119Re: [ws100] Digest Number 28
- Sep 1, 2000I think that puts it into perspective! I am inclined to agree.
>Subject: Re: [ws100] Digest Number 28
>Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 17:18:38 EDT
>I am 39. Like everyone else, I hope to be alive and running at age 60. I
>don't understand how extending the race two hours can be deemed favoritism.
>You already have two categories, 24 hr and 30 hr. Is a 32 hr seniors
>category (60+) unfair to sub-60 runners? I don't think so. When I'm 60,
>I'll gladly accept the extra two hours. In fact, I'll probably need it
>before 60 to finish :) With regard to volunteers and adding additional
>time, both the starting/finishing times could be adjusted to compensate as
>already suggested. With regard to the Western States volunteers and aid
>stations, they are simply the best. I ran Leadville for the second time
>year, and I'll just say I was spoiled by WS. (The Leadville Hopeless aid
>station is also very good.) Can you blame the 60+ crowd (or anyone else)
>wanting to have a reasonable chance of finishing this fantastic event?
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