Tag Archive: Handicap

Feb 19 2013

Bryony Britten

February Handicap Race – 23 February

The February Handicap race will be held on 23 February at Barn Elms track. Meet at 8.45am for a 9am start. This is the second handicap of the year and after last month the standings are a follows: Jenni – 25 points Sam – 24 points Josh – 23 points Liam – 22 points David …

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Sep 29 2012

Bryony Britten

Handicap Competition Heats Up

The seventh handicap of the year was always going to be crucial as only the seven best placed runs by each runner count towards the trophy. Josh Ord-Hume ran a tactically brilliant race taking David Lovell on the line. Lovell was quoted later as saying, ‘I just didn’t have anything left’. After being overtaken a …

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Aug 29 2012

Bryony Britten

Handicap Results so far…

Perhaps Josh’s decision to super-glue the handicap trophy to his mantle piece was not foolish, he is leading the handicap by 24 points. However the race for the minor places is not over. Josh’s nearest rival is Paul Cheetham and further 3 points behind are Sam Allpass and David Cornock. The next handicap race is …

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Aug 24 2012

Bryony Britten

Handicap

Just a reminder that the handicap is tomorrow. Be at the track at 8.45am for a route briefing. If you haven’t participated before it is a perfect way to start the weekend. Aside from your running kit bring some money and join us for breakfast afterwards. See you there.

Jul 26 2012

Bryony Britten

July Handicap Race

The July handicap race will be held on Saturday morning at 9 am (please arrive no later than 8.45am – if you are running for the first time, please arrive at 8.35am). Owing to the fact that the track is not easily accessible, and incorporating it into our handicap would turn the a running race …

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May 17 2012

Thursday May 17 March – Interval Training

Spain’s borrowing costs look set to spike today (Thursday) as the country’s treasury sells up to €2.5bn (£2bn; $3.2bn) of three- and four-year sovereign bonds. As fresh fears that contagion from Greece could trigger a Spanish banking crisis, Barnes Runners will be offering its tried and tested “5×1 mile” programme this evening. A programme that …

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Apr 26 2012

Bryony Britten

Handicap – Saturday

This Saturday is the fourth Barnes Runners Handicap race of 2012. Meet at Barn Elms track no later than 8.45 for a 9am start. “Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows …

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Mar 31 2012

Bryony Britten

Handicap Results March 2012

The month’s handicap was a hard fought battle between Sam Allpass and Josh Ord-Hume.  Starting together it was not until the final 200m that Sam got his nose in front and pushed on to gain a 12 second lead over Josh. Both clocked PBs – Sam improving by 46 seconds and Josh by 27 seconds. In …

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Mar 28 2012

Bryony Britten

Saturday 31st March Handicap

On Saturday 31 March the third handicap of the year will run. Please meet no later than 8.45am for a 9am start. The Wikipedia entry on Handicap races suggests that “A handicap race … is a race in which horses carry different weights, allocated by the handicapper. A better horse will carry a heavier weight, to give him or her …

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Feb 25 2012

Bryony Britten

Handicap Results

February is traditionally not a very optimistic month. Christmas happened a long time ago, the days are still short and the weather usually cold and dull. It is not surprising, therefore, that in old English it was named Solmonath or mud month (although I have no idea why it was also known as Kale-monath, or cabbage month …

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