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july, 2022

2022mon11jul7:00 pm10:00 pmCoad Cup Handicap7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Richmond ParkGender:OpenAge:OpenTerrain:Cross country,MixedDistance:8km


(Monday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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. Please note your 5k time (actual/estimated) shall be requested at registration. Registration shall close at 11pm on Wednesday 6th July.

Register here:



Event Details

PLEASE NOTE: CHANGE OF DATE from Tuesday 12 July to Monday 11 July.

Annual 5m / 8k club handicap. Please pre-register on Eventbrite with your current 5k time to permit the Club Handicapper to calculate handicaps.

Start and finish located as usual at the top of Queens Ride.

The Clubhouse will be open before and after.

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.


1 small lap (tbc) and 1 large lap (see below). Start and finish at the top of Queens Ride.


Coad Cup

This trophy was donated to the club in 1947 by W H Coad who had won it outright in a 5 miles club steeplechase in 1882. The donor expressed a desire for the race to be held during the summer months. It was first competed for in 1948.

Prizes are awarded to the first three finishers, three fastest men and three fastest women.