The Strider Handicaps

There are two competitions each year that are open to all the St.Helens Strider members. The 'Summer Handicap', is a series of 8 races, one per Month, from Jan to Sept. Depending upon ability and past results competitors start each race at different intervals (handicapped) and are awarded points for their finishing positions, 1 point for first, 2 points for second, 3 points for third, etc., up to a maximum of 10points for tenth, higher than tenth and non-attendance is also awarded 10 points. Each competitor's 5 best runs, ie. 5 lowest scores are added together to determine a total.The overall winner is therefore the one with the lowest total. There is also a 'Christmas Handicap', this is a one race competition, again runners are started at intervals (handicapped). Top Male and Female are awarded a trophy for each competition.

     
 
Summer Handicap
Christmas Handicap
Year
Male
Female
Male Winner
Female Winner
2010
Gary Carney
Carol Foster
Mike Brunt
April Morgan
John Smee
Rachael Fishwick
Gez Roberts
Sarah Byrne
Danny Fegan
-
John Lingard
Rachael Fishwick
2009
Roy Mchale
Dawn Platt
John Lingard
Jo Billinge
Gary Carney
Carol Foster
 
 
Chris Reid
Rachael Fishwick
 
 
2008
Tommy Houghton
Rachael Fishwick
Colin Leyland
Rachael Fishwick
Gary Carney
Honor Driffield
 
 
Les Abbott
Dawn Platt
 
 
2007
Ste Pickavance
Rachael Fishwick (=1st)
Gary Carney
Rachael Fishwick
Les Abbott
Claire Pickavance(=1st)
 
 
John Lingard
Carol Foster(=3rd)
 
 
 
Dawn Platt(=3rd)
 
 
2006
John Lingard(=1st)
combined 
Les Abbott
Claire Pickavance
Dawn Platt(=1st)
combined
 
 
Ste Pickavance
combined
 
 
2005
Ste Pickavance
combined
Alex Jackson
Vannessa ???
Claire Greenall
combined
 
 
Danny Fagan
combined
 
 
2004
Eric Fogarty
combined
Ste Pickavance
Combined h/cap
John Lingard
combined
 
 
Dawn Platt
combined
 
 
2003
 
 
?
?
2002
 
 
Ken Bold
-
2001
 
 
Dennis Wharton
-
2000
 
 
Brian Middleton
-
1999
 
 
John Lingard
Claire Pickavance
1998
 
 
John Arthur Elliott
-
1997
 
 
?
?
1996
 
 
Ken Bold
-
1995
 
 
Barry Dolan
-
1994
 
 
?
?
1993
 
 
Combined h/cap
Claire Pickavance
1992
 
 
Ste Pickavance
-
1991
 
 
?
?
1990
 
 
Ron Hardman
-
1989
 
 
Jason Calland
-
1988
 
 
Jason Calland
-
1987
 
 
?
?
1986
 
 
?
?
1985
 
 
Rob Kitts
-
1984
 
 
Rob Kitts
-