(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (To be confirmed)
c.8k / c.5m
This is the second xc handicap race of our 141st season. Handicaps shall be awarded by the club handicapper. Registration at the clubhouse from 2pm with the race commencing at 3pm. Race
This is the second xc handicap race of our 141st season.
Handicaps shall be awarded by the club handicapper. Registration at the clubhouse from 2pm with the race commencing at 3pm.
Race starts and finishes opposite Pembroke Lodge. Please see course map.
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. Medals are awarded to the first three finishers in the Handicap and then separately to the fastest three men and the fastest three women.
The Page Cup shall be awarded to the first finisher. This trophy was donated to the club in 1883 by W.C.Page esq, mine host at the Fox and Hounds where most of our social functions were held. It would been one of the club’s oldest trophies but for a burglary at Chris Brasher’s house in Petersham in 1975. The burglars made away with most of Brasher’s trophies, including the Page Cup but thankfully not his Olympic gold.
Prizes shall be awarded to the first three finishers, the three fastest men and the three fastest women.