Diving back a bit into the past we had a look at the results for Ironman Canada in 2011. We’ve done our usual analysis on them and posted them up on the Ironman Canada pages. It has all the usual stuff – breakdown by age group and sex for the swim bike and run and lots of useful graphs. We’ve rejigged our normal charts for the top 10 age groupers in each category so that they are a little clearer and more self explanatory. Now you get the top ten for each age group for the swim, bike and run as well as the average time for the top 10.
So for example if you are 35 – 39 and you’re looking for a Kona spot without roll down at Ironman Canada in 2012 you need to be looking at a total time in the region of 9:45, a 53 minute swim, 5:05 on the bike and 3:21 on the run. If you can’t do that, it’s time to figure out how with your training plane (and this is a good article for pointing you in the right direction), chose a different race or work on how you’ll be ready to do it next year.
For those of us not looking for a Kona slot the charts are still useful as they give you a sense of where you’ll be performing in your age group and help you set some good goals and targets for your performance. Enjoy!