Club Handicap 2024-25

The Club Handicap is a short race of 2.2 miles, running two laps of Teardrop Lake.

The race works based on previous times run in the handicap and in 5k races (including parkrun). The club works out a handicap time for you and we start you at those various times with the aim that you all finish together in a mass photo finish after a sprint round the final bends in your individual bids for victory!

The first two occasions you take part you are qualifying for future races, so you’ll run in the main body of the event but whilst you may finish first you cannot win the race. Once you’ve competed twice you are in the race “proper” with those two qualifying times allowing us to set your handicap accurately, meaning you can win the race and the associated prizes.

We run the event six times per season usually at two month intervals. In the winter months it will be run at 9:30am on a Sunday. When there is daylight available we run the race on a Monday evening, meeting at Hampton Leisure Centre.

The prizes are generally bottles of wine presented at the annual club presentation. There are also overall prizes for the six race series based on finishing positions. You can also achieve club standards for the distance.