Ben, Tom and Nathan all ran a race and finished in that order. Edwardo
is 33, Chris is 31, Ben
is 34, Tom is 35, and Nathan is 39...and all finished 6th, 7th, 8th,
9th and 10th overall in the race. For the individual race the age group
30-39...therefor Edwardo placed 1st, Chris placed 2nd, Ben placed 3rd,
was 4th, and Nathan was 5th in the individual race age group.
the Race Series, Edwardo would get 5 points for finishing 6th overall
in the race, so then Chris and Ben would be placed in the 30-34 age
group and Tom
and Nathan would be placed in the 35-39 age group. Because Edwardo
placed in the top 6 overall, he DOES NOT get age group points, so then
Chris and Ben would
get bumped up one spot each and get 4 points and 3 points for the 30-34
Race Series age group and Tom and Nathan
would get 4 points and 3 points for the 35-39 Race Series age group.
reason behind figuring the Race Series points this way is so that you,
series participants, are racing the same people in your 5 year age
year long. Basing the points off of the same age group consistently
the year makes the points fair no matter what race you run or what age
are used for that individual race.