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Discussion: Overtaking

in: Rachel; Rachel > 2020-03-30

Mar 30, 2020 1:28 PM # 
I think a certainty - what is the average age that the cross over from father to son in running times happens?

I remember Karl K overtaking Willy K around the Kings Park lap

Fortunately I don't think my dad went of a run in his life!
Mar 30, 2020 2:56 PM # 
I think I was about 14 when I overtook Phil but I was a bit faster then than I am now.
Mar 31, 2020 5:35 AM # 
I remember not being able to keep up with my Dad when I was 9 and he used to jog to a nearby oval and do a few sprints (rugby memories!). I don’t recall Dad running again after that.
Mar 31, 2020 6:11 AM # 
I don't know when I got faster than my Dad. Wasn't until my 20's at least. Remember him running about 34mins around the KP long loop with Peter Hill and Tony Whittaker when my best was 36 when I was 20. Remember running that 36 mins and thinking I'll never run that loop faster than that.
Mar 31, 2020 9:20 AM # 
My dad never ran.
Mar 31, 2020 9:32 AM # 
I think Bruce might have reached the tipping point
Mar 31, 2020 10:08 AM # 
Went to the Sydney City to Surf with my father and one of his mates when I was 13; before we started they advised me not to try to hang onto them but run my own race. I took their advice and sailed past them with about 2km to go.
Mar 31, 2020 10:40 AM # 
Remembering how Susanne & I used to play our parents off against each other when it came to family relays time and handicap calculations - they had to train up to make it into the Casanova team!
Mar 31, 2020 2:14 PM # 
I'm sure Liam would beat me at intervals but I can still beat him over 5k. The same probably applies to Bruce and Mason.
My first win over my dad was over 10k at the Belmont fun run in 1986, 39:53 vs 40:13. I think my 10k PB at the start of 1986 was 49:25 and I didn't improve it again until 1990.

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