On July 4, I participated on the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge for the first time. I had a lot of fun and managed to finish the race despite my lack of fitness! A couple of days after the race the results were online and I could not help but taking a look at the data. Here are the highlights!
- 12033 people completed the 5.6km race
- The fastest runner completed the race in only 17.1 minutes
- Half of the runners did it in 30.9 minutes or less
- The average runner did it in 32.4 minutes
- The last place completed the race in 83 minutes.
- The 10 fastest runners were all men (and 2 of them belonged to the BP plc team) and 29 years old on average.
- Average time of only 17.67 minutes!
357 company teams participated in the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge on Thursday 4 of July 2019.
- The average team size was 33.7
- JP Morgan Staff was the largest of the 357 teams with 628 members
- The smallest team was Highbridge Capital Management with only 1 member
- Half of the teams had 17 members or fewer
Fastest Teams on Average
- Transport for London was fastest-on-average team. Its 8 members ran the 5.6km in an average of 25.34 minutes
- The following table shows the 5 fastest-on-average teams
Gender Team Composition
- The average team composition was 31% women and 69% men
- Half of the teams had 30.8% female composition or less
- Only 25% of the teams had 40% female composition or more
- The team with highest percentage of women was Diageo with 8 out of 8
- The following table shows the 5 teams with the highest female proportion
The Four Largest Company Teams
The 4 largest teams were
- JP Morgan Staff with 628 members
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch with 463 members
- Goldman Sachs with 356 members
- Morgan Stanley with 337 members
- Among the 4 largest teams Goldman Sachs was the winner individually (his fastest member completed the race in 17.22 minutes and was in fact the second place overall)
- Goldman Sachs was also the winner by team-average-time among the 4 largest teams. Its team completed the run in 31.49 minutes on average
- Morgan Stanley had the lowest median time per team. Half of its team completed the race in 30.32 minutes or less.
Gender Participation Analysis
32% of the total number of participants were female and 68% male
- Female participants finished the race in 37.17 minutes on average
- Male participants finished the race in 30.10 minutes on average
- The fastest man ran in 17.15 minutes
- The fastest woman ran in 19.2 minutes.
- Female participants average age was 30 while male’s was 33
- Both the youngest female and male participants were 18
- Oldest female participant was 68 years old
- Oldest male participant was 69 years old
- Overall female participants were younger in comparison with men
- The average age over all runners was 33.9 years
- The youngest participant was 18 years old and 25% of all participants were between 18 and 27 years old
- 75% of all participants were 40 years old or younger
- Plotting age against minutes, we can see that there does not seem to be a monotonic relation between age and speed!
- Fitting a linear model where follows a standar Gaussian distribution we found the following results.
Data is publicly available at: https://www.jpmorganchasecc.com/directdoc/2019_JPMCC_London_THURSDAY_OverallResults.pdf . This analysis includes only the data from Thursday’s race. You can see the full London results at: https://www.jpmorganchasecc.com/results/search.php?city_id=10.