Have you claimed your free runbritain handicap yet?

Reward RunningHave you claimed your free runbritain handicap score yet...and if not, why not?

Here are five great reasons to get involved:

1. It’s a unique handicap system for running. Just like golf you get a handicap from 36.0-0.0 giving runners of all abilities the chance to benchmark their progress and compare their results across a range of terrains and distances

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. Be part of ‘Reward Running’ 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

We have a free adidas mi-coach (worth £125) for the 20,000th runner to get on board and that landmark figure is fast approaching.

The handicap scoring scheme, which has been in operation since September 2010, gives every runner in the 4,000 UKA-licensed British road races each year a personal handicap score ranging from 0.0 to 36.0. 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.

The good news is that you can improve your handicap score even if you don’t break your PB. All racing distances are covered.

All the information you need is on the runbritain rankings site.

Check it out, and if you haven't already done so, sign up!