Race window start times Sat 5th to Sun 13th Dec. Daylight Hours 08:00 to 16:00!
In memory of Chris Smith we are running a winter edition of our Blackcap Handicap with a few added twists. Whilst HHH will run our handicap event in the usual way, we have agreed with Burgess Hill Runners, Phoenix and Lewes that they will also run their own Club events across the same course in the same event window. We have agreed to take our own clubs' absolute times and from the results allocate runners into mixed age/gender teams of 6 and run a team competition between the clubs. Like Cross-country leagues there is no need to allocate runners to teams in advance, and similarly we have a mechanism to ensure every runner can form part of a team. Whilst we want all teams to have the same mix of age/gender; we've worked a mechanism to compensate if the balance isn't perfect! We've also agreed that the course can be run in reverse starting at Blackcap Trig point.
If you are reading this from another club - please liaise directly with your own club's co-ordinator.
If you are a HHH member and want to enter the Handicap for HHH, please below.
There will be no entry fee for the Event but you may wish to make a voluntary donation in memory of Chris Smith; see https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/chrissmith
Individual handicap targets can be found on our News pages (here)
News on the development of the competition as the window closes can be found on our News pages HHH Individual and Club team (to follow)
This is an Interclub team event and individual handicap race for HHH members on an out and back course along the Downs from Ditchling Beacon to the Blackcap trig point and return. [or potentially in reverse starting at Blackcap & running to the Gate to the road across from Ditchling Beacon and back to the Trig point]. To enter this virtual Handicap race, please contact the HHH organiser, Ian Dumbrell, so that you can be assigned a target time. As far as the team event is concerned there is no need for separate entry, everyone who enters the HHH handicap event will automatically be allocated to a Harriers team – EVERYONE WILL COUNT and therefore WE WANT EVERY BEETROOT TO GIVE IT A GO!. The HHH handicap event is open to members of Harriers only, ages 16 and over. Parents or guardians of 16 and 17 year olds should contact the HHH race organiser to go through the safety points which we will request you to follow.
Unfortunately for VR9, due to some highly technical, complