Silly Question

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11/02/2011 at 14:52
Can someone please explain to me what and Age Grouper is?
AndyB99    pirate
11/02/2011 at 14:58
in a race you have 'elites' and age groupers.

age groupers are normal people competing with other people in their age group!!
Cheerful Dave    pirate
11/02/2011 at 15:03
In theory it's everyone who isn't a professional triathlete.  In practice it's only really used to differentiate between a pro and some of the very fast amateurs.
11/02/2011 at 15:14
and age groups go in 5 year blocks

for adults it goes Group D - 20-24, then E - 20-24, F - 25-29 etc. below D are the junior categories with A - 15/16. and then Tristar cats below them - youngest you can race is 8.

when I get the time, I'm going to try to revive the Clydesdale classes - which are ranked by age AND weight so us large ones can compare against other large ones rather than just against the skinny whippets like CD.....
Edited: 11/02/2011 at 15:18
11/02/2011 at 15:22
met a guy in lanzarote he was a age group for 65-70 (i think). he said he ranked 9th in the world chapionships, and he jokely saying there is only 12 of them in it and can't wait to be in the 70 plus group......
Kanga M    pirate
11/02/2011 at 16:50
So there's hope for Plum yet then ?
11/02/2011 at 16:58
not while I'm around....
11/02/2011 at 16:59

Awesome - but makes me feel old - dare I ask what group a 31 year old is in!? LOL

Thanks for clarifying that guys.

11/02/2011 at 17:08
it would be 30-34
11/02/2011 at 17:17
"Awesome - but makes me feel old"

Old? you're one of the younger ones around these parts!

group F by the way - I'm K
11/02/2011 at 17:46

those biys are pretty slow compared to the 40 -45s

thats where the real competition is!

11/02/2011 at 17:47

I meant to say boys, but bi's  might be applicable.....

11/02/2011 at 17:53
Oh great, i'm going into the 40-45 category this year! Might try to blag being 80 instead..........
11/02/2011 at 17:59
there's just more of us... mid life crisis stuff and all that.....

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