Eddie Izzard tells us why we should claim our free runbritain handicap!

We've already told you that we’re offering an adidas miCoach to the 30,000th person to claim their free runbritain handicap, and now we've got celebrity runner Eddie Izzard on board to push the message even further!

You can listen to Eddie's message here...

And just in case you need convincing, here are a few additional reasons to claim your free runbritain handicap!

  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 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?
  3. Having a handicap enables you to be part of ‘Reward Running’ (which runs from March to October – or through to November as it did in this 2012 bonus year) and be in with a chance of winning an adidas mi-coach or Sennheiser headphones if your score shows the greatest improvement - it’s free to enter too
  4. Find out where your times put you in the official UK road rankings
  5. And finally...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.