Handicap claimants almost at 95,000!

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Have you raced or done a parkrun during the last few months? Claim your handicap now and you may be number 95,000!

The runbritain handicap scoring system was launched just over nine years ago and each year there has been an average of around 10,000 signing up as the word and motivation spreads.

The number of sign-ups per year show a peak of 13,264 in 2012. With summer running in full swing (as golfers might say), we have almost hit a key target and are very close to a total of 95,000 since we began.

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 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. In 2016, #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 .

All the information you need is on the runbritain rankings site. Sign up today and see if you can be our 95,000th claimant!