WAVA (World Association of Veteran Athletes) age grading calculations stats are just great! In case you don’t know, they give you a score for your performance relative to your age and sex. In theory this allows you to compare yourself against others, and to see that in real terms you’re as good as that young whippet who shot past you two miles ago while chatting to his mate. And that’s really encouraging, particularly when you’re as old as I am.
But here’s the very best thing about them. I am guaranteed to get better and better! I no longer need to strive to improve. No track sessions or interval training, no personal coaches, no gym work, and no special diets. All I need to do is the one thing I’m confident I can’t cock up – I just need to get older.
God bless you WAVA….