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2013 Greater Philadelphia Runners' Pentathlon & Team Pentathlon


Aug 18 2013


Fort Washington PA

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Greater Philadelphia Track Club


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Each runner competed in 5 track races (3000m – 200m – 1500m – 100m – 400m/800m), with a minimum of 30 minutes recovery time in between. Athletes chose either the 400m or the 800m for their fifth event (400m and 800m heats alternated). With an equal mix of sprints and distance events (order as above), this challenging (but fun!) competition pitted sprinter against distance runner to determine the best all-around track runner. Races were timed using the fully automatic Finish Lynx Timing System. Runners were seeded based on their most recent Mile and 400m times. Due to the unique format of this meet, the field was limited to 54 runners. Cash awards (increased for 2012!) were 5-deep in the individual competition.. SCORING was age-graded using the World Masters Association’s 2006 age/gender-graded tables. Points were tabulated for each race (the age/gender-graded percentage), and awards based on the cumulative percentages for the five races. This meet presented a rare opportunity for men and women, young and old, to compete directly against each other on a level playing field. New for 2012 was a Team Competition. Three person teams competed in the same five events but in heats separate from the individual competitors. One team member competed in each race. Teams were of any age (14 y/o minimum) or gender. See the entry form below for complete details. There were cash award for the winning team and trophies for 2nd & 3rd place teams.

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