This is slightly different from the usual handicap races. For this event any parkrun on any of the five Saturdays from July 4 through to August 1 will count towards the competition.
For those who don’t know about parkruns (where have you been?): They are free, timed 5k runs at a park near you. Go to www.parkrun.org.uk to get registered. Once that is done enter your parkrun ID number by editing your profile, then all your parkrun performances will automatically register on your Uknetrunner race profile, this makes checking the competition results much easier.
If you have already registered for parkrun then the ID number is printed on your barcode (ignore the initial letter - just use the digits).
How it Works
Your handicap time is based on your best performance over the handicap event distance (in this case 5K), or a similar distance, within the 12 months prior to the handicap event. For this event all handicap times will be calculated prior to July 4 – If, and we hope this is the case, you improve on your handicap time during the 5 weeks your original handicap time will still stand for the duration of the competition.
If you have not registered a 5K time in the last 12 months - you better get out this weekend before the competition starts and register a time.
There is a more detailed explanation here: Handicap Rules
What do you have to do?
All club members will be automatically entered in this handicap event, we’ll calculate the handicap times and let you know at the start of July what these are. Just register with parkrun & enter your ID on your UKnetrunner profile as explained above, then get out and run your local (or not so local) parkrun on as many Saturdays in June as you like – Don’t forget your barcode!
Will be the runner with the best time, handicap adjusted, in any of the parkruns they have run in June. The winner will get a 5k trophy presented at the AGM at the end of year plus the immortality of an entry on the honours board on the club website.
In addition there will be small Uknetrunner prizes for the following categories.
• Most parkruns visited during June i.e Different parkrun locations.
• Most consistent performer. This is for any runner who has ran at least 3 parkruns in in the 5 weeks. Their 3rd best time will be used.
• Best age-graded performance. The age-graded scores are listed against each performance on the parkrun website
What is my Handicap time
You can see your time here, along with everyone elses.