Handicap Series General Info

The handicap series is an intra club event in which all members are welcome to participate.  It will take place on club training nights from May to October, with a final event in December in fancy dress.

There will be 7 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.  Prizes will be presented at the end of year Awards Evening.

The routes will vary in distance and terrain from road, trail and even a beach run if we get the tides right!


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, 10 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!