Christmas Handicap

Thursday 17th December 2020, 6:30:pm

Group Run
The Y Club
Liverpool Road
M3 4JR

We are delighted to be bringing you our annual Christmas Handicap race again this year!

The race works like this: you give Craig and Sarah your anticipated finish time (roughly 5k) when you sign up, and the person closest to their time wins! We have had people within one second of their predicted time - can you beat that?!!

The only rules are that you must provide your time before the race, and STRICTLY NO WATCHES ALLOWED!

The 5K route remains the same as last year and is three laps. We will do a recce lap at 6:30 before the race starts, so that everyone is familiar with it!


  • 6:30 - recce lap
  • 6:45ish - race starts

Due to COVID-19 measures, we will not be providing the results at the end of the race, but they will be announced shortly afterwards on the website, social media, WhatsApp and in our email newsletter! Ho Ho Ho!

Sign up for the Christmas handicap here - don't forget to let Craig and Sarah know your predicted time!

Session format

We meet at the Y Club reception at 6:30pm. After a quick warm up, the Captains will gather the group together for club notices, after which we’ll split into sub-groups before we head off on the run.

Each group will run at a different pace and will be led by a club member, so there should always be a pace group suited to you. The number of groups is flexible depending on the number of runners down on any particular night and the availability of people to lead a group, however we will try and provide the following pace groups:

  • Group 1: 7.00 min / mile (4.20 min / km) +/- 30 secs
  • Group 2: 7.30 min / mile (4.40 min / km) +/- 30 secs
  • Group 3: 8.30 min / mile (5.20 min / km) +/- 30 secs
  • Group 4: 9.30 min / mile (5.50 min / km) +/- 30 secs

If you’re not sure which group to go in on your first visit, we'd advise starting off in Group 4 and try to work your way up to the next one!

Our routes are generally 6 - 8 miles (10 - 13km) but if you don't fancy running that far, we'll always offer a shorter alternative route of approximately 3 miles (5km).