Age-Graded Tables getting an expedited redo, WMA says
Just when we’re getting used to the 2006 Age-Graded Tables, work is under way on the 2010 tables, says World Masters Athletics. WMA Prez Monty Hacker reports: “WMA has decided to accelerate its periodic modification process of the Age Grading Tables to remove various deficiencies that have developed over several years as a result of new statistical information. Vice President Stadia, Rex Harvey, after extensive research with experts on the subject and review during the recent Stadia Committee meeting, has announced to solicit assistance to assure timely completion of the modification for final review and approval by Council during its next regular council meeting at the Lahti championships in July 2009, and implementation as of the next possible date, May 1, 2010.” This apparently reflects problems reported in the WMA tables last year. The tables have been available on the Web for a few years, but haven’t been published in booklet form yet. Oh well. Wait till 2010.