What are the Club Standards?
To motivate and encourage members to compete in races and work to improve their times the club uses a set of standards for the Hatton Darts Running Club graded as Tungsten, Pewter, Copper, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Diamond, Platinum and finally Rhodium.
Should you achieve one of the graded standards for your age range in a “distance certified accurate” race, please email the following information to email@example.com.
• Runner’s Name for Certificate
• Name of Race
• Official Time Recorded
• Age on day of the race
• Club standard level you are applying for, i.e. Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Tungsten.
Results will be checked and a certificate will be presented to you at the Hatton Darts awards night for the previous calendar year.
Whats the Scheme for?
The aim of the running club standards is to give each runner, regardless of ability, the motivation and the focus to train for a specific goal. Setting realistic and achievable standards within the club not only encourages a sense of fulfilment on achieving your target but will also hopefully motivated and inspires other athletes in having a go. You don’t have to be a Paula Ratcliffe or a Roger Bannister to achieve these standards, but you will have to train for them.
Who is eligible for the club standard achievement award?
Any member of the Hatton Darts Running Club.
What races distances count towards the scheme?
5km, 5 miles, 10km, 10 miles, Half Marathon, 20 miles, Marathon.
Having achieved a club standard at a race, how do I go about getting my certificate?
Simply email your results to firstname.lastname@example.org
What will I receive on achieving a club standard?
You will be presented a professionally designed certificate. It will display your name, distance, time and level achieved.
When will I receive the certificate and where?
You will be presented your certificate at the Hatton Darts award night. For example any standard you achieve between 1st January 2018 to 31st December 2018 will be awarded at the awards night early in 2019.
If I race abroad and achieve a club standard, does it count?
Yes it does. As long as it’s an official sanctioned race by a recognised athletic governing body.
Do training runs count?
No. Only official races that have been accurately measured and timed.
Do parkruns count?
Although parkruns do vary a little we have decided to include them.
How many certificates can I be awarded?
You will be awarded the highest standard in your age group per distance. For example, if you achieved a silver, you will only be presented the silver and not the bronze as well. If you move up an age group, you can only claim for standards achieved whilst racing in that age category.