Dipsea Cutoffs


Historical "Critical cutoffs" in the Dipsea:
By Bernie Hollander
 
The following shows the adjusted times (actual time minus handicap) for the most critical places and cutoffs since 1978. To determine what time you would have needed to run in any of the categories in a given year, simply add your 2008 handicap to any of the times shown. Example: To win the 35th Black Shirt in 1998 a runner with a 10 minute handicap would have had to run 64:18 (54:18 + 10:00). However with the same 10 minute handicap it would have required 61:25 in 1988 and 64:00 in 2006.
 
For most entrants the most important question is "what time do I have to run to make Invitional". To qualify for the year 2000 Invitational Division, runners in the 2009 Invitational Division must place in the top 450 finishers and those in the Runners Division must place in the top 750. The cutoffs in these have changed many times over the years. For the sake of consistency I have adjusted them to the current 450 and 750.
 
  1st 10th 35th 50th 100th 450th 750th 1st DR Time 1st DR Place # Finishers
1978 42:03:00 48:58:00 51:12:00 52:44:00 55:10:00     49:53:00 446 934
1979 45:40:00 48:56:00 52:12:00 53:28:00 56:26:00     44:52:00 500 1081
1980 44:51:00 49:32:00 52:54:00 54:04:00 57:15:00     51:16:00 472 1159
1981 44:43:00 48:59:00 52:40:00 54:40:00 57:16:00     51:52:00 557 1257
1982 44:53:00 49:00:00 53:08:00 54:41:00 57:35:00     52:15:00 580 1286
1983 45:42:00 50:08:00 53:37:00 55:28:00 58:40:00     47:55:00 556 1270
1984 45:18:00 51:12:00 53:41:00 54:58:00 58:41:00     50:03:00 631 1375
1985 45:56:00 59:55:00 53:09:00 54:31:00 58:19:00     50:39:00 549 1295
1986 44:19:00 49:53:00 53:31:00 55:21:00 58:48:00     53:22:00 553 1245
1987 45:06:00 49:10:00 51:32:00 52:39:00 55:41:00     47:21:00 511 1293
1988 44:40:00 48:11:00 51:25:00 53:13:00 56:49:00     54:14:00 556 1278
1989 44:56:00 50:28:00 53:05:00 54:41:00 57:42:00     52:55:00 583 1269
1990 47:05:00 50:14:00 53:13:00 54:58:00 58:57:00     49:23:00 527 1238
1991 45:32:00 50:09:00 52:49:00 53:33:00 57:12:00     52:08:00 552 1188
1992 42:09:00 49:00:00 53:00:00 54:21:00 57:51:00 1:09:13 1:09:56 51:53:00 555 1251
1993 44:34:00 50:36:00 53:19:00 55:01:00 57:28:00 1:10:36 1:08:39 51:47:00 553 1320
1994 46:06:00 49:41:00 52:30:00 54:39:00 57:13:00 1:10:09 1:09:34 51:10:00 498 1250
1995 44:03:00 50:39:00 53:04:00 54:55:00 58:07:00 1:09:32 1:11:00 50:27:00 514 1361
1996 48:19:00 51:40:00 53:49:00 55:27:00 58:29:00 1:09:41 1:10:53 51:17:00 529 1312
1997 44:27:00 49:23:00 51:59:00 53:42:00 56:47:00 1:06:48 1:10:38 59:57:00 596 1455
1998 47:59:00 51:01:00 54:18:00 56:01:00 59:26:00 1:11:50 1:12:23 55:48:00 528 1368
1999 42:51:00 50:26:00 53:56:00 55:05:00 58:42:00 1:09:18 1:11:30 53:59:00 588 1478
2000 43:59:00 50:22:00 53:46:00 55:03:00 58:03:00 1:09:47 1:12:19 53:32:00 552 1342
2001 46:25:00 50:23:00 52:58:00 54:24:00 58:02:00 1:08:27 1:10:53 53:09:00 583 1425
2002 45:14:00 51:38:00 54:08:00 56:00:00 58:56:00 1:07:04 1:10:31 52:26:00 605 1412
2003 42:36:00 50:23:00 52:37:00 54:21:00 56:57:00 1:07:54 1:11:16 55:25:00 544 1324
2004 46:23:00 50:06:00 53:49:00 55:14:00 57:45:00 1:09:03 1:10:11 51:42:00 596 1360
2005 46:44:00 51:17:00 55:01:00 56:11:00 59:07:00 1:09:31 1:10:19 51:49:00 578 1317
2006 47:03:00 50:17:00 54:00:00 55:36:00 58:47:00 1:09:10 1:11:11 50:56:00 568 1382
2007 47:05:00 51:59:00 54:43:00 56:17:00 59:36:00 1:10:24 1:12:02 54:58:00 596 1397
2008 47:24:00 51:02:00 54:13:00 56:06:00 60:30:00 1:11:34 1:13:05 57:31:00 590 1454
Average 45:13:00 50:27:00 53:10:00 54:42:00 57:51:00 1:09:17 1:10:50 51:56:00 552 1346
 
LEGEND:
1st: The person finishing before the 2nd finisher.
10th: The person finishing after the 9th finisher.
35th: The "last" Black Shirt. Actually there are plenty of them, they just don't give them out.
36th: Not included, but has a whole year to think about it.
50th: Gets their name printed in the I.J. behind the other 49.
100th: Places 1-100 get their 2008 finishing place on their bib number for year 2009.
450th: Invitational Division cutoff. If you finish behind this person start composing your begging letter now.
750th: Runners Division cutoff. See 450th for future help.
1st Runner: Should have been in the Invitational Division but can't compose a letter.
Finishers: If you are not one, I hope your medical coverage is paid up.

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