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A better award structure would be to ensure third overall gets at least as much as the first masters runner. In absence of that, award the prize money as first overall first, then first masters, second overall, second masters, and so on.
Right, that is likely how I would have done it were it up to me. Or, if I saw that the first open runner was flat-out dominated by four masters runners, I might have just combined the open and masters prize purses and given out cash in descending amounts to the top six, period. I believe Marian wound up 'eating' the g.c. The optometrist in question was also the race director, the gift certificates were little more than a way to get people to go in for eye exams as they sell essentially nothing other than eyeglasses there. Nice race, otherwise.