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.

Runners will be awarded a certificate to the standard achieved. Members will need to apply for their standard by completing the online club standards form by 6th January 2019.

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

To be awarded a standard you must complete at least 3 distances.  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.

Following feedback from our members we have amended our standards this year so that they are more inclusive for runners at all levels. Under our new programme all our members can achieve a standard if they have competed in three distance over the year. Our new standards can be found below.

If you have joined the club this year through our 'Couch to 5K' programme then for this year you will only need to compete in two distances to achieve a club standard, but just remember next year you will need to complete three different distances.

Submitting Club Standards
This year we are only accepting online applications for club standards you will be able to enter by clicking here

Club Awards

The awards for the club standards scheme will be given out at the clubs annual presentation night and will be in the form of a certificate.

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,
19 Nov 2018, 12:45