January 2018

Weekend results now live

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Did you race this weekend? Did you get the new year off to a  good start?  Most of the results are in and it's time to check  your handicap score and your ladder position.

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 handicap 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 2018! 



The biggest events of last weekend were: 

  Bushy parkrun

 - 1,406 finishers

  Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League

 - 1,207 finishers

  PECO League

 - 1,116 finishers

  Southampton parkrun

 - 1,067 finishers

  Telford 10K

 -    855 finishers

  Yorkshire County Championships

 -    788 finishers