There was a great turnout for the first race of Gary Collins Handicap series last Tuesday. Now that Oompa Loompas behind the scene finished dealing with the race protocols – here are the results:
Just a quick reminder how it all works. The raw results are age-graded by multiplying the time to the coefficient which equals 1 for the age between 23 and 27 and gets progressively smaller on both younger and older side. The modified results are then ranked from fastest to slowest (separately for males and females) with the first place giving 20 points, second – 19 points etc. In the end of the season (after five races) three best points results are counted for the final points total.
The first race produced some intriguing outcomes. Serial winner Pauline’s crown is under threat from Jan and a newcomer Rita. On the men side it’s pretty tight at the top – in fact we have Mike and Vas tied at 19 points with the same modified time with only 14 seconds separating results from second to sixth. Are we about to witness our own titanic end of the season struggle to finish at the top four? Only time will tell
There is absolutely no excuse then not to run at the second race, which will happen on Jun-06.