Thu 3rd Jan 2019
Carrie Oliver won the January handicap, chased home by a fast finishing posse of young men which included James Heyman in 2nd, Dan Carter 3rd and Jack Tooze in 4th.
23 runners turned out to contest the January Handicap and to get the 2019 series off to a great start. We had 2 very welcome event newbies in James Heyman and Steve Hockney. On a chilly night conditions were set for fast running and we had 9 runners meeting or beating their handicap and 11 runners crossing the line in the sweetspot that is the blanket finish.
Our winner on the night was Carrie Oliver chased all the way to the line by a fast finishing posse of young men! James Heyman on debut was second with Dan Carter third and Jack Tooze in 4th - all these three inspiring each other to new PB's.
Fastest on the night was Dan Carter continuing to improve and posting a huge PB of 6'15 which moves him up to No.17 on the honours board. Dave Gaskell was 2nd fastest with a new PB of 6'32 and up to No.36. James Heyman on debut delivered 6'34 and is a new entry at No.40, way better than the 19'30 parkrun time he blagged of in his handicap review ! Inspired by the quality of the runners around him and the thrill of the chase Jack Tooze also recorded a significant improvement in his PB and with 6'41 now sits at No.53.
The January results are here : Harestock Handicap Results 2019 A Jan
As regards the overall standings the season is just begun, all we know at this stage is that there are only 23 people in the whole world who still have a chance of winning a coveted "12 out of 12" medal.
The February 2019 Handicap will be, as ever, on the first Thursday of the month...the 7th Feb 2019.
Meet at the track 18.45 for 19.00.
All welcome we can make up suitable handicaps for newbies on the night.