Road Race Stats - Marathons & Other Running Races

Friday, March 18, 2005

Tulsa Run 15K

This post might seem out of place since the Tulsa Run was held last year (10/30/2004). However, I received a request to post the stats. So I went ahead and crunched the numbers. The stats are below. If you would like to see stats from a race that I haven't included feel free to leave a comment here.

27 Year Runners

One interesting thing I noticed about this race was its list of 30 runners (25 men and 5 women) who have completed every Tulsa 15K Run for the last 27 years. That's dedication.

It's interesting that there are so many more 27-year men than women. I would like to see how the ratio of men to women has changed for the last 3 decades. I would guess running is becoming more popular with women. I quickly compared Tulsa's 1997 results (the earliest posted results) with 2004 results. In 1997 there were 2513 men and 1203 women which is a 2.09 men-to-women ratio. In 2004, there were 2041 men to 1397 women which is a 1.46 men-to-women ratio. That's a sizable demographic change. So I wonder what the ratio was way back in 1978.

Total Runners by Times

Under 1hr60m to 80m80m to 100mOver 100m
81 (2%)1175 (34%)1658 (48%)524 (15%)


Male Runners by Times - Move mouse over cells to see best times

AgeGroupUnder 1hr60m to 80m80m to 100mOver 100m
preteens0 (0%)2 (67%)0 (0%)1 (33%)
teens4 (4%)60 (54%)44 (40%)3 (3%)
twenties12 (5%)110 (43%)116 (46%)15 (6%)
thirties26 (5%)240 (49%)189 (39%)34 (7%)
forties28 (4%)318 (49%)272 (42%)34 (5%)
fifties6 (2%)149 (38%)204 (51%)38 (10%)
sixties0 (0%)23 (20%)65 (58%)25 (22%)
seventies0 (0%)2 (10%)7 (33%)12 (57%)
eighties+0 (0%)0 (0%)0 (0%)2 (100%)
Total76 (4%)904 (44%)897 (44%)164 (8%)


Female Runners by Times - Move mouse over cells to see best times

AgeGroupUnder 1hr60m to 80m80m to 100mOver 100m
preteens0 (0%)2 (40%)0 (0%)3 (60%)
teens0 (0%)17 (35%)24 (50%)7 (15%)
twenties2 (1%)81 (22%)209 (57%)74 (20%)
thirties1 (0%)88 (19%)273 (60%)94 (21%)
forties2 (1%)66 (19%)185 (53%)96 (28%)
fifties0 (0%)16 (13%)57 (45%)55 (43%)
sixties0 (0%)1 (3%)10 (28%)25 (69%)
seventies0 (0%)0 (0%)2 (33%)4 (67%)
eighties+0 (0%)0 (0%)0 (0%)2 (100%)
unknown0 (0%)0 (0%)1 (100%)0 (0%)
Total5 (0%)271 (19%)761 (54%)360 (26%)


Average Times By Age Groups (Male and Female)

AgeGroupNumberPercentMean Chiptime
preteens80%1:39:24
teens1595%1:20:44
twenties61918%1:26:07
thirties94527%1:25:31
forties100129%1:24:23
fifties52515%1:28:41
sixties1494%1:35:30
seventies271%1:45:37
eighties+40%2:16:45
unknown10%1:24:00
Total3438100%1:26:14


Average Times By Female Age Groups

AgeGroupNumberPercentMean Chiptime
preteens50%1:41:12
teens483%1:28:48
twenties36626%1:30:24
thirties45633%1:31:57
forties34925%1:33:00
fifties1289%1:39:52
sixties363%1:49:24
seventies60%1:53:53
eighties+20%2:21:47
unknown10%1:24:00
Total1397100%1:33:04


Average Times By Male Age Groups

AgeGroupNumberPercentMean Chiptime
preteens30%1:36:25
teens1115%1:17:15
twenties25312%1:19:56
thirties48924%1:19:31
forties65232%1:19:46
fifties39719%1:25:05
sixties1136%1:31:05
seventies211%1:43:15
eighties+20%2:11:43
Total2041100%1:21:34


Average Times By Cities

CityGroupNumberPercentMean Chiptime
Bartlesville OK572%1:21:11
Bixby OK511%1:24:40
Broken Arrow OK3009%1:26:06
Claremore OK461%1:25:24
Collinsville OK211%1:31:39
Coweta OK211%1:24:20
Dallas TX231%1:30:16
Edmond OK522%1:23:44
Ft. Sill OK241%1:27:35
Jenks OK832%1:25:00
Joplin MO281%1:27:13
Muskogee OK411%1:25:35
Norman OK371%1:21:38
Oklahoma City OK662%1:25:27
Owasso OK1224%1:27:12
Sand Springs OK682%1:26:43
Sapulpa OK562%1:38:36
Stillwater OK341%1:23:23
Tahlequah OK371%1:25:26
Tulsa OK154345%1:26:19
Below Cutoff72821%1:26:05
Total3438100%1:26:14


Note, all times are based on chip times rather than gun times. Stats are based on race data from the Tulsa Run Results Webpage.

2 Comments:

  • Thanks for the stats Ken...I enjoyed seeing them! My daughter and I ran this race...she was the youngest finisher at age 9...in under 80 minutes...9 minutes faster than me. I ran well for me through about 9K, and then started to fall off the pace. My daughter was just the opposite...she ran her fastest the last 5K. I guess I shouldn't have been so worried about how she'd do with her pacing and should have been more worried about my own pacing. Race conditions were close to ideal...sunny and near 50 at the start...probably upper 50s by the finish. Quite a change from the several days prior to the race when temps were already nearing 80 with high humidity by mid to late morning. Thanks again for the stats!

    By Anonymous mark, at 3:34 PM  

  • Thanks for the feedback. A sub 80 for someone age 9 is great! (it's actually great for any age!) As you can see in both the Tulsa and Jacksonville 15K, the majority of the men didn't even get a sub 80.

    By Blogger Ken, at 4:55 PM  

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