Orienteering Split Times "Progressograph"
On-line Graphic Display
About the Progressograph
NEWS. The Progressograph has been running for some 18 months now, and I'm pleased that it has attracted a good deal of interest, and more than 4000 visitors in a month at its peak. And, judging by some of the feedback I have received, has helped many people to gain a new insight into their orienteering strengths and weaknesses.
As with many such projects, the most fun comes from the creation rather than the ongoing maintenance, and I have to confess my enthusiasm for keeping up the publicity, and the many Sunday evenings spent processing results, has begun to wane a little.
But all is not lost. All the while, Dave Ryder of TVOC has had a similar system available for event organisers to provide graphical displays of their results. But I think it fair to say that without the provision of the 'service' element, only a few of the more technically adventurous organisers have taken advantage of the system. Now, however, Dave has perfected and made available an auto-upload facility, that makes submitting your results as easy as uploading them to Winsplits; and I have to say provides a superior output to the Progressograph, with variable leg lengths, a choice of baselines, instant selection and deslection, as well as other features.
So, I will happily add more results to the Progressograph if asked to do so, but otherwise recommend to you Dave's Splitsbrowser service. You can find it at http://www.splitsbrowser.org.uk
Thanks for visiting.
The table below shows available events in reverse date order, with links to the progressograph and to the official event results.
|Date||Progressograph for Event||Event Results Page|
|16 Mar 03||OD Ragley Hall||Results|
|07 Jul 02||DVO Linacre||Results|
|23 Jun 02||EBOR Cold Keld||Results|
|23 Jun 02||SBOC Gower Day 3||Results|
|22 Jun 02||SBOC Gower Day 2||Results|
|21 Jun 02||SBOC Gower Day 1||Results|
|16 Jun 02||AIRE Danefield Forest||Results|
|08 June 02||LVO Slieve Croob||Results|
|26 May 02||HOC Brampton Bryan||Results|
|26 May 02||EBOR Park Race||Results|
|25 May 02||WYE Fownhope Park||Results|
|19 May 02||BOK Boktrot||Results|
|11 May 02||SBOC Margam Park||Results|
|06 May 02||NIOA British Relays 2002||Results|
|05 May 02||NIOA BOC 2002||Results|
|28 Apr 02||LOC Bigland||Results|
|28 Apr 02||WSX Rushmore||Results|
|21 Apr 02||SBOC Clyne||Results|
|21 Apr 02||WAOC Chicksands||Results|
|21 Apr 02||HOC Hawkbatch||Results|
|21 Apr 02||DVO Crich Chase||Results|
|21 Apr 02||MAROC Sluie Woods||Results|
|21 Apr 02||AIRE Bramham Park||Results|
|20 Apr 02||MVO Balcombe||Results|
|20 Apr 02||SROC British Sprint||Results|
|14 Apr 02||NOC Byron's Walk||Results|
|14 Apr 02||EBOR Cawthorne||Results|
|14 Apr 02||QO Blackdown Hills||Results|
|13 Apr 02||BUSA Touch Estate||Results|
|07 Apr 02||FVO The Trossachs||Results|
|07 Apr 02||WRE The Wrekin||Results|
|06 Apr 02||LEI Swithland Woods||Results|
|04 Apr 02||PAA Bentley Wood||Results|
|31 Mar 02||HALO Pillar Woods||Results|
|31 Mar 02||JK Day 2 Men Women||Results|
|30 Mar 02||JK Day 1 Men Women||Results N.B. Graphs NOT adjusted for road crossing|
|24 Mar 02||MV Balcombe||Results|
|17 Mar 02||LOC Cartmel||Results|
|17 Mar 02||PFO Tockholes||Results|
|17 Mar 02||NOR Sheringham||Results|
|16 Mar 02||NOR Swaffham Heath||Results|
|10 Mar 02||LVO Tollymore Forest Park||Results|
The table below shows available events. Clicking the event name will take you to the results for that event. Progressograph link is on the right.
