Welcome to 40plussports and best wishes for the holidays. his site is designed to encourage, inform, and entertain those over 40 who are contemplating arising from their couches and competing; or those who are already deeply committed to sports competition; or those who are somewhere in between -- the sometime weekend warrior.
WHAT'S NEW ON THE SITE
• At last,
I have posted the following (1) The 2015 national championship calendar for each sport, (2) A 2015 calendar for all sports (3) A summary of the 2014 national championships for each sport, and (4) Tables for the 2014 national championships for each sport, including the national champion and the number of competitors in each competitive class. As always, I will rely on my faithful readers to notify me of corrections or omissions.
• I've described my experience at the 2013 World Masters Games in Turin, Italy and posted an article on the kayaking. Click on "The Aging Athlete" for my report.
WHAT'S ON THE SITE
For those of you who are new to the site, here is an overview of the six sections
1) The Aging Athlete
-- My reflections on growing older as I compete in various sports.
2) Data Analysis
-- A page devoted to an examination of the data contained on the sports pages of this site. You'll find an Introduction to the Data
. At the bottom of the page you can access an article on Female Competitors in 2009 National Championships
and an article on Competitors over 70 in 2009 National Championships
-- A summary of articles and research on aging and sport performance that I have found provocative and informative.
-- A page for each of 27 sports which present a schedule for upcoming national championships, a list of the national champions in each sport, a list of the number of "competitors" in each event, and a summary table. Note: These tables are ONLY for competitors in the over-40 age group classes.
5) Buy the Book
-- A blatant commercial appeal to purchase the book on which this website is based.
6) Links and Resources
-- Interesting and relevant websites, books, DVDs, and other media. I've just added a link to Forever Athletes which has many of the same goals as this site.
I welcome your comments, suggestions, and questions. You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org