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Old 09-10-17, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by galesxc View Post
Single race events are useful early in the season, allowing the kids to initially sort themselves in head-to-head competition.

However, after the first couple of meets, separate races give me a better opportunity to watch, evaluate and provide coaching feedback to all our guys.

In addition, I think many guys compete better (have a better opportunity to learn to compete) when they are in race, near the front, rather than buried in the middle of several hundred other guys.

Also, every kid should have an opportunity to race to best of their ability. Put 4or500 kids in a race and there will be choke points where middle-pack runners will come to a near standstill, waiting/fighting for their turn to move on.
I'll second what Madman said. Great points.
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