Comp Standards

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Anyone wishing to be included on the comp entry list will need to be a CNW member in good standing. Being a member in good standing is defined as follows:

  1. Has a current/paid CNW membership.
  2. Agrees to wear the CNW uniform (Orange top and black shorts/bottoms) at ALL possible races (including those when an athlete doesn’t receive a comp entry) unless given an exception by the team manager.
  3. Sends a race recap/results to results.cnw@gmail.com so the club can publish results of our competitive runners.

Athletes requesting comps must also meet the following standard at the distance of your choice within the last 2 years.

Open Women

  • 5K:  19:15
  • 10K:  39:00
  • Half Marathon:  90:00
  • Marathon:  3:10

Masters Women

  • 5K:  20:00
  • 10K:  41:00
  • Half Marathon:  1:35
  • Marathon:  3:20

Open Men

  • 5K:  17:00
  • 10K:  35:00
  • Half Marathon:  78:00
  • Marathon:  2:45

Masters Men

  • 5K:  17:30
  • 10K:  37:00
  • Half Marathon:  82:00
  • Marathon:  2:55

If you meet the above requirements, email the team manager, Mark Bloudek, at markcnw@yahoo.com requesting to be included on the comp entry email list.

How comps work

  • When comps are available, emails are sent out to all athletes on the comp list with a deadline to express interest. 
  • Once the deadline is reached, the team manager will make the final selections for the comps. We will notify everyone of the outcome by email. 
  • Comp announcements are sent out as early as possible so that athletes can register for the race themselves if they do not get selected. 
  • The criteria for races varies depending on time standards from race directors.  These standards will continue to be clearly communicated in the race announcement emails. 
  • The primary criteria for selecting comp entry recipients is one’s racing acumen.  There is an age graded time adjustment for masters athletes when evaluating racing acumen.
  • The secondary criteria is balancing the comp entry recipients between all eligible CNW members. 
  • An athlete must be RACING (jogging or running substantially slower than one is capable of is not considered racing) to receive a comp entry.  
  • If you become injured after receiving a comp entry, please contact cnwcomps@gmail.com so the we can offer the comp entry to someone else.