|Date||Event (link to results)||Classes (link to Progressograph)|
|10 Mar 02||EAOA High Lodge||All Classes|
|10 Mar 02||ESOC Cademuir||All Classes|
|10 Mar 02||HOC Brown Clee Hill||All Classes|
|03 Mar 02||GO Ambersham||All Classes|
|03 Mar 02||DVO Shining Cliff||All Classes|
|02 Mar 02||GO British Nights||All Classes|
|02 Mar 02||SLOW Battersea Sprint-O||All Classes|
|24 Feb 02||WCH Rawnsley||All Classes|
|24 Feb 02||BKO Concorde Chase||All Classes|
|17 Feb 02||SOS Roman Valley||All Colours|
|17 Feb 02||NOC Robin Hood Trophy||All Courses|
|17 Feb 02||LOC Grizedale||All Colours|
|17 Feb 02||SWOC Draethen||All Colours|
|17 Feb 02||DFOK Westerham||All Classes|
|17 Feb 02||AIRE Harden Moor||All Colours|
|10 Feb 02||HALO Houghton Woods||All Classes|
|10 Feb 02||HH Burnham Beeches||M Classes W Classes & C Coded|
|09 Feb 02||SEJS Whippendell Woods||All Classes|
|03 Feb 02||EPOC Langfield Common||All Classes|
|03 Feb 02||LEI Borrough Hill||All Colours|
|03 Feb 02||BL Gelt Woods||All Colours|
|27 Jan 02||LOG Stapleford Woods||All Colours|
|27 Jan 02||CUOC Icenian||All Colours|
|27 Jan 02||WCH Brocton and Milford||All Colours|
|27 Jan 02||DEE Delamere Trophy||All classes|
|27 Jan 02||WIM Avon Water||All classes|
|20 Jan 02||LEI Old Dry Hills||All classes|
|13 Jan 02||SUFFOC Rendlesham||All classes|
|13 Jan 02||NOC Walesby||All colours|
|12 Jan 02||NOC Haywood Oaks Night||All courses|
|06 Jan 02||GO Hascombe Hill||All classes|
|06 Jan 02||HOC Malvern and Eastnor||All colours|
|30 Dec 01||EBOR Strensall Common||All colours|
|23 Dec 01||EPOC Haw Park||All colours|
|23 Dec 01||NOC Harlow Woods||All colours|
|16 Dec 01||NOR Holt Country Park||All colours|
|16 Dec 01||MDOC Bosley Cloud||All colours|
|09 Dec 01||SLOW OK Nuts Trophy||All classes|
|09 Dec 01||LEI Yvette Baker Trophy||All colours|
|09 Dec 01||DEE Pettypool||All colours|
|09 Dec 01||WCH Dimmingsdale||All colours|
|08 Dec 01||DEE Pettypool Night event||All colours|
|08 Dec 01||SN Bagshot Night event||All colours|
|25 Nov 01||SELOC Cowpe||All classes|
|25 Nov 01||HOC Kinver Edge||All classes|
|25 Nov 01||CHIG Epping NW||All classes|
|25 Nov 01||WCOC Whinlatter||All colours|
|25 Nov 01||QO Quantock Forest South||All colours|
|18 Nov 01||LVO Gosford Forest Park||All colours|
|18 Nov 01||SN Wisley Common||All colours|
|11 Nov 01||BOK BOKTrot||All classes|
|11 Nov 01||SYO Burbage Moor||All classes|
|10 Nov 01||SYO Ecclesall Woods||All classes|
|04 Nov 01||SOC November Classic||M classes W classes|
|21 Oct 01||BOC Newborough||M classes W classes & C Coded|
|21 Oct 01||HALO Primrose Warren||All courses|
|14 Oct 01||SROC Broughton Forest||All colours|
|06 Oct 01||SBOC Junior Home Internationals||All classes|
|06 Oct 01||DVO Poulter Country Park||All colours|
|29 Sep 01||NIOA Championships||All classes|
|29 Sep 01||GRAMP Duthie Park O||Both courses|
|23 Sep 01||DVO Cromford Moor||All classes|
|16 Sep 01||SARUM Fonthill||All classes|
|16 Sep 01||WCH Hednesford Hills||All colours|
|09 Sep 01||MDOC Twin Peaks Day 2||All classes|
|08 Sep 01||MDOC Twin Peaks Day 1||All classes|
|11 Aug 01||Lochaber 2001 D6 Fersit||M classes W classes & C Coded|
|10 Aug 01||Lochaber 2001 D5 Arisaig||M classes W classes & C Coded|
|09 Aug 01||Lochaber 2001 D4 Strathmashie||M classes W classes & C Coded|
|07 Aug 01||Lochaber 2001 D3 Ardchattan||M classes W classes & C Coded|
|06 Aug 01||Lochaber 2001 D2 Strathmashie||M classes W classes & C Coded|
|05 Aug 01||Lochaber 2001 D1 Achdalieu||M classes W classes & C Coded|
|Archive - January to June 2001|
|Archive - Up to December 2000|
The progressograph allows you to plot graphically your progress against others on your course. It relies on the split times published from Sport Ident e-punching events, and converts them into a visual display that will help you to see where time was lost and positions were exchanged.
