OLDER RUN­NERS MAK­ING THE GRADE

Runner's World (UK) - - Human Race -

When my hus­band and I ran a half marathon re­cently, he was the first v50 fin­isher and won £100 for his ef­forts. How­ever, af­ter check­ing the re­sults by age grad­ing, rather than by fin­ish time, we found that he ranked third, with a grad­ing of 91.69 per cent, one place above the win­ner, who won £1,000. The high­est age grad­ing – an amaz­ing 96.15 per cent – was achieved by a v65 woman who ran 1:35:12. She won £50. The sec­ond-high­est – with an age grad­ing of 91.75 per cent – was by a v70 lady who ran 1:49:03. But she won noth­ing at all. Is this fair? Judy Rack­ham, Pin­ner, Mid­dle­sex

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