Saturday, June 11, 2016

38 year winning streak

Everything you want to know about my winning streak, and a lot more
 
Last month I got my first win of 2016 which kept my streak going.  I’ve got at least one win for 38 consecutive years (1979-2016).  1991 was probably my best year for wins when I got 38 out of 57 wins, although a lot of those were wins at the CMS weekly 5k.  Those should not be discounted as I ran sub-15 numerous times including a 14:44.  In 1997 I won 88.9% of my races, taking the victory in 8 of the 9 races I completed.  My season ended early that year with a broken bone in my foot (hint: don’t run on a stress fracture for a year).  Oddly when I break down my wins by what type of race (indoor track, outdoor track, roads, mountains, etc.) my highest winning percentage is on the outdoor track.  That must be from a lot of high school wins, I’m not winning on the track in recent years.  Also oddly my lowest percentage of wins is in Mountain racing, which is probably my strongest category.  I guess that makes sense as I’ve done a lot of high quality mountain races (New England, National, and World championships) so I may have run well but not scored many wins.
I’ve won at distances from ¼ mile to 100km (62.2 miles) with the most wins at the following:
5k = 87
5m = 55
2m = 44
Mile = 23
10k = 21
10 miles = 15
½ marathon = 11
Marathon = 6
 
I’ve had wins in 15 different states and one win outside of the USA (Germany), top states:
MA = 250
NH = 85
VT = 10
RI & ME = 6
 
Wins by type of race
Type
Wins
Total Raced
% won
Mtn
18
154
11.7%
Snow
27
123
22.0%
XC
34
143
23.8%
Total
378
1340
28.2%
I track
32
113
28.3%
Road
189
586
32.3%
Trail
31
93
33.3%
O track
47
125
37.6%
 
Wins by year
By year:
Races
% Won
1979
3
26
11.5%
1980
13
46
28.3%
1981
22
47
46.8%
1982
18
47
38.3%
1983
4
20
20.0%
1984
10
23
43.5%
1985
7
14
50.0%
1986
3
9
33.3%
1987
7
20
35.0%
1988
16
32
50.0%
1989
12
24
50.0%
1990
10
28
35.7%
1991
38
57
66.7%
1992
20
48
41.7%
1993
35
59
59.3%
1994
13
26
50.0%
1995
18
43
41.9%
1996
24
45
53.3%
1997
8
9
88.9%
1998
7
28
25.0%
1999
7
29
24.1%
2000
11
44
25.0%
2001
14
38
36.8%
2002
6
34
17.6%
2003
3
28
10.7%
2004
1
27
3.7%
2005
1
33
3.0%
2006
2
57
3.5%
2007
9
49
18.4%
2008
7
41
17.1%
2009
5
46
10.9%
2010
2
39
5.1%
2011
3
40
7.5%
2012
10
62
16.1%
2013
4
37
10.8%
2014
3
42
7.1%
2015
1
24
4.2%
2016
1
12
8.3%
378
 





1 comment:

Fred Ross said...

How about course records you set when you won?