Wait….. not again…..
Well done to Lesley Edbrook on winning the October club handicap 5k time trial! Looks like Lesley doesn’t like giving this trophy up. Not only is she smashing regular PBs at the Hockley Woods Parkrun, she is also consistently doing the same at the club handicap race nights. This just proves that running regularly at the coached running nights during the week can make big gains on your running performance.
The time trial is a handicap start. The handicap is calculated from each runner’s previous 5k time trial time, meaning that the slowest runner heads off first and then each and every runner after sets off at after a handicap delay i.e. if your 5k time is 30 seconds faster than the slowest runner then you will start 30 seconds after the slowest runner and so on until the fastest runner heads off.
This proves to be a really exciting race as in theory every runner should cross the finish line at the same time provided that they run their exact same time from the previous time trial.