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Boston lowers qualifying times for 2011

Postby The Joggler » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:26 pm

http://mybaa.org/BostonMarathon/2011.html

NEW QUALIFYING STANDARDS FOR 2011
Age Group Men Women
18-34 3hrs 00min 3hrs 30min
35-39 3hrs 05min 3hrs 35min
40-44 3hrs 10min 3hrs 40min
45-49 3hrs 20min 3hrs 50min
50-54 3hrs 25min 3hrs 55min
55-59 3hrs 35min 4hrs 05min
60-64 3hrs 50min 4hrs 20min
65-69 4hrs 05min 4hrs 35min
70-74 4hrs 20min 4hrs 50min
75-79 4hrs 35min 5hrs 05min
80 and older 4hrs 50min 5hrs 20min

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Re: Boston lowers qualifying times for 2011

Postby bruyere » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:32 pm

The Joggler wrote:http://mybaa.org/BostonMarathon/2011.html

NEW QUALIFYING STANDARDS FOR 2011
Age Group Men Women
18-34 3hrs 00min 3hrs 30min
35-39 3hrs 05min 3hrs 35min
40-44 3hrs 10min 3hrs 40min
45-49 3hrs 20min 3hrs 50min
50-54 3hrs 25min 3hrs 55min
55-59 3hrs 35min 4hrs 05min
60-64 3hrs 50min 4hrs 20min
65-69 4hrs 05min 4hrs 35min
70-74 4hrs 20min 4hrs 50min
75-79 4hrs 35min 5hrs 05min
80 and older 4hrs 50min 5hrs 20min


I still made it!!! :D
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Re: Boston lowers qualifying times for 2011

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:33 pm

guess I'll be pushing my BQ goals out a bit further!

Too bad for those people who qualified late this year and weren't able to register for 2010, who now don't meet the new standards for 2011.
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Re: Boston lowers qualifying times for 2011

Postby Ironboy » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:35 pm

Sheesh! I went from 3:15 to 3:20 to 3:10!

Now my eventual goal of a 3:15 Marathon won't cut it for another 5 years! Yikes.

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Re: Boston lowers qualifying times for 2011

Postby deerdree » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:37 pm

scrumhalfgirl wrote:guess I'll be pushing my BQ goals out a bit further!

Too bad for those people who qualified late this year and weren't able to register for 2010, who now don't meet the new standards for 2011.

hmmm.... i'm wondering how this would affect Lightning, who registered for 2010 and then deferred to 2011 (but isn't technically 'registered' for 2011 yet). :think:

(probably the last thing on her mind right now, though :wink:)

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Re: Boston lowers qualifying times for 2011

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:39 pm

Thank God I can forget about this.

I BQd once and now I'm off the hook! :wink: :D
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Re: Boston lowers qualifying times for 2011

Postby Jo-Jo » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:41 pm

[quote="scrumhalfgirl"

Too bad for those people who qualified late this year and weren't able to register for 2010, who now don't meet the new standards for 2011.[/quote]

:shock: :? This happened to one of my running buddies. She qualifed in Hamilton last fall in the 50-54AG. She did not apply to go this year because she wanted to wait in the hopes of having her training partner BQ in Mississauga.

I don't know what their new gameplan will be now. :?
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Re: Boston lowers qualifying times for 2011

Postby turd ferguson » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:48 pm

I don't get this. Why wouldn't they expand the field instead?

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Re: Boston lowers qualifying times for 2011

Postby Nicholas » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:50 pm

*&^%$$(&** I was looking to run a nice sub-4 in Mississauga and now I have to do a sub 3:50. I missed the first 6 weeks of my schedule but wasn't worried. Now, I have to focus a lot more with only 3 weeks of pre-taper training.
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Re: Boston lowers qualifying times for 2011

Postby Doonst » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:50 pm

Hello people, what day is it?
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Re: Boston lowers qualifying times for 2011

Postby turd ferguson » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:52 pm

Doonst wrote:Hello people, what day is it?


I was hoping this thread was going to get to at least 3 pages. I even had a complaint about charity runners drafted.

