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Discussion: Overall combined results

in: MNOC Masters Nationals (Oct 9–10 - Onamia, MN, US)

Oct 11, 2021 10:14 PM # 
maprunner:
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Oct 11, 2021 11:22 PM # 
gordhun:
Is it true the older you get the better you get?
Seems to be true for the M35, M 40 and M45 classes. They ran the same course, didn't they?
Well all but one of the successful finishers on M40 andM45 would have won a medal if entered in M 35.
Moreover the second place finisher in M35 could have been entered in M 60.
Oct 11, 2021 11:36 PM # 
jjcote:
They really ought to be one category, as I've said multiple times...
Oct 12, 2021 1:33 AM # 
blairtrewin:
Interesting that you're seeing this at an event with no (championship) elite class - in Australia it's normal for the M/W35 (and to a lesser extent 40) classes to be very thin because the good ones are still running elites.

(Also noticed a former JWOC gold medallist in the results....)
Oct 12, 2021 2:35 AM # 
BorisGr:
A gold at JWOC = a silver in M40 in the US :)
Oct 12, 2021 7:13 PM # 
yurets:
Is it true the older you get the better you get?

I think it is not true. After 50, your level drops unless you undergo liposuction and other expensive rejuvenation procedures.

But JJ does run faster and faster...
Oct 12, 2021 8:22 PM # 
bmay:
[Oops, moved my finish-box comment to the correct thread.]
Oct 12, 2021 9:07 PM # 
pwentz3l:
@bmay Exactly what we are off to determine.
Oct 12, 2021 9:13 PM # 
bmay:
How does a 60 year old decide between M35, M40, M45? It's actually a semi-serious question as I turn 50 (and may choose to run up a class or more).
Oct 12, 2021 9:36 PM # 
peggyd:
Bmay: opinions vary. If you asked me, I'd say the age closest to your true age (i.e., M45).
Oct 12, 2021 10:57 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
Pick whichever one looks softest, usually M35. That does mean you hope no ringers register as late as you are registering....
Oct 12, 2021 11:16 PM # 
jjcote:
My attitude is that we should all be running M35. I would have been most pleased if that had happened and I had finished 13th.
Oct 13, 2021 11:30 AM # 
Tundra/Desert:
Just set 2 or 3 courses. AG awards within courses for proper biological age and gender/sex (latter combo as it is currently managed). If the course is too short, run faster. Perhaps Championship medals only down to a certain age, e.g. M50–59 medals only on the longest course.

With attendance numbers as they are, very soon there will be less than 3 per five-year category. If people keep doing what they have been, soon enough less than 3 per each of the seven course colors.
Oct 21, 2021 5:36 PM # 
Sergey:
Lately stopped feeling tired after races. May be all 60-olds should concentrate into M35+ class? Its like you hit M60+ and start the aging process fresh. By 85 all of a sudden I am in M60+ again! Repeat. I think I will do exactly like that and sign for all M35+ races on 2022.
Oct 21, 2021 6:44 PM # 
jjcote:
Welcome to M35, Sergey! That's exactly what I want to see (along with all of the M40s and M45s).

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