By the narrowest of margins - 2 points - Falls Road captured the 2013 Club Challenge Overall Team title on Sunday. Check out the new trophy. The parade is Tuesday.
A full post will follow but congratulations to Female Overall Champion, Melissa Majumdar!
Help me out Ryan, I'm not good at math. How could the Striders win the men's AND women's individual team titles but NOT the overall title?
Interesting question. As I've explained numerous, numerous times, individual team scoring is based on your top 12 men and top 6 women, but in overall scoring it's based on your fastest 15 people, with a minimum of 4 women. Individual team scoring for the women uses their gender-actualized place. So Melissa wins, she gets 1 point. Chrissie is 2nd, she gets 2 points. Striders may have had the next two or three places, so that means 3, 4 and 5 points.
But in the overall scoring, each woman counts as her overall place. So say Melissa was 50th overall, that means she is 50 points now instead of 1. Since our top two women were very far ahead of the next women, that really helped us out since they had 4 in before our 4.
I didn't create the scoring, I just abide by it.
After the race in the presidents' meeting the issue of scoring was brought up. In particular, since there are more women in the field now, perhaps more women should count. I raised my hand just to remind them that our ladies raised that very point 3 or 4 years ago. The good news is that they are open for suggestions on perhaps a new scoring system. So if YOU have any ideas, send them my way and I will forward them on.
Run in the New Year 10k: Brennan Feldhausen, 10th (38:56); Rise and Shine 5k: Josey Mintel, 1st (18:42); Polar Bear 5k: Kevin McGrath, 33rd (22:33); BRRC Father Time Frolic 5M: Evan Burros (34:19); James Brinsfield (38:54); Johnny Lyons (39:05); Kristin Bremer (42:19); Bob Villanueva (44:04)
1/28?: Matchbox 20k 2/6: Graham's Tavern Run 2/26: Club Challenge
1/7: Mike Prada 1/8: Jeff Rumbaugh 1/10: Kevin McGrath 111: Tristram Thomas 1/14: Patty Stott 1/21: Brendan O'Kane 1/23: Colin Marshall 1/26: Seth Tibbitts