Tag: Handicap

Front markers gain Lodge advantage

June 30, 2018

An unfortunate measuring error at the Lodge meant that the 8k event was 400m short, while the 16k was 800m short. This gave the front markers an unexpected boost because it made it much harder for the fast back markers to reel them in. But otherwise it was another enjoyable APSOC event in cold but

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Team competition hots up

June 23, 2018

Old Xavs and St Kevin’s won the open and women’s team events at the Williamson. There are now four clubs (SK, OX, OS and OW) battling it out for the open premiership, and two women’s teams (OX and SK) in with a chance for a flag. Meanwhile Sarah Somes (CG) had the unusual experience of

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Matt Bowden confounds the handicapper

April 28, 2018

Winners of the “Most Improved Athlete” award are not supposed to win handicap awards the following year! History shows that many such winners go backwards during the next season, but clearly Matt Bowden is not one of these. Matt was the first eligible runner across the line and handicap winner at the Orchard 10k. Meanwhile,

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