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Club Handicap Trophy

Congratulations to the 2023 winner  Simon Clough

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.

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Club Handicap Trophy & Championship Race: Meet the Team

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.


Female Winner 2023 Vicky Lewin

2nd Place Catherine Cox

3rd Place Amrit Hanspal

Male Winner 2023 Matt Curtis

2nd Place Ian Birnie

3rd Place Gavin Heward

Club Handicap Trophy & Championship Race: News & Updates

2023 results

Stilton 7 

February 26th , 2023

West End 8

May 21st , 2023

Swithland 6

June 4th, 2023

Steve Morris 5

July 9th, 2023

Kibworth 6

March 19th, 2023 

Bosworth Half Marathon

May 7th, 2023

Prestwold 10k

June 25th, 2023

Joy Cann 5

August 2nd 2023

Rotherby 8

September 3rd 2023

Club Handicap Trophy & Championship Race: News & Updates
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