1 Rankings, must have raced at least 2 of the 6 events on the Utah Triathlon Championship Series calendar to date (9 total race options counting Sprint/Olympic):

* Like last year, rankings will be updated throughout the season and will of course change as more people qualify. Only 2 races will still be needed for Round 2 rankings (post-Jordanelle), but a minimum of 3 will be required for the final rankings.

Round 1 (Jun): 2 race minimum
Round 2 (Aug): 2 race minimum
Round 3 (end of season): 3 race minimum (average of your top 3 races)

* The final rankings will be the basis for several “Most Improved” and other awards, not just awards for AG winners/podiums. (if you'd like to be a part of this effort, please see our message at the bottom of this post)

* Like last year, we take the AVERAGE of everyone’s top 3 series races for the final rankings… this provides some incentive to get out and race often, as you can only help yourself by racing more. For example, if you have an off day, or even a dreaded DNF, that result will shake out of your top 3 average if you race 4+ times.

* We use your Overall % to calculate the rankings (which is shown in all the individual race “Results Breakdowns” we post). This is simply how you placed vs. the field - if you placed 60th out of 100 at a race, that’s 60%. If you placed 80th out of 200 at another, that’s 40%. In this case those two then average to 50%.

Your 50% average would then be stacked up to the rest of your age group for the rankings.

Next races up before Round 2 of the rankings:

#7 Toughman Utah Half (Half but also Sprint & Olympic options - June 23rd)
#8 Echo (Sprint & Olympic - July 14th)
#9 Jordanelle (Sprint & Olympic - August 18th)

So if you've raced one Championship Series race so far, it only takes one of these to qualify for Round 2 rankings. If you haven't done any so far, there's still time to knock out 2 races between now & August!


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