Platinum - world + 20%
Gold - world + 35%
Silver - world + 50%
Bronze - world + 65%
Copper - world + 85%
To see the club standards, click on the table you want to see:
These are not yet complete but should cover all of the club membership. If your standards data is missing or if you want more information about the standard times for your age, please contact Janet.
Standards apply to standard road race distances, but you don't need to run all of these! To qualify for your standard, you need to equal or better the standard time for your age in 3 different distances during the year.
You can qualify from any races over "accurately measured" distances, not just races in our club championships. All you need is the official race results as proof of your time, a web site address for the results will be OK. If the race is in the club championships, then Janet will already have the results.
In the context of Club Records & Standards, "accurately measured" means a race course that has been properly measured by a member of the Association of UK Course Measurers. Somewhere on the race entry form or web site, you should see this "Certified Accurate" logo.
Club standards are based on on the World Standard Times published by the WAVA (World Association of Veteran Athletes). These are times that a world champion athlete might expect to run and figures have been produced for every age at every standard distance. They are approximately the same as world records but are not actually records themselves.
We have one set of standard times for the whole open age category and one set for each veteran age in each year band (not the 5 year age bands). So if you are a 42 year old, your time is compared against the World Standard for a 42 year old.
Club Standards are only valid when run over "accurately measured" courses. Not all parkruns are accurately measured so not all parkrun times will qualify for inclusion in standards. [parkrun courses are all 5k.]
Some parkruns have been accurately measured by approved course measurers. A list of these can be found here. [At time of writing in Oct 2015, there were only 3 local accurately measured parkruns, at Princes Park Liverpool, South Manchester and Preston.]
As both of these races are not road courses, they don't qualify as "accurately measured" so you can't count times set in these two races toward your Club Standard.