The primary purpose of the Junior Handicap is to provide runners with a measure of current form and motivation by comparing their time over the same course with that of previous months. It is also a simple, fun competition in which members of all abilities can compete equally with each other regardless of sex, age or running performance. It is open to all fully paid up junior members of the club aged over 8 on the day of the event.
The Handicap Run is not a race in the conventional sense. You don't have to be super fit or super fast to take part. The aim is to provide you with a measure of your current form, whether you’re fit or unfit, a whippet or a tortoise, a new runner or a seasoned athlete.
The Junior Handicap normally takes place on the second Monday of each month (April to September – daylight) in the centre of Priory Park. Start times will be based upon a predicted finish time of 18:55hrs. The finish will be very near the start.
The first race will be used to set a base time.
Extra points awarded for personal best times.
Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at the end of the season.
Best 5 of 6 races to score.
Meet at Priory Park at 6:30pm.
Events take place on: