With great pleasure
Here is the all men rankings of USMAOC cluster
it is calculated using same algorithm as used by USOF to calculate yearly ratings with three corrections (well..., differences)
- Everybody is put into the same data pool ( blue - to - white)
- normalization is done to make average runner score equal to 50
- All events are taken into account, not only A- meets
F.E. Keith Andersen is at 12th place with 17 recorded races during last 12 months, scoring on average (power) 99 and ranking score is 106 ( which is 4 best plus half of the rest, see USOF web page for algorithm description )
Power of 99 means K.A is twice as fast as average orienteer and it will take him 150 minutes to run the same course race which Patric Goeres (power ~150)
runs in 100 minutes
Running Sprint with 16:41
, 2.5 minutes faster then expected time, evaluates K.A. as ~114 points which is 14% above the expected value of ~99. This means he was faster than himself on average in this particular race.
As older slow races go out of the scope and new faster continue to be delivered, overall score and power will grow.
At the end of 2008 K.A. was 13th in a club with power 94
And if you are still not too tired look
Absolute score calculation allows to compare different color of the races and in this case shows that Ethan Childs (power 101) who normally runs about the same speed as K.A. was running Green Sprint and ran much faster, which allowed him to pass Clem M and catch Eric Kemp.