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Club Standards - Helsby Running Club
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Club Standards

  • Club standards are designed to encourage members to enter more races and try to achieve pre-set standards which will be awarded by the club. These standards gender and age specific and are based on on the World Standard Times published by the WMA (World Masters Athletics), and consist of WORLD, PLATINUM, GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE, COPPER. For example the GOLD standard is set at approximately 135% of the world record for that distance at that age and gender.​
    • Platinum – world + 20%​
      Gold – world + 35%​
      Silver – world + 50%​
      Bronze – world + 65%​
      Copper – world + 85%​
  • The following standard distances are supported: 5K, 5M, 10K, 10M, 20M, Half Marathon, Marathon, but you do not need to run all distances, only results from 3 separate distances are required, for example a SILVER at 5K, 10K and marathon gains you a SILVER AWARD. A SILVER at 10K and 2 marathons does not.


  • The race must have been accurately measured and certified, the result are taken from the official results. Chipped times are acceptable.​
  • The time achieved must be better than the standard i.e. standard = 46 minutes, time achieved 45 minutes 59 seconds or better.​
  • Awards will only be given for standards achieved at one level at three different distances in one year. For instance if you achieve SILVER for 5K, 10K and marathon you will get a SILVER standard. If you achieve SILVER for 5K and 10k and BRONZE for a marathon you will achieve a BRONZE standard.​
  • Everyone will move up a year during the year, and achieved standards from before and after your birthday will count​
  • Other courses may claim to be accurate, please refer to the committee if you want them to be included. Note: The most parkruns are measured but only some are certified. Because of their popularity it is assumed that all are certified.

To see whether you meet the criteria for a club standard, you can use the excel document to track your progress and see the times you need to beat! Once you meet the eligibility, if you can let your Club Captain know, they will arrange for your certificate ready for the Summer Awards Evening.