Target times are set for various road race distances, according to age and gender. The targets are banded so that once a runner achieves a particular band they can aim for the next band up. Certificates are issued to runners on the basis of performances at 5 distances (9 for distinction) over the course of a calendar year. To qualify, you must run your time in a recognised race with an accurately measured course (unfortunately, this currently excludes parkrun).
Download the current County Standards tables below and start pushing yourself to the next level.