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Club Handicap and Results

New Years Day Handicap.

Our traditional New Year’s Day Handicap run starts and finishes by the Lord Nelson Public House on the edge of Wantage. The first runner sets off at 11am.    Handicap NY17

Each and every harrier has the opportunity to compete on a level footing.  Each runner is given a handicap time based on a recent 5k or 10k time.  The slower runners start first, the speedier runners start later (some much later)

If you wish to participate in the run on 1st January 2017 contact Gareth Smith  providing either an estimated time of 4 miles or your time for 5 or 10km.

Course Description: Distance about 4 miles. Follow the track and then road through West Lockinge to the T-junction in Lockinge. Turn right. Follow the road up the hill and left in front of the monument. After the church the road sweeps down to the left then bears right, Immediately after this right turn as the road starts to climb take the left fork up a private road. When this meets the lane at the top carry straight ahead and follow the road past Ardington Sports club into the village of Ardington. In Ardington turn left. Follow that road to a T-junction. However, at this point follow the track straight ahead. After a few hundred yards this rejoins the outbound route. Turn right and retrace your steps to the finish. See the link here for course map.

Previous Victors (actual times): 2015 Handicap Aden

1991 Richard Mulvany 33:44
1992 Steve McGuigan 28:28
1993 Alan Jones 28:18
1995 Arthur Strain 25:24
1996 Marion Jones 32:50
1997 Clifford Mills 25:26
1998 Sheila Bailey 29:06
1999 Steve McGuigan 20:53 (uncertain)
2000 Melanie Roberts 31:30
2001 Tom Penfold 20:35
2002 Dave Murfin 23:18
2003 Arthur Strain 32:40
2004 Sheila Bailey 29:03
2007 Frank Briscoe
2008 Alex Mills 30:59
2009 Alex Mills 25:22
2010 Graham Wiggins 26:55
2011 Barbara Margetts  37:17
2012 Susan Christie  35:38
2013 Katherine Boyce 39:06
2014 Suzie Sheehy 30:16
2015 Alex Harrison 36:51
2015 Ben Claridge 23:11
2017 Lucy Blackwell 32:04
Prior to 2005 the run was over a roughly four-mile course that started and finised at “The Fox” in Denchworth.
Top Ten Times for this course:
1    20:19 Tim Hughes
2    20:20 Tom Penfold 2003
3    20:36 Dave Wright 1996
4    20:53 Steve McGuigan  1998
5    21:05 Richard Frame 1991
6    21:18 Chris James 1995
7    21:26 Pete Mulvany 1991
8    21:35 John Schutterlin 1991
9    21:39 Dave Murfin 1993
10  21:47 Frank Briscoe 1992

Cross Country Handicap.  Thurs 16th June.  Sparsholt Firs. Handicap Sheila

The handicap runs every year to provide each and every harrier with the opportunity to compete on a level footing, and even win some silverware!

Each runner is given a handicap time based on a recent 5k or 10k time.  The slower runners start first, the speedier runners start later (some much later)

The race starts at 7.00pm at Sparsholt Firs, on the B4001 Lambourn Road, and takes an undulating five mile route around the Ridgeway.

This is a fun event and naturally, all Harriers are welcome to take part!  Please let Ian Lambourn know if you’re interested together with a recent 5k or 10k time.  ianlambourn@btinternet.com