New Years Day Handicap.
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.
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 5.5 mile route around the Ridgeway. A link to the venue is here.
This is a fun event and naturally, all Harriers are welcome to take part! Please let Gareth know if you’re interested together with a recent 5k or 10k time so he can calculate your start time (email@example.com).