WSFRL 2015 Handicap Competition and First Race

December19/ 2014

Hi Everyone,

Next year I will once again be running the club handicap competition based upon the West Sussex Fun Run League races.
Everyone who has entered a WSFRL race over the last few years will automatically have a handicap. New members will have a handicap after their first race.

Any club member just needs to enter seven of the qualifying events to be in with a chance of winning the handicap competition trophy at the end of the year. The slightly modified format for the competition can be found at the bottom of this post.

The first event is the Hangover Five race on the 1st Jan. This starts at 11:30 am from the Hill Barn playing fields in Worthing and heads up and around the downs to the north. A perfect hangover cure! In order to take advantage of the reduced entry fee for WSFRL member clubs (increased to £3 per race for next year), all you need to do is e-mail me before noon on Saturday 27th Dec. Lisa Beaney will be organising the numbers on the race morning.

Entries for the WSFRL events will still be available on the day. All race details can be found on the league website ( If you are planning to come along on the day please check if there are any spare numbers available with Lisa when you arrive. If anyone who has booked in is not able to run for whatever reason then please try to let someone know so that we can reallocate your number.

Have a great Xmas everyone


    Handicap Competition Format.

1) Any Steyning AC member who has taken part in a total of three WSFRL races during 2012 or 2013 will have a handicap and can score points for all subsequent events.

2) Each handicap is generated from the times for the last three events and will be continuously updated throughout the year following each event.

3) The handicap for the next event is the generated from the pace value(min/mile) from the previous three events. The middle value from these race pace times is used to generate each runners predicted finish time for the next event.

4) New runners will be allocated a provisional handicap following their first event based on their pace for that event. They will then be eligible to score points from event two onwards. The handicap for the second scoring race will be based upon their fastest race pace from the qualifying races to date.

5) Points are then awarded by comparing actual times with predicted times.

6) The competitor who tops the handicap for an event is awarded 1 point down to a maximum of 25.

7) The total points for a competitor at the end of the year will be the sum of their best seven scores.

8) Competitors will be ranked by the number of events entered (up to a maximum of seven) and then their points total.

8) If the number of events and total points are both equal, then the next best score(s) will be compared to determine the points table order.

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