Category Archives: Handicap run

February Handicap Results and Report

February’s handicap saw another healthy group of runners head out for the last handicap run of the winter. The weather for the day started out beautiful, but having mentioned how nice the weather was in the email I sent beforehand, it proceeded to cloud over and get miserable 10 minutes before the event. 21 of you braved the chilliness and the brisk westerly.
The cold breeze didn’t deter anyone though, as was shown with the number of PBs that were posted on the day. Congratulations to Adam Prior, Rachel Evans, Jamie Blackman, James Barwell, Tommy Lees and Matt Maiden (by 87 seconds!) who all improved on their best. Just missing out by 5 and 8 seconds, respectively were Neil Wilson and Simon Bonney. Next time!

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January 2017 Handicap

It was a bit damp and dreary (in other words, January), but that didn’t deter 18 runners from competing in the January handicap, several of whom had run the Romsey 5 or done long training runs the previous day.  We welcomed first timer Thomas Lee, who my sources tell me could be threatening the top end of the timing charts in the not too distant future and we also had 3 PB’s – well done Tim, Tony and Simon. Continue reading

November’s Handicap results and Report

Although it may be getting to(/is) winter, the sun was out for today’s handicap and so were the runners.  Although not boasting as many as last month’s bumper edition, we still had 18 of us out.

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A bit of a breeze making it chilly for the timekeepers (James C and Ian R), but nothing to put 5 runners off bringing home PBs – well done to Rachael, Jamie, James B (3 minutes off!), Steve K and Dean.  Mark T is on form and posted his best time since October last year, while we give a warm welcome to Tobey Mabey who ran his first handicap today and posted a respectable sub-29.

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There must be some sort of record that goes to the number or runners that finished within a small amount of time, causing James to panic with his timekeeping, luckily thanks to Ian backing up and most people recording their own times, we got a full set of results.

Baz still retains the attendance crown, with 15 consecutive handicaps since August 2015, with Karen waiting for him to drop the ball as she currently has second place.

Thanks to everyone who attended – our next event will be just 4 sleeps before Christmas on Weds 21st December, will it be a “white handicap”?  Will there be mince pies and sherry?  Either way we hope to see you all there.

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