The Handicap Race

The Handicap Race

Due to the Covid Club restrictions, this years Handicap is a run from home Handicap and a distance of 5K. 

Set a 5k time email it to Peter Collins, and then try and beat it on the last Thursday of the month.

There will be the usual prizes

Summer 5 Mile Handicap. The last Thursday of every month 7pm At Savill Gardens, is the Runnymede Runners 5 mile Handicap. This is a free run, against the clock and refreshments are provided! Only paid up members qualify for trophies. 

It’s also a great way to get to know members of the club and many of us retreat to the ‘The Sun Inn’ for free chips and a few drinks after the event.

– On your first ever handicap run you will be asked to give an estimated time for your 5 miles. Your time will determine the ‘clock time*’ that you begin your handicap run (as runners will start according to their ability but attempt to complete the course by 8:00p.m.) ; once complete, this will give your first ‘race time‘ and become the basis for your new ‘Handicap‘.

*For those that have not been, there is a big yellow clock at the start/finish line, just like the big events… it starts running from 00:00:00 at 7pm !


– When you run your second race the minutes/seconds you have added or taken away between your first estimate and first actual race time (i.e. your first ‘race time’), will determine your start time of your next run. Please note that if any subsequent run in a year is slower than any previous ones, you still keep the handicap of the fastest time…in simple terms you retain your fastest handicap for the year


First Ever run:
– You think you will run the 5 mile course in 45 minutes…. so will be given and slip with a start time of 15:00 (your first virtual handicap)