Men’s Standard Times

What is it the Standard Times Award Scheme?

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.

How does it work?

There are time standards for each age group.  There are 11 race distances for you to work at, ranging from 5k to 50k, with four standards – Diamond, Gold, Silver and Bronze.

To be awarded a certificate you must achieve the required times for at least five of the distances.

To gain a distinction you need nine distances including 10 miles, half marathon, 20 miles and marathon, plus any five other distances.

All times must be achieved at recognised athletic affiliated events with accurately measured courses (no fun runs, cross country or off-road events).

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.

Senior Standard Time Awards for Under-18s
Runners between age 14 and 17 can apply for senior standard time awards in line with the permissible race distances described in the UKA Rules for Competition as follows:

Aged under 14 – cannot apply for senior awards.
Age 14 or 15 – eligible for an award if senior times are achieved at all four permissible distances: 5k; 5m; 6m; 10k.
Aged 16 – eligible for an award if senior times are achieved at five distances up to a maximum of 8 miles.
Aged 17 – eligible for an award if senior times are achieved at five distances up to a maximum of 1/2 marathon.

‘Distinction’ certificates are only issued from age 18.

SENIOR UNDER 40
DISTANCEDIAMONDGOLDSILVERBRONZE
5k16:3017:3019:3023:00
5 miles27:1528:4532:0038:00
6 miles33:0034:4539:0046:08
10k34:1536:0040:3048:00
7 miles38:5040:5045:5554:28
8 miles44:5047:0052:541:02:15
10 miles57:001:00:001:07:151:18:00
1/2 Mara1:16:001:20:001:29:001:45:00
20 miles2:01:002:08:002:23:002:46:00
Marathon2:45:002:56:003:15:003:50:00
50k3:15:003:32:003:50:004:35:00
VET (40-44)
DISTANCEDIAMONDGOLDSILVERBRONZE
5k17:0018:1520:3024:00
5 miles28:0030:0033:3040:00
6 miles34:0036:1540:4048:15
10k35:3038:0042:3050:00
7 miles40:1542:3047:5556:45
8 miles46:3549:0055:201:05:30
10 miles59:201:02:301:10:201:23:30
1/2 Mara1:20:001:24:001:34:001:50:00
20 miles2:06:002:14:002:30:002:56:00
Marathon3:00:003:10:003:30:004:06:00
50k3:30:003:45:004:00:004:50:00
VET (45-49)
DISTANCEDIAMONDGOLDSILVERBRONZE
5k17:3019:1521:4525:30
5 miles29:0031:4536:0041:45
6 miles35:1538:1543:3050:10
10k36:4539:4544:5052:00
7 miles41:3044:5051:1058:45
8 miles47:5051:2058:501:07:25
10 miles1:00:401:05:001:14:301:24:30
1/2 Mara1:21:301:27:001:40:001:53:00
20 miles2:08:002:19:002:40:003:08:00
Marathon3:02:303:15:003:40:004:15:00
50k3:35:003:50:004:10:005:00:00
VET (50-54)
DISTANCEDIAMONDGOLDSILVERBRONZE
5k18:1520:1523:1527:00
5 miles30:1533:3038:3043:30
6 miles36:3040:1546:3052:30
10k38:0041:4548:1554:34
7 miles42:5047:0054:4061:40
8 miles49:2053:551:02:5570:55
10 miles1:02:001:08:001:19:251:29:20
1/2 Mara1:23:501:33:001:45:302:00:00
20 miles2:14:002:28:002:50:003:20:00
Marathon3:03:003:20:003:50:004:28:00
50k3:37:303:55:004:20:005:12:00
VET (55-59)
DISTANCEDIAMONDGOLDSILVERBRONZE
5k18:4521:1524:3028:30
5 miles31:1535:1540:4545:15
6 miles37:4042:3049:0054:30
10k39:1544:1050:4556:30
7 miles44:2049:5057:201:04:00
8 miles51:0057:101:05:451:13:40
10 miles1:04:001:11:401:23:001:33:20
1/2 Mara1:25:301:36:001:51:002:04:00
20 miles2:18:002:35:003:00:003:32:00
Marathon3:04:303:25:004:05:004:40:15
50k3:40:004:00:004:30:005:30:00
VET (60-64)
DISTANCEDIAMONDGOLDSILVERBRONZE
5k19:3022:1526:0030:00
5 miles32:3037:0043:0047:00
6 miles39:0044:3051:3057:00
10k40:4046:1053:1559:00
7 miles45:4552:001:00:151:06:30
8 miles52:3059:451:09:151:16:15
10 miles1:06:001:15:001:27:001:36:00
1/2 Mara1:29:001:39:001:56:002:08:00
20 miles2:22:002:42:003:10:003:40:00
Marathon3:10:003:36:004:13:004:51:00
50k3:45:004:10:004:40:005:40:00
VET (65 – 69)
DISTANCEDIAMONDGOLDSILVERBRONZE
5k20:1523:1527:3031:30
5 miles33:4538:4545:1548:45
6 miles40:4546:3054:3059:30
10k43:0048:5057:001:02:10
7 miles48:0054:451:04:301:09:45
8 miles56:001:03:151:14:151:20:15
10 miles1:13:001:20:001:34:001:41:30
1/2 Mara1:35:001:47:002:05:302:15:15
20 miles2:26:002:50:003:20:003:50:00
Marathon3:12:453:48:004:26:005:08:00
50k3:47:304:20:004:52:005:52:00
VET (70 – 74)
DISTANCEDIAMONDGOLDSILVERBRONZE
5k20:4524:1529:0033:00
5 miles35:0040:3047:3051:15
6 miles42:4549:0057:151:02:00
10k44:3051:0059:301:04:25
7 miles50:3058:001:07:151:13:00
8 miles58:151:07:001:18:001:24:00
10 miles1:13:301:25:301:40:001:46:00
1/2 Mara1:39:001:54:002:15:002:22:30
20 miles2:34:002:58:003:30:004:00:00
Marathon3:28:303:57:304:38:005:22:00
50k4:00:004:35:005:00:006:00:00
VET (75 – 80)
DISTANCEDIAMONDGOLDSILVERBRONZE
5k21:3025:1530:3034:30
5 miles36:1542:1549:0052:45
6 miles43:4551:0059:451:04:30
10k45:3053:001:02:001:07:00
7 miles52:001:00:151:10:001:16:15
8 miles1:00:301:09:301:21:001:27:45
10 miles1:17:001:28:001:42:001:53:00
1/2 Mara1:45:002:00:002:19:152:30:30
20 miles2:42:003:12:003:40:004:22:00
Marathon3:40:004:16:454:51:005:46:00
50k4:15:004:55:005:20:006:30:00