Well done to everybody who took part in the virtual 5km handicap for February. We had 44 runners in total, with 20 beating their predicted times. Congratulations to Sarah for crossing the virtual finish line first, beating her predicted time by over 5 minutes. Collette and David McLean completed the podium places respectively, both beating their predicted times by well over 90 seconds. Don’t forget, the March 10km handicap has now begun, and will continue until the end of the month.
Well done to all who took part in the final virtual handicap race, and for taking part throughout the whole series. The August race saw 36 runners cross the finishing line. Our winner for August is Natalie Zouch, beating her predicted time by over two and a half minutes. In second place, was Steve Zouch! Steve also knocked two and a half minutes off his predicted time. Claiming the final spot of the podium was Al Harris, who beat his time from last month by over four minutes.
Well done to everybody who competed in the third edition of the Sphinx Virtual Handicap. A number of injuries left the field a little fewer than in prior months, but a good turnout nonetheless with 42 runners crossing the finish line. Our July winner was Michael Gough, beating his predicted time by a comfortable two minutes and twelve seconds. Following Michael and in second place was Jo Channer, knocking over FIVE minutes off her June result.
Well done to all who competed in the second instalment of the Sphinx Virtual Handicap Series. Much like last month, runners were made to choose between racing in blistering heat or torrential rain! Despite that, 53 runners crossed the line - a great turnout. First over the line was Vickie Hand, knocking an impressive 2:37 off her time from last month. Chasing Vickie was Matt Mold in second place, improving on his May performance by 3 minutes!
Well done and thank you to all who took part in the inaugural Sphinx Virtual Handicap. The event was a rousing success with 55 runners crossing the finishing line. Conditions were tough as competitors were forced to choose between running in heat or a hurricane, but in spite of that many of our athletes recorded impressive personal bests! A baffling number of runners managed to crossed the line at the exact same time giving the organiser a considerable headache with allocating position points!