The clock is ticking for anybody who wants to do well in the annual Handicap Competition and September was one of just four months remaining!
Jon Green continues to impress as he logged the biggest improvement on the night of 1 minutes 45 seconds, ahead of Will Lucas who improved by 1 minute 5 seconds and 40 seconds for Blanche Barnes. The top 10 all went faster with season’s bests for Ray Hale and Sarah Alexander and personal bests for Stephen Casey and Martin Steadman.
Twenty two runners tackled the 4 mile hill course including first timers Imogen Murray and Allie Goodenough. Fastest on the night was Krzysztof Zielinski with 26:45.
Amazingly current series leader Colin Carpenter managed to add two points to his tally with a 14th place finish on the night in his ninth run of the year. With only seven scores to count he’ll struggle to improve in the final few months but he holds an eighteen point lead over second placed Andrea Vincent who in turn is five points ahead of third placed Mike Guess. Both improved their total scores as did Dick Newman and Roy Bentley. Watch out for Martin Steadman and Blanche Barnes who could make a late charge for the title.
Don’t forget the Handicap also counts towards the Club Championship so even if you are too late to join the Annual Handicap Competition make sure you log at least one run to enter into the Champs.