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2011 Handicap Averages and Most Improved

Everyone in the MACC program runs in ability classes. Our intent is that racers in each class are of similar ability, to keep things competitive and interesting. A handicap system is used to determine when a racer should move to a different class.

Most Improved

We give awards at the end of each season for the most improved male and female racers. To qualify, you have to have at run at least 5 GS times (at least 3 races) and 5 SL times (3 races) last season and this season. This list should grow as more racers reach the minimum number of results.

Here's final list for 2011 (March 6):

Bib   Name                  Club    Class       GS      SL   Total
331 Spyder Sayers AM TO -7.84 -8.35 -16.19 172 Holly Polopolos DW AA -5.45 -7.04 -12.49 146 Terri Warren E2W TO -4.81 -6.99 -11.79 220 Gary Bloodworth CM SN -3.89 -5.42 -9.31 80 Bob Rossi CM TB -4.03 -2.81 -6.84 156 Robert Michel VE2M TO -5.91 -0.62 -6.53 77 Debi Koltoniak CW TO -1.75 -4.57 -6.32 173 Laura White VAW AA -3.96 -2.12 -6.08 47 Ginnie Uhley VAW TR -3.88 -2.09 -5.97 101 Dale Peppel BM TO -4.71 -1.18 -5.89 356 Zach Jablonski AM TB -2.55 -3.13 -5.68 230 Nick Koltoniak VE2M TO -2.88 -1.42 -4.31 311 Viviana Pawlick BW SN -2.91 -1.30 -4.22 276 Mark Arthurs VE1M SD -1.66 -2.22 -3.88 76 Roger Myers VE1M TO -2.75 -1.04 -3.80 49 Bill Perlmutter VE2M TR -2.49 -0.57 -3.07 218 Gary Sonnenberg SVCM TB -3.52 0.48 -3.05 188 Nick Mazzenga AM SN -2.37 -0.61 -2.98 34 Mike Sayers VE1M TO -2.02 -0.88 -2.90 102 Daniel Bates VE2M TO -2.86 0.17 -2.70 203 Steve Vollmer SVCM TB -0.73 -1.88 -2.61 259 Kyle Moir VE2M SD -1.91 -0.66 -2.57 176 Steve Anderson VAM RN 0.08 -2.36 -2.28 181 Ron Zawlocki VAM SN -1.60 -0.54 -2.14 199 Tom Klaban VE2M TB -1.51 -0.37 -1.88 217 William Heckman E2M TB -0.48 -1.39 -1.87 48 Sue Kent CW TR 0.09 -1.47 -1.38 98 Shawn Hughes VE2M AA -1.80 0.45 -1.35 231 Rob Reader VE2M SD -1.35 0.07 -1.28 300 Richard Synowiec SVCM TB -3.30 2.24 -1.06 245 Ted Jablonski VBM TB -0.44 -0.40 -0.85 20 Wayne Drier VE2M TR -1.31 0.48 -0.83 33 Steve Coatney VE2M AA -1.36 0.83 -0.53 271 Vincent Benivegna E2M TO -1.57 1.19 -0.39 67 Craig McLeod VE1M SD -0.59 0.34 -0.25 273 Kevin Smith E2M SW 0.91 -1.04 -0.14

2011 Handicap Averages

Here are everyone's final handicaps for 2011 (March 6).

