Standard Times

What is the Standard Times Awards Scheme?

The standards times scheme gives club members an extra incentive to take part in races and to improve their running, for which they will awarded a certificate appropriate to the standard achieved at the end of the year. The scheme runs from 1st January to 31st December each year and the certificates are given out at the club awards night.

How does it work?

There are time standards for each age group. There are 10 race distances for you to work at, ranging from 5k to marathon, 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 road races and track events with accurately measured courses – no fun runs, cross country, multi-terrain, trail or other off-road events. See “Which races are eligible?” below for guidance.

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.

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.
  • Age 16 – eligible for an award if senior times are achieved at five distances up to a maximum of 8 miles.
  • Age 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.

Other Rules

  • Your time must shown in the official published race results and must be under your own name.
  • Where races have chip timing, the chip time counts.
  • Your time must be run between 1st January and 31st December of the awards year.
  • Your time only counts if you were a member of the club on the day you ran the race.
  • You can use the same races to count towards two different awards in the same year. For example, you might use five races towards a silver ordinary award and the same five races plus four others as part of a bronze distinction.

Which races are eligible?

The golden rule is you must run your time at a road or track race with an accurate course. All accredited road races with a certificate of course accuracy are accepted, plus those events which have been measured by the club (see below).

How to check if a race is certified: You can check if a road race has a “certificate of course accuracy” by searching the Association of UK Course Measurers website here: Search for Certified Races

Power of 10 Listings: Races shown on your Power Of 10 profile can be assumed to be officially measured as long as there are no letters after the distance. For example 5M is a certified 5 mile, but 5MNAD, 5MMT or 5MXC is not.

LRRL: All LRRL road races are certified accurate so you don’t have to check these yourself.

HRC Time Trials: Club time trials are accepted for the 5k distance.

Parkrun: Parkruns are not generally run on certified courses and so by default are not accepted. However, the following parkruns have been measured by the club and are accepted for the 5k distance: Braunstone, Kingsbury Water Park, Conkers.

A FINAL WORD… IF YOU PLAN TO USE A RACE FOR YOUR STANDARD TIMES, IT IS UP TO YOU TO CHECK IT IS CERTIFIED. NON-CERTIFIED RACES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. ALWAYS CHECK BEFORE ENTERING THE RACE!


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Women

SENIOR WOMEN UNDER 35
DISTANCEDIAMONDGOLDSILVERBRONZE
5k19:0021:4524:3028:15
5 miles31:0036:0040:0046:30
6 miles37:3043:3048:4556:30
10k39:0045:0050:3058:30
7 miles44:1551:0057:301:06:15
8 miles51:0058:451:06:151:16:15
10 miles1:05:001:13:451:23:001:35:30
1/2 Mara1:27:001:38:451:50:452:07:45
20 miles2:19:002:36:002:55:003:20:00
Marathon3:10:003:30:003:55:004:34:30
VET WOMEN 35-39
DISTANCEDIAMONDGOLDSILVERBRONZE
5k20:3022:4525:3029:00
5 miles34:0037:3042:0048:00
6 miles41:0045:1550:4558:00
10k42:3047:0052:301:00:00
7 miles48:1553:1559:301:08:00
8 miles55:301:01:151:08:151:18:15
10 miles1:10:001:17:001:26:001:38:00
1/2 Mara1:34:151:44:001:56:002:12:00
20 miles2:27:002:43:003:02:003:24:00
Marathon3:25:003:40:004:06:004:40:00
VET WOMEN 40-44
DISTANCEDIAMONDGOLDSILVERBRONZE
5k21:1523:3026:4530:30
5 miles35:1539:0044:1550:00
6 miles42:4547:1553:3060:30
10k44:1549:0055:301:02:45
7 miles50:1555:301:02:301:11:00
8 miles57:451:03:451:12:151:21:30
10 miles1:12:301:20:001:31:001:42:00
1/2 Mara1:37:301:49:302:04:002:16:00
20 miles2:33:302:50:003:12:003:34:30
Marathon3:32:303:50:004:18:004:50:00
VET WOMEN 45-49
DISTANCEDIAMONDGOLDSILVERBRONZE
5k22:0024:3028:0032:00
5 miles36:3040:4546:3052:00
6 miles44:3049:1556:301:04:00
10k46:1551:0057:301:06:15
7 miles52:1557:451:06:301:15:15
8 miles1:00:001:06:301:16:301:26:30
10 miles1:15:001:23:001:36:001:48:00
1/2 Mara1:42:001:55:002:12:002:25:15
20 miles2:40:002:57:003:22:003:45:00
Marathon3:40:004:00:004:30:005:00:00
VET WOMEN 50-54
DISTANCEDIAMONDGOLDSILVERBRONZE
5k22:4525:4529:1533:30
5 miles37:4542:1548:4554:00
6 miles45:4551:1559:301:07:30
10k47:3053:151:01:451:10:00
7 miles53:451:01:201:10:001:19:00
8 miles1:01:451:10:151:20:301:30:45
10 miles1:17:301:28:001:41:001:54:00
1/2 Mara1:46:301:58:002:16:002:30:00
20 miles2:46:303:04:003:32:003:55:30
Marathon3:47:304:12:304:45:005:15:00
VET WOMEN 55-59
DISTANCEDIAMONDGOLDSILVERBRONZE
5k23:3026:1530:3035:00
5 miles39:0044:0051:0056:00
6 miles47:1553:151:02:301:11:00
10k49:0055:251:04:451:13:30
7 miles55:151:02:301:13:301:23:45
8 miles1:03:451:11:451:24:301:36:15
10 miles1:20:001:30:001:46:002:00:30
1/2 Mara1:51:002:02:002:23:002:40:00
20 miles2:53:003:11:003:42:004:06:00
Marathon3:55:004:25:005:00:005:30:00
VET WOMEN 60 -64
DISTANCEDIAMONDGOLDSILVERBRONZE
5k24:1527:1531:4536:30
5 miles41:0046:3054:3059:30
6 miles49:4556:151:04:001:12:00
10k51:0058:001:08:001:18:00
7 miles1:00:451:06:151:17:451:24:45
8 miles1:10:151:16:151:29:151:38:15
10 miles1:28:001:36:001:52:002:04:00
1/2 Mara1:59:002:10:002:30:002:45:00
20 miles3:05:003:20:003:51:004:12:00
Marathon4:12:004:45:005:20:005:50:00
VET WOMEN 65-69
DISTANCEDIAMONDGOLDSILVERBRONZE
5k25:0028:0032:3037:15
5 miles43:0048:3056:301:01:30
6 miles51:3057:001:05:001:13:00
10k53:0058:001:08:001:18:00
7 miles1:03:001:08:301:20:001:27:00
8 miles1:13:001:19:001:32:001:41:00
10 miles1:31:001:40:001:55:002:07:00
1/2 Mara2:03:002:15:002:35:002:50:00
20 miles3:10:003:25:004:00:004:20:00
Marathon4:20:004:50:005:30:006:00:00

Men

SENIOR MEN 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
VET MEN 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
VET MEN 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
VET MEN 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
VET MEN 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
VET MEN 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
VET MEN 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
VET MEN 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
VET MEN 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