Weekend results now live

Polar - Eilish McColgan  - Sporting Ambassador

Did you race this weekend? Most of the results are in so it's time to check your handicap score. The Percy Pud 10k in Sheffield was the biggest race of the weekend with two new course records set by the male and female winners, Andy Heyes (handicap -5.4) and top ranked Eilish McColgan (handicap -3.2). 

Eilish McColgan (handicap -3.2) rounded out a memorable 2017 season with victory in Sheffield, finishing an impressive second overall behind winner Andrew Heyes (handicap -5.4)  Having broken the course record in 2016, McColgan had set herself a great benchmark, which she revised by ten seconds, crossing the line in 32:32 minutes. That time on a tough, undulating course was just half a minute down on her best. Local lad Heyes achieved a similar feat in the men’s race, as he took 15 seconds off the course record with an impressive 29:42 win.


Percy Pud 10K                                                                     - 2,518 finishers

Manchester Area League?                                                  - 1,123 finishers  

Results Base Chiltern League                                             - 1,113  finishers 

Start Fitness Metropolitan League                                       - 1,041 finishers 

Stockport 10                                                                       -    995  finishers 

Bushy parkrun                                                                   -    991  finishers 


By training and racing regularly your runbritain profile will maintain a healthy score and if you ran well in your event at the weekend, you may have reduced your score. The runbritain handicap scoring scheme aims to keep your motivation high by keeping your score low!

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

Here are 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 -8.0 – 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 are able to link to your Strava profile from your handicap profile page.To activate this connection, you need to go onto your runbritain profile page and click the Connect button that is underneath your profile picture. (You can also disconnect this from your Account page). When you click the button, you will be taken to an authorisation page on Strava, if you have an account, or it will go to  Strava to explain what Strava is with links to register and/or sign in. Once you have connected, a Strava orange badge will be visible on your profile page and anyone will be able to click it to see your Strava page where you have information of  the training you have done in order to achieve your performances. This will give a much broader picture of your training, racing and activity.
  3. You can be a part of the Reward Runnning competition. This competition, sponsored by Polar, rewards runners who have reduced their handicap score by the biggest margin and runs from March - November each year.
  4. 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?
  5. You can find out where your times put you in the official UK road rankings as well as in your age group and postcode.
  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 keep your motivation levels high throughout the winter and into 2018!