2020 Handicap Series Rules


The handicap series will run from January 2020 to December 2020 and will contain a number of mixed distance races. Two prize categories will be awarded, 10K and under, and all distances.

Each member will be able to compete in both categories, but the short distance will allow the new members and those who don’t want to or have the time to run longer distances a chance of winning.

1.     PURPOSE


·       To encourage members to take part in road races both for personal enjoyment, and to improve race times. 


·       To further participation to enhance the club's reputation for fielding a good turnout in club colours in support of many events across the region.


2.     EVENTS


·       The events will encompass distances from 5K up to half marathon.


·       The races will all be within reasonable travelling distance from Barton.


·       Race list


 Cleethorpes 10 K
 Gainsborough 10 K
 Lincoln 10 K
 Beverley 10 K
 Hull 10 K
 Caister Sting in the Trail 10 K
 Walkington  10 K
 Scunthorpe 10 K
 Owsten Ferry 10 K
 Mablethorpe 10 K
 Burringham 10 K
 Brigg 10 K
 Grimsby 10 K
 Yorkshire East Coast (Scarborough) 10 K
 Deepdale Dash 10 K
 Ferriby 10 M
 Snake Lane 10 M
 Winterton 10 M
 Tough 10 10 M
 North Lincs Half Marathon 13.1 M
 Humber Bridge Half Marathon 13.1 M
 Isle of Axholme Half Marathon 13.1 M
 Mablethorpe Half Marathon 13.1 M
 Any Other Half Marathon 13.1 M
 East Hull 20 20 M
 parkrun (Any in May) 5 K
 Phil Johnson 5K 5 K
 parkrun (Any in July) 5 K
 Doncaster  5 K
 parkrun (Any in September) 5 K
 parkrun (Any in November) 5 K
 Lincoln Wellington 5K Series (Any) 5 K
 Clickem Inn 5 Miles (Any) 5 M
 Croxby 1 Lap (Any) 4.4 M


3.     RESULTS


 ·       The official results of UKA recorded races will be used for definitive times. Any club event chosen will use accurate timing.


·       Handicap times are based on previous 10K or 5K races.


Each new member must inform the handicap series organizer of their last race time at the above distance before commencement of the race series participation.


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This time will be entered into a race prediction calculator to work out the handicap time for the following race in the series.


The initial handicap is calculated using the following formula


T2 = T1 x (D2/D1)Power


T1 is the given time, D1 is the given distance, D2 is the distance to predict a time for, Power is used to offset for different distances, and T2 is the calculated time for D2.



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The latest race time in each distance will be used to calculate a revised handicap time for the next race in the series.  This will then reflect any ongoing improvement or decline in performance.


This will be calculated using the following formula


New Handicap = Start Handicap– ((Start Handicap– Race Time)/2)


For example if your 10 K start handicap was 50 minutes and you completed the race in 48 minutes your new handicap for the next race would be


00:49:00 = 00:50:00 – ((00:50:00 – 00:48:00)/2)

·       After each race entered your race time from the published results will be used to calculate your series time for the race. This calculation is the difference between your race time and predicted handicap.

For example if your 10 K start handicap was 50 minutes and you completed the race in 48 minutes your series times for the race would be a positive 120 seconds

00:50:00 – 00:48:00 = 00:02:00 or + 120 seconds

If you finished in 50 minutes 30 seconds this would give you a series time of negative 30 seconds

00:50:00 – 00:50:30 = - 00:00:30 or - 30 seconds


4.     AWARDS


Achievements in each of the categories are recognised at the Club's annual Christmas Evening for the runner with the highest overall series time achieved.


·       Overall Male and Female -  Short Distance Category


You must select between 6 and 10 races that you have completed to be eligible


·       Overall Male and Female – All Distance Category


You must select between 8 and 12 races that you have completed to be eligible.