Age Related Time Standards

How did we arrive at the time standards?

The current time standards are based on the approximate overall average speeds of all finishers – including stops and irrespective of age - in the benchmark year (2008). Had these standards applied then, 10% of finishers would have achieved the ‘A’ standard, 20% ‘B’, 60% ‘C’ and the remaining 10% ‘D’. The standards were then introduced in 2009.

Age related standards were added in 2011 whereby, for the 100km. route, each successive age band receives an additional 10, 15 and 20 minutes respectively for the ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ standards while, for the 100mile route, the increments are 15, 25 and 40 minutes.

Records show that, overall, the average speeds in the shorter event are slower than those in the longer one, which demonstrates that the events generally attract different levels of ability.

100 Kilometres

 

100 Miles

     
Up to 39 years of age    
Female   Female
'A' 4h 55m or less   'A' 6h 40m or less
'B' 4h 55m 01s to 5h 25m   'B' 6h 40m 01s to 7h 25m
'C' 5h 25m 01s to 7h 05m   'C' 7h 25m 01s to 8h 45m
'D' 7h 05m 01s or more   'D' 8h 45m 01s or more
     
Male   Male
'A' 4h 35m or less   'A' 6h 15m or less
'B' 4h 35m 01s to 5h 00m   'B' 6h 15m 01s to 6h 50m
'C' 5h 00m 01s to 6h 30m   'C' 6h 50m 01s to 8h 00m
'D' 6h 30m 01s or more   'D' 8h 00m 01s or more
     
40 - 49 years    
Female   Female
'A' 5h 05m or less   'A' 6h 55m or less
'B' 5h 05m 01s to 5h 40m   'B' 6h 55m 01s to 7h 50m
'C' 5h 40m 01s to 7h 25m   'C' 7h 50m 01s to 9h 25m
'D' 7h 25m 01s or more   'D' 9h 25m 01s or more
     
Male   Male
'A' 4h 45m or less   'A' 6h 30m or less
'B' 4h 45m 01s to 5h 15m   'B' 6h 30m 01s to 7h 15m
'C' 5h 15m 01s to 6h 50m   'C' 7h 15m 01s to 8h 40m
'D' 6h 50m 01s or more   'D' 8h 40m 01s or more
     
50 - 59 years    
Female   Female
'A' 5h 15m or less   'A' 7h 10m or less
'B' 5h 15m 01s to 5h 55m   'B' 7h 10m 01s to 8h 15m
'C' 5h 55m 01s to 7h 45m   'C' 8h 15m 01s to 10h 05m
'D' 7h 45m 01s or more   'D' 10h 05m 01s or more
     
Male   Male
'A' 4h 55m or less   'A' 6h 45m or less
'B' 4h 55m 01s to 5h 30m   'B' 6h 45m 01s to 7h 40m
'C' 5h 30m 01s to 7h 10m   'C' 7h 40m 01s to 9h 20m
'D' 7h 10m 01s or more   'D' 9h 20m 01s or more
     
60 - 69 years    
Female   Female
'A' 5h 25m or less   'A' 7h 25m or less
'B' 5h 25m 01s to 6h 10m   'B' 7h 25m 01s to 8h 40m
'C' 6h 10m 01s to 8h 05m   'C' 8h 40m 01s to 10h 45m
'D' 8h 05m 01s or more   'D' 10h 45m 01s or more
     
Male   Male
'A' 5h 05m or less   'A' 7h 00m or less
'B' 5h 05m 01s to 5h 45m   'B' 7h 00m 01s to 8h 05m
'C' 5h 45m 01s to 7h 30m   'C' 8h 05m 01s to 10h 00m
'D' 7h 30m 01s or more   'D' 10h 00m 01s or more
     
70 years and over    
Female   Female
'A' 5h 35m or less   'A' 7h 40m or less
'B' 5h 35m 01s to 6h 25m   'B' 7h 40m 01s to 9h 05m
'C' 6h 25m 01s to 8h 25m   'C' 9h 05m 01s to 11h 25m
'D' 8h 25m 01s or more   'D' 11h 25m 01s or more
     
Male   Male
'A' 5h 15m or less   'A' 7h 15m or less
'B' 5h 15m 01s to 6h 00m   'B' 7h 15m 01s to 8h 30m
'C' 6h 00m 01s to 7h 50m   'C' 8h 30m 01s to 10h 40m
'D' 7h 50m 01s or more   'D' 10h 40m 01s or more