Performance Standards

To motivate and encourage members to compete in races and work to improve their times the club operates an awards scheme based on National Running Standards.

Any member of Great Bentley Running Club is eligible to achieve a club standard.  The aim of the standards is to give each runner, regardless of ability, the motivation and the focus to train for a specific goal.

A new set of standards was introduced on the 1st April 2020

These are Star Awards ranging from 1-5 with times for each award. Please see the performance standards below, with the standards times and categories.

These times are based on WAVA/WMA age-grading. The broad and progressive nature of these times should encourage members to get on the 1st step of the ladder and gradually advance. Standards in this format should sufficiently capture performances of our runners.

Standard will only be awarded for performances achieved on officially timed and measured courses.

To claim a standard you need to apply by e-mailing with the following details:

– Your name and age category on the day of the race.
– Your time
– Details of the race – date, venue, distance
and, if possible
– Evidence of your result – either a link to the race results or an image showing your entry and time.

You must have entered the race as a GBRC member and I’m sure you will have been proud to wear your GBRC kit (unless raising money for a charity)

You will receive your certificate via email.

A list of achievements will be given to the Chairman/Secretary on club nights to keep everyone up-to-date.

Any member wishing to claim a standard who does not have access to e-mail should provide the above information to any committee member who will pass on the details to the appropriate person

Further information: