Age-Graded Results



"AGE-GRADED" results are calculated using tables developed by the World Association of Veteran Athletes (the world governing body for masters track and field, long distance running and race walking). These tables were first published in 1989 and were updated in 1994. The tables can be used in two ways: first, by comparing your time to a standard for your sex and age, you can determine your Performance Level Percent. These percentages can be interpreted as follows:

100% = Approximate World-Record Level
Over 90% = World Class
Over 80% = National Class
Over 70% = Regional Class
Over 60% = Local Class

We are showing Performance Level Percent in the final column of our results in time order for men and women.

The second way to use the tables is to re-adjust your time to that of an open division athlete by using a factor for your age and sex. Thus, older runners' times are adjusted downward and open division runners' times remain the same. This makes it possible to compare all the runners in the race on an equal basis. Next to your age-graded time on the results page is a column showing your position among others of your gender for this race based on your age-graded time.

We are providing these age-graded results, at the request of many of our runners, as a performance comparison. We hope that they will be interesting and helpful for runners of all ages, not only to compare your performances to others, but to track your progress over time.

We are planning to provide Age-Graded Results on our web pages for all distances which are included in the WAVA tables. For now, awards will continue to be given in our traditional age categories, and not on the basis of age-graded results.