Winter handicap

The winter handicap is a series of 5 events organised by the club, held on Tuesday nights between October and February.

Each runner is given an individual start time with the fastest runners starting last: Runners will be timed manually against their own start time: More information can be found in the winter handicap rules

The events are open to all Full Members and no pre-registration is required.

Traditionally, each event is followed by a club dinner at Three Hills Sports Park; details will be announced shortly before each event.

Calendar

October 22, 2019
  • Winter-handicap #1

    Start time: 6:30 am

    Meeting location: Three Hills Sports Park, Cheriton Rd, Folkestone CT19 5JU, UK

November 19, 2019
  • Winter-handicap #2

    Start time: 6:30 pm

    Meeting location: Three Hills Sports Park, Cheriton Rd, Folkestone CT19 5JU, UK

December 17, 2019
  • Winter-handicap #3

    Start time: 6:30 pm

    Meeting location: Three Hills Sports Park, Cheriton Rd, Folkestone CT19 5JU, UK

January 21, 2020
  • Winter-handicap #4

    Start time: 6:30 pm

    Meeting location: Three Hills Sports Park, Cheriton Rd, Folkestone CT19 5JU, UK

February 18, 2020
  • Winter-handicap #5

    Start time: 6:30 pm

    Meeting location: Three Hills Sports Park, Cheriton Rd, Folkestone CT19 5JU, UK

Results

2018

Route

Rules

The rules of the handicap are set out in the club by-laws and are designed to ensure the event is enjoyable and competitive for runners of all abilities.

Entry

The series is open to Full Members and guests which may be invited by the club committee.

To enter the handicap, you need only turn up on the evening of each event: No pre-registration is required. 

First time entrants will not be eligible for on-the-night prizes, but their time will be used to calculate their handicap at future events.

Handicapping

The handicap timings will be set by the club handicappers in collaboration with the coaching team and club captains: The club handicappers for the 2019/20 season are Dave Smyth and Lynne Page.

Prizes

The winner of each event is determined as the first runner over the line. No trophies are awarded for individual event winners.

The winners of the overall series are determined by the judgement of the handicappers, club captains and coaching team. The judge’s aim is to recognise outstanding individual achievement regardless of speed. Consideration will be made for:

  • number of events entered
  • consistency
  • improvement
  • courage.

To be eligible for the overall series prize runners must have:

  • run at least 3 events of the series
  • not won an individual prize at an UK Athletics approved open race during the season
  • not have been awarded the winter handicap overall series winner prize in the previous year.