2019/20 Lockdown Rules

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the UK lockdown. It has meant the cancellation of races for the majority of the 2019/20 standard time season. With this in mind we will be accepting times completed outside of recognised athletic events within the period of 23rd March 2020 - 31st August 2020 only. All races before 23rd March 2020 need to meet the normal standard time rules.

Times completed outside of recognised athletic events must meet the following conditions:

  • To be completed by the person who is applying for the standard time award.
  • To be run on foot, and unassisted. (no bikes, roller skates, dog, horses, alpacas, ferrets...)
  • To be fully on the road or hard pack paths.
  • To be the full complete distance*
  • To be recorded on a GPS device**
  • The route must NOT be point to point***

Note:

In order to make things easier to collate, we ask that all GPS data MUST be uploaded to Strava. Please make sure the activity is set as a “RUN” and marked as a “RACE”. The privacy settings of the activities you want to use for standard times must not be set to “PRIVATE”. You will need to request to follow BADGERS Running Club (https://www.strava.com/athletes/badgersrunningclub). Without these setting and adding BADGERS RunningClub as a follower we won’t be able to validate the times achieved.

You will submit your times along with the URL of the Strava links to your activities in the normal submission form, which will open at the end of the standard time season.

* When converting from metric to imperial (or vice versa) we will be rounding to one decimal place. Please see below so that you don’t come up short. We recommend running slightly longer and cropping the activity back to the required distance.

  • 3.1 mi = 5 km
  • 5 mi = 8 km
  • 6 mi = 9.7 km
  • 6.2 mi = 10 km
  • 7 mi = 11.3 km
  • 8 mi = 12.9 km
  • 10 mi = 16.1 km
  • 13.1 mi = 21.1 km (Half Marathon)
  • 20 mi = 32.2 km
  • 26.2 mi = 42.2 km (Marathon)

** Times will be taken from the elapsed time and not the moving time.

*** Point to Point times that meet both rules may be used:

  • The start and finish points of a route, measured along a theoretical straight line between them, shall not be further apart than 50% of the full distance.
  • The overall decrease in elevation between the start and finish shall not exceed 1:1000, i.e. 1m per km. (Don't panic if you come in a little out, we do take GPS errors in elevation into account)