1) “Converted Time” In order to compare performances over a variety of distances a formula is used to get times to a 10klm equivalent. A multiple will be applied to the kilometre rate for each distance then multiplied by 10 (for the number of kilometres). Multiples are:
5k x 1.06,
6k x 1.04,
8k x 1.015
Example: 20 min 5k has a k rate of 4:00. Therefore 4:00 x 1.06 = 4:14 x 10 = 42:24
Hopefully the way that we convert times now is a bit clearer and importantly we believe that this is a more accurate process.