BCRL Porthcawl Handicap League


BCRL Porthcawl Handicap League

What an amazing start to the Handicap Season….. 6 x fantastic events hosted by the Bridgend Clubs and amazing efforts by all those who participated in any, or all, of the races in the First Part of the 2018 Handicap Season.

So, how are we looking ?  Firstly, let’s take a look at the last Race at Rest Bay (Tuska) which gave us the following top 5 Women :

Janet Ollivier 12:06 50
Leah Griffiths 12:08 49
Susan Roberts 12:18 48
Lindsey Kale 12:27 46
Marny Mainwaring 12:28 45

Janet Ollivier just managing to beat Leah Griffiths to the top spot with an outstanding handicap time of 12min 6 Seconds. Well Done to all the Ladies !!!

 

In the Mens Race, we had the following top 5 Winners:

Nicky Middleton 12:20 47
Stephane Ollivier 12:47 43
Steve Picton 13:02 41
Mark James 13:06 40
Rhodri Thomas 13:11 38

Nicky Middleton

Nicky Middleton smashing the Top Spot, and unfortunately knocking the other half of the Ollivier partnership into second place.

 

So, now we are halfway through the Handicap League and things are close at the top.  There have been some amazing results from a couple of members, some of whom, have been in the top 5 after nearly every run.

 

How do these scores influence the Table after the first half of the Handicap League ?

 

Well, believe it or not, the first 5 places are all taken up by our winning ladies:

No. First Name Surname No. of Runs HANDICAP POINTS  Week 1 HANDICAP  POINTS  Week 2 HANDICAP POINTS  Week 3 HANDICAP POINTS  Week 4 HANDICAP POINTS  Week 5 HANDICAP POINTS  Week 6 TOTAL HANDICAP POINTS
1 Rachel Hopley 4 0   46 49 49   144
2 Susan Roberts 4   47 37 0   48 132
3 Janet Davies ALL 0 0 45 0 50 35 130
4 Romana Maine 5   48 31 0 46 0 125
5/6 Juliet Picton ALL 43 0 44 0 37 124

 

And where does that leave the Guys ?

5/6  Jeff Thomas 4 0 27   50 47   124
7   Robert Slaughter 5 44 0 43 0 35   122
8   Joe Mainwaring 5 49 0 25 0 47   121
9   Steve Picton ALL 0 34 0 45 0 41 120
14  Barry James ALL 0 37 0 0 44 35 116

 

So, well done to all participants for some excellent First Half running.  Please remember, this still leaves the table wide open with the introduction of the next 6 x races hosted by West Glam;  the first race is being held at Lllandmadoc on Sunday 23rd September.

Many people have raised concerns about running Cross Country;  but Please be aware that most of the courses in the West Glam Series are much easier than “Beast of Blackmill” and “Kenfig Sands”.   This series is more a Multi-Terrain Trail Series than a Cross Country Series !

Take a look at these Reviews:

“West Glam courses are so easy, last time I run Llanmadoc, I ran it with a cup of tea in my hand”  –  Debs Goule 2017

“Llanmadoc Course – the most Pancake Flat Course I’ve ever run-  bring out the Maple Syrup”   – Steve Picton 2017

“I find the West Glam courses so much fun, I have now started running them on one leg”Rob Bennet – 2018

“Not sure what all this fuss is about- bit of grass here and a bit of sand there  – I walk most of it anyway – I just go for the social afterwards  ”Anonymous

 

BCRL Week 6 – Total Handicap Points