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VHTRC Participant Survey Results

Event: Women's Half Marathon (WHM)
Date:   September 10, 2011

Thank you to those who particpated in the survey of runners in in the 2011 VHTRC Women's Half Marathon Trail Run. Here are the results.

The Survey

We sent a request to participate in the survey to the 206 starters in the 2011 WHM. We received responses from 99 (48%) of the runners.

For each question, there was a required rating response and an optional comment box. We have listed the average rating and a summary of the comments. To encourage candid responses, we do not make specific comments public.

All of the raw data has been shown to the WHM race director and the VHTRC board members. (As we noted in the survey, no version of the data connects a respondent's name with any response, although a few respondents included their names.) If you responded to the survey, we have heard you.

If you have any question about the survey, or have any further comment, you may e-mail the VHTRC president, Alan Gowen, at alangowen@gmail.com.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. We appreciate your time and your opinions.

The VHTRC Board
October 2011

Results

The rating responses were weighted from 1 for Very Poor to 5 for Very Good. For each question, the average response is listed in red.

 

About the runner ...

A. Have you run a trail race prior to this year's WHM?
Yes: 67 (68%) | No: 32 (32%)
B. Have you completed an ultra trail race?
Yes: 34 (35%) | No: 62 (65%) | (3 not responding)
C. Have you completed a half marathon prior to this year's WHM?
Yes: 85 (86%) | No: 14 (14%)
D. Have you run the WHM before this year?
Yes: 39 (39%) | No: 60 (61%)
E. Your Age:  
20s: 28 (28%) | 30s: 32 (32%) | 40s: 27 (27%) | 50s and above: 12 (12%)
1. The WHM web site was... 4.40
Very Poor (1) through Very Good (5)
Comments:
2. The quality of the entrant shirt was... 4.63
Very Poor (1) through Very Good (5)
Comments:
3. The pre-race briefing was...4.43 (3 didn't answer)
Very Poor (1) through Very Good (5)
Comments:
4. The course markings were... 4.49 (1 didn't answer)
Very Poor (1) through Very Good (5)
Comments:
5. The aid stations were... 4.55
Very Poor (1) through Very Good (5)
Comments:
(Please include what you most liked and what you would like to see but didn't at the aid stations.)

6. The post race food was... 3.84 (7 didn't answer)
Very Poor (1) through Very Good (5)
Comments:
(Please include what you most liked and what you would like to see but didn't.)
7. The post race atmosphere was... 4.63 (16 no answer or Didn't Attend)
Very Poor (1) through Very Good (5) | Didn't Attend
Comments:
8. The quality of the awards was 4.30 (69 no answer or Didn't Observe)
Very Poor (1) through Very Good (5) | Didn't Observe Awards
Comments:
9. Based on your experience this year, do you want to run the WHM again? 4.36
[Weight - Response - Number asnwering (percentage)]
1 - Definitely not - 1 (1.01%)
2 - Probably not - 5 (5.05%)
3 - Might/might not - 9 (9.09%)
4 - Probably - 26 (26.26%)
5 - Definitely - 58 (58.59%)
Please tell us Why or Why Not:

Overall Comments/Recommendations

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