by Max Jones

first published in January 1994 Valley Striders News


Max Jones and George Black have got hold of some tables published by the World Association of Veteran Athletes that enable you to compare performances at different distances and/or at different ages. For example, which is the best performance?:

          10k in   35:41 aged 40
Half marathon in 1:18:45 aged 40
      l0miles in   60:56 aged 45
          10k in   38:12 aged 50
     Marathon in 3:01:46 aged 55

Well, according to the tables, they’re all the same - all equivalent to 80% of the theoretical age best at each distance/age.

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