NEXT HANDICAP - 2022 Season starts Spring 2022
Meet up at Club House at 7pm
About the handicap
The inaugural race was held in April 1984 and has been running ever since. It runs for six months in the summer April to September and the last race is followed by a get together, usually a meal, and the presentation of the "The Docherty Shield and now the Russ Elder Shield".
The race is over a 3k, one lap course around Sudbury Court/Vale Farm and is held on the closest Tuesday to the 16th of the month at 7:15pm.
The concept of the handicap is to allow even the slowest of runners the opportunity of crossing the finish post first (a bottle of wine for the winner). Slow runners starting first with the faster ones at staggered intervals, hence the handicap. In theory all should cross the line en-masse.
Briefly, there is a scoring system relating to your position in the evening's race plus bonus points for running within 10% of your personal best. Of the six races the best four results are added to a league table to give an overall winner in September.
The 2021 edition of the club handicap saw the presentation of the Russ Elder Shield to John Walerych for handicap performance and significant contribution to the life the club, especially during Lockdown. Congratulations to all who took part.
2nd David Heathcote, 3rd David Maret and Peter Higgins
2nd Colin Goulding, 3rd Yvonne Walker
2nd Tony Watson, 3rd Peter Nagy
2nd John Walerych, 3rd Sapna Swaly
2nd Abdul Basit, 3rd Simon Robson
2nd Lise Flanagan, 3rd Mary Allieu
2nd Jim O'Leary, 3rd= John Walerych & Sean Breen
2nd Lawrence Klein, 3rd Gavin Imrie
Trish Edwards & Julie Newstead
3rd Ruth Jackson, 4th Ellen Mulvenna
2nd Andy Hope, 3rd Gavin Imrie
2nd Brian Thomas, 3rd Julie Newstead
2nd Leah Burden, 3rd Nick King