My first competitive race was the Great Spear-It 5k at the Asparagus Festival in 2006. I was 37 years old at the time. My time was 30:32 and I placed 19th out of 40 women in my age group. A year later I ran the same race and completed it in a time of 25:46, quite an improvement!
I know these stats because of an awesome website called Athlinks. Once you set up your free account you simply claim your results and you have all your race history in one spot…no more jumping from race site to race site trying to compile your times.
Athlinks also allows you to type in the name of a rival to check on their times too ;-)