A racer dropped me a long note explaining his unhappiness with a race he did that had 10-year categories for racers (60-69) rather than five-year categories (60-64, 65-69). His main point is that he doesn’t view his competition as 10-years younger (or older) than his age – rather a tighter age range of five years.
He thought 10-year age groups was a money saving scheme by the race director so he didn’t have to pay for more awards.
If it meant a registration fee increase, would you pay more to have five-year racing categories? Do you think 10-year splits are just fine? Or you don’t care about age categories at all, you only go to compete against yourself?
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