What are Club Standards?
The main idea of the standards scheme is to give runners in the Club a goal as an incentive to improve their training, for which they will be rewarded at the end of the year with a certificate appropriate to the standard achieved. The scheme runs from January 1st to December 31st each year. The standards take your age and sex in to account, which means you can compare your running abilities to other (possibly younger) members of the club!
How does it work?
There are time standards for each age group – these will remain your age group for the year. To be awarded a certificate you must complete at least three of the distances of one standard. All times must be achieved at recognised athletic affiliated events with accurately measured courses (no fun runs, cross country or off-road events). Technically, the Braunstone Parkrun is not officially measured, however as it is such a popular event we will accept times recorded at the event. The times shown below are the minimum required to achieve the standard. You will only be awarded one certificate each year (i.e. highest standard you achieve).
When you achieve a standard please email Andy Kemp with the following information: the standard you are applying for, the names of the races and the times you achieved (we will accept your chip time), date of the race. If they are not local races please include a web address for the results. All the Certificates for this year will be awarded at the beginning of next year.
*Note – the 8 mile distance can be used in lieu of 6 or 7 miles.
The standards are based on a scheme that the County is planning on introducing next year (hence the fast times required for the Rhodium and Platinum Awards).
What are the standard times?
Check out the categories for different awards here : men's and women's.