The Iowa Senior Olympics were held this past weekend (June 7-10, 2007). This is an Olympic-style sports festival for men and women age 50 or older. The Iowa Senior Olympics are affiliated with the National Senior Games.
These games offer opportunities to compete for medals in 17 sports and various skill competitions in 10 age categories.
Connie French and I (Earl Hill) participated in the time trial portion of the event held at Elkhart, Iowa, at 7:00 on June 10. Connie took a second place in the Women’s 60-64 age group and I took a third in the men’s 60-64 age group. However, the most important issue for me was the improvement over last year. Under similar weather conditions, I cut one minute and forty-two seconds from my time. I credit this to hard training, an excellent spin class this past winter and the patience of my coach.
According to Dave Ertle, referee, the men’s 60-64 age group was the largest field and the most competitive of the event. Unfortunately, the times are not yet posted, so it is impossible to actually make any comparisons.
In any event, it is an excellent race for those who qualify and I strongly recommend your participation.