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Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by Rodger » Wed May 30, 2018 1:05 pm

For a fifth season now, this forum will hold the Free Spirits meta-nonathlon. Most of you reading this will already be aware of how this works. Here's a quick summary or FAQ for the newbies and the forgetful.

What is the Free Spirits meta-nonathlon?
The meta-nonathlon is based on the nonathlon. I’m assuming anyone reading this, is familiar with the nonathlon. I have no involvement in the nonathlon apart from being a participant myself. I just 'borrow' the scores from that website. The meta-nonathlon compares your nonathlon scores with those of your previous season. In essence, you are competing against your former self. The scores will then be sorted into a Free Spirits meta-nonathlon ranking that shows who is doing the best job of improving on last year.

How does it work?
For every nonathlon distance (500m, 1k, 2k, etc.) and timed piece (30 min, 60 min) your 2019 nonathlon score will be divided by your 2018 score. The outcome is then multiplied by 100, giving a percentage as your score for that distance. So, managing a better score on a piece than in the previous season gives you a score over 100. The scores are rounded off to whole numbers, for easy-view purposes (showing decimals makes the sheet look messy). Just like in the nonathlon itself, the total score is calculated as the sum of the nine best individual scores (out of all 10). There is no bonus for doing all 10 distances.
All scores in the table are rounded off. The sum score in the table is the sum of the actual (ie. not rounded off) scores. This means that the sum score you see in the table can be 1 point higher or lower than the score you would get if you added up all the rounded off scores.

What do the colours mean?
The cells are colour coded:
- Dark green: over 2.5% better than last season (big improvement)
- Light green: less than 2.5% better than last season (modest improvement)
- Yellow: exactly the same as last season
- Orange: less than 2.5% worse than last season (small decline)
- Red: over 2.5% worse than last season (large decline).
Because scores are rounded off, cells with a score of 100 can be either yellow, orange or light green.

What if you didn't row all distances last year?
If you haven't entered a time/distance for a piece in the previous season, the score to beat will be equal to your highest score in that previous year. In my case, I didn't do a FM in the 2018 season. If I decide to do one in 2019, the 2018 benchmark is set at 836, which was my highest score of all pieces in 2018 (for my 5k). There is a threshold of 5 ranked pieces though, so If you entered less than 5 nonathlon scores in the previous season, the benchmark for un-entered pieces will be set at 1000 instead of the highest ranked score.

What if you weren’t in the nonathlon last year?
The point of the meta-nonathlon is to compare your current season to your previous, based on nonathlon scores. If you didn’t enter any nonathlon scores last year, there is nothing to compare your current performance with. You will have to wait until next season to find your name in the table (sorry).

What do you have to do to take part?
There is no need to ask me to get included in the meta-nonathlon. If you did the nonathlon last year and Stan has added your name to the Free Spirits filter group on that website this season (you can ask him here), your name will appear in the table. If you took part in the nonathlon last season, but weren’t on the Free Spirits list then, don’t worry: I can grab your 2018 scores from the archives of the nonathlon (providing your user name is the same as last year, if not: let me know).

When are the scores updated?
I aim to post a new table in this thread every Wednesday.

Let's go!
Out of the 23 Free Spirits that signed up for the nonathlon so far this season, I was able to match 21 to last year's nonathlon scores.
Stan (no scores in 2018) and Jill (no nonathlon in 2018) are the exceptions.

The first table for 2018-2019:

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Re: Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by JonT » Wed May 30, 2018 6:20 pm

Thanks, as ever, for taking the time to do this Rodger. I for one find it a real motivator. It was a poor season for me last year so I am hoping for a sea of green as far as the eye can see :fsbgrin:
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Re: Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by Paul Victory » Wed May 30, 2018 6:47 pm

Yes, thanks indeed Rodger! Nice to see my name up at the top for a change. I'm now regretting putting in a bit of an effort to improve my scores towards the end of last season. Imagine how much better my score would be this season if I hadn't bothered!

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Re: Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by paulgould » Wed May 30, 2018 6:53 pm

Paul Victory wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 6:47 pm
Yes, thanks indeed Rodger! Nice to see my name up at the top for a change. I'm now regretting putting in a bit of an effort to improve my scores towards the end of last season. Imagine how much better my score would be this season if I hadn't bothered!

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Re: Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by Tako » Wed May 30, 2018 7:37 pm

Dank je wel Rodger!

