Thursday Handicap Race

3 miles in the Summer | 4 miles in the Winter

On the first Thursday of each month, the club hold a race in which faster runners are “handicapped” by a delayed start compared to the other runners. It’s a monthly opportunity to assess your progression.

The latest handicap news is here

The idea is that it evens out abilities and calculations are correct, all runners should cross the finish line at about the same time.

What really happens is those who are running well or have improved their fitness since the previous month finish slightly ahead. Therefore, it’s a great event for anyone new to running.

Please let us know if you want to run the handicap for the first time, we will work out a start time for you.

Summer months (April-September) the event is run on a 3 mile “P ” shaped course on the Towpath from and back to Chiswick Bridge.

Here is a map of the route

Winter months (October-March) the event is run on a 4 mile out and back course starting and finishing under Chiswick Bridge and mostly lit by streetlights. The 1 and 3 mile points are in the same place as you do a U turn on the bridge in either direction. The 2 mile point is under the bridge