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VLM qualification time for someone turning 50 this year?

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Apr 2015
6:46pm, 16 Apr 2015
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cantswim24
I am 49 turning 50 at the end of the year which age group time should I be targeting?
41-49 or 50-59. It may sound like a daft question but in triathlon I will be competing in 50-54 before my 50th birthday
Apr 2015
7:44pm, 16 Apr 2015
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K5 Gus
It's the age you will be on the day of the race that counts.
So if you will be 50 on VLM day 2016, the time you set in a 2015 race, even though you are 49 when you set it, can be used as a 50 yo qualifying time
Apr 2015
9:27pm, 16 Apr 2015
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Foxy
strange that the vet cat starts at 41 but nexrt category starts at 50 - you would think 40 & 50 or 41 & 51 - my OCD hates this ;)

although means I get to the next cat quicker ;)
Apr 2015
9:55pm, 16 Apr 2015
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HappyG(rrr)
There didn't used to be be a *next* category. It went right from 41 to about 59 or 69 or something. That's new. But yes, age on day of race. And I think they've got the date wrong on the page here virginmoneylondonmarathon.com because it says "... the times must have been achieved since the 1st January 2013" For 2016 that should be since Jan 1 2014, I think. i.e. qualifying lasts up to just over 2 years, not 3 years. Good luck. :-) G
Apr 2015
11:39pm, 16 Apr 2015
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Foxy
indeed Happy in theory I have a place for 2015, 2016 & 2017 as long as the goalposts don't move.
Apr 2015
10:52am, 17 Apr 2015
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cantswim24
thanks for the message guys. I am doing Manchester on sunday with a goal of just getting under the GFA time

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41-49 or 50-5...

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