This year, we will be awarding 'club standards' to athletes competing in all of the key Olympic Harriers and Athletics Wellington races. Standards will be assessed by the club handicapper who will convert all members' race results to an equivalent 5km time. This time will then be compared to the club standards to determine whether one of the standards have been achieved.
Four club standards have been defined. These are:
OH Olympiman / Olympiwoman: This standard is tough as. You will need to achieve an age-graded performance of over 85% to achieve this standard -- for example, equivalent to a 15:11 5km for a senior male in their mid-20s, or. 18:41 for a masters woman aged 45. This standard will only be achieved by a handful of people each year - people who will be competitive in their age groups at national events.
OH Gold Standard: This standard requires an age-graded performance of at least 80% -- for example, 16:07 5km for a senior male in their mid-20s. Athletes achieving this standard will be competitive in their age group at regional events.
OH Silver Standard: This standard requires an age-graded performance of at least 75% -- 17:12 5km for a senior male in their mid-20s.
OH Bronze Standard: This standard requires an age-graded performance of at least 70% -- 18:26 5km for a senior male in their mid 20s.
The club standards are designed to allow people to compare their performances with club members of different genders and ages, and with their Park Run results, which use the same age grading method. The age graded results for each race will also allow members to compare their performance across a range of different races and track their progress over the season.
For the list of standards met after our first two races, see our results article, age graded performances.
If you have any questions please talk to our handicapper, Joe.