I can understand your sentiment. However it is not productive.
I might be wrong guessing you as a 'local competitive hobbyjogger' as you haven't explicitly stated that, however if your livelihood depended on winning races you would probably have a coach and would not be thinking of tearing up your training yourself. And the times you mentioned, even if not yours, have strong 'local competitive' vibe.
So, the guys you race with, they're your rivals, yes, but not your enemies. Being bitter and maybe envious about someone beating you in a race doesn't feel good, does it? It's more fun to share each other successes and learn from each other mistakes. You can go grab a beer with your rivals or meditate on loving kindness or whatever, that would not make you faster but could make the competition more fun.
Second, why are you running at all? If that's a hobby, yes your main reason might be rubbing your ego by winning races or seeing improvement year-to-year. Yet you wouldn't probably be doing this if you didn't like to run would you? So why do less of what you like to do. And if you start running a lot less, you'd have to eat a lot less too, otherwise you'd be gaining weight. Doesn't that suck?