This is a real motivator and help!!

Last season I was all green with PBs on all distances, so this season will be tough. Hence very happy to already have 2 green entries at the end of the first month :-)
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Re: Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by E-Clair » Thu May 31, 2018 3:23 am

Thanks, Rodger. Good fun and motivation. Last season was a bit of setback for me. Only rowed about 55% as much as the season before, mostly due to travel and illness. So far this season is starting off right. Good luck to everyone.
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Re: Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by Gregor Andrews » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:26 pm

Cheers for doing this again Roger.

Last season's nonathlon was a good one for me, fingers crossed this season I'll get close to those scores again.
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Re: Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by fkoene » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:28 pm

Yes, thanks Roger for this encouragement. For me last season was pretty good as well, I hope this season won't be to disappointing.
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Re: Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by Rodger » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:29 pm

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Re: Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by Rodger » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:49 pm

Almost forgot today's Wednesday...

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Re: Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by Tako » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:09 pm

Thank you Rodger! I love that nice light green colour :-)
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Without others and competition I wouldn't, so thanks to all of you in the community for keeping me going! :fssmile:

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Re: Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by fkoene » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:33 pm

I agree, Tako, there's a lot of work to do for me I'm afraid. Only one so far :(
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Re: Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by Rodger » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:08 am

The meta-nonathlon has a new leader. Normally that could be seen as a somewhat festive occasion. Sadly, this time it's not (no offence Ian).
It's because the previous leader has left the team.

So long, Paul!

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Re: Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by Ian Bee » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:04 am

None taken whatsoever.

Best of luck to Paul.
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Re: Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by Rodger » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:09 pm

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Re: Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by Rodger » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:35 am

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Re: Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by plummy » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:11 pm

Thanks Rodger. Two greens for me - happy about that. 7 extra points for my second best 500m in 6 years last night and bumped Tako into third so I fear I may have kicked a hornet's nest there.

If I can find a few more points here and there (not sure where, may a couple on my 5k and 60 mins) it looks like I'll be trading blows with Mr Bee....again!! :twisted: 8)
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Re: Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by Ian Bee » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:02 pm

Thanks Rodger :fssmile:
plummy wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:11 pm
bumped Tako into third so I fear I may have kicked a hornet's nest there.

If I can find a few more points here and there (not sure where, may a couple on my 5k and 60 mins) it looks like I'll be trading blows with Mr Bee....again!! :twisted: 8)
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Re: Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by Gregor Andrews » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:25 am

Cheers Rodger. A nasty full line of redness for me, but at least this means I've done all 9 of the distances I'll be attempting this season.

Now to hopefully turn those reds into oranges or better.
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Re: Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by plummy » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:16 pm

Gregor Andrews wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:25 am
Cheers Rodger. A nasty full line of redness for me, but at least this means I've done all 9 of the distances I'll be attempting this season.

Now to hopefully turn those reds into oranges or better.
You smashed them all into greens last year after a couple of years of not quite being in tiptop form I seem to remember? This year - they are smashing back!! You'll get there I'm sure 8)
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Re: Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by Gregor Andrews » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:35 pm

plummy wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:16 pm
Gregor Andrews wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:25 am
Cheers Rodger. A nasty full line of redness for me, but at least this means I've done all 9 of the distances I'll be attempting this season.

Now to hopefully turn those reds into oranges or better.
You smashed them all into greens last year after a couple of years of not quite being in tiptop form I seem to remember? This year - they are smashing back!! You'll get there I'm sure 8)
Yes,indeed, well remembered.
I can't see myself getting a great meta-nonathlon score after last season, but it would be nice to chip away at those scores and improve the colours a wee bit.
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Re: Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by Rodger » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:40 am

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Re: Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by Tako » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:44 am

Thank you Rodger!
Happy to SEE the green spreading :-)
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Re: Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by fkoene » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:55 am

Yes, thanks Rodger. For me there's still some work to do to get things green, but happy to see my score of 701 out of seven distances.
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Re: Meta-nonathlon 2018-2019

Post by plummy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:12 am

Tako wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:44 am
Thank you Rodger!
Happy to SEE the green spreading :-)
Yep - totally agree. I'm glad I managed that 1k 2 year SB last week as I've just stayed ahead of Tako and inched closer to Mr Bee. Still got a lot of work to do to have any chance of catching him though. That said, 900 points was my initial target and I'm only 1 off that... :)
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