getting beaten in races by kids

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  • If you mean teenagers, get over it.  It's going to happen.

    If you mean ten-year-olds, you're in the wrong race!

  • this kid was under 12 anyway. sub 20 5k. he looked a bit like my nephew in disguise image

    superb wee runner. I totally thought he would fade at the end but he didn't. gave him a congratulatory tap on the arm image

  • I got taken down by a 12 year old in a track 3 k this last month ( and a couple of 15 year olds ) but he ran sub 11 minutes, others even faster. I think great and I hope they keep it up, wish I'd started running earlier - still managed 11:02 - not bad for 45 (not brill though but I hate short distance!)
  • Probably best to convince yourself that they're a future Olympic champion.  image

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  • The only person I would be confident of beating in a race is Fauja Singh so I'm used to it image

  • i think i'd beat Mr Overall image

  • generally fit adult guys would expect to beat kids.

    But take a look at some of the county records for U13 100metres!

    sheash.

  • That's a good point.  Pick your distance!

  • I overheard the guys down the track talking about a session where they opined the horror of being beaten by a group of teenage girls.

    Sorry!, what was that! beaten by teenage girls, bring em on.image

    2nd glass of wine has hit the spot.

  • Is that 5k times Phil?

    Not that kind of beating Ricimage
  • Of course they aren't 5k times
  • In my years of kickboxing competition I was regularly beaten by kids including one 14yo who bust my mouth open.



    I'm not proud.
  • JeremyG wrote (see)
    Is that 5k times Phil?
    Not that kind of beating Ricimage

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    11.58 for 5k?

    That'd be tasty 14 years ago image

  • i think that's why i am moving towards ultras. it's the only sport in the world apart from maybe bowls where it's not a young person's game.

  • Stevie G . wrote (see)
    JeremyG wrote (see)
    Is that 5k times Phil?
    Not that kind of beating Ricimage

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    11.58 for 5k?

    That'd be tasty 14 years ago image

    What distance then? I thought a bit slow for 3K as they would have been 15

  • I'm guessing XC - says surrey league so sounds like it might be

  • It's the Surrey League cross country, so whatever the juniors run but it won't be an accurate distance anyway.
  • I think it was after that race that Scott Overall decided maybe the marathon was for him, no point sticking to the short stuff.
  • The trickin being faster than children  is to race even younger kids. I have ran with the 4 year old grandson and I know I could probably have taken him any time I wanted. In 2 years we will probably be equal and, after that I will be eating his dust so it will be time to race his younger sister instead. I have just got to wait till she starts walking.

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