Current Handicaps

Bib   Name                  Club    Class  Range      GS    SL
40 Kurt Adams SD VE1M 15 28 22.5 23.3 128 Katelyn Aitken SN AW 45 64 60.2 70.6 192 Daniel Aitken SN CM 60 80 77.6 97.3 22 Kermit Anderson SD E 0 18 13.7 15.3 176 Steve Anderson RN VAM 35 48 38.9 44.5 286 John F Anderson GM SVBM 45 64 50.3 55.9 276 Mark Arthurs SD VE1M 15 28 25.5 24.9 361 Michael Ault TO SVBM 45 64 51.6 61.9 88 Gregory Bast SW E1M 15 28 24.9 24.5 93 Bernard Bast SW SVDM 75 1000 101.2 110.7 102 Daniel Bates TO VE2M 25 38 31.1 36.1 195 Keith Bates TR CM 60 80 80.3 82.7 55 Kathy Bauer TR E2W 35 48 42.8 51.5 166 Arlene Bellas TB DW 90 1000 164.3 149.5 271 Vincent Benivegna TO E2M 25 38 30.2 34.2 347 Susan Benivegna TO DW 90 1000 93.5 95.3 320 Bob Bettman TR VE1M 15 28 23.0 21.7 220 Gary Bloodworth SN CM 60 80 62.2 69.3 328 Dana Bloodworth SN CW 75 96 84.8 88.8 197 Howard Bouwens TR VAM 35 48 52.5 58.9 131 Hunter Brisson TB E1M 15 28 23.3 31.0 137 Beau Buehler SW E1M 15 28 23.9 29.2 239 Chad Buehler SW E1M 15 28 18.2 18.9 113 Foster Butler JD E2M 25 38 28.9 39.1 25 Stephanie Buttrey AA BW 60 80 78.5 89.5 21 Nick Carrico TR E 0 18 16.4 16.1 43 Alexandra Carrico TR E1W 15 38 34.7 37.8 127 Kathy Carrico TR BW 60 80 64.6 67.9 190 David Carrico TR VAM 35 48 43.7 41.4 343 Justin Cauffiel TO BM 45 64 57.7 75.3 283 Mike Cherette TR VE2M 25 38 29.2 41.2 161 Barbara Chiappetta TO DW 90 1000 96.4 99.5 75 Jacek Cholewicki TO VE2M 25 38 27.1 36.1 132 Diane Clark SW BW 60 80 65.5 68.5 33 Steve Coatney AA VE2M 25 38 37.6 43.9 366 Joseph Connelly TO CM 60 80 72.3 87.8 317 Joe Conway AA DM 75 1000 84.2 90.2 243 David Corcoran SN SVBM 45 64 53.7 57.5 135 Marty Crawford GM DM 75 1000 99.7 94.6 332 Haley Crites TR E1W 15 38 26.1 26.5 335 Jennifer Crites TR E1W 15 38 30.7 32.6 359 Christopher Curtis TO BM 45 64 49.7 66.1 160 Gregg Davis SD VE2M 25 38 33.1 29.4 263 Chip Dayton SW E2M 25 38 31.6 36.7 235 Gene DePriest AA CM 60 80 53.8 94.8 20 Wayne Drier TR VE2M 25 38 30.4 31.3 221 Matt Dubois TB VE2M 25 38 32.2 78 Brian Dusina TB VAM 35 48 41.7 53.4 287 Frank Dusina TB E2M 25 38 26.2 33.2 108 David Duvali SW SVCM 60 80 62.2 70.3 204 Arthur Ellwanger TB SVBM 45 64 52.3 61.0 250 Doug Fellman TB BM 45 64 55.1 68.4 100 Kate Fitkin TO VAW 45 64 57.1 69.0 52 Jim Geisling TR VAM 35 48 39.6 42.9 53 Susan Geisling TR DW 90 1000 103.0 132.2 90 Jill Geyer TB E2W 35 48 41.7 52.4 18 Sarah Giles TO E1W 15 38 29.0 31.1 167 Jacqueline Giles TO E1W 15 38 36.1 39.2 2 Sherrie Glas SC E1W 15 38 21.2 24.4 5 Gregg Glasco SD VAM 35 48 38.4 44.4 232 Ronald Glowzinski TB SVCM 60 80 72.7 77.5 330 Emilie Godell AA AW 45 64 59.5 66.5 364 Steve Godell AA XX 0 1000 92.0 200 Dick Goodwin SW VAM 35 48 47.2 59.8 68 Kristen Griffin SD E1W 15 38 35.8 41.5 365 Pat Groves TO DW 90 1000 103.9 103.3 44 Janie Guiliani TB E2W 35 48 41.3 42.0 151 Kelly Gwinnell SN AW 45 64 58.8 71.1 92 Mike Haffey TB VAM 35 48 41.5 50.4 37 Neil Hagemeister TR VE2M 25 38 34.9 34.9 360 Thomas Halsey SD VE1M 15 28 19.2 20.3 345 Lexie Harding RN E1W 15 38 18.9 33.9 217 William Heckman TB E2M 25 38 36.7 37.4 254 Michael Hietbrink TR E1M 15 28 23.8 31.1 336 Sondra Hietbrink TR AW 45 64 48.9 70.8 7 Grant Hilger RN E1M 15 28 18.2 23.9 62 Drew Hilger RN E1M 15 28 20.5 20.2 168 Emily Hoff AA AW 45 64 52.0 59.9 305 Curtis Hoff AA VBM 45 64 52.1 64.6 334 Suzanne Holmes RN VAW 45 64 47.0 60.0 321 Joel Holzknecht SD VE1M 15 28 20.8 21.6 60 Jim Hoppenrath SC VAM 35 48 39.0 49.1 98 Shawn Hughes AA VE2M 25 38 30.1 36.2 355 Katlin Irish XX DW 90 1000 105.8 111.5 13 Mike Jablonski TB SVBM 45 64 48.3 62.3 245 Ted Jablonski TB VBM 45 64 51.9 50.6 356 Zach Jablonski TB AM 35 48 34.6 38.3 344 Veronica E Jackson JD VAW 45 64 65.5 89.3 184 George Janes RN VE1M 15 28 26.8 31.5 46 Bruce A. Johnson GM SVBM 45 64 