National Ladder update

Claire HallisseyAlmost 22,000 of you have now claimed your free runbritain handicap score with a large number of you also entered for the April edition of Reward Running.

With less than one week to go, the current overall leader for April is Keith Donald of Derby who has competed in two races this month and has an overall handicap improvement of 4.952 to take his handicap score to 10.5.

Things could still change at the top of the table with another busy weekend of racing ahead before the end of the month, including marathon events in Manchester and Stratford-Upon-Avon, 10ks in Weymouth, Lancaster, Cambridge and Abbots Bromley, and 5ks in Liverpool and Goudhurst, Kent.

For a full events list check out the runbritain events diary.

With so many events throughout spring and early summer, the National Ladder is also constantly subject to change.

In the women’s Ladder, Claire Hallissey, the top British woman in the Virgin London Marathon, has moved into pole position with a negative handicap of -1.9 and is only the third runner to top the list after Mara Yamauchi and Jo Pavey.

Pavey is in second (-1.2) and Gemma Steel, the 2010 runbritain Grand Prix winner, is in third (-1.1).

Lee Merrien, following his performance in London, is now up to third inthe men's ladder, but Scott Overall remains at the top with the lowest score ever of -6.0.

Chris Thompson is second with a handicap of -5.3.

To check out some of the celebrity handicaps following the Virgin London Marathon read our latest editor's blog, or simply sign up for your own free handicap score and log in to search other runners' scores!