54 min

The Data Speaks: The Hardest Trail Races of 2022 UltraData

    • Running

Matt Abbott walks us through how to develop an algorithm to rank UltraSignup’s races by difficulty. Along the way, he brings in some guests (Jeff Pelletier, Riley Brady, Arlen Glick, & Corrine Malcolm) to discuss what makes different races hard for them and to react to iterations of the ranking.
Jeff Pelletier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g6CF-ayNzU (“What makes an ultramarathon hard?”)
Arlen Glick: https://ultrasignup.com/results_participant.aspx?fname=Arlen&lname=Glick
Riley Brady: https://ultrasignup.com/results_participant.aspx?fname=Riley&lname=Brady
Corrine Malcolm: https://ultrasignup.com/m_results_participant.aspx?fname=Corrine&lname=Malcolm
Chapter Headings
00:00 Intro
01:52 Guest Intros
03:05 What makes a trail race hard?
19:37 UltraSignup Runner Rank explained
23:54 Race rank development
29:22 Hardest races of 2022?
42:38 Hardest 100 milers of 2022?
53:09 Conclusion

Matt Abbott walks us through how to develop an algorithm to rank UltraSignup’s races by difficulty. Along the way, he brings in some guests (Jeff Pelletier, Riley Brady, Arlen Glick, & Corrine Malcolm) to discuss what makes different races hard for them and to react to iterations of the ranking.
Jeff Pelletier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g6CF-ayNzU (“What makes an ultramarathon hard?”)
Arlen Glick: https://ultrasignup.com/results_participant.aspx?fname=Arlen&lname=Glick
Riley Brady: https://ultrasignup.com/results_participant.aspx?fname=Riley&lname=Brady
Corrine Malcolm: https://ultrasignup.com/m_results_participant.aspx?fname=Corrine&lname=Malcolm
Chapter Headings
00:00 Intro
01:52 Guest Intros
03:05 What makes a trail race hard?
19:37 UltraSignup Runner Rank explained
23:54 Race rank development
29:22 Hardest races of 2022?
42:38 Hardest 100 milers of 2022?
53:09 Conclusion

54 min