5k handicap 2018

The 6 race series finished on 2/10/2018 in style! Conditions were prefect for fast 5k times and Striders delivered.

The series had been closely fought throughout and in fact there was a draw for the first two places between Jessica Wright and Chrissie Parry. Using count back in the 4th race they each run, Jessica pipped Chrissie by 8 positional points. In third place was Brenda Smith. So it was a ladies lock out! The leading male in the series was Tom Sclanders in his debut season.

A total of 58 Striders took part in the series with 27 posting three or more race times.

2019 is going to be bigger and even better!!

Stride on!

Race dates for 2018

Race 1 – 1 May

Race 2 – 5 June

Race 3 – 5 July

Race 4 – 14 August

Race 5 – 4 September

Race 6 – 2 October 5k handicap 2018 consolidated positions and results v2

2018 race series – 6 monthly races with the best 3 results of each runner to count. You must have completed at least 3 races to be eligible to be considered for the race series. Each runner is given a target time for each race. The target times are based on recent race and training data. The aim is to beat that target time by the largest margin. Runners are started in reverse order with the slower runners going first. The winning runner is the one who beats their target time by the largest margin.

Runners are allocated points based on their finishing position. Winner 1 point, runner up 2 points etc. The winner of the series is the runner who has the lowest aggregate score over their best three results. In the event of a tie the results of the fourth scoring race completed will be considered, and then the fifth and then the sixth to separate the runners concerned. If this still results in a tie between two runners then the aggregate of each runners margins between their finishing time and target time will be considered.

Route details – the course is a flat, fast out and back route ALL on the cycleways. It starts close to the railway bridge on Gunnels Wood Road near the fire training centre. Running south along the cycleway you pass under the underpass near the Bridge Road/Gresley Way road junctions and head towards BuildBase and Fira. Stay on the left hand side of Gunnels Wood Road you pass BuildBase and then FIRA on your left. Bear right to enter the roundabout complex and then immediately left. Continue ahead until you pass Airbus on your left. On your right you will then see a small tunnel under the road. Pass through this and turn right. Staying on the left of Gunnels Wood Road proceed ahead towards the start. Pass through the initial starting point and head down hill to the underpass complex finishing in the underpass opposite. Route details – the course is a flat, fast out and back route ALL on the cycleways. It starts close to the railway bridge on Gunnels Wood Road near the fire training centre. Running south along the cycleway you pass under the underpass near the Bridge Road/Gresley Way road junctions and head towards BuildBase and Fira. Stay on the left hand side of Gunnels Wood Road you pass BuildBase and then FIRA on your left. Bear right to enter the roundabout complex and then immediately left. Continue ahead until you pass Airbus on your left. On your right you will then see a small tunnel under the road. Pass through this and turn right. Staying on the left of Gunnels Wood Road proceed ahead towards the start. Pass through the initial starting point and head down hill to the underpass complex finishing in the underpass opposite.
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