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Jan 27 2011

Handicap race, Saturday 29 January

The first Handicap Race of the year with be run on Saturday 29 January.

The course is 7.2 K (4.5miles) and consists of two laps, with the start and finish at the Barn Elms running track.

Click here to view the course.

If you have not previously competed in the event, have only done so once in your lifetime, or if a period of more than twelve months has elapsed since your last attempt, you will be deemed a “scratch” runner on Saturday.  This means that you shall be running in order to establish a legitimate start time on the basis of an estimate of your handicap, based on your ability. Scratch runners run the same course and are in the same race, but are excluded from winning prizes or scoring points.

You need to complete two scratch runs before we can determine your pace, after which you’ll be competing on the same level as other runners.

  • Please arrive no later than 08h40 to facilitate the registration process
  • Remember to wear your club shirt

At the end of the year, a complex and inscrutable algorithm (developed by Sam Allpass) will be used to determine which member of the club is to be awarded a trophy in recognition of their performance, prowess and tenacity.

Runners from Fulham RC, West 4 Harriers and Sheen Shufflers are welcome to compete.

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