Photo of Keith Long, Beaumont.

Introduction - explains how the records are organized, as well as other aspects of the data.

Age Graded Analysis - best age-graded performances of the year (2011)

Send any new records to:
Gene Wee
runlawrence@gmail.com

Millard (Jack) Crook
former Kansas Records Statistician
Derby, KS     316-777-1321
jack.crook28@yahoo.com

Photo of Keith Long, Beaumont. Photo of Rachel Stucky, Pretty Prairie. Photo of Paul Heitzman, Eudora, KS. Photo of J P Worcester, Lindsborg, KS. Photo of Mathew Chesang, Olathe. Photo of Kathleen Johnson, Shawnee.
     
photo credits: SeeKCRun, Aspen Gregg
  • Intro
  • Requirements
  • Target Times
  • Age Groups
  • Abbrev

Ultrarunning Records Added

Ultrarunning events on certififed courses have been added: 48 hours, 24 hours, 12 hours, 6 hours, 100K, 50 miles, and 50K.

The One Mile Brought Back

With the one mile just added to the state records this year, we can report faster times from the Kansas Road Mile Championships held in WIchita on Nov 9. Ben Blankenship ran a 4:04.34 with Lenexa's Yusuf Kamel setting the Kansas resident record of 4:13.30. Kristen Findley (Austin TX) set the women's record at 4:49.89 with Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton (Wichita KS) settting the Kansas resident record at 4:56.97). And the age group records are now filled with more times.

A Prairie Fire: 95 Records set on Oct 12

The Prairie Fire, aptly named, races in Wichita on Oct 12 produced 9 new state records and added 95 names to the state honor rolls. In the marathon, Wichita's Raquel Stucky's 2:44:48 broke Kathy Whitcomb's 32 year old record (2:48:37). Perfect conditions led to new honor roll names: 27 in the marathon, 52 in the half and 16 in the 5K. Congratulations to all of the record setters for one of the best days in Kansas road running.

Introduction

Our primary objective in making this data available is two-fold:

  1. To give more recognition for racing achievements by our Kansas runners,
  2. 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 Gene Wee at runlawrence@gmail.com.

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.

Aug, 2014 - We suggest race directors include the USATF certification numbers on the entry forms to verify their courses are accurate. Need to recertify? There are several course measurers available throughout the state; check the USATF list.

July 6, 2013 - We have decided to use chip times because that is all that most race timers make available, and it would be more consistent. This disadvantages results from past times from the pre-chip era, but we don't see that we have any reasonable alternative. Time and technology move on. We wish there were chip times from some marathons 30 years ago when it took five or six minutes just to get to the start line after the gun went off. In some of our recent updates, there was a difference of a minute or more in gun times versus chip times, especially in older age groups where (we suspect) the older folks were less inclined to push to the front before the start than younger runners.

To make the data more manageable, we are keeping only the best five times per race distance for each individual. We will begin to delete some of the slower times especially those that do not meet the target times. - Dick Lipsey and Gene Wee

Requirements for State Records

  1. A road race course must be accurately measured by an USATF certifier and his certification papers filed with the USATF Road Running Technical Council.  Each race director must also assure that their race is run on that course as certified with no deviations due to construction, missed turns, or other types of extenuating circumstances.  Race directors must also assure that the race was properly timed.  Chip timing is now allowable as long as the times are based on "gun" time for the starting time.  This is per USATF standards.  Also "chip" recorded times must be calibrated to round times "up”, not down. (See 3. below)

  2. Only the following distances are currently certifiable for Kansas records:
    1 MILE, 2 MILE, 5 K, 4 MILE, 8 K, 10 K, 12 K, 15 K, 10 MILE, 20 K, 30 K, HALF MARATHON and MARATHON.
    There are currently no known certified 20 K or 30 K courses and only one 12 K course. Also, there was only two 8K races and two 15K races run in Kansas in 2011.

  3. All times are maintained only in whole seconds.  Fractional times must be rounded UP to the next whole second, even if it is only 1/100th.  For example, 12.01 seconds = 13.00 seconds.  Race results received that are already rounded to seconds are assumed to have been rounded down, and one second will be added to each time unless the race director notifies us that the proper rounding procedure was used.

  4. Aided Courses:  An "Aided Course" is defined as a certified course that is run from point-to-point, such that a runner could benefit from a significant downward elevation change or obtain aid from a prevailing wind over most of the race course.  Marathons and half marathons are generally excluded from this rule.  Also a race director or certifier may petition to have any course declared "difficult" enough to be excluded from the rule.    Honor Roll times achieved on an "Aided" course will be listed, but with an "A" tag next to the time (Col. K) and no aided time will be considered for a state record.

  5. State Records can easily be noted when viewing the Honor Roll listings - there is also a summary of records by distance and age group in a separate file.  If the state record was set by a non-Kansas resident or foreign runner (coded as FN), the Kansas Resident Record is also listed with a star (*) in column "K" of the listing.   Times achieved in relay events are not eligible for State Records, but are listed on the Honor Roll, provided that the times were properly rounded "UP" for each team member.

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.

Age Groups

  • 12 & under
  • 13-15
  • 16-19
  • OPEN - this grouping includes all ages, but is the only group in
    which ages 20 through 24 can be listed
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 74-79
  • 80-84*
  • 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.

Abbreviations

A
= Aided Course.  An "A" in the K column means this time was run on an aided course and is not eligible for a State Record. (See definition under "Requirements")
FN

= Foreign National.  Non-US citizens are given this designation in the ST column of the Honor Roll.

K
= An asterisk (*) in this Honor Roll column means that this time is the Kansas Resident record.
RACE C
= Race Code.   A short "9 digit or less” identifier assigned to each race event. If more than one distance is run for that event, each distance may be given the same code.
T.T.

= Target Time.  Target Times have been established for each age group by sex and each distance. Any time achieved by a runner that equals or beats this T.T. is listed in the Primary Honor Roll or in the APPENDIX Log List. The APPENDIX shows all times accept an individual’s BEST time in that AGE GP and distance. (For greater visibility in some age groups, times that do not attain this T.T. may be listed at the discretion of the State Statistician.)

*
= (See K definition above)
@
= This "at" sign in the K field designates a relay time that is not eligible for State Records.
p
= partial.   In the List of Races, a "p" following a year means that only partial results were received for that race in that year.
LOG
= A value in this column designates that this runner has achieved additional times that better the Target Time for that Age Group and distance. The first number indicates how many additional times are listed in the APPENDIX.
  The "A" after the number simple means to look in the APPENDIX.  Also times for "NEW QUALIFIERS" each year may have a dash followed by a number in this LOG column;  that number indicates that this new time is only the 2nd or 3rd or 4th, etc. best time for that runner.
 

 

 
 
   
 
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