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Michael Heather
January 13th, 2014, 09:55 AM
Mission Viejo Masters is going to institute a new category of men's relays this year at its annual (LC) relay meet held on July 6th.

There will be a scale on the deck to verify that every member of the relay weighs in at least 250 lbs (That's about 90 stone or 700 kilos, if my math is correct). All other relay rules will apply as normal.

There will not be any women's relays offered in this category unless demand creates it (like that might happen).

If there is sufficient interest, we can create a nationwide database and records for these relays. Consider the gauntlet thrown.

knelson
January 13th, 2014, 12:51 PM
There will be a scale on the deck to verify that every member of the relay weighs in at least 250 lbs (That's about 90 stone or 700 kilos, if my math is correct).

Just under 18 stone (17 stone 12) about 113 kg.

flystorms
January 13th, 2014, 03:25 PM
Heck I'd do an "Athena" category with gusto (150 or 160+?)! I embrace my built-in pull bouy. LOL!

Fresnoid
January 15th, 2014, 10:37 AM
Mission Viejo Masters is going to institute a new category of men's relays this year at its annual (LC) relay meet held on July 6th.

There will be a scale on the deck to verify that every member of the relay weighs in at least 250 lbs (That's about 90 stone or 700 kilos, if my math is correct). All other relay rules will apply as normal.

There will not be any women's relays offered in this category unless demand creates it (like that might happen).

If there is sufficient interest, we can create a nationwide database and records for these relays. Consider the gauntlet thrown.

a 700 kilo relay would be impressive -each person weighing 1543 pounds.

I ran a lot of 5K, 10K type races in Florida in the early 90's. Sometime there would be a Clydesdale division for 190+ pounds or something like that. I've never seen that for California running races in the last 15+ years

Kevin in MD
January 15th, 2014, 05:04 PM
Mission Viejo Masters is going to institute a new category of men's relays this year at its annual (LC) relay meet held on July 6th.

There will be a scale on the deck to verify that every member of the relay weighs in at least 250 lbs (That's about 90 stone or 700 kilos, if my math is correct). All other relay rules will apply as normal.

Since it's meters, it should be TOTAL weight, just like the ages in LCM are total age. So 1,000 pounds total.

Bill Sive
January 15th, 2014, 06:14 PM
Mission Viejo Masters is going to institute a new category of men's relays this year at its annual (LC) relay meet held on July 6th.

There will be a scale on the deck to verify that every member of the relay weighs in at least 250 lbs (That's about 90 stone or 700 kilos, if my math is correct). All other relay rules will apply as normal.

There will not be any women's relays offered in this category unless demand creates it (like that might happen).

If there is sufficient interest, we can create a nationwide database and records for these relays. Consider the gauntlet thrown.

I am glad I do not qualify for this. I swim too much to be in this category.

Glenn
January 15th, 2014, 06:30 PM
Mike,

I can get my VCM teammates to do this except we'd need at least 5 guys to qualify!

Michael Heather
January 15th, 2014, 07:26 PM
Since it's meters, it should be TOTAL weight, just like the ages in LCM are total age. So 1,000 pounds total.

Nope. Gave that a thought, but it needs to be 250 minimum per person. The category doesn't need dilution by some under 200 pound scrawny pups. I am trying to disqualify myself by the time the relays are held.

fmracing
January 16th, 2014, 11:33 AM
Wow, another race created just for me. lol

knelson
January 16th, 2014, 04:05 PM
I'd be impressed if many teams have enough people over 250 pounds to actually form these relays.

aztimm
January 16th, 2014, 05:11 PM
Heck I'd do an "Athena" category with gusto (150 or 160+?)! I embrace my built-in pull bouy. LOL!


a 700 kilo relay would be impressive -each person weighing 1543 pounds.

I ran a lot of 5K, 10K type races in Florida in the early 90's. Sometime there would be a Clydesdale division for 190+ pounds or something like that. I've never seen that for California running races in the last 15+ years

I think all the marathons and half marathons that I've done had both a Clydesdale and Athena category for larger people. These were all over the past 5 years or so, and there were always plenty of takers.

arthur
January 16th, 2014, 05:31 PM
I think all the marathons and half marathons that I've done had both a Clydesdale and Athena category for larger people. These were all over the past 5 years or so, and there were always plenty of takers.
The Clydesdale cut off is usually around 200 or 220 lbs. Swimming has way less of a weight handicap compared to marathons but I agree with knelson, it will probably be hard to find teams with 4 people over 250lbs and who want to swim in a meet.

knelson
January 17th, 2014, 11:16 AM
I also find it humorous that it's somehow OK to effectively call a heavy man a "big horse" but we need a nice word that invokes a goddess to describe heavy women!

ourswimmer
January 17th, 2014, 02:03 PM
The Clydesdale cut off is usually around 200 or 220 lbs. Swimming has way less of a weight handicap compared to marathons but I agree with knelson, it will probably be hard to find teams with 4 people over 250lbs and who want to swim in a meet.

Likewise the "Athena" cutoff for running events or triathlons is usually around 150, which is heavy for an elite woman runner but not at all for an elite woman swimmer.

Rob Copeland
January 22nd, 2014, 09:27 AM
I also find it humorous that it's somehow OK to effectively call a heavy man a "big horse" but we need a nice word that invokes a goddess to describe heavy women!And a rather petite goddess at that. Would you prefer the Celtic goddess Debranua?