Club Standards

What is the standard award scheme?

The idea of the standards award scheme is to give runners in the club goal an incentive to improve their running with an added bonus of improving their race times.  In addition, it can also be a useful training tool to gauge improvement.

Our scheme runs from 1st January to 31st December each year.

How does it work?

There are time standards for each age group. Your age category is your age on race day. Therefore, if your birthday means you change category part way through a year, the standard times before your birthday must be for the lower age category, and times after your birthday for the higher age category. Please see the club standards document that outlines the required times for each level

We have changed our standards scheme so you will now get awarded a standards level for each distance you participate in, you no longer need to obtain that level over three distances. So if you get a Platinum on your Parkrun and a bronze on your latest 10k you will get two standards certificates; one platinum and one gold. 

We have done this as we want to make the scheme as inclusive as possible and encourage as many of you as possible to participate in the scheme. We also noticed from this years results that a number of you where achieving high levels in one or two distances and we want you to be recognised for that.

There are seven distances for you to select from: - 

  • 5 Kilometres
  • 5 miles 
  • 10 Kilometres 
  • 10 Miles 
  • Half Marathon 
  • 20 miles 
  • Marathon

All times must be achieved at recognised athletic affiliated events with accurately measured courses (no fun runs, cross country or off-road events) with the exception of Parkruns which we will allow you to count towards your 5 kilometre standard.

The 2019 Club Standards document can be found below.

Submitting Club Standards
Entries for 2019 club standards can be submitted here.

Awarding Standards

We are shaking it up this year! As you will now get a standard for every distance you compete in we are going to presenting certificates monthly at the first Tuesday training session of each month between the 1730 and 1830 sessions. In addition to your lovely hard copy certificate and lots of rapturous applause from your fellow club members you will also get an electronic copy of certificate because if you are like me you will know doubt lose the original.

Please note: It is the individual runners responsibility to keep a record of their times and submit an entry to the Club Standards Officer. The Club Standards Officer will unfortunately not be able to search for individuals times therefore no entry no standards award.

Greg Pearson,
25 Jan 2019, 06:39