WMA Age-Grading Calculator
This calculator uses the 2006 World Master Athletics Age-grading factors.
Select the event (or enter the distance), enter your details and results, then press Age-grade to lookup the World Master Athletics (WMA) factor.
This factor is used to calculate an age-graded result, which can be compared
with athletes of different ages.
Also shown are the Open and age-graded standards set by WMA, and from these, your age-performance as a % of the Age standard is calculated. This can now be compared between different events.
pssing Result will calculate your result for a given age-performance
- e.g. use your age-performance in one event to pdict a different event
or the same event at a different age.
Times can be entered as hh:mm:ss.dd - if no colon is supplied it will be
taken as seconds; only one colon will be interpted as mm:ss.
The decimal seconds (dd) are not required.
Distances and heights can be entered in metres, with or without decimal
A 53 year old man runs a 5K race in 23:10. From the Male Age-Graded Tables for 5K road racing, the factor for men 53 years old is 0.8536.
Multiply 23:10 by 0.8536 to get 19:47. (Note: Convert to seconds, multiply by the WMA factor, then convert back to MM:SS.)
This man’s Age Graded time for 5K is 19:47. The world record for 5K is 12:37.
In comparing this time to the world record: 12:37 / 19:47 X 100% = 63.8%
This man’s Age Graded performance is 63.8% of the world standard for this distance.
Relative Standard Indicator:
>100% = World record level
> 90% = World class
> 80% = National class
> 70% = Regional class
Male and Female performances can be compared using the percentage of their respective world standards.
To utilize the previous 1994 WAVA calculator, click here.