By jackiestuart | April 19, 2016
Welcome to summer! The first handicap was held in glorious sunshine; just what Chris and I needed for our first experience of organising the handicap series.
I drove over from The Regency 10k in Leamington to find Chris and Fiona surrounded by people and the handicap ready to start. A total of 34 ran, which included 2 guests and 1 junior.
Our two guests, Vicky and then, Sophie, went off first, followed by everyone else. There was a difference of about 30 minutes between the first starters and the last, but for us, it went very quickly.
Everyone started; breathe a sigh of relief!! It was then that Chris and I realised that we were the only two on the finish line and started to panic about how we would record it all. But then, running up the hill towards us came Imran – our knight in shining armour. Phew, panic over.
Our guests crossed the line in first and second place. The first club runner back was Michael Gough, but as a junior was not eligible for the handicap trophy. The winner of the trophy was Steve Osmond who finished fourth.
In all, there were 11 first timers, and 9 p.bs. The result of the day was by Catherine Gough who took two minutes off the ladies course record. Well done.
Thanks to everyone who helped on the day, putting out the course, handing out numbers, marshalling and helping on the finish line. And thanks to everyone who ran.
Jackie and Chris
Photos, courtesy of Helen:
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