The club handicap is an "in-house" competition that normally takes place over three or four club nights over the summer. All members of the club are encouraged to take part.
There are two or three qualifier races staged, before the grand final. To take part in the final, you must have run in one of the qualifiers. If you don't have a qualifying time, then you are not able to win the trophy. Sorry.
Only paid up members of the club can win a trophy.
Qualifiers; We will have an idea of your run time and will start the slower runners first. We then have a staggered start, working through until the quickest runners go last (there could be a gap of around twenty minutes between the first and last people to start). The idea is that, providing the handicap system has worked correctly, you should all finish fairly close together. Watches are allowed on this one, and the first one home will be declared the winner.
The Grand Final; The last race of the series is the Final. All those that have taken part in a qualifying race are eligible to run, and once again, watches are allowed. It will be run in the same way as the qualifiers, which means that the first person home, wins. There are prizes for the first, second and third athletes home.
- The organizers decision on handicap times is final. Don't bother to try and influence the decisions made because you are injured, not well or didn't sleep due to worry about the race, because it won't help, and he will probably just push you further down the start list.
- Only paid up members eligible to win a trophy.
Handicap Times for Final on August 8 2017
The table shows the order of the runners and how minutes after the lead runners that you start. Please let Dave know if you want to be included or think that somebody is badly placed (anybody).