48.2 57.9 139 Nancy Johnson GM VAW 45 64 62.9 69.5 186 Thomas Kaznecki SN SVCM 60 80 70.3 90.1 48 Sue Kent TR CW 75 96 83.2 90.1 84 Eric Klaban TB E 0 18 16.0 12.1 199 Tom Klaban TB VE2M 25 38 27.5 27.1 77 Debi Koltoniak TO CW 75 96 82.0 89.6 230 Nick Koltoniak TO VE2M 25 38 37.0 46.2 23 Gary Konsza SC VE1M 15 28 22.5 23.8 94 Gail Kovaleski TB CW 75 96 81.9 96.2 368 Cliff Langdon TO VE2M 25 38 25.2 32.4 318 Michael J LeVan SD E 0 18 14.6 17.8 327 Sara LeVan SD E2W 35 48 44.4 44.9 225 Art LeVasseur SN VBM 45 64 48.6 57.8 87 Chris Liegl SC VAW 45 64 51.2 58.0 247 Timothy Loula TB VAM 35 48 40.8 51.2 165 Therese Marie Smith RN E2W 35 48 37.7 45.6 216 Dick Masters SN SVBM 45 64 64.0 62.9 123 Lyron Maxey JD E2M 25 38 37.9 52.8 35 Jack Maynard GM VAM 35 48 49.5 54.0 187 Domenic Mazzenga SN SVDM 75 1000 81.1 88.5 188 Nick Mazzenga SN AM 35 48 38.2 46.5 67 Craig McLeod SD VE1M 15 28 17.1 17.3 51 Allen Mercier TR SVBM 45 64 59.4 61.9 156 Robert Michel TO VE2M 25 38 29.2 43.2 96 Denise Miller TR VAW 45 64 69.1 82.4 329 Chien Miller SN E2M 25 38 29.9 30.8 26 Yasumasa Miyawaki AA VAM 35 48 49.5 53.9 259 Kyle Moir SD VE2M 25 38 31.1 29.6 211 Stephan Morgan JD CM 60 80 83.9 78.0 76 Roger Myers TO VE1M 15 28 20.8 27.2 266 Fred Myers SW SVCM 60 80 76.4 83.8 233 Patrick O'Keefe GM VAM 35 48 50.2 52.9 358 Brian Onnela SC VE1M 15 28 24.0 26.9 295 Alan Osterdale AA DM 75 1000 106.8 127.7 191 Dale Pacynski TB VBM 45 64 55.1 60.5 362 Dennis Parrott TB VBM 45 64 74.2 81.4 369 Jamie Pawelek TB DM 75 1000 89.3 98.2 311 Viviana Pawlick SN BW 60 80 68.3 78.5 101 Dale Peppel TO BM 45 64 53.5 65.2 49 Bill Perlmutter TR VE2M 25 38 39.9 40.3 172 Holly Polopolos AA DW 90 1000 96.2 103.3 72 John Pomerville SD VE2M 25 38 26.7 30.2 61 Scott Pyles RN VE1M 15 28 26.6 26.7 231 Rob Reader SD VE2M 25 38 24.7 31.3 106 Robert Rentschler TB BM 45 64 57.3 65.0 340 Renee Robinson TR CW 75 96 74.6 85.8 341 Terry Rosenbaum SN AM 35 48 45.0 51.6 342 Allison Rosenbaum SN E2W 35 48 34.3 37.0 80 Bob Rossi TB CM 60 80 64.1 70.9 114 Levi Rouster SN E2M 25 38 27.8 33.4 164 Holly Sasso TR E2W 35 48 42.4 45.9 58 Tedd Sattler TO VE1M 15 28 18.9 24.9 111 Julie Sattler TO DW 90 1000 103.6 113.3 31 Samantha Sayers TO E1W 15 38 36.5 47.1 34 Mike Sayers TO VE1M 15 28 23.2 25.2 331 Spyder Sayers TO AM 35 48 32.6 35.9 322 Alex Schultz TR E1M 15 28 23.2 21.6 171 Robert Semanske AA SVBM 45 64 65.5 70.1 193 Moby Mick Serafinski TR VBM 45 64 52.4 52.1 65 Jenessa Smith SD E1W 15 38 30.0 36.5 178 David C. Smith TO VE1M 15 28 20.0 19.1 273 Kevin Smith SW E2M 25 38 30.5 36.6 234 Patrick Smithbauer TB SVBM 45 64 51.5 54.9 240 Joseph Smyk AA VBM 45 64 50.1 59.8 218 Gary Sonnenberg TB SVCM 60 80 71.2 79.6 155 Scott Soucie TB BM 45 64 47.2 55.6 348 John Spolyar GM VAM 35 48 48.2 60.7 177 Richard Steele AA VAM 35 48 47.9 49.5 251 Chuck Sullivan TB SVCM 60 80 81.0 84.0 252 Judith Sullivan TB DW 90 1000 123.5 109.9 300 Richard Synowiec TB SVCM 60 80 71.6 95.3 304 K J Talsma RN VE2M 25 38 48.1 339 Michael Thomas SD E1M 15 28 21.8 21.6 325 David Tomasik AA VE1M 15 28 23.6 21.8 253 Chuck Trewin TB BM 45 64 52.9 66.5 1 Pablo Ucar SW E 0 18 15.3 17.2 47 Ginnie Uhley TR VAW 45 64 52.5 64.8 354 Rick Visel TO VBM 45 64 63.1 203 Steve Vollmer TB SVCM 60 80 68.4 76.2 81 Mark Warren TO E1M 15 28 20.2 25.0 146 Terri Warren TO E2W 35 48 41.4 55.7 258 Dara Watson JD DW 90 1000 118.7 132.0 14 Marylynn Webster TR E1W 15 38 26.0 26.0 110 Chuck White SW AM 35 48 43.7 61.5 173 Laura White AA VAW 45 64 48.7 61.4 323 David Wilberding TR VAM 35 48 38.8 41.7 74 Don Williams SN SVDM 75 1000 87.6 104.5 82 Paul Williams SN VE2M 25 38 30.8 32.7 278 Chris Williams SN AM 35 48 42.1 52.2 312 Ben Youngheim GM AM 35 48 42.8 59.7 181 Ron Zawlocki SN VAM 35 48 38.9 45.4 363 Dave Zirn TO CM 60 80 75.8 98.7

