Age grading is a method that is used to reflect the knoweldge we have about how people run at different ages. It enables runner to compare themselves against the expected pace for a runner in their age group. It is worked out against a time based rounded off from the best in the age category and revised every 5 years or so.

- 60% is a significant marker in age grading as it is considered to be the level at which club runners can run well amongst other club runners in the same age group.

- 70% is significant but much harder to achieve, it is like a threshold figure which when achieved denotes that the runner can expect to perform well amongst those from the various regions in the UK who are fastest in their age group

- City of Birmingham Striders club celebrates achievements for each individual according to their own benchmarks. For some it may take a long time to get to this level. For many 70% will be a very rare achievement at best.

With the help of well informed personalised training we can all work healthily towards and achieve goals. Age graded performance can be an encouraging target as it can be improved across the lifespan. We calculate using exact age, some races including parkrun use age category.

- The age graded performances celebrated here are the highest achieved by individual members in races prioritised by the club

 

2018 (using 2015 WMA age grade road race grading)

 example calculator

 

January

Cross Country - Doitwich

David Nunez Becerra 60.25%

 

March

Road Relays

Jonathan Evans (8.663k) 63.33%

Matt Allen (5.08k) 62.21%

Seth Atkin (8.663k) 61.59%

Mark Baker (5.08k) 61%

 

Parkrun

Nav Akhtar 62%

 

Arden 9

Loretta Soffe 70.59%

Jen Twine 69.94%

John Bristow 62.9%

Harriette Salvage 60.79%

 

2017 (using 2015 WMA age grade road race grading)

 

March
Road Relays (5.08k)

Victor Garcia de Dios 62.67%

 

April

Ronnie Bowker 10k

Charlotte Bradford 63.17%

 

Cannon Hill Parkrun

Matthew Allen 62.15%

 

Birmingham 10k

Carol Jagpal 72.31%

Hannah Stokes 64.4%

Nav Akhtar 62.94%

Chloe Jagpal 62.85%

 

May

Cannon Hall Parkrun

Seth Atkin 71.83%

 

Masters Relays

Mylo Patrice 69.79%

Ali Hasip 67.90%

 

July

Stratford Summer 6

John Bristow 64.64%

 

August

BRAT 5k

Loretta Soffe 66.82%

 

November

Conductive Education 10k

Jen Twine 70.08%

 

 

 

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2016 (using 2015 WMA age grade road race grading)

March 

Cannon Hill Parkrun 5k

Marlon Patrice 68.70%

Kasia Niedzwiedska 63.32%

John Bristow 60.45%

 

May

Birmingham 10k

Chloe Jagpal  65.73%

Hannah Stokes 65.35%

Matthew Stevens 60.13%

 

September

Cannon Hill Parkrun 5k

Loretta Soffe 67.53%

 

Regional Road Relays (men 5.88k, women 4.33k)

Rohan Kallicharan 71.24%

David Nunez Beccera 67.28%

 

October

Birmingham Half Marathon

Charlotte Bradford 62.92%

Victor Garcia de Dios 60.55%

Shahid Valandil 60.5%

 

November

Conductive Education 10k

Carol Jagpal 76.77%

Jen Twine 68.73%

 

December

Cannon Hill Parkrun 5k

Seth Atkin 70.02%

Ali Hasip 66.97%

Harriette Salvage 64.63%

Nav Akhtar 62.93%

Adian Wheeler 61.19%

 

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2015 (using 2010 age grade road race statistics)

19th April Regency 10k

Seth Atkin 69.63%

Marlon Patrice 66.08%

Nav Akhtar 61.82%

 

3rd May Birmingham 10k

Rohan Kallicharan 68.54%

 

21st June Arden 9 miles

Chloe Jagpal 64.55%

 

12th August Rowheath 5k

James Drakeford 68.50%

Maura Quill 67.96%

John Bristow 65.14%

 

18th October Birmingham half marathon

Carol Jagpal 78.25%

Mark Phiillips 67.25%

Hannah Stokes 62.01%

 

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 2014 (using 2010 age grade road race statistics)

22nd June  Arden 9m

Emma Hewitt 65.07%

 

28th September Robin Hood Half Marathon (Nottingham)

Seth Atkin 70.24%

Nav Akhtar 63.75%

 

18th October Birmingham Half Marathon

Carol Jagpal 71.26%

Chloe Jagpal 62.20%

 

2nd November Conductive Education 10k

Mylo Patrice 61.97%