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how do you handle it?
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
superb wee runner. I totally thought he would fade at the end but he didn't. gave him a congratulatory tap on the arm
Probably best to convince yourself that they're a future Olympic champion.
The only person I would be confident of beating in a race is Fauja Singh so I'm used to it
i think i'd beat Mr Overall
generally fit adult guys would expect to beat kids.
But take a look at some of the county records for U13 100metres!
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.
2nd glass of wine has hit the spot.
JeremyG wrote (see)
Is that 5k times Phil? Not that kind of beating Ric
11.58 for 5k?
That'd be tasty 14 years ago
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 Ric
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
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.