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april, 2022

2022sat23apr3:00 pm5:00 pmBaker Cup 3 mile Handicap3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Richmond ParkGender:Men,WomenAge:OpenTerrain:Cross countryDistance:c.5k / c.3m

Time

(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location

Richmond Park

How to Enter

Entry is free but you must register in advance in order to allow the handicapper time to do his job. The closing date for registration is midnight on Saturday, 17th April.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/baker-cup-tickets-265252997857. Please advise the handicapper of your current 5km time.

 

Distance

c.5k / c.3m

Event Details

It adopts a handicap format with handicaps awarded by the Club handicapper.

Registration and number pick from 2pm at the clubhouse with the race commencing at 3pm.

More details

HOW DOES A Handicap WORK? Rather than start everyone at the same time, a Handicap race sees each runner awarded an individual start time by the Handicapper based on their recent race performances. The runner with the most generous Handicap will set off first, with each subsequent runner starting at their allotted time. If the Handicapper has done their job, all runners should in theory end up finishing the race at roughly the same time. To ensure this is the case members must have run a minimum number of club events in order to be awarded a Handicap (and failing this they will compete as a guest). The first runner across the finishing line wins the Handicap.

Course

2 laps of the course (image above and link below)

http://ranelagh-harriers.com/baker_crs.html

Prizes

Awarded to the first finisher in the Handicap with prizes awarded to the first three finishers, the three fastest men and the three fastest women.

This Cup was presented it 1910 by one of the club’s longest-serving members, Fred W Baker. At the time of his death in 1959 he could boast 76 years of membership.

https://ranelagh-harriers.co.uk/prizes/baker-cup/

 

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