Data Viz Done Right

August 7, 2013

Where did they come from? How did they do? Visualizing results from the Summer Breeze Half/10K/5K

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This past Saturday, 1,589 runners/walkers participated in the Summer Breeze Half/10K/5K, put on by Brazen Racing.  At the end of the race and on their website, when you want to find your time, you look it up on a table like this:

This is great when you simply want to find yourself and see where you placed, but it doesn’t give you any insight into the entire race.  Being the data nerd/runner that I am, I wanted to know more.  Who are the runners?  What do we know about them?  Where are they from?  How do different demographics perform?  Did certain areas in California produce faster average times?

To answer these questions, I downloaded the data and created this race results visualization.  Go ahead…click around, look for patterns, get a feel for the race.

5 comments :

  1. You've got some work to do, I wanna see sub 8's !

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    1. I'm getting there. I had a pretty badly hurt calf, so that's my excuse.

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  2. Much better viz of the data! One problem... us runners really want a min/max/avg on the age groups line chart so we can see the 'speedy folks.'

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    1. Steve, how about two separate charts then? One for males and one for females. Each would include the value, plus the min/max/avg.

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  3. Sir, I have one question for ya? HOW did you get the points on the lines to show up on "Average Chip Times by Age & Gender" graph. I CANNOT for the life of me get them to show up unless I add labels. Please help. Thanks

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