MORE series does this. Maybe it is time to head there way. They also have a 50+ class that I can ride in two years :-)
My short view on the state of sport in Hare Scrambles......Either I am getting really slow or there are a lot of riders who are in the wrong class and should really think about moving up. I double checked the class speeds for Vet Advanced and I am actually in the prescribed speed percentage which have a max of 84%, but the top 7 guys are well outside at 87% or higher. Same problem with my old class which is now Vet 40. The Vet 40 is designed for riders at 74% or lower. Heck the top 12 in the Vet 40 class where 75% or higher. The top 3 riders were at 83%, 82% and 81% which puts them in the Vet Advanced class. A quick look at Christopher class and it is the same thing. The winner was at 87% and killed everyone. This happens in all sports that have ability levels. The one reason I like triathlons is that it has no ability level. Just age. I think I would be happier (and safer) racing with riders in my age-group. Do I have an answer for this problem? No. Maybe it is not really an issue and rules are just "guidelines" that are never going to be straight and true.