Earning a DRR club standard is an impressive but manageable achievement for many runners in the club. 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 them 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 achieve the required time for at least 4 of them.
The committee's decision on whether a course is deemed to be accurately measured is final. However, we generally accept parkrun times for 5k standards.
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 that we are aware of are updated monthly - Fastest Times.
The standard times were changed on 1st January 2024 and can be found in the tables below or in this document. The details of why the times were changed and how the new times were calculated can be found here.
The old standard times are in the 2023 Club Standards PDF. These will be used for the award of standards for 2023 at the February 2024 AGM.