Browsing the entries online for National Masters, I am slightly bemused to see I am (currently) the ONLY WMAS3 entry.
In fact, I 'm not. It's just that the rest of the 40-44 women who have entered are on Elite licenses. I find this curious and puzzling. For most competitive masters women, having an elite license doesn't change anything. There are not enough numbers of women racing opens to have separate races for elites and masters. We get lumped in all together, which I like. I am sure I've posted on the license issue before, but this time, I've done a little bit of quick and dirty research to see what races those WMAS3 elite categoried riders have done ie I went searching for a justification of their elite license. In Victoria, only one raced Senior States and competed in the elite category. In NSW none of the elite 3s raced elite/senior champs.
So if someone can explain to me the benefits of a WMAS3 racing under an Elite category license, I'd love to know!
3 hours ago