Most Improved Formula

Handicap is defined as the percent your time is longer than a reference racer with zero par time. That is, HC = 100*(your_time - par_time)/par_time.

If we subtract your old handicap from your new handicap, that gives us the change in the percent that your times are longer than the zero par time. We want the change relative to your old time, not the par time, so we divide by the factor (1 + HC_old/100), which is the ratio of your old time to the par time.

And that's how we get the magic formula:
% improvement = (HC_new - HC_old)/(1 + HC_old/100)


MACC Handicaps

A handicap system is used to place MACC racers in appropriate ability classes, and to determine when racers should upgrade or downgrade to different classes.

MACC Class definitions
Handicap Calculations (pt 1)
Handicap Calculations (pt 2)

Handicap Theory (PDF)

Pacesetters

The handicaps are determined largely by past histories of most of the racers competing on a course. Pacesetters provide quality control, and influence the handicaps of racers who are much faster or much slower than the average racer for the course.

Calculating and Reporting Handicaps

Handicaps are computed for all race times. However, the handicaps shown in the results on a race day are subject to adjusment and are not considered "final" until after the first MACC meeting that follows the race.

Handicaps are calculated using different equations for the first and second run, in order to compensate for differing course conditions. Therefore, identical times on the first and second runs can result in different handicaps.