Winter Handicap

Winter Handicap 2011 Runners

A relatively mild, but ultimately windy day was the setting for this year’s first club race, with 15 members taking part in the Meltham AC Winter Handicap 2011.  The 2.7mile loop took in part of the Cop Hill Fell race course, and, although there was plenty of mud under foot, there was less than many had feared at the start line.

Matt Dillingham completed the course in the fastest time of 18.17, but this was only good enough to come tied 3rd in the handicap results.  The title was taken by Mick Lunn who had an excellent run finishing with an overall handicap time of 26.34.  Penny Ditchfield was his closest overall rival with a handicap time of 27.39, putting her 2nd, just 8 seconds clear of Giles Bailey and Matt Dillingham, who managed to tie for the final position on the podium.

Position Name Handicap Time Actual Time
1 Mick Lunn 26.34 20.34
2 Penny Ditchfield 27.39 21.39
3 Giles Bailey 27.47 20.17
3 Matt Dillingham 27.47 18.17
5 Ray McArthur 27.52 19.52
6 Barry Tyas 27.57 22.27
7 Gilly Markham 28.12 25.12
8 Mark Cope 28.47 26.47
9 Chris Oldfield 28.50 20.50
10 Nigel Thomas 29.12 23.12
11 Mike Harrison 29.29 22.59
12 Graham Sykes 29.32 21.32
13 Ruth Thomas 30.41 27.41
14 Martin Sturdy 30.58 26.28
15 Fiona McArthur 31.18 30.18

Winter Handicap 2011 Winners