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2017 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.

Handicap Averages

Here are everyone's handicaps as of February 5, 2017.

A new handicap page is posted after each of the five weekends in the season. All handicap pages for the season can be accessed from the racing results page.

Bib   Racer                   Club  Class Min  Max     GS    SL
133   Daniel Aitken           SN    CM    60    80    88.71 108.91
134   Mike Altenburg          TB    VAM   35    48    46.98 46.64
119   Kermit Anderson         SD    EM    0     18    14.41 13.75
9     Paula Anderson          RN    BW    60    80    71.75 74.10
114   Stan Andrie             SD    VE1M  15    28    24.14 24.03
123   Lindsay Arthurs         SD    EW    0     28    21.07 28.73
136   Billy Arthurs           SD    EM    0     18    13.57 13.18
96    Mark Arthurs            SD    VE1M  15    28    18.32 16.73
175   Michael Ault            TO    SVBM  45    64    48.41 61.71
12    Bernard Bast            SW    DM    75    1000  115.59114.40
14    Gregory Bast            SW    E1M   15    28    16.22 16.47
16    Daniel Bates            TO    VE2M  25    38    29.38 33.64
17    Kathy Bauer             TR    E2W   35    48    45.09 49.77
101   Matthew Benivegna       TO    EM    0     18    14.84 16.39
138   Vincent Benivegna       TO    VE2M  25    38    29.51 30.98
19    Susan Benivegna         TO    BW    60    80    86.46 71.54
139   Gary Bloodworth         SN    CM    60    80    65.61 67.99
197   Ray Blythe              SW    SVAM  35    48    44.46 44.59
140   Howard Bouwens          TR    VBM   45    64    59.13 60.86
198   John Bowers             AA    CM    60    80    74.80
23    Jeffery Burnette        TB    E2M   25    38    33.27 36.76
5     Foster Butler           JD    E1M   15    28    23.00 32.59
24    Stephanie Buttrey       AA    BW    60    80    70.03 69.62
142   David Carrico           TR    VAM   35    48    48.76 42.86
21    Kathy Carrico           TR    VAW   45    64    59.62 62.81
4     Alexandra Carrico       TR    E1W   25    38    27.79 29.81
69    Nick Carrico            TR    EM    0     18    10.21 11.76
203   Mike Cherette           TR    VE2M  25    38    37.88 44.40
86    Renee Cherette          TR    VAW   45    64    58.14 64.87
43    Nicholas Chiappetta     TO    E1M   15    28    19.65 21.14
84    Barbara Chiappetta      TO    CW    75    96    110.18106.16
25    Jacek Cholewicki        TO    VE1M  15    28    23.46 22.22
26    Diane Clark-Finkel      SW    E2W   35    48    45.74 48.46
121   Steve Coatney           AA    VBM   45    64    60.72 62.55
201   Joseph Connelly         TO    CM    60    80    72.50 77.64
27    Joe Conway              AA    DM    75    1000  84.31 85.75
143   David Corcoran          SN    SVBM  45    64    54.25 68.84
176   Michael Cox             TO    VE2M  25    38    31.15 46.91
151   Alfred Cureau           JD    DM    75    1000  73.20 86.13
146   Chip Dayton             SW    E2M   25    38    31.31 38.26
147   Gene DePriest           AA    VBM   45    64    63.86 75.98
204   Rick Discher            SD    DM    75    1000  87.83 100.13
88    Wayne Drier             TR    VE2M  25    38    36.39 33.38
98    Cindy Drier             TR    E2W   35    48    40.23 45.99
28    Brian Dusina            TB    VAM   35    48    38.97 48.06
129   David Duvali            SW    SVCM  60    80    64.52 65.72
148   Arthur Ellwanger        TB    SVBM  45    64    48.27 54.62
31    Douglas Fellman         TB    BM    45    64    54.63 62.01
199   Steven Foradori         TB    SVCM  60    80    76.45 76.48
32    Jim Geisling            TR    VE2M  25    38    40.34 43.31
34    Susan Geisling          TR    CW    75    96    100.0895.59
35    Jackie Giles            TR    E1W   25    38    33.06 34.56
36    Sarah Giles             TR    EW    0     28    22.80 25.64
10    Shayanne Glas           TR    EW    0     28    24.51 21.42
117   Sherrie Glas            TR    EW    0     28    16.74 22.11
87    Gregg Glasco            SD    VAM   35    48    34.98 41.87
195   Dick Goodwin            SW    SVAM  35    48    55.93 62.56
149   Pat Groves              TO    CW    75    96    92.56 92.29
39    Janie Guiliani          TB    E1W   25    38    34.22 37.88
150   Zachary Hampton         TB    BM    45    64    49.52 57.81
112   Steve Hark              XX    EM    0     18    19.51 18.57
178   William Heckman         TB    E2M   25    38    32.28 33.52
192   Stephanie Heckman       TB    DW    90    1000  108.17121.00
100   Michael Hietbrink       TR    VE1M  15    28    23.87
15    Jenessa Hilger          SD    E1W   25    38    29.44 30.45
6     Drew Hilger             SD    EM    0     18    12.18 8.76
109   Marlene Hoeft           SW    BW    60    80    81.42 76.03
