Handicap Series General Info –

This years Handicap Series is kindly being run by Karen Bradley.  It is an intra club event in which all members are welcome to participate. Races will take part on club training nights plus one Sunday long run from May to September, with a final event in December.

There will be 8 races in total but you need only do 5 to be in the running for a prize – 1st & 2nd Male, 1st & 2nd Female and 1st Team – which will be presented at the end of year Awards Evening.

The routes will vary in distance and terrain from 5k to 10k and a 10 miler with some off road, and hopefully a beach run.

Provisional dates and venues for 2024 are: 

  • April 9 – Coltishall,
  • May 2 –  Horstead trails,
  • June 4 Sea Palling if tide allows,
  • June 23, Sunday 10 miler  – Ashmanhaugh,
  • July 11 –  Worstead,
  • August 13 –  Swanton Abbot,
  • September TBC –  Skeyton Goat hopefully,
  • December TBC, Sunday Christmas fancy dress 5k

You can take part as an individual or as part of a team of 3 people.

Individual time predictions will need to be with Karen no later than Saturday 12 noon before each handicap event to allow for the start times to be calcuated.

These runs are for fun and alre open to all club members , but you do not have to enter handicap to run on the nights when the events are planned.


This years series requires entrants to give the time they expect to run the distance, and then run without a watch or put tape over their watch.

You don’t necessarily have to run fast if it suits you to opt for a slower pace e.g. you’re recovering from injury or you’ve got a race coming up soon, you can put whatever time you feel like doing.

The winner is the runner who finishes the closed to their predicted time.

There will be 20 points for 1st place, 19 for 2nd and so on.

It will be a staggered start with the longer predictions going off first. So if everyone runs to the pace they predicted, everyone should finish pretty much together, which should make for an exciting finish!