I've got to agree with her.
Between last year and this year, my IPPT age category moved one notch. This means by standards alone, it would require less of me to attain the different levels of achievements. This year, I'm in Category Y1.
Let's compare results from May 2004, May 2005 and February 2006 (station/May '04/May'05/Feb'06/judgement for this year):
- chin-up / 5 /6 / 7 / better
- sit-up /35 / 40 / 35 / worse (but May'05 were 'magic' counts)
- SBJ / 198 / 216 / 212 / worse
- Shuttle Run / 10.0 / 10.0 / 9.9 / better
- 2.4km Run / DNS / 12:19 / 12:02 / better
Consolation: Looks like I have indeed been improving despite getting older in age. Also note that it was because of the May 2004 results that I had to do Remedial Training (RT) which was essentially the reason that started me off on a regular exercise routine (and therefore attempting triathlons). My timings for 2.4km run during RT was in the embarrasing area of 15 - 16 minutes. So yes, I have improved! Another consolation: I'm getting older but the qualification is getting easier to pass! Hmmmm.... at this rate I'm going, maybe I can try for an Olympic medal for the Senior Olympics in 2030!