What is it? The standard time scheme will give members of Desford Striders Running Club the opportunity to be rewarded for their personal race achievements and act as an incentive to improve their times for various distances. At the end of each year, members will be rewarded with a certificate appropriate to the standard achieved. The scheme runs from 1 Dec to 30 Nov each year.
How does it work? There are time standards for each age group – your age group standards should be taken from your age on or before 30 Nov of the year your award is to be made and will remain your age group for the year.
For example: A 43 yr old female with a birthday in May, will be 44 before 30 Nov and therefore she should use the 40-44 Standard Times.
There are 10 race distances for members ranging from 5k to Marathon. All members have six standards to work towards – Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, copper and pewter.
How do I get an award? To be awarded a certificate you must complete at least five of the distances of one standard. All times must be achieved at recognised athletic affiliated events with accurately measured courses (no fun runs, mixed terrain) park run is an official 5k, Early in Nov you will need to submit your standard times, Only on receipt of this by email to Gina@blagden-family.com and the subsequent verification of your times i.e. copy of the official race result will an award be made.
When will the awards be given? The Standard Time Awards will be made at the Annual Presentation Evening, which is held at the Christmas Party each year in December.
Club standard times can be downloaded on the PDF below: