award scheme is based on the WMA age-graded tables which have been developed
over a period of years by the World Masters Athletics (WMA) to allow runners to
fairly compete with others by taking into consideration age and gender. There
are 8 award levels available; Pearl, Opal, Amber, Emerald,
Ruby, Sapphire, Diamond and Platinum, increasing in difficulty as you move up
How to Qualify
times are required from any 3 of the following distances: 5km, 5 mile, 10km, 10
mile, half marathon and marathon. The times must be obtained within the
12-month period (1st January - 31st December) and submitted via an application
form to be eligible for an award. Only properly certified races will be
eligible and where possible, chip timings should be submitted. All race times
submitted will be verified before acceptance. Only one award can be claimed per year.
How do I work out
which award I can get?
are tables available to assist in working out which awards are obtainable and
which you can aim for in the future. They show the time needed to achieve for
your age group and gender for each award level. Awards are calculated using the age you were on 1st January.
Who can apply?
paid up club members can apply for an award. Awards will be presented at the
annual presentation evening.
How do I apply?
fill in the application form on the right and follow the instructions on the