This past Saturday, 1,589 runners/walkers participated in the Summer Breeze Half/10K/5K, put on by Brazen Racing. At the end of the race and on their website, when you want to find your time, you look it up on a table like this:
This is great when you simply want to find yourself and see where you placed, but it doesn’t give you any insight into the entire race. Being the data nerd/runner that I am, I wanted to know more. Who are the runners? What do we know about them? Where are they from? How do different demographics perform? Did certain areas in California produce faster average times?
To answer these questions, I downloaded the data and created this race results visualization. Go ahead…click around, look for patterns, get a feel for the race.