Still kicking after 23 years
March 24, 2013 - The best times - the state records - for all the distances have been updated including times from 2012.
March 20, 2013 - With the 5K results updated, the 2012 state records honor rolls are now complete. If you know of a record that is missing, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Not sure who will do the annual synopsis and age-graded analysis; maybe we should ask Jack. - Gene Wee
Jan 30, 2013 - The 2012 results are being updated with assistance from Dick Lipsey, a friend, avid runner and a devotee of Kansas race records. With Dick's help, two guys will try to do what Jack did by himself. We view ourselves as interim helpers until someone steps forward to take over.
Jan 14, 2013 - Jack Crook asked to step down as the statistician for the Kansas State Road Records and Honor Roll. There was no one interested in taking over, so the latest records now stand as up-to-date to Dec 31, 2011. If anyone wants to take over the work that Jack has so diligently done for all these years, please contact Jack (phone and email address on the left).
[These are Jack Crook's comments in January 2012 after completing the results up to 2011]
This is the 23rd Edition of the Kansas State Road Records and Honor Roll. However, the 19th & 20th Edition were never published in their entirety due to internet problems. This Edition is a compilation of the best road race times run on certified courses in the State through the end of 2011. However, not all race results were submitted to the State Statistician, so check the list of races shown with each "Distance" Honor Roll
Our primary objective in making this data available is two-fold:
- To give more recognition for racing achievements by our Kansas runners,
- To give more publicity to the Kansas racing scene for the hard work of
both runners and the race sponsors & directors.
Although not a lot of national or world class times have been run on Kansas roads, still a lot of high quality performances have been achieved. A secondary objective, is to encourage all race directors and/or sponsors to certify their race courses and submit the race results to the State Statistician. This provides publicity for the race itself as well as for the top achievements
of all runners around the state regardless of the size of the race event. The certification of race courses assures all runners that they are running a course that is legitimate and accurate, whether it be for state recognition or for their own personal records or objectives. Submittal of results to the State record
keeper is critical; we are aware that there have been some excellent times run on Kansas certified courses that were not submitted. Runners who know that they
have achieved times that are better than the Honor Roll Target Times shown in the Honor Roll listings, can help to correct this situation by contacting the
race director and requesting that they submit them to the following address:
Millard L. Crook, 15 Circle Drive, Mulvane, KS 67110 ,
Also, some of the results submitted were not complete and some did not list exact ages, hometowns or even enough information to determine the proper Age Group. We also urge both runners and race directors to please furnish corrections to the data listed. Many, many hours of research have gone into making the data as complete and accurate as possible..
Honor Roll Target Times
All individual times that meet or better the listed "Target Time" established for each age group and distance, will become a permanent record in the state Honor Roll files. However, these Target Times (abbreviated T.T.) are subject to being updated from time to time to stay in line with changes in the World Masters Athletics published factors for each distance and age within that distance.
Our regional T.T.'s are then adjusted to be more attainable than the World factors. Our regional factors are also sometimes adjusted when it becomes obvious that our T.T.'s are too lax or too difficult to attain.
In the primary Honor Roll, all times are listed that bettered the T.T.'s in any single age group during the past 2011 racing season. This is followed by the "ALL TIME BESTS" list that shows only the "best" time that each individual has achieved since the start of course certification in Kansas in the 1970's.
Additional T.T.'s times achieved by each individual are shown in the Log File APPENDIX listed for each sex, age group and distance. Also note that in many instances we list some BEST TIMES that are inferior to the Target Time for more depth and visibility.
- 12 & under
- OPEN - this grouping includes all ages, but is the only group in
which ages 20
through 24 can be listed
- 85 & up**
* At present, most distances except the 5K have only an 80 & UP group and some of the longer distances may not have any "achievers" in this group.
** A 90 & UP group may be established for some distances (see 5K)
Because of the relatively tough Target Time standards in the OPEN group for the 5K, 8K and 10K distances, both male & female, Target Times for Kansas residents are not as stringent - so there is an addendum set up for "Kansas Additions" at the end of these OPEN Group listings.