Results Now Up for the Chris Gill Summer Handicap – congratulations to all who ran and helped to make the day the day the success it was.
- Winner: Emma Doherty
- Runner Up: Terry Midgley
- 3rd Place: Lee Holliday
On what were very testing conditions 6 of the runners manged to beat their handicaps with 17 runners over. Hope you all had fun 🙂
|First Name||Surname||Posiition||Est Time||Finish Time||Race Time||Against HCP||Finish Position||Other|
|Emma||Doherty||1||01:26:03||12:20:11||01:20:11||-00:05:52||1||Winner / First Female|
|Terry||Midgley||2||00:50:27||12:22:54||00:47:18||-00:03:09||2||Runner Up / First Male|
|Lee||Holliday||3||01:02:00||12:24:59||01:00:56||-00:01:04||3||Third / 2nd Male|
Other race Photos can be found on Facebook
The Chris Gill Summer Handicap takes place this Bank Holiday Monday 28th August with the first starter setting off at 11am.
As the tank track is unavailable to us please park (carefully) on Manston lane – please do not park in the immediate vicinity to the field entry point.
Registration and Start Point
A different start and finish point (and first part of the course) than in previous years – this will be in the field opposite the Barnbow Social Club (where the PECO races start) – see map below.
You will all be given a handicap start time which is based on how long (mathematically) I think it will take you to complete the course. The slowest runner starts first and then the rest of the runners set off at time gaps thereafter with the quickest runner having to chase everyone down. The maths should mean that everyone finishes around the same time so the first one to cross the line wins. Can you beat your handicap!! Handicap lists will be at the Registration and i’ll also post them in the downloads section below.
The race is a 12.3 km / 7.6 mile loop which heads out into Garforth before looping back along Parlington Lines via the Golf course to the finish in the field opposite the Barnbow Social Club.
The course is a mixture of trail and road and is largely flat.
Please note that as we have lost the tank track a new 1km loop has been added to the start of the race (see above map) and instructions below.
- From the start point head north along the field path towards Scholes (if you get to Scholes you have gone way too far!!)
- Ignore the road on the left and carry on past the lorry yard until you see a grassy path on the left (i’ll try and put a marshal on this turn point to make it obvious)
- Take this path all the way to the end to join the road – please note i’m happy for you to choose whatever line you like to join the road i.e. you can curve slightly to the left to cut a bit of the corner off.
- Turn left and head down Sandleas Way to join Manston Road
- Turn left onto Manston Road and then run past the Barnbow Club to join the “normal” route.
Please Note – The Chris Gill Handicap Route will NOT be signed you must know the way.
On the Day
- Turn up before 11am and collect your number from the registration point
- Go to the start for your start time
- Pass as many people as possible
- Try not to get lost
- Enjoy yourself!!
Ideally I need around 8 to 10 helpers to make this fun event run smoothly. The bold items are the must haves the others are optional extras.
- 3-4 to do start, finish and registration
- 2 to Marshal
- 1 Photographer
- 2 people to run a water stop
- 1 lead bike
- 1 tail bike
Please contact me directly if you can help.
The course is on a mixture of different surfaces – tarmac, grass, gravel and woodland paths. Please wear appropriate footwear (I wore trainers on Tuesday and was fine but if it rains heavily trail shoes may be better). Be aware of trip hazards and low branches as there are numerous of these in the wood section. There are also a number of small gates / stiles to negotiate.
Please note all roads will be LIVE – please especially take care on the busy Garforth to Barwick road at the Railway Bridge in Garforth and again at the Golf Course crossing. A few seconds gained is not worth the alternative. The entrance into Tesco’s is also a known hazard point.
We are not providing a water stop so do carry fluid if you think you will need it.
If you see an injured runner please do stop and help – my mobile number will be at registration for any emergencies – please do put this in your phones if you are carrying them.