70,000th handicap sure thing this week!

The runbritain rankings system

We have passed the 69,900 mark and so the 70,000th handicap claimant is sure to register this week. Could it be YOU?

The runbritain hanidcap scoring system was launched just over six years ago and each year there has been an average of almost 10,000 signing up to the system that tracks race and parkrun performances and gives every runner in the UK a handicap score that reflects fitness and commitment levels. The number of sign-ups per year show a peak of 13,264 in 2012. We didn't quite get to 10,000 in 2016 but we're only a little bit overdue and are certain that we will reach 70,000 in total this week!

Did you race this weekend on the road, trails or cross country?  Most of the results are in and it's time to check your handicap score and your ladder position and if you haven't yet claimed your handicap score - we urge you to do it quickly - the race is on!

From results already in, the biggest events this weekend were:

Stubbington Green 10K - 1,650 finishers *Awaiting confirmation

Four Villages Half - 1,586 finishers

Brass Monkey Half - 1,537 finishers

Bushy parkrun - 1,243 finishers

Chiltern XC League - 1,031 finishers

British Athletics Cross Challenge - 828 finishers

If you did one of these or any other UKA licensed event, waste no time in checking handicap score NOW!

Some of the benefits of the runbritain handicap scoring system:

  1. It’s a unique handicap system for running. Just like golf you get a handicap from 0.0 – 36.0 giving runners of all abilities the chance to benchmark their progress and compare their results across a range of terrains and distances. The score automatically updates each time you race (once you have claimed) and rewards regular racing as well as automatically factoring in a degree of difficulty on races that are multi-terrain, hilly or windy.
  2. You can be a part of the European Athletics Innovation Award winning #clickyourclock competition. This competition rewards runners who reduce their handicap score. The competition runs from March - October each year. Last month, #clickyourclock was presented with the overall prize for innovation at the prestigious European Athletics Golden Tracks awards night,
  3. You can be part of the National Running Ladder and check out where your handicap puts you compared to every other runner in the UK, e.g. does your 5k time put you higher than your friend’s half marathon and marathon times?
  4. You can check out where your handicap puts you in your age group and postcode.
  5. You can find out where your times put you in the official UK road rankings 
  6. You can log your training mileage, watch your progress graph rise and check out head-to-heads with your training partners.

All the information you need is on the runbritain rankings site. Sign up today and see if you can be our 70,000th claimant!