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I took part in a 10 mile road race last weekend. The results have just been published.

I was impressed with the amount of veterans that finished around the hour mark.

there were 7 40+ and 5 50+ veterans in the top 20 finishers out of a field of 187 runners.

The winner was a male 50+ vet who finished in 57:30:nuts:

There were 2 ladies that finished in the top 20, the first in 1:01:25

the conditions were quite difficult on the day too.

I came 2nd (well out of all the non club runners anyway!):lol:

There's hope for me yet!
 

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I think you can improve with age...if you're not Usain Bolt that is....well actually even he may improve but if by age we mean veteran age then he won't!
 

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Look out for me in the 2032 olympics :d
 

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If i'm completely honest I think it's purely down to the fact that as age increases, training wisdom and dedication are much improved - younger runners tend to get easily disheartened/distracted etc if things don't come easily!
 

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Runningfox, yet again you have inadvertantly put us youngsters to shame.

Would it also be the case that people change the goals as you age. Eg. You ran a quick 200m a 17 but at 30 you race 10k and are still quickest for your age?
 
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