Sidney DeLara reports on his 19:48 finish at the David LLoyd Southampton 5k on Feb 10th, where he finished 3rd MV50:
Yet another attempt to beat national standard time for age group, v50 which is 19 minutes ends in failure but it was an uphill finish and I lost about 10 seconds getting boxed in at start. So try again in March.
To find standards for age groups go to “Athletics weekly” mag site, they have a list of time standards for all distances and various events. Achieve a time at an event that is reported into them and you go on to their rankings list for the year.
Well done Sidney (who came in the top third overall). The results can be see here: 2008 results
(Let me know, everyone, if you notice any glitches – I have already fixed a couple of formatting issues – MH).