A hardy frost was the main accompaniment to the 2012 Winter Handicap. The solid terrain helped John Hobbs to beat the handicapper and claim the winner’s shield. Emma Steinne was a close second with Richard Beaumont completing the podium. The event will be most noted for the photo finish between the club’s most senior and most junior members – Jeff Taylor and Tom Whitworth. Separated by 6 decades in age, but the timekeepers registered just a second between them at the finish, with Tom declared the first over the line.