The philosophy behind the duncanSCORE is that you should compare yourself to your peers i.e. everybody in your age group who competes in your event.
To that end, we have gathered (from mastersrankings.com) all of the “best” performances by every individual for 4 years (2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016) from across the world.
Mastersrankings.com gathers track and field results from around the globe and then ranks all individual best performances in a calendar year by event to all others in that age group. It is these rankings we have used to compile our data.
We have done a little “cleansing” of performances from mastersrankings.com . Those results that have been hand-timed have been appropriately adjusted, and performances with a wind reading over allowable limits have been excluded.
Next we calculated an average performance by 5-year group and “bell curved” the results, and calculated a “standard score” (1-999, 500 being average) and performance percentile (1-99).
Individual performances are compared to the best annual performance from 4 years (2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, sourced from mastersrankings.com) of Age Group athletes from across the world who , are competitive and reasonably trained and prepared for these Outdoor track and field events.
This has become possible given the hard work and dedication of John Seto making worldwide rankings possible.
Each Age Group/event dataset also includes the current (at time of processing) WMA world record