Here is the history of my race running, to date, including yesterday:
|Age In Race||49||49||49||49||49|
|Total In Race||317||615||206||418||908|
|Total Men In Race||138||283||94||224||452|
|Finished Overall Top||28.7%||33.7%||17.5%||23.7%||25.3%|
|Finished Overall Men Top||42.0%||47.0%||25.5%||37.5%||38.5%|
|Finished Age Group Top||45.2%||50.0%||11.5%||34.5%||34.5%|
|Age In Race||49||49||50||50|
|Total In Race||469||170||201||274|
|Total Men In Race||208||92||89||135|
|Finished Overall Top||29.6%||27.1%||14.9%||24.5%|
|Finished Overall Men Top||45.2%||38.0%||23.6%||33.3%|
|Finished Age Group Top||55.6%||29.6%||14.3%||20.0%|
By rough average, I usually finish in the top 25% of my races.
Considering that I never ran, ever, for the first 48 years of my life and have only been really running now for 2 years, I think that’s pretty impressive. And, at the least, it tells me what my benchmark should be for future races.