Friday, December 28, 2012

200 times a loser

Last weekend I finished in second place at the "I survived the end of the World" 4 mile race in Concord, NH.  I didn't realize at the time that was the 200th time I finished in 2nd place in a race (it was also the 700th time I finished in the top 3).  A dubious distinction?  I've been told that second place is a nice way of saying "first loser" :-)
 
Here is the breakdown of the 1,224 races I've run.
 
Place
No.
 
 
 
 
 
1
369
30.15%
 
 
 
 
2
200
16.34%
 
 
Percent
 
3
131
10.70%
700
Top 3
57%
 
4
73
5.96%
 
 
 
 
5
66
5.39%
839
Top 5
69%
 
6
42
3.43%
 
 
 
 
7
32
2.61%
 
 
 
 
8
14
1.14%
 
 
 
 
9
30
2.45%
 
 
 
 
10
30
2.45%
987
Top 10
81%
 
11
13
 
 
 
 
 
12
15
 
 
 
 
 
13
8
 
 
Not top
 
 
14
14
 
 
10=
173
 
15
3
 
 
%=
14.13%
 
16
7
 
 
 
 
 
17
8
 
 
Unk or Relay
 
18
8
 
 
64
5%
 
19
4
 
 
 
 
 
20
6
 
 
DNF
6
 
21
4
 
 
DSQ
2
 
22
4
 
 
 
 
 
23
3
 
 
 
 
 
24
2
 
 
 
 
 
25
4
 
 
 
 
 
26-30
10
 
 
 
 
 
31-40
13
 
 
 
 
 
41-50
9
 
 
 
 
 
51-60
12
 
 
 
 
 
61-70
5
 
 
 
 
 
71-80
5
 
 
 
 
 
81-90
4
 
 
 
 
 
91+
4
 
 
 
 
 
DSQ
2
 
 
 
 
 
DNF
6
0.49%
 
 
 
 
Relay
47
 
 
 
 
 
UNK
17
 
 
 
 
 
 
1224
 
 
 

4 comments:

Sara said...

That's a lot of races! Any idea your percentage of racing miles over total miles run? 10?

double-d said...

I keep track of everything :-) Just over 6% of mileage raced. Over 118,000 miles and over 7,000 raced. I love tracking numbers!

Sara said...

Cool! Guess you'd need to start doing hundred milers to get to 10%. ;)

DoubleJ said...

Fact check.org has you at 6 races over 91st place.

3/12/2000 - Mass Law Enforcement Half Marathon - 118th place - 'Ran with Petey and Mark B as workout'
8/05/2000 - Beach to Beacon 10k - 163rd place
4/26/2005 - Merrimack River Trail Race - 145th place 'Started 2:03:00 late'
3/16/2008 - New Bedford Half Marathon - 279th place
3/15/2009 - New Bedford Half Marathon - 108th place - 'Ran with Al the entire way, great conditions.'
5/22/2010 - Northfield Mountain - 264th

I'm assuming you are not counting Northfield and Merrimack as you obviously ran those before or after the fact (as RD)...

Did I get these right? These are just off the top of my head ;).