94th running of the Dipsea

This webpage supplements the Dipsea information on the official Dipsea site. For the latest on handicaps, course rules, start times and loads of other info see www.dipsea.org.

Race Day is June 10, 2007

If you want to get the flavor of The Race then checkout Janet Bowman's great Dipsea Article. If you want to run in the team race as a Tamalpan make sure that you are eligible by checking out the Dipsea Team Resolution and for you hardcore Dipseaens take a look at the Dipsea Quotient article and calculator. If you are interested in learning how to run the course faster and get a few laughs check out Tim Amyx's Kiernan Dipsea Secrets Video.

Dipsea Trivia by Bernie Hollander

"What's it gonna take?" "How hard do I have to train?"

The following table shows the adjusted times (actual minus handicap) for the eight most critical places and cutoffs for the past twenty-four years. This period covers the "new" Dipsea course except for 1977. The stats for that year are missing. To determine what time you would have needed to run for any of the categories in a given year, simply add your handicap (see handicap table) to any of the times shown. For example: To win the last Black Shirt in 1998 with a 10 minute handicap you would have needed to run 64:18 (54:18 + 10:00). With the same 10 minute handicap it would have required 61:59 in 1997 & 61:25 in 1988. To qualify for the 2002 Invitational Division, runners in the 2001 Invitational Division had to place in the top 450 finishers and those in the Runners Division had to place in the top 750. These cutoffs have changed many times over the years.

            Inv-Cutoffs-DR   1st Dipsea Runner    
  1st 10th 35th 50th 100th 450th 750th Time 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
Average 45:09:31 50:24:02 53:06:58 54:39:17 57:47:58 1:09:12 1:10:45 51:50:31 550 1294

LEGEND
1st: The person who smiles constantly and gets to make the longest speech.
10th: The 5th member of the Tamalpa team in 2001. Tamalpa again won the team trophy.
35th: The "last" Black Shirt. Awarded in 2001to an unknown runner using the alias of Roger Gordon.
50th: Gets their name printed in the I.J. behind the other 49. Will spend the entire year making excuses for not running faster.
100th: Places 1-100 get their 2002 finishing place on their bib number for year 2003.
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.
Total Finishers: If you are not one, I hope your medical coverage is paid up.

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