Entries for BMC Races

If this is your first time entering one of our races, please take a moment to familiarise yourself with the information below. Otherwise, please go ahead and:

Our Meetings

BMC Grand Prix meetings are all part of the World Continental Tour as Challenger meetings and take place on Saturdays. Prize money applies (see below). Entry is open to BMC members who have the entry standard for the event and are U17 or above. Overseas athletes can request a place in the race.    

BMC Gold Standard races are mid-week races targeted at high level athletes and held within open meeting. They are open for entry to members with the entry standard. Gold standard races have a UKA level 2 license and a World Athletics permit.

Record Breaker meetings are special BMC meetings, offering prize money for elite races but also catering for a wide range of abilities and ages. They frequently produce outstanding results.

BMC PB Classic meetings are BMC Gold Standard races targeted at the age groups and open to member and non-members.

BMC Regional Meetings take place around the country and give priority to members but are open to non-members as well. They cater for all age groups. Some regional meeting will have UKA level 2 licenses and world athletics permits.


BMC members are normally guaranteed entry to all our races provided the races are not full and you have the entry standard and enter by the closing date. You must pay your entry fee at the time of entry or the entry will be rejected. Some meetings do have  a limit on the maximum number entries or the number of races that they can accommodate. The closer the entry is to the closing date then these meetings could become full, and you will not be able to enter.

The entry standards you see for meetings are guides. If a member enters a race but does not have the entry standard they will get a deferred entry. The meeting organiser will prioritise accepting member deferred entries over a non-member entry.

We accept non-members to our Regional and PB Classic meetings.  These meetings regularly include races below the BMC membership standards to help athletes achieve a membership qualification. Non-member entries will be initially deferred and accepted if space permits. You do not have a confirmed entry until the race organiser informs you the entry has been accepted.



We welcome international guests to our Grand Prix and Gold Standard races. If you have achieved the times below this year or last then please contact the meeting organiser for the race you are interested in.’

  Men Women
800m 1:46 2:01
1500m 3:37 4:10
5000m 13:30 15:25

Please email the organiser including your name, DOB, PB, SB, URL to profile (e.g World Athletics)  for verification.

Date Venue Contact Email
25-May Sport City (Manchester) Steve Green
22-Jun Loughborough Steve Mosley
08-Jun Watford Women – Nick Bentham
Men – Rupert Waters
06-Jul Birmingham Uni Luke Gunn
10-Aug Bury (Manchester) Steve Green

International athletes outside these standards are also welcome and we will accept entries if space permits. Overseas athletes expecting to do more than one meeting may want to take out a BMC membership. Non-member entries will be initially deferred and accepted if space permits. You do not have a confirmed entry until the race organiser informs you the entry has been accepted.



Race Information

The British Milers Club is a voluntary organisation aiming to improve the standards of British middle distance running.

The BMC aims to put on athlete friendly meetings and create the conditions in which athletes have the best possible chance of achieving fast times.
To do this it is our aim that:-
• All races are seeded appropriately
• All races are paced appropriately (The pacemaker will be asked to run at the pace stated irrespective of whether the field follow them)
• All meetings run to time
• Results are produced quickly, completely and accurately
• Athletes are treated with courtesy and understanding
• Race venues are chosen for their suitability for fast times

We will always strive to achieve the above but our success is dependent on the goodwill of athletes and officials, and sometimes on events outside our control. The BMC does not attempt to provide opportunities for slow tactical races. Athletes seeking this kind of race to prepare themselves for a championship should look elsewhere.

We expect from athletes that they will:-
• Enter the races by the deadlines set.
• Be truthful about their season and personal best times.
• Be truthful about their current form.
• Turn up for races that they have entered.
• Enter only one race per meeting unless intending to run more than one.
• Inform the organiser in good time if for any reason they cannot compete and the reason why they can’t compete.
• Run at the pace stated for their race and not attempt to slow a race.
• Be prepared to take the initiative if a pacemaker is running too slowly.

We expect of all athletes, coaches and parents who attend our meetings that they will be polite and considerate to the volunteers organising the meeting.

Athletes and officials should abide by the UK Athletics Code of Conduct 

Athletes must wear shoes which conform to UKA and World Athletic rules. If you are not wearing the correct spikes you will not be able to race or will be disqualified afterwards

An entrant shall be deemed to have made him/herself/their self, familiar with, and agreed to be bound by the UKA Anti-Doping Rules and to submit to the authority of UK Anti-Doping in the application and enforcement of the Anti-Doping Rules.
The UKA Anti-Doping Rules apply to entrants participating in the sport of Athletics, for 12 months from the date of entry] whether or not the licence holder is a citizen of, or resident in, the UK.’



Grand Prix Races all have prize money on offer. For World Challenger events this is 1st € 500, 2nd € 300, 3rd € 200. For prize races the level of prize money depends on place and time. A € 500 is available in all races for a World Qualification.


Record Breaker Meetings also offer Prize Money. Please see meeting details for more information.

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2024 Qualifying Times

Olympic Games 26 July – 11 August Paris

Men   Women
1:44.70 800m 1:59.30
3:33.50 (3.50.40) 1500m (mile) 4:02.50 (4:20.90)
13:05.00 5000m 14:52.00
27:00.00 10,000m 30:40.00
8:15.00 3000m S/C 9:23.00

28th to 30th June

For 10,000m trial is A race at Highgate on 18 May 2024

Selection: 1st July
Conditions: Performances must be achieved during competitions organised or authorised by World
Athletics, its Area APP Associations or its National Member Federations and
conducted in conformity with World Athletics Rules and for which an application has
been submitted in advance. The list of National Permit competitions will be published
on the Global Calendar pages of the World Athletics website


European Championships.  06-13 June 2024 Rome

Men   Women
1:45.20 800m 2:00.0
3:36.00 1500m 4:05.00
13:20.00 5000m 15:15.00
27:50.00 10,000m 32:00.00
8:25.00 3000m S/C 9:37.00
Selection: 27-May-24


European U18 Championships.  18-21 July 2024 Banska Bystrica, SVK

Men   Women
1:51.00 800m 2:06.00
3:52.00 1500m 4:22.00
8:25.00 3000m 9:35.00
5:52.00 2000m SC 6:45.00
Selection: 24 June 2024
Conditions: Performances must be achieved during competitions organised or authorised by the
World Athletics, its Area Associations or its National Member Federations
  UK domestic competition performance will only be recognised if they are achieved in
a UKA Level 2 Permit competition or higher
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