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Re: Boston lowers qualifying times for 2011

Postby bruyere » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:53 pm

HA!!! I have to admit, I did notice the "mybaa" in the link, but did NOT question it from an "April Fool's" point of view!
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Re: Boston lowers qualifying times for 2011

Postby Ironboy » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:54 pm

turd ferguson wrote:I don't get this. Why wouldn't they expand the field instead?


Until someone ruined it, I was going to say, because it sold out in record time, so either they increase the cap, or restrict the qualifying times.

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Postby The Joggler » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:58 pm

And Doonst had to go and ruin it! We were on a good roll there.

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Re: Boston lowers qualifying times for 2011

Postby Jo-Jo » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:59 pm

turd ferguson wrote:
Doonst wrote:Hello people, what day is it?


I was hoping this thread was going to get to at least 3 pages. I even had a complaint about charity runners drafted.



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Re: Boston lowers qualifying times for 2011

Postby Nicholas » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:18 pm

The original post was at 2:26. My April Fool's window is over at noon....
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Re: Boston lowers qualifying times for 2011

Postby opcougar » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:26 pm

For the same distance of running...still beats me that there is a different qualifying times for both sexes :naughty: In this day and age, surely that should be scrapped now? On the flip side...in a work place, if both sexes are doing the same job, then they should get paid the same, and yes am a big advocate of that.

We talk about equality all the time, but it seems to be only when it suits an agenda for a specific thing.

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Postby turd ferguson » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:27 pm

opcougar wrote:For the same distance of running...still beats me that there is a different qualifying times for both species :naughty: In this day and age, surely that should be scrapped now? On the flip side...in a work place, if both species are doing the same job, then they should get paid the same, and yes am a big advocate of that.

We talk about equality all the time, but it seems to be only when it suits an agenda for a specific thing.

What says you?


I don't think species was the word you were looking for.

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Re: Boston lowers qualifying times for 2011

Postby opcougar » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:34 pm

turd ferguson wrote:
opcougar wrote:For the same distance of running...still beats me that there is a different qualifying times for both species :naughty: In this day and age, surely that should be scrapped now? On the flip side...in a work place, if both species are doing the same job, then they should get paid the same, and yes am a big advocate of that.

We talk about equality all the time, but it seems to be only when it suits an agenda for a specific thing.

What says you?


I don't think species was the word you were looking for.


OK.....sexes

Howz dat detective? :mrgreen:
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Postby ultraslacker » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:34 pm

turd ferguson wrote:
opcougar wrote:For the same distance of running...still beats me that there is a different qualifying times for both species :naughty: In this day and age, surely that should be scrapped now? On the flip side...in a work place, if both species are doing the same job, then they should get paid the same, and yes am a big advocate of that.

We talk about equality all the time, but it seems to be only when it suits an agenda for a specific thing.

What says you?


I don't think species was the word you were looking for.


I often think men are a different species. :P
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Re: Boston lowers qualifying times for 2011

Postby opcougar » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:35 pm

Here we go.....I can see where this one is going :roll:
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Re: Boston lowers qualifying times for 2011

Postby deerdree » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:37 pm

:lol: that was a good one!

(although really, i wonder what they would do if they changed it -- i imagine they would use the qualifying standards that were in place on the day you qualified, so a bunch of people wouldn't be :shock: :shock: ?)

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Re: Boston lowers qualifying times for 2011

Postby turd ferguson » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:41 pm

deerdree wrote::lol: that was a good one!

(although really, i wonder what they would do if they changed it -- i imagine they would use the qualifying standards that were in place on the day you qualified, so a bunch of people wouldn't be :shock: :shock: ?)


Its funny because its plausible. I mean it was only two or three years ago that the race didn't fill up, this year it was full in November... If more than 25000 people a year qualify and want to run, sooner or later they're going to have to either change the standards or increase the field like IB said.

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Re: Boston lowers qualifying times for 2011

Postby tj » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:55 pm

nice! in the 5 minutes since I read this I had made the decision to try for a pace 15 seconds/km faster than planned in my upcoming race to meet the "revised" standards and had mentally prepared myself for a potentially horrible last 6 miles.


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