Norfolk Gazelles Standards - Rules
Club standards give every member the incentive to improve their running times, they also allow a fair
comparison across gender and age.  Plus they are a bit of fun and something else to aim for no matter
what your running standard.  
The scheme runs from 1st Jan to 31 Dec each calendar year.  Each year a runner starts with a clean sheet.
Standards are based on the WAVA tables which set times by age and gender based on world record times.
Note that your age is set at the start of the year and remains fixed for the whole year even after your bithday.
For Norfolk Gazelles, our standards are based on the following percentages of those world records;
Diamond 85%
Emerald 80%
Platinum 72.5%
Gold 65%
Silver 60%
Bronze 55%
Copper 47.5%
All chips timed races on the Norfolk race calendar will be automatically included - you need to have been 
entered as running for Norfolk Gazelles, otherwise your time is likely to be missed.
If you run in a race outside the county please email standards@norfolkgazelles.co.uk with the chip time link.
Parkruns will be included, but make sure your powerof10 account is live and up to date.  Only your current 
year best Parkrun result will be included, with results being updated through the year no less frequent than 
quarterly (note that the age gradings shown on Parkrun may differ slightly from those on our standard, this
is due to us using a more up to date set of standards).
The website will list each member's standard achieved at each distance for the current year.
The 'Club' standard is set to equal the 4th highest standard reached for the member (noting that you must
obtain a time for 4 or more distances to be awarded a club standard).
The website will list each member's standard achieved at each distance and their Club Standard.
At the end of the year, all members who achieve a Club standard will be awarded a certificate.