Once again, this Summer we shall be holding another Handicap Competition (completely separate from the Club Championship).

There will be:

2 x 5k runs round the Buckingham parkrun course in May and September,

2 x 3.6 mile races round Stowe in June and August and

1 x 5 mile race round Thornborough/Thornton in July.

The winners of the men’s and women’s events will each get 22 points, with second places getting 20 points, 3rd 18 points, then 17, 16 and so on for the remaining finishers. Your best 3 races will count in the final analysis, with certificates/trophies being awarded to the overall winners – 1st, 2nd & 3rd placed runners at the end of the season. (In the event of a tie, the person accumulating most points over all 5 races will take precedence and if there is still a tie, then the best overall finishing positions will be taken into account e.g. most 1st places).

Your handicap will be based on your parkrun PB for 2023, with the slower runners setting off first and faster runners following at progressively later times. If you beat your best time during your first event, then this time will be used in subsequent races.

Handicap times may also contribute towards your club standards.