September 12, 2005
In addition to Robert’s graph, here is another showing the average number of runners finishing the race as a function of time. Clearly the most “popular” time is around two hours. The two peaks shown are probably just random, but I can’t help imagining that they represent those trying extra hard to finish under two hours and then those who know they have passed the two hour mark and so slowed a bit.
Mean race time: 2:05:45 (time from start gun sounding to runner passing finish line)
Mean chip time: 2:02:13 (time from runner passing start line to runner passing finish line)
So the average time taken to get over the start line after the gun went was 3:32
The male to female ratio was very nearly 2:1 There were 4729 men and 2357 women, so if 5 of those men had actually been women it would have been exactly 2:1. The average male came in ahead of the average female by almost 16 minutes.
It would have been interesting to have more data available such as age, location etc.