2021 Handicap Race Series

The Harrier’s committee are super excited to confirm that we will be running a 2021 Handicap Series but with a twist – including a new route!

For those who are new to the Handicap Series it is a great fun member event with a touch of competitiveness where anyone could be the winner! Races are over the same course with runners setting off at staggered times depending on running ability; the slowest first and the fastest last with the aim that everyone finishes at roughly the same time.

2.3 mile course run on the 2019 Relay course – which may be a relief to those who have taken it easy over lockdown. We had concerns the usual course would be unsafe for runners and marshals due to the increase of holiday traffic during the summer months and extra marshals would be needed. The new route is quieter and safer for all, view it here

The start and finish will be at the Cattle Market car park – we had to consider the space needed at the start and finish to maintain social distancing for runners and the public. The Pill car park has become significantly busier due to the gym and other establishments, therefore we didn’t feel it was safe to have the finish area outside the clubhouse

Races will be held on the following dates: Thursday 15 July, Thursday 22 July, Thursday 12 August, Thursday 26 August, Thursday 2 September

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Handicap Race Series

A great fun member event with a touch of competitiveness where anyone could be the winner and win prizes! races are over the same demanding course with runners setting off at staggered times depending on running ability; the slowest first and the fastest last with the aim that everyone finishes at roughly the same time.

2021 Handicap Race Series will be going ahead but with a twist – including a new route! For more information including entry click here. Find out more

Virtual Handicap Series

The Bideford AAC Handicap Series is going virtual for 2020! A series of four member only 5 mile events taking place in May, June, July and August.

How it works:

  • After entering all participants will be given a handicap time, which may be adjusted after each event at organiser’s discretion
  • Senior participants choose their own 5 mile (8k) route, junior participants chose either a 3 mile or 2k route; the start and finish must be in the same place and accessible from your household without the need to travel/drive
  • Participants must run the same route for all four events.
  • Activities must be run, and results submitted within the following dates:
    Event week 1: Monday 25 to Sunday 31 May
    Event week 2: Monday 22 to Sunday 28 June
    Event week 3: Monday 20 to Sunday 26 July
    Event week 4: Monday 17 to Sunday 23 August
  • Results will be based on total elapsed time, not moving time.

Entries now closed
Senior Virtual enquiries please contact Candy Jewell or Gemma Steele
Junior Virtual enquiries please contact Tracey Wilson or Louise Pilkington

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Virtual 5k Handicap Series

A series of four member only 5k events taking place in September, October, November and December.

How it works:

  • After entering all participants will be given a handicap time, which may be adjusted after each event at organiser’s discretion
  • Senior participants choose their own 5k route, junior participants chose either a 5k or 2k route; the start and finish must be in the same place
  • Participants must run the same route for all four events
  • Activities must be run, and results submitted within the following dates:
    Event week 1: Monday 21 to Sunday 27 September
    Event week 2: Monday 19 to Sunday 25 October
    Event week 3: Monday 16 to Sunday 22 November
    Event week 4: Monday 14 to Sunday 20 December
  • Results will be based on total elapsed time, not moving time.
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Virtual handicap series 2020

Juniors (3 mile): 1st Jaden Rigler, 2nd Theo Gierke, 3rd Lexi Reeves
Juniors (2k): 1st Jacob Woollacott, 2nd Ollie Curtis, 3rd James Maycock

Senior female: 1st Sammy Antell, 2nd Nell Gierke, 3rd Candy Jewell
Vet female: 1st Edwina Stevenson, 2nd Jess Gierke, 3rd Sarah Tate

Senior male: 1st Mark Jenkin, 2nd Luke Rigler, 3rd Keith Shapland
Vet male: 1st Doug Jenkin, 2nd Tim Lane, 3rd Andrew Pearson

View Senior Results or Junior Results

Handicap Series 2019

Final positions

Juniors: 1st Fletcher Powe, 2nd Finn Tolson 3rd Harry Fanson

Senior female: 1st Holly Webb, 2nd Candy Jewell, 3rd Amanda Reeves
Vet female: 1st Rebecca Timothy, 2nd Tara Fundry, 3rd Jo Bedler

Senior male: 1st Stephen Cameron, 2nd Andy Webbe, 3rd Gary Montague
Vet male: 1st Alan Cox, 2nd Tim Lane, 3rd Gary Suggate

Junior race results • Senior Race ResultsPoints table

Handicap Series 2018

Final positions
Juniors: 1st Ben Tolson, 2nd Harvey Reeves, 3rd Charlie Pilkington

Senior female: 1st Jo Hedderly, 2nd Ali Blackman, 3rd Jo Bedler
Vet female: 1st Edwina Stevenson, 2nd Julie Dixon, 3rd Lorraine Clements

Senior male: 1st Stephen Reeves, 2nd Mark Curtis, 4th Keith Shapland
Vet male: 1st Colin Mitchel, 2nd Alan Heard, 3rd Don Marsh/SteveSanders

Full Junior Race ResultsFull Senior Race ResultsPoints Table

Handicap Series 2016

Final positions
Senior female: 1st Leanne Glover, 2nd Claire Bannister, Michelle Bright
Vet female: 1st Tara Fundry, 2nd Lois Vickers, 3rd Helen Colwill/Lorraine Clements

Senior male: 1st Tim Sturtridge, 2nd Gary Blight, 3rd Keith Shapland
Vet male: 1st Howard Bone, 2nd Christy Worthington, 3rd Trevor Wilkins

Junior girl: 1st Jess Gierke

View full results and series points table