Earning a Club Standard is an impressive but manageable achievement for many runners in the club. The standards are set against the world standard times in each age group, and earning one represents good all-round running. The standards give runners an incentive to improve their race times and they are also a useful training tool to monitor progress. We award Club Standards at the AGM each February, based on races run during the previous calendar year.
The Standards are age-graded, making it fairer and achievable for more members. Your age category is your age on race day. Therefore, if your birthday means you change category part way through a year, races run before your birthday must meet the standards of the lower age category, but the next age category standards apply to times achieved after your birthday.
There are 6 distances from which to choose and to qualify for a standard you must complete at least 4 of them.
We will try to keep a note of everyone who earns a standard, but it is your responsibility to check if you have achieved one. The times we are aware of are updated monthly - Fastest Times.
For full information, please download the Club Standards PDF.