Chung Hing Cup 2017 (wmhy)
AQUARIUS TWAC Chairman Memorial 10K Race (Meimei Chan)
AQUARIUS TWAC Chairman Memorial 10K Race (Coey Yuen)
2017 AQUARIUS TWAC Chairman Memorial Cup 10K Evening Race (Kenneth Kwok)
XTE Midsummer Race 1 (Coey Yuen)
ANS Shatin 10K Classic Riverside Race 2017 (Manstar)
Sogo Charity Run 2017 (Coey Yuen)
Standard Chartered HK Marathon 2017 (wmhy)
Fat Choi Run 2017 (Meimei Chan)
Fat Choi Run 2017 (Meimei Chan)

Petition to SCM to also announce results by age

Since entering SCM 14 years ago, I have been asking SCM to follow most international marathons to categorize results by 5-year age group but to no avail. It still provides only 2 masters categories. While we are not looking for more trophies to more age groups it would be nice for us to know how we compare with our peers of the same age. Using Excel, it does not take much extra work for the results to be displayed by age.

We have succeeded in asking for FM finishers medal several years ago by petition. Could we do the same for this?

Re: Petition to SCM to also announce results by age

should be easy to do.....some races give you a lot of information based on the chip times.

Re: Petition to SCM to also announce results by age

It seems HKAAA is reluctant to do anything in response to individuals until there is a big mass of them asking for the same thing.

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Re: Petition to SCM to also announce results by age

I think it's different cultural between Chinese and people from Western countries. Until now, whenever I saw my exact age was shown on the result pages of the US marathons, I felt really uncomfortable.
Perhaps due to the privacy concerns, such suggestion was not entertained.

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Re: Petition to SCM to also announce results by age

What more would you expect from an organization that can only accept dues payments by crossed cheque? They are living in the dark ages.

Re: Petition to SCM to also announce results by age

A MM3 category would be a good idea. There are many competitive and keen runners in their 50s who don't get the opportunity to compete against their own age group.

Other categories look reasonable I'd say.

Re: Petition to SCM to also announce results by age

yes , a better categories would be more meaningful instead of competing with people 10 years or more younger . also can not be a cultural thing as it seems almost all other asian countries do it....
maybe its a championchip problem ? as not many races use championchip any more ?

Re: Petition to SCM to also announce results by age

Perhaps just list the results beyond the top age of MM2 to avoid embarrassments to younger runners who do not want their age to be revealed.