BADGERS Standard Time Rules

All times must be achieved at recognised athletic affiliated events with accurately measured courses (no parkruns* fun runs, mixed terrain, cross country or point-to-point events**).

Please note: UKA define 5km and Parkrun differently, this is due to parkrun's not having to meet the same strict standards that races must meet. We have decided to allow a select number of parkrun's to count for 5k's in our club standards.


* ONLY the following parkruns will be accepted: Braunstone, Coventry, Long Eaton and Leicester Victoria.


**Point to Point races that meet both rules may be used-

  • The start and finish points of a course, measured along a theoretical straight line between them, shall not be further apart than 50% of the race distance.
  • The overall decrease in elevation between the start and finish shall not exceed 1:1000, i.e. 1m per km.

For example the London Marathon meets both rules and can be used, but the Great North Run doesn't and can't be used.