triandrun Belgrave 5k inc. Surrey Championship - Sunday 12 August 2007, 10:00am
Thanks to triandrun
Very many thanks to triandrun who again sponsored our successful 5km race on the hills of West Wimbledon.
All results are now available - the handicap results being provisional. The handicapper was caught a beauty by Sharon Rowe of Ranelagh: her previous outings in the Surrey Road League in 2007 had given her handicap ratings of 31 (Sutton 10k), 31 (Elmbridge 10k) and 38 (Dorking 10 miles) - here she ran the equivalent of a 25 rating to scoop first prize. Even more dominant was Stuart Morrison of Herne Hill Harriers. His previous outing at the Sutton 10k last year gave him a 29-er - but he'll be rated at 22 from now on.
The open race team prizes and Surrey medals were collected by Clapham Chasers (women) and Belgrave Harriers (men). The main men's individual open and Surrey awards went to Tom Kingsnorth (Thames Hare & Hounds) while Hannah Whitmore (Charnwood AC) took the open women's race with Naomi Warner (Thames Hare & Hounds) collecting the Surrey title.
Results and other downloads
2007 Individual results (pdf)
2007 Team results (pdf)
2007 Men's Handicap (pdf)
2007 Women's Handicap (pdf)
2007 All results (Excel)
2007 Entry list including handicap allowances (pdf)
Race HQ (Streetmap.co.uk)
Start location (Streetmap.co.uk)
Race notes (pdf)
2006 Results (pdf)
Road works in Ridgway
On the morning of the race - from 8am - road works will be starting in Ridgway and the road will be closed to traffic. If you intend using your car to go from the club house to the start you'll have to go to the north end of Lauriston or parallel roads, turn left along Southside and Woodhayes Road to get to the far end of Ridgway. Pedestrian access along Ridgway will still be available and the course of the race will not be affected. See maps and race notes.
We are still taking entries but will not be posting race numbers out after today - you'll have to collect them from the club house on the morning of the race. Don't leave it too late as you will have a ten minute jog to the start afterwards. Best be at the club house by 9am or earlier if you can.
National Endurance Handicap
Just as last year, thanks to the National Endurance Handicap Scheme, we are able to offer cash prizes for winners of the handicap held in conjunction with the triandrun Belgrave 5k. Any runner who enters the triandrun Belgrave 5k will automatically be included in the handicap as long as they have run at least one race in the Surrey Road League series during 2006 or 2007. Prizes are £75 for 1st, £50 for 2nd and £25 for 3rd - for both men and women. The winners of the handicap prizes will not be announced on the day as we want to thoroughly check the results before we distribute the cash.
The handicaps are based on a target time of 14:30 for men and 16:45 for women. Whatever time you run on the day, it will be adjusted by your allowance to give your handicap time. The number preceding your allowance on the entry list is your handicap rating (much like a golf handicap) and can be applied to all distances from 5k to 10 miles – different allowances for each distance of course. Handicap prizes will not be presented on the day as we will need to check the results thoroughly. The Race Promoter’s decision on the handicap result is final.
Winners last year were:-
Women - 1st Penny Murphy (Epsom Allsorts) who ran 26:23, 2nd Helene Hill (Tadworth) 26:52 and 3rd Karen Peake (Striders of Croydon) 24:29.
Men - 1st Robert Russell (Dorking &MV) 19:39, 2nd Matthew Kiernan (Croydon) 23:37 and 3rd Mike Bruce (Elmbridge) 18:41.
Please respect our neighbours
On the day of the race please respect the property of the residents in Cottenham Park Road and remember that for them it is an ordinary early Sunday morning. There are no toilets at the start/finish.
Pre or post race massage ?
We hope to have a masseur in residence at the club house from around 8:30am on race day.
The course is almost two complete laps, starting in Cottenham Park Road. The route is uphill to the church on the corner of Copse Hill; a long downhill stretch along Copse Hill to Burdett Avenue; turn left and then left again along the footpath; out into Cottenham Park Road; and round again but finishing at the end of the footpath. Use pavements at the top of Cottenham Park Road and all down Copse Hill. Kilometre points will be marked.
Surrey County eligibility
To be eligible to take part in the Surrey County 5 km Championship you must have been born in Surrey or have lived in Surrey for the last nine months. In either case you must not have represented another county or competed in another county’s championships during 2007. If you have previously competed in a Surrey County championship then you retain eligibility, even if you now live outside the County, as long as you have not since represented another county or competed in another county’s championships. For a full description of county eligibility, see UKA Rule 9 COUNTY QUALIFICATION (ENGLAND AND WALES) or go to http://www.surreyathletics.org.uk/qualification/qualification.htm