Yesterday I posted the mens age adjusted racetime chart and as promised the equivalent chart for the ladies.
The age factors are said to express the rate of decline in times with age in comparison to the world record by a runner in the 20-34 age group. As put yesterday, calculate your age adjusted time for a particular distance by multiplying your actual time by the age facor.
For example, a 60 year old female runs 50 minutes for a 10K. The factor for her age for 10K is 0.7954. Multiply 50 x 0.7954.
her age adjusted 10k time is 39.46.
The differentials for each distance given the same age would suggest that a confirmation of a recent blog which referred to us losing speed before endurance.
Staying with ladies performances today female readers might be interested to learn of the times of winners in the various age group for the popular 5K distance at yesterday's British Masters Track championships.
F35 Sally Gray 17.59 F40 Emma Stallard 17.27
F45 Clare Elms 17.25 F50 Lesley Wright 23.21 (!)
F55 Gail Duckworth 19.27 F60 Ros Tabor 20.24
F65 Pauline Rich 23.51 F70 Cecilia Morrison 22.19 (World Record !!!)
Take another look at that F70 ladies time. Amazing. I would like to think that I could have achieved that F60 time but given yesterdya's wind perhaps not! There was a period when I could say that only one female had ever beaten me in a race and that she had to break the world marathon record to do it. Not any more!
The running week started as is often the case on a Monday with an easy run 2 minutes slower than 10K
over 6 miles. Flat on the road. Need to slot some hills in this week as per my new half year resolution.
Happy calculating, ladies!!