Club Handicap

Sphinx AC Club Handicap Races

The club run a summer series of handicap races and also 3 nominated road races over varying distances. The summer series races are arranged by the club, whereas the nominated races are local road races. Details are below:

2019 Summer Series

The six races in the series are held on quiet country roads in six locations near to Coventry. Each race incorporates three different competitions. Competition is open to all senior members of the club and any juniors over the age of 14 who are able to complete the distance in a respectable time. The juniors are eligible for their own competitions.

11:00am Sun 14th Apr Grandborough (Start in Hayway Lane Broadwell. For satnav users enter CV23 8HH)
7:00pm Thu 2nd May Brinklow (Google map of start location)
7:00pm Thu 20th Jun Monks Kirby (Google map of start location)
7:00pm Thu 18th Jul Birdingbury (Google map of start location, CV23 9QP for SatNav users)
7:00pm Thu 15th Aug Corley (Google map of route - "A" is the start, CV7 8AQ)
11:00am Sun 15th Sep Wolvey (Location TBC)

2 races are on Sunday mornings starting at 11:00 a.m. This year there will be 4 evening races starting at 7:00 p.m. Results and trophies are presented on the day while having a social drink at the nearest pub.



  • Fastest runner collects 100 points, second 99 points etc.
  • Best 4 scores out of six races to count.


  • First runner over the line collects 100 points, second 99 points etc.


You will be asked to remove your watch and predict your time for the course.

  • 5 points will be awarded to the nearest prediction, 4 points to the second nearest with 1 point for the 5th nearest.
  • Points are also awarded for the first 5 over the finishing line in the race.
  • All runners who do a personal best on the course will collect 5 points.
  • An additional bonus point will be awarded for completing 5 races.
  • An extra 2 points will be awarded for completing all 6 races.

All races count towards this coveted trophy.

Nominated Road Races (5 miles, 10 miles and half-marathon)

There are also 3 handicap races over 5 miles, 10 miles and half marathon distances. The winner of each race is the runner whose actual time beats the time estimated by the handicap secretary by the greatest margin.

This year’s club 5 Mile Handicap race will be the Ryton Pools 5. The club Half Marathon Handicap and 10 Handicap races will be Kenilworth Half and Rugby 10 on 1st September and 6th October respectively.