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.
There are seven distances to choose from:
5k, 5miles, 10k, 10miles, half marathon, 20 miles, Marathon.
A Club Standard is gained for the lower of the grades achieved in 5 of the 7 distances. The member will then receive a small trophy to record their achievement, this will be given at the annual awards ceremony.
If a member manages to achieve all 7 distances the club member will be awarded a Distinction and will also be awarded a trophy.
Your age category will be determined by your age at the start of the year.
Please note: You can only claim one standard per year and this must be higher than you have previously attained in that age category.
For example: A female member age 37 achieves bronze standard, the following year she would need to try to achieve silver standard. But once she went into the 40-44 category she would be able to go for any grade again.
It is the members responsibility to claim their standard. Standards need to be claimed by 31st December to be presented at the January awards.
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 Radcliffe 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, HOW DO I GO ABOUT GETTING MY REWARD?
Simply email your results to email@example.com
• Runner’s Name
• Name of Race
• Official Time Recorded
• Age category on 1st January
• Club standard level you are applying for, i.e. Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Tungsten.
Times will then be checked.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY AWARD AND WHERE?
You will be presented your trophy at the Hatton Darts award night. For example any standard you achieve between 1st January 2019 to 31st December 2019 will be awarded at the awards night early in 2020.
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.