I can't see anything in the rules that says you can't - i reckon you'd be eligible for prizes too:-)
BOF rules: "8.3 Women are permitted to be competitive in men’s classes but men are not permitted to compete in women’s classes."
Given that M40 courses are longer than W21E I assume you've picked it for house bragging rights? :-)
I didn't realise they were longer. I thought they were much the same length. But yes the main motivation is a splits compare with Ray. We are going because Laurence wants to, and w21E doesn't appeal, neither does w40. Ray suggested M40 yesterday, and the idea has been growing on me ever since.
'Eligible for' prizes is a very different thing to 'capable of' prizes.
Only marginally longer, tbf: 5.9 & 12.1 vs 5,2 & 11.7
I think - as always - you underestimate how speedy you might be, although i suspect the terrain might not be technical enough for you...
You are eligible to race and win prizes - women can compete in same or longer men's classes as equals.
I suppose it is only fair. You just need to wear a dress and the W50 prize is yours Jon
Ha, I'm an M55 this year (getting REALLY old...) so maybe even the W55 can be mine if the op goes well??!!
I seem to remember Jane Ackland mingling with the M50 British relay mass start in 2015. As a W50, she was totally eligible for the INT team.
I expect a podium at the very least! Maybe I'll run M40 too! :) Though, I do need an excuse to get my skirt/"kilt" out for an all out assault on W50L - super-motivated.
I think one year Kim won the women's JK, BRC and SRC relays, and then completed the clean sweep winning the men's Harvester.
But my wife is not "totally eligible". Not even slightly eligible. Hands off.