Club Handicap Trophy
Congratulations to the 2022 winner Jamie Boot
The club organises a Handicap Trophy based on runners' performances in all League road and cross country races each season.
All members of the club eligible for Striders in League races are automatically be included in the series.
Every runner is given an average time per mile based on their previous race history (from the year's races).
Counting starts immediately after the club prize-giving in December. This is then adjusted through the year as each runner's performance develops.
The Handicap trophy is then handed out at the Christmas party.
Club Championship - Annual Race & Awards
At the Club Championship Race, open to all paid-up members of the club, runners set off in reverse order - the person with the slowest handicap time sets off first and the fastest time sets off last.
Theoretically, the handicap times should unwind so that all runners finish the challenging five-mile course around the familiar Desford highways and byways together.
In reality, of course, the combination of the handicap times and the runners' performance on the night itself mean there is always a clear winner among both male and female competitors.
The idea is that it’s a level playing field and everybody has a chance of claiming the prizes, which are handed out on the night to the first male and female finishers.
The race night always concludes with a traditional buffet supper at SiD.