10k Competition between people of different abilities
Hi, this is possibly an unusual issue. Myself and a friend are training for a 10k race in april. We are of different abilities based on times from an event last year. We are wondering what would be a fair way to compare our times in this years events to determine a 'winner'.
Last year, I ran 10k in 49:50, and they ran it in 59:05.
I was initially thinking to assign the 'winner' title to whoever IMPROVED their time as a % of their previous time. BUT, in doing so, it seems to slightly favor the 59:05 runner for the reasons that they have a lot more room to improve.
Any alternative ideas?