May 9, 2015
Rothrock State Forest

Sunny skies and a cool breeze provided ideal conditions for this year’s Beidleheimer Sidewinder 10K. Patrick Singletary took first place overall and the race’s age and gender grading kept him ithere. The top five finishers by adjusted times received trophies. Paula Jech was the lone female in the top five.

Five teams, assembled at the starting line, contended, with Five Skins edging out the Whipple Whizzers for first place. Sam Jacobs, 9, and Ella Ziegler,12, demonstrated the power of youth on this tough, rolling course.

Thanks to Subway Restaurants for post-race party subs and to Doan’s Bones for excellent giveaway prizes. Dave Eggler of the NVRC provided professional timing and WMA conversion of the results.

Here’s how the results of this race are calculated, and how you can use the system to score yourself for other events. WMA Finish Order (given below the order of finish results) is what counts for individual and team awards. The World Masters Athletics (WMA) percentage is an age and gender graded scoring system based on data. The WMA percentage tells how your age and gender graded time compares to the gender world record for a given distance. If your WMA score is 100%, you would have run a gender world record time in your prime. If it's 50%, then the world record holder would have come in in half your time. By the way, 80% is considered National Class level. Today's top 4 age and gender graded finishers were all pretty close to that!

An explanation of the formula: 

WORLD MASTERS ATHLETICS (WMA) Percentage Calculation:
AGST = age-gender standard time
OGST = open-gender standard time
AGT = age-graded time
WMA factor = OGST / AGST
WMA factor * actual time = AGT
WMA% (age-performance %) = OGST / AGT (or = AGST / time)

Simplified, your WMA (World Masters Athletics) percentage is the ratio of the approximate world-record time for your age and gender divided by your actual time.

Example for a 45-year old woman running a road 10 km in 40:00
AGST = 32:33 (AGST if she were a 45-year old male = 29:51)
OGST = 30:20 (OGST if she were a 45-year old male = 26:51)
WMA factor = 30:20 / 32:33 = 0.932
AGT = 0.932 * 40:00 = 37:17
WMA % = 30:20 / 37:17 (or = 32:33 / 40:00) = 81.4%

The next Tussey Teaser is June 7, the Treaster Kettle Test-Your-Mettle 10.6 Miler, with an earlier start, 8:30 a.m.

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Before the start of the race, runners hold up the sponsor banner for Subway. 

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Pat Singletary wins outright as well as with the WMA adjustment

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Paula Jech was WMA fourth overall and first woman 

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Sam Jacobs, 9, and Ella Ziegler, 12, were the race’s youngest participants 

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The Five Skins took first in the team competition 

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The Whipple Whizzers took second place 

Timing by the Nittany Valley Running Club

Individual Results - WMA Adjusted Order of FInish

         CLASS                                                  WMA     CLOCK
 PLACE   PLACE             FINISHER                                     TIME        TEAM
 —————   —————             ————————                             ———     —————       ————
    1    1 OpM  Patrick Singletary, 49, Hamburg, NY           79.16%    38:28    Five Skins           
    2    2 OpM  Jim Figler, 51, Hamburg, NY                   73.90%    41:53                         
    3    3 OpM  Terry Reid, 56, Bellefonte, PA                73.71%    43:45    Five Skins           
    4    1 OpW  Paula Jech, 71*, State College, PA            73.06%  1:03:29                         
    5    4 OpM  Michael Zimmerman, 34, State College, PA      68.32%    39:56                         
    6    5 OpM  Rich Harter, 58, State College, PA            67.63%    48:30    Five Skins           
    7    6 OpM  Ron Burket, 55, Philipsburg, PA               67.05%    47:42    Five Skins           
    8    7 OpM  Jeffry Schiesler, 59, Port Matilda, PA        65.78%    50:19                         
    9    8 OpM  Eric Taber, 24, Cincinnati, OH                62.61%    42:53    Whipple Whizzers     
   10    9 OpM  Brian Garthwaite, 35, Lewisburg, PA           61.88%    44:20    Tussey Teasers       
   11   10 OpM  Sean Farahani, 15, Boalsburg, PA              60.04%    44:43                         
   12    2 OpW  Karen Gibbon, 46*, Sinking Spring, PA         58.98%    55:42    Whipple Whizzers     
   13   11 OpM  Dave Gantz, 33, lemont, PA                    58.30%    46:36    Whipple Whizzers     
   14   12 OpM  Scott Charney, 54, Lancaster, PA              57.54%    55:07    Whipple Whizzers     
   15   13 OpM  Bob Shafer, 34, Bellefonte, PA                56.90%    47:57                         
   16   14 OpM  Craig Harman, 35, Lewisburg, PA               56.01%    48:59    Tussey Teasers       
   17    3 OpW  Julia Williams, 29*, State College, PA        55.76%    54:24                         
   18   15 OpM  Adam Ilgen, 27, State College, PA             54.33%    49:25                         
   19    4 OpW  Denise Weaver, 50*, Pleasant Gap, PA          54.22%  1:03:23    Tussey Teasers       
   20   16 OpM  Brent Kelsey, 46, Huntingdon, PA              53.43%    55:39    Five Skins           
   21    5 OpW  Heidi Walker, 47*, Baldwin, MD                52.67%  1:03:00    Team Walker          
   22    6 OpW  Jessica Meyer, 28*, Boalsburg, PA             51.90%    58:27    Last Minuters        
   23   17 OpM  Jason Thomas, 40, Boalsburg, PA               48.55%    58:32                         
   24    7 OpW  Rebecca Stewart, 32*, State College, PA       48.33%  1:02:54    Last Minuters        
   25   18 OpM  Bill Mahoney, 41, State College, PA           47.46%  1:00:18    Last Minuters        
   26           Emily Hobbs*, State College, PA               47.37%  1:04:02    Whipple Whizzers     
   27    8 OpW  Eliz Schneeberger-Klotz, 23*, Jim Thorpe, PA
                                                              47.11%  1:04:23                         
   28   19 OpM  Stewart Walker, 42, Baldwin, MD               46.90%  1:01:29    Team Walker          
   29    9 OpW  Tracy Clouthier, 27*, State College, PA       46.43%  1:05:20    Last Minuters        
   30   20 OpM  David Lloyd, 44, Hamburg, NY                  46.09%  1:03:32    Tussey Teasers       
   31   21 OpM  Gar Hong, 36, State College, PA               46.00%  1:00:00    Tussey Teasers       
   32   22 OpM  Andrew Walker, 14, Baldwin, MD                42.85%  1:02:40    Team Walker          
   33   10 OpW  Monica Mahoney, 35*, State College, PA        42.11%  1:12:45    Last Minuters        
   34   11 OpW  Lynda Hauman, 30*, Pa Furnace, PA             38.68%  1:18:28    Team Walker          
   35   12 OpW  Amanda Jacobs, 39*, Port Matilda, PA          37.98%  1:22:04                         
   36   13 OpW  Ella Ziegler, 12*, Pottstown, PA              37.04%  1:21:53                         
   37   23 OpM  Nick Gildow, 37, Philipsburg, PA              35.40%  1:18:29    Team Walker          
   38   24 OpM  Sam Jacobs, 9, Port Matilda, PA               32.80%  1:21:51                         
* indicates females
24 finishers among Open Men
13 finishers among Open Women
1 finishers among Females (no age given)
24 male finishers
14 female finishers
38 total finishers

