So when Janet Moss sent me this letter she'd received from the World Masters Track Organisers I was thrilled:
Thank you for your email. This years event in Sydney will be run in 5 year categories but to assist with the timing of the events and to assist with keeping the day from being too long as they are already very long days for competitors and officials. If there is not sufficient numbers to run and individual event this category will be combined with the lower age category. It was decided this year that even though categories will be combined every category will be awarded medals. This means that if you have to combine with a younger age and there are only 2 competitors in your original age category then the first placed competitor will be awarded gold and the second silver and the younger category will have separate medals. You will whoever not be able to win 2 gold medals for the one race if you bet all the competitors in the younger. category.
So please consider your intention to compete because if you are combined with another category you will be still competing against your own age for medals. This applies for both female and male categories.
I hope this has answered your question and if you have any further questions then I will be happy to answer.
2008 UCI Masters
yahoo and yippee...NOW its worth all those training miles and agonies.