ARCHIVED RACE: Trent Park 5k Handicap @ Trent Park / Southgate Hockey Centre, Oakwood, Enfield, Middlesex, UK on 29 February 2012

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Trent Park 5k Handicap
  • Distance (KMs): 5
  • Distance (Miles): 3.1
  • Date: 29 February 2012
  • Start Time: 09.00
  • Venue: Trent Park / Southgate Hockey Centre
  • Best Time (Men): 00:00.00
  • Best Time (Women): 00:00.00
  • Organised By: Trent Park RC
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? No
  • Has Water Stations? No
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes

Race Description

Welcome to the Trent Park monthly 5K Handicap, this event takes place on the last Saturday of each month (except December). The race is open to both members and non-members of TPRC, non-members pay an entry fee of £3.00 to help cover some of the cost of staging the race.
The route follows an undulating circular route through Trent Park.

Monthly Prizes
To celebrate the 5km spirit of encouragement, each month Bike & Run will be awarding the man and woman who make the greatest improvement* with a pair of running shoes.

The running shoes awarded will come from their wide range and will be prescribed via their gait analysis that uses latest Dartfsh technology.
Bike & Run is an established and specialist Running, Bike & Triathlon store based in East Finchley, visit their website .

Each runner has a start time (Handicap) which is based on their personal best time (PB) over the course. New runners are allocated a start time based on their estimated time to complete the 5K course. The handicapping system means that all runners have a chance of winning as the results are based on a runner’s improvement in performance rather than who is fastest.

The surface is mainly gravel with approximately 1.5Km on park road and firm although one or two sections may be slightly muddy on occasion. Normal running shoes are recommended, do NOT wear spikes.

The race is sponsored by Bike & Run and a voucher for a pair of running shoes will be awarded to the most improved male and female runner each month.

In addition points are awarded based on your position in the race and performance compared to your PB.

The first place runner is awarded maximum points based on the number of participants, second place is awarded one less point, third place less two, and so on, the last runner is awarded one point. A bonus of five points is added if a runner beats their PB time, and an additional five points are awarded to the fastest lady and man overall.
Trophies are awarded to the first three TPRC club members.

Points are accumulated from a runner’s best ten out of the eleven races in a particular race series. Each series starts in October and ends in September the following year, there is no race in December.

Trophies are awarded to top four runners at the end of each series.
Briefing new runners at the start of the race New runners are briefed at the start of the race and started at either 5, 10 or 15 minutes according to their estimated run time, this can be varied for particularly fast or slow runners.

The main purpose is to finish as a group and not be too far in front or behind on the first race. Marshals will be at key points on the course and it is clearly signposted, you can view a map of the course here.

After your first race you will be given a handicap time, this will establish your start time for the next race, if you beat this time the new time will become the basis for your handicap.
Most runners need a couple of races to familiarise themselves with the route, points are awarded for the second and subsequent races but runners do not qualify for bonus points or trophies until they have completed two races.

Race registration opens at 9.00 am and closes at 9.30 am prompt, no entries will be accepted after 9.30. The race starts at approximately 9.45 am. All results are recorded on a computer database and results are usually available 45 minutes after the race finishes, they are published on our handicap results page by early afternoon on the day of the race.

The Handicap provides a good opportunity for all standards of runner to measure their performance and take part in an enjoyable race in the beautiful surroundings of Trent Park.

*To qualify for a prize competitors must have completed at least two Handicap events in the previous 12 months and record a time of less than 37 minutes.

The voucher can be used towards the purchase of a single pair of running shoes and has a maximum value of £100, the voucher has a cash value of 0.01p.

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