Christmas Handicap

Thursday 2nd December 2021, 6:30:pm

Group Run
Road
The Y Club
Liverpool Road
Manchester
M3 4JR
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We are thrilled to be able to hold our annual Christmas Handicap 5K race, followed by our Harriers Christmas Party again this year!

The evening will start with our Handicap Race at 6.30pm (Sharp!) from the Y Club.

The race will be a 3 lap course and we will hold a recce the week before for members who have not run this course before.

To enter the race, please complete this Doodle poll and let Craig and Sarah know what time you anticipate finishing the race. The runner with the most accurate predicted time will win!

No watches will be allowed, so leave your watch at home or prepare for the Christmas Grinch to look after it while you run!

Christmas fancy dress is encouraged!

Immediately after the race, we'll head over to Porta Tapas in Salford for our Christmas Party. The cost is £25 per person and includes a tapas buffet. Check out the Christmas Party event page for more information and to pay for food!

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).