Thanks hillstrider , that's exactly the kind of answer I was hoping for!
Although late 40s, I've only been running 5 years and (hopefully) still getting faster, so I'm no good for such comparisons.
It seems to me that the older you are the better an age grade you can generally get, perhaps because there is a significantly smaller pool of competitive athletes on which the gradings are based.
But maybe I am wrong, perhaps it just seems that way because the relatively faster runners keep racing and thus the pools, although getting smaller, become relatively talent rich.
What would be good to see is how the age-gradings have changed (or not) for individuals who have remained competitive for over a decade.
My place has gone now.
my place has been taken now.
My Abingdon place is up for grabs ... if anyone is interested, please PM.
'kin awesome Phil!
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