There are different ways of plotting progress. For a good analysis see Ed Nash's article in Compass Sport of August 99. I have chosen to plot times relative to the fastest runner on each leg, so that even the winner is likely to show some time loss. The steeper the slope of the line, the greater the time lost against the fastest runner on that leg. The Y axis shows the cumulative number of minutes behind the imaginary ideal runner, who ran the fastest time on all legs. Control numbers are shown at equidistant intervals along the X axis. Ideally they should vary their spread according to leg length or ideal leg time, but I'm afraid the 'off the peg' graph program is not up to that - yet.
Listed above, in reverse date order, are the more recent events available. Select the adjacent hyperlink for the class(es) or course(s) that you are interested in, and you will be taken to a separate page.
You will see a drop-down list from which you must select the class you are interested in. That gives you a scrolling list of all finishers in position order. Highlight up to seven names (the graph becomes too congested after seven) that you are interested in comparing. Your selection does not have to include the winner. Use the 'shift' key when clicking to highlight a continuous span of names or the 'control' key to highlight additional discrete names. If you select more than seven only the seven highest finishers will be displayed.
Once selected, press the button to draw the graph. You can re-select and re-draw to you heart's content without re-loading.
The Graph is drawn by a Java Applet. It should not need any additional software or plugins, but bear in mind the following limitations:
The most common query I receive is that users are unable to print the graphs. Printing is certainly possible, I have produced successful prints, but to be honest success seems to depend heavily on the combination of browser and printer driver employed. An alternative approach which works for many is to capture a screen print (using the "Prt Sc" key) and paste it into your favourite image program; something like MS Photo Editor.
I would be pleased to receive any feedback you can give on whether or not you are able to print the graphs, and what browser and printer combination you are using. From November '01 I have reverted to use of a white background, which may help. If you have any knowledge in this area, or advice to share, please let me know.
Observations or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org please.
I can process the splits from events that are published in standard Sport Ident format on the Web, or provided directly by the event organiser. I can also process splits from Mike Napier's results software. I will try to include all the major UK events, but if results are published in a non-standard format, and I can't get the standard results file from the organisers, then I can't do it. If you would like me to include an event that you can find the splits for, then just send me the file or a link to where they are published and I'll be happy to oblige.
You might want to point people here from your results pages as an added service. If you let me know in advance I will try and get your event processed as soon as results are available (most people seem to look up their results within a day or two of the event). Either I can get the results from the published pages, or alternatively send me a standard Sport Ident results format file. I will, of course, include a link back to your results page. I haven't got a system for Score events I'm afraid.
|The Progressograph is getting popular:||2378 visits in October 2001|
|3372 visits in November 2001|
|4054 visits in February 2002|
Spread the word...
|Sport Ident Software homepage|
|British Orienteering Federation|
|BOF Ranking Lists|
|Lots of other Orienteering links|
Richard Pownall (SMOC) email@example.com
Feedback, comments on useability or ideas for improvement are most welcome.