The club organises two Handicap series each year.
The Winter Handicap course is 5km on pavements and streamside paths. Click here for route . There are three races, best two to count, prizes for the first six. The winner is presented with the ‘Old Trainer Trophy’.
Rules Open to club members competing as individuals; handicap time is the best time recorded in the individual’s last three runs in the winter handicap series since 2008/9 inclusive; performance is measured as handicap time divided by actual race time; the winning performance will score 50 points, then 49 etc, but all finishers after number 39 will score 10 points; members without a handicap time will be allocated the same number of points as the lowest scoring runner with a handicap time; in the case of a tie, performance in the non-counting races will be the initial tie-breaker.
The Summer Handicap course combines road with country and is just under 5 miles. Click here for route. There are three races, with the best two to count, prizes for the first six. The winner is presented with the Terry Morgan Trophy. Below are the fastest times run on the course.
Each autumn TRC holds the Steve Jones Memorial 10 Mile Handicap race on the OPS10 course. Steve was a longstanding member of the club, he served as treasurer for several years, and he was an accomplished road runner.