BVAC Summer Handicap
Join us on the first Tuesday of each summer month for a timed run of just under 2 miles, starting at the bus shelter in the Norman Park car-park (Hayes Lane entrance).
Meet at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start (times may change for April and September to allow for less daylight time).
It’s you against the clock.
Staggered start so that slower runners are not left behind.
NON MEMBERS WELCOME (BVAC members free, Guests £1)
The placings for the 2017 Handicap can be seen by clicking here - individual race results are below
Please note: It is an un-marshalled event and entrants are responsible for their own safety and the safety of other road/pavement users. Neither Bromley Veterans AC nor the race organisers can be held responsible for incidents that may occur.
Latest News & Information
Handicap Race 2 May 2017
We had another great turnout of 45 runners, with more first timers as well as the familiar faces - some, such as Rob Brown, claim to have been running this race since 2001! Founder member Joan Burns was at the start to cheer everyone on their way, and she confirmed that the Summer Handicap Race has been a feature of the club since its inception over 27 years ago. Current organiser, Mike Simms, is eager to get his hands on some of the old results so he has even more fascinating stat facts at his fingertips. We can't wait...
On the night, run times were spread between 12.29mins and 24.25mins, but finish times were far closer with large groups of runners appearing around the final corner together as the handicap times worked through. Thanks to Fiona Hemsley for helping to marshal the finishers and shouting out their run numbers as I frantically tried to write them all down in order! A marathon-weary Marijana Urbany brought in the tail, but still with a very respectable time, and I'm sure you'll be back with a blast at the next race Marge!
The points competition has started, the spreadsheet is in the intro section above. With the increased number of runners, this season there is a maximum of 50 points on offer for being first over the line. Caroline Hone is currently in the lead with 90 points - a magnificent start after just 2 races! For those of you new to this format of racing, handicap races give everyone an equal chance of winning, whether fast or not so. The handicapper will base your handicap on previous runs and a bit of jiggery pokery which I'm not allowed to divulge (I might be had for treason) so anything can happen between now and the last race in September! I also hear there might be some new prizes this year, so it's all up for grabs and it pays to turn up as often as you can!
Next race is Tuesday 6 June, meeting at 7.15pm. We look forward to seeing you there!