Flyer Handicap Calculator

Flyer Handicap Calculator

Instructions: 

1: Select
Race Distance
Distance  

 




2: Enter your
Age
at the time of the race


Age







3: Enter your
Weight
at the time of the race (in lbs)

Weight


 


4: Select Gender


Gender

 

Male
Female



5: Enter your



Actual Race Time
Hours
 

Minutes



Seconds
6: Click “Compute” for your
Weight-Age-Graded Time
Hours

Minutes
 

 


Seconds


What is my Weight-Age-Graded
Time
?
It is a statistical calculation of your
“adjusted” run time
(5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon or Marathon) if you were 25 yrs old and either 110 lbs (F) or 143 lbs (M) based on
your actual age, weight and run time.  In this calculation, the
Flyer Handicap assumes that not only are you lighter but you are also a
“scale model” of yourself and are, therefore, shorter.

 

What is the science behind this Flyer Handicap?
The handicap is based on the documented decline in aerobic function,
specifically distance run speed,
due to increasing age and fat-free mass.  Download the attached
PowerPoint
presentation
for more information.  We
also have two research papers on the Flyer
Handicap.  The first, which explains the derivation, is in the March 2007 issue of Measurement in Physical Education
and Exercise Science
.  Click
here

for a pdf copy.  The second, a validation study, is
in the December 2006 edition of the Journal of Exercise Physiology (online).  Click here
for a pdf copy. 

 

Note:  If you enter age below 25 the Flyer Handicap will use 25
as your age.  If you enter weight below 110 lbs or 143 lbs for
women and men, respectively, the Flyer Handicap will use 110 lbs if you
are a woman and 143 lbs if you are a man.  Lower ages and weights than these are, for
most runners, generally not an advantage.

Click here for more
Flyer Handicap information

Email Paul
Vanderburgh if you have feedback on the Flyer Handicap (please!)