modified: 2/1/2021 at 9:49 AM

We'll see if we go through the whole year with this.

- Game is individual
- Players’ weekly target is simply the average of their last 3 years. Since there are not exactly 52 weeks in a year, I divide the yearly miles average by 365 (screw the leap years) and multiply that by 7. That is each player's weekly target.
- Scoring per week ranges from 0 to 20 points like this:
- If you hit your weekly mileage you get 10 points
- You get 1 extra point for each 10% completed over your goal, to a max of 100% (or 10 extra points)
- You lose a point for each 10% under target.
- Examples below

- Game admins are me, sdWhiskers, KCRuns and Docket_Rocket
- Whenever I'm in charge of a week, there is no obligation to post your miles, I can check the logs, but it would be appreciated if they were posted here.
- Whenever someone else is in charge of a week, their week=their rules (on posting your miles)
- We use
**one decimal**for the weekly miles. - Weeks are from Monday to Sunday
- Game starts on January 4th.

All of this is subject to change, of course.

Some scoring examples:

A runner has a **24 miles** per week target, so extra points are added/substracted for each 2.4 miles above or below target

- 21 miles = 9 points (difference of 3 miles)
- 19 miles = 8 points (difference of 5 miles)
- 26 miles = 10 points (difference of 2 miles)
- 60 miles = 20 points (20 points is the max)

A runner has a **60 miles** per week target, so extra points are added/substracted for each 6 miles above or below target

- 65 miles = 10 points (difference of 5 miles)
- 50 miles = 8 points (difference of 15 miles)
- 80 miles = 13 points (difference of 20 miles)

Runner |
2018 |
2019 |
2020 |
Average year |
Target per week in 2021 |

Baboon | 1671 | 2093 | 2517 | 2093.67 | 40 |

BerthaSlayer | 1254 | 1471 | 1501 | 1408.67 | 27 |

Bluerun | 1567 | 2211 | 2271 | 2016.33 | 38 |

Cyberic | 3510 | 3729 | 3815 | 3684.67 | 70 |

DavePNW | 1664 | 2683 | 3250 | 2532.33 | 48 |

Docket_Rocket | 2492 | 2035 | 2404 | 2310.33 | 44 |

FreeSoul87 | 551 | 1291 | 1876 | 1239.33 | 23 |

GinnyinPA | 1890 | 2025 | 1965 | 1960.00 | 37 |

Half Crazy K 2.0 | 1594 | 1475 | 1310 | 1459.67 | 27 |

KCRuns | 1526 | 991 | 1215 | 1244.00 | 23 |

Lauren | 1358 | 2932 | 1074 | 1788.00 | 34 |

LRB | 2094 | 2704 | 2219 | 2339.00 | 44 |

Onemile | 2700 | 2999 | 2783 | 2827.33 | 54 |

RunningOnSand | 1769 | 1778 | 540.3 | 1362.43 | 26 |

Fredford66 | 1839 | 1760 | 1850 | 1816.33 | 34 |

sdWhiskers | 1819 | 2003 | 2224 | 2015.33 | 38 |

wcrunner2 | 1526 | 2107 | 2147 | 1926.67 | 36 |

**Consistency points**

The standard deviation percentage from your target is also calculated. You want your weeks to be close together, and therefore a low standard deviation percentage is what you're looking for.

At the end of the year the results will be given in three ways:

- The best score just by the miles
- The more consistent runners
- An overall score

The runner with the best consistency score will get 100 points added to his/her miles score for the overall score.

2nd most consistent will get 90 points

3rd will get 80 points, and so on.

Nice! Thanks for starting this. Let me know if/when you want us to sticky this thread to the top!

**Damaris**

modified: 12/31/2020 at 12:35 PM

If you are not at your goal but not 10% under, do you get 0 points?

Thanks for setting this up!

modified: 12/31/2020 at 12:46 PM

If you are not at your goal but not 10% under, do you get 0 points?

Thanks for setting this up!

Could you give me an example with numbers? Not sure I understand the question. I know the answer is NO, the only way to get 0 points is by running 0. If my formula is correct, running a mere 1 mile in your week will give you 1 point.

Could you give me an example with numbers? Not sure I understand the question. I know the answer is NO, the only way to get 0 points is by running 0. If my formula is correct, running a mere 1 mile in your week will give you 1 point.

I based my 2021 weekly goal on 26.2 miles per week. I ran more in 2018 and 2019 than this year, so for this game, my weekly goal is likely to be right around 28 miles. If I consistently hit the 26.2 and not 28, the difference is 1.8 miles, so less than 10%.

I guess a better way to ask it, does it count as reaching your goal if you are within +/-9.99%.

I don't mind checking people's logs, there aren't a lot of us in this forum, so it's pretty easy; however, you need to make sure you have shared your log with people in this forum. If you don't want to share your log, then you will need to post or message your weekly mileage for it to count.

We need to set a deadline for having miles posted (either here or to your log). It may be easiest to say by Tuesday night to follow what people already do who play the 2021 in 2021 game.

I was thinking of extra "consistency" points, but Excel is a shitty system to program in. I was thinking something like a rolling 3 weeks of hitting your goal is 1 extra point, and an rolling 6 weeks would be worth 2 points ( or something like that). But, as I said,

it would be too complicated to program that in Excel, so no consistency points.

What if you add a column that just counts the number of weeks hitting the goal and at the end of the year, the top 3 most consistent people get bonus points added to their final total? Then you just have to add it once at the end. If people tie for most number of consistent weeks, then they all get extra points. Maybe something like 30 points for first place, 20 for second and 10 for third?

I based my 2021 weekly goal on 26.2 miles per week. I ran more in 2018 and 2019 than this year, so for this game, my weekly goal is likely to be right around 28 miles. If I consistently hit the 26.2 and not 28, the difference is 1.8 miles, so less than 10%.

I guess a better way to ask it, does it count as reaching your goal if you are within +/-9.99%.

Exactly. If your target is 28, you’d need to run 25.2 miles to hit 9 points, so yes, if you’re within +/- 2.7 miles you get 10 points.

Your understanding is correct.

Maybe we should all throw in 10 bucks so that when DaveP wins he can buy a pair of Vaporflies

What if you add a column that just counts the number of weeks hitting the goal and at the end of the year, the top 3 most consistent people get bonus points added to their final total? Then you just have to add it once at the end. If people tie for most number of consistent weeks, then they all get extra points. Maybe something like 30 points for first place, 20 for second and 10 for third?

Interesting, but I’ll think it through. Maybe I will put the effort in for a rolling consistency weeks scoring... If not, your suggestion is worthy.

I see this as an experiment. At the end of the year, I’ll be able to play around with the scoring, see how different scorings would affect the standings based on what people ran.

Maybe we should all throw in 10 bucks so that when DaveP wins he can buy a pair of Vaporflies

Hahahahahaha!

About the deadline... I never understood why the deadline was so late? Don’t people just automatically upload their runs to the RA log? My miles are always up to date, unless Garmin or RA has an issue...

Thanks for not including extra points for races. As I live in the state which will bring back races last amongst all of us...

About the deadline... I never understood why the deadline was so late? Don’t people just automatically upload their runs to the RA log? My miles are always up to date, unless Garmin or RA has an issue...

It's also weird for the RA game that the deadline is 7pm for CA

modified: 12/31/2020 at 2:28 PM

It's also weird for the RA game that the deadline is 7pm for CA

But it is on a Tuesday for the prior week so it's an extra two days to post your miles from Monday to Sunday midnight your time. The 7pm is mostly because 10pm EST is the deadline so results are up at 11pm.

**Damaris**