Teams

         CLASS  
 PLACE   PLACE                     FINISHER                    TIME
 —————   —————                     ————————                    ————
1. Five Skins
    1    1 OpM  Patrick Singletary, 49, Hamburg, NY            38:28  
    3    3 OpM  Terry Reid, 56, Bellefonte, PA                 43:45  
    6    6 OpM  Ron Burket, 55, Philipsburg, PA                47:42  
    7    7 OpM  Rich Harter, 58, State College, PA             48:30  
   10   10 OpM  Brent Kelsey, 46, Huntingdon, PA               55:39  
Total Time = 3:54:04     Total Places = 27    Average WMA% = 68.2

2. Whipple Whizzers
    2    2 OpM  Eric Taber, 24, Cincinnati, OH                 42:53  
    5    5 OpM  Dave Gantz, 33, lemont, PA                     46:36  
    9    9 OpM  Scott Charney, 54, Lancaster, PA               55:07  
   11    1 OpW  Karen Gibbon, 46*, Sinking Spring, PA          55:42  
   21           Emily Hobbs*, State College, PA              1:04:02  
Total Time = 4:24:20     Total Places = 48    Average WMA% = 57.0

3. Tussey Teasers
    4    4 OpM  Brian Garthwaite, 35, Lewisburg, PA            44:20  
    8    8 OpM  Craig Harman, 35, Lewisburg, PA                48:59  
   13   11 OpM  Gar Hong, 36, State College, PA              1:00:00  
   19    5 OpW  Denise Weaver, 50*, Pleasant Gap, PA         1:03:23  
   20   15 OpM  David Lloyd, 44, Hamburg, NY                 1:03:32  
Total Time = 4:40:14     Total Places = 64    Average WMA% = 52.8

4. Last Minuters
   12    2 OpW  Jessica Meyer, 28*, Boalsburg, PA              58:27  
   14   12 OpM  Bill Mahoney, 41, State College, PA          1:00:18  
   17    3 OpW  Rebecca Stewart, 32*, State College, PA      1:02:54  
   22    6 OpW  Tracy Clouthier, 27*, State College, PA      1:05:20  
   23    7 OpW  Monica Mahoney, 35*, State College, PA       1:12:45  
Total Time = 5:19:44     Total Places = 88    Average WMA% = 47.2

5. Team Walker
   15   13 OpM  Stewart Walker, 42, Baldwin, MD              1:01:29  
   16   14 OpM  Andrew Walker, 14, Baldwin, MD               1:02:40  
   18    4 OpW  Heidi Walker, 47*, Baldwin, MD               1:03:00  
   24    8 OpW  Lynda Hauman, 30*, Pa Furnace, PA            1:18:28  
   25   16 OpM  Nick Gildow, 37, Philipsburg, PA             1:18:29  
Total Time = 5:44:06     Total Places = 98    Average WMA% = 43.3