207   Greg Hoeft              AA    VAM   35    48    41.99 44.02
40    Camille Hoeft           SW    DW    90    1000  131.91120.97
1M    Joel Holzknecht         TR    EM    0     18    13.79 11.88
42    Jim Hoppenrath          TR    VAM   35    48    42.72 44.88
122   Shawn Hughes            AA    VE2M  25    38    35.71 38.89
222   Mike Jablonski          TB    SVAM  35    48    43.99 58.51
44    Zach Jablonski          TB    E1M   15    28    19.77 18.73
116   Jason Kanakry           TR    EM    0     18    15.27 22.77
1W    Heather Kanakry         TR    EW    0     28    21.58 21.69
111   Schyler Kangas          AA    AM    35    48    38.02 45.49
177   Thomas Kaznecki         SN    SVCM  60    80    71.93 91.82
47    Sue Kent                TR    CW    75    96    106.1096.84
155   Tom Klaban              TB    SVE1M 15    28    25.95 21.59
156   Nick Koltoniak          TO    VE2M  25    38    36.03 44.91
48    Debi Koltoniak          TO    BW    60    80    82.16 86.41
49    Gary Konsza             SD    SVE1M 15    28    22.87 23.38
162   Cliff Langdon           TO    E1M   15    28    26.95 28.43
115   Peter LaPlante          TO    AM    35    48    34.29 46.55
50    Owen LaPlante           TO    E1M   15    28    20.10 23.42
51    Art LeVasseur           SN    VBM   45    64    52.35 56.81
210   Timothy Loula           TB    SVE1M 15    28    30.43 37.58
113   Susie Mackens           SD    E1W   25    38    29.27 43.70
163   Jack Maynard            SN    SVAM  35    48    49.38 56.61
159   Domenic Mazzenga        SN    SVCM  60    80    81.39 78.95
160   Keli Mazzenga           SN    DW    90    1000  110.10110.22
161   Nick Mazzenga           SN    E2M   25    38    31.45 37.77
93    Doug McClelland         SD    VE1M  15    28    19.00 17.66
196   Steve Meyer             SN    CM    60    80    68.67 73.03
8     Katelyn Meyer           SN    E2W   35    48    52.47 56.29
89    Denise Miller           TR    VAW   45    64    51.82 65.99
108   Janette Milne           TO    CW    75    96    77.97 90.87
55    Bob Milne               TO    BM    45    64    49.58 61.55
164   Fred Myers              SW    SVCM  60    80    74.54 73.72
57    Roger Myers             TO    VE1M  15    28    21.43 25.08
205   Todd Newman             AA    CM    60    80    66.42 77.08
202   Jon Nielsen             XX    SVAM  35    48    42.02
58    Lou Oles                TR    SVBM  45    64    47.62 47.04
167   Alan Osterdale          AA    DM    75    1000  76.65 95.28
170   Dennis Parrott          TB    VBM   45    64    58.19 69.32
186   Jamie Pawelek           TB    BM    45    64    60.61 69.25
60    Bill Perlmutter         TR    VE2M  25    38    41.97 46.38
171   Joe Pioch               SW    DM    75    1000  82.66 79.02
82    John Pomerville         SD    VE1M  15    28    28.18 27.77
173   Scott Pyles             RN    SVE1M 15    28          23.26
124   Andrew Rajala           SD    E1M   15    28    26.98 42.45
62    Rob Reader              SD    VE1M  15    28    32.08 34.73
63    Bob Rentschler          TB    VBM   45    64    61.11 63.82
67    Mike Sayers             TO    SVE1M 15    28    24.38 26.87
68    Samantha Sayers         TO    E1W   25    38    28.15 32.41
70    Jeffrey Sitko           SW    E1M   15    28    21.70 28.33
110   Kevin Smith             SW    VE2M  25    38    30.14 33.61
71    David C. Smith          SD    SVE1M 15    28    22.33 19.80
154   Patrick Smithbauer      TB    SVBM  45    64    47.77 55.77
72    Joseph Smyk             AA    VAM   35    48    46.41 51.74
92    Scott Soucie            TB    AM    35    48    41.70 52.51
179   Richard Steele          AA    SVAM  35    48    44.93 49.61
206   Ryan Stewart            SD    EM    0     18    8.38  4.04
73    Sandy Stober            TO    VAW   45    64    50.51 68.12
181   Richard Synowiec        TB    SVCM  60    80    67.37 95.77
118   Seth Thompson           TR    EM    0     18    11.25 10.91
103   David Tomasik           AA    EM    0     18    16.86 16.31
182   Chuck Trewin            TB    VBM   45    64    52.39 58.01
75    Ginnie Uhley            TR    E2W   35    48    45.06 52.37
183   Richard Van Houdt       TR    SVBM  45    64    53.08 55.89
106   Terri Warren            TO    E1W   25    38    34.36 43.07
76    Mark Warren             TO    E1M   15    28    19.92 24.53
77    Marylynn Webster        TR    EW    0     28    23.18 20.75
78    Chuck White             SW    AM    35    48    38.26 55.81
79    Laura White             SD    VAW   45    64    47.26 55.78
107   Lester Williams         SW    VAM   35    48    45.04 53.75
81    Paul Williams           SN    VE1M  15    28    25.57 28.46
90    Chris Williams          SN    AM    35    48    36.88 43.47
185   Ron Zawlocki            SN    VAM   35    48    38.27 44.07

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.