Club Standards

The purpose of the HRC Club Standards is to provide a simple way of measuring individual performances and comparing like for like across all ages and genders. They are based on the WAVA Age Grading system to ensure that the target times for each age/gender category are equivalent in terms of performance level. There are 10 standards in total, starting from 35% WAVA and going up in levels of 5% to the top level of 80%.

The club will record all of your achievements across the different race distances, but this isn’t a competition and there aren’t any prizes. What you will get though, is a sense of personal achievement when you move up from one standard to the next. Everyone has the potential to improve, we just need to put in the right amount of hard work. We hope that these new standards will give you some extra incentive to go out and train hard.

As there aren’t any races at the moment, and nobody knows when they will resume, the committee have decided that for this inaugural year we will accept runs that you’ve done on your own. It doesn’t have to be part of an official virtual race, you can just go out and run any of the distances whenever you want. The distance doesn’t have to be exact, but it must be at least the stated distance e.g., if you achieve the 5K standard on a 5.5K run, that will still count. Your run doesn’t have to start and finish in exactly the same place, but it should be in the vicinity (to even out the elevation).

The first time you run one of the included distances, let us know your time and what standard you achieved – this will be your baseline. We will accept any runs done in the current club year (since 1st Dec 2020). After that you just need to tell us if you achieve a higher standard at that distance. We’ll keep track of the highest level you’ve achieved at each distance and put these on the website.

Click HERE for the Male Standards

Click HERE for the Female Standards

Standards Achieved 2021 (last updated 01/5/21)

Since the last update the following people have improved on their standard over a given distance:

  • Daniel Pelling 10K Silver to Gold
  • Ian Elden 5K Platinum to Sapphire
  • Ian Elden 5M Gold to Platinum
  • John Nevin 5M Gold to Platinum
  • Mat Cowell 5M Gold to Platinum
  • Mat Cowell 10M Gold to Platinum
  • Phil Tempest 5M Tungsten to Bronze
  • Phil Tempest 10K Tungsten to Bronze
  • Sandra Hiscox 5M Bronze to Silver
  • Shirley Fowler 5M Silver to Gold
  • Sil Clay 5K Silver to Gold
  • Sil Clay 10K Silver to Gold
  • Steve Oglesby 10K Copper to Bronze
  • Teresa Franklin 5M Gold to Platinum

There were two very notable new entries:

  • Sam Boreham became the first person to achieve Diamond Standard, with his 5K time of 15:54
  • Charlie Minnette (13yrs) achieved Sapphire Standard with his 5K time of 18:36
Run distanceName (alphabetical)Standard achieved
3KCharlie MinnetteGold
3KKate RussellGold
5KAndy BrownCopper
5KBeverley ReynoldsSilver
5KCharlie MinnetteSapphire
5KCheryl Trundle Sapphire
5KClare Clark Bronze
5KDenver LloydAluminium
5KGrace JudgeGold
5KGraeme JohnstonCopper
5KHayley WilsonBronze
5KHelen SpoonerTungsten
5KIan EldenSapphire
5KJames MinnetteSapphire
5KJim MearsTungsten
5KJoan NevinSilver
5KJohn NevinPlatinum
5KJosh IronAluminium
5KKathryn ArmourSilver
5KKeeley WhiteCopper
5KKim WendelkenCopper
5KKristina BrightTungsten
5KMarc BensonBronze
5KMark Phillips Bronze
5KMartin Lawrence Platinum
5KMary Ann TuliGold
5KMat CowellPlatinum
5KPat CaseyBronze
5KPhil TempestBronze
5KSam BorehamDiamond
5KSandra HiscoxSilver
5KShirley FowlerGold
5KSil ClayGold
5KSirkka LovePlatinum
5KStephen husband Bronze
5KSteve OglesbyBronze
5KTeresa FranklinPlatinum
5KTracy QuarrellSilver
5MAndy BrownIron
5MBeverley ReynoldsGold
5MCheryl ClaydonIron
5MCheryl Trundle Sapphire
5MDaniel PellingSilver
5MDenver LloydAluminium
5MGrace JudgeGold
5MGraeme JohnstonCopper
5MHelen spoonerTungsten
5MIan EldenPlatinum
5MJames MinnettePlatinum
5MJoan NevinSilver
5MJohn NevinPlatinum
5MKathryn ArmourSilver
5MMaria ReedTungsten
5MMary Ann TuliGold
5MMat CowellPlatinum
5MPat CaseyTungsten
5MPhil TempestBronze
5MSandra HiscoxSilver
5MShirley FowlerGold
5Msil ClayGold
5MSirkka LovePlatinum
5MTeresa FranklinPlatinum
5MTracy QuarrellGold
10KCarl OldfordTungsten
10KCheryl ClaydonIron
10KCheryl Trundle Sapphire
10KClare Clark Tungsten
10KClare EverittTungsten
10KDaniel PellingGold
10KDenver LloydAluminium
10KGrace JudgeGold
10KIan EldenPlatinum
10KJames MinnettePlatinum
10KJim MearsTungsten
10KJoan NevinBronze
10KJohn NevinPlatinum
10KJosefJacobs Tungsten
10KKathryn ArmourSilver
10KMary Ann TuliGold
10KMat CowellGold
10KPat CaseyTungsten
10KPhil TempestBronze
10KSandra HiscoxSilver
10KShirley FowlerGold
10KSil ClayGold
10KSirkka LovePlatinum
10KSteve OglesbyBronze
10KTeresa FranklinPlatinum
10KTracy BettsTungsten
10KTracy QuarrellGold
10MAndy BrownIron
10MCarl OldfordTungsten
10MHayley WilsonTungsten
10MHelen Spooner Tungsten
10MIan EldenGold
10MJames MinnettePlatinum
10MJoan NevinBronze
10MJohn NevinGold
10MKathryn ArmourBronze
10MMat CowellPlatinum
10MPhil TempestTungsten
10MRachel Darvill Bronze
10MShirley FowlerSilver
10MSirkka LovePlatinum
10MSteve OglesbyTungsten
10MTeresa FranklinGold
HMAndy BrownIron
HMDenver LloydAluminium
HMIan EldenSilver
HMJames MinnetteGold
HMJim MearsAluminium
HMMat CowellGold
HMSil ClayBronze
HMSteve Oglesby Tungsten
20MCarl OldfordTungsten
20MSil ClayCopper
MarathonSil ClayBronze

If you have any questions drop an email to secretary@haverhillrunningclub.com