Ron Hindley Memorial Serial Competition

Rules for the Serial Competition

Kevin Tyler approached the CTC in January of 2006 with an idea for cumulatively ranking all the runners that entered certain races in 2006. The following races were selected throughout the year: St. Patrick’s 5K, the Show-Me Stampede, the Human Race, the Wellaware 5K, the Mexican Independence Day 5K, the Cranberry Crawl, the Jingle Bell Run, and the First Night 5K. The Jingle Bell Run was not held in 2006, so the points were added up for the other 7 races thus:

  1. start with the times for the fastest man and the fastest woman for each race
  2. to get each runner’s raw score, divide the time for the fastest man by each of the times of the other male runners, and divide the time for the fastest woman by each of the times of the other female runners
  3. to get each runner’s point total for a race, multiply the results above by 100
  4. to get the cumulative point total for each runner, add the point totals for all races.
  5. in years when not all races counted toward the total, only the top ten races per person per year were counted for each individual.
  6. in years when one of the races is not counted, only the top nine races per person per year were counted.
  7. only people who are members of the Columbia Track Club for the year of the competition are eligible for prizes.

The program which performs these functions was developed by Ronald Hindley. Read Ron’s take on the serial competition.

Current rankings (sorted by point totals)

Includes all results for the current calendar year (if more than 9 for an individual, then only the top nine count.) Sorted by score with highest at the top for each person.

Complete historical results (sorted by last name)

Includes all races in the competition from 2006-current. Sorted by date with the oldest race at the top for each person.

Previous winners

Races included in the series

  • Runner’s Choice 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (cancelled), 2016
  • Froze Nose 2011
  • Nut Race 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (cancelled), 2015, 2016
  • Run with the Eagles 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • St. Pat’s 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • CIGS 2007, 2008
  • Show-Me Stampede 2006, 2007
  • Head for the Cure 2011
  • Mustang 5k Stampede 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Joe Marks Human Race XXVIII, XXIX, XXX, XXXI (2006-2009)
  • Jeff Shikles 2007, 2008, 2015, 2016
  • WellAware 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Parley P. Pratt Freedom Run 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Smokin’ Chicks III, IV (2007-2008)
  • Show-Me State Games 5K 2007, 2008
  • Great Sandbagger 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Heart of America Marathon XLVIII, XLIX, L, LI, LII, LIII, LIV, LV, LVI, LVII (2007-2016)
  • Malted Mile 2015, 2016
  • Chevy’s 2006, 2007 (cancelled)
  • One Hour Run 2007
  • Columbia Half Marathon Challenge 2008
  • Heart for Africa 2008, 2009, 2010 (cancelled)
  • Rock Bridge Revenge 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Cross Country Challenge 2009
  • C2C Ultra-Marathon (full distance only) 2012, 2013 (cancelled), 2014 (cancelled)
  • Prevent 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Cranberry Crawl 2006, 2007, 2008 (not included), 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Hunger Run 2013 (not included) 2014, 2015 (cancelled)
  • Jingle Bell 2006 (cancelled), 2007, 2008
  • Cheese & Sauerkraut 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • First Night 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Eve Fest 2013, 2014, 2015

For 2006, all 7 races were included in the point totals. For 2007, all 19 races were included in the point totals. For 2008-2012, only the individual’s top ten results were counted toward the serial competition. For 2013-2016, the individual’s top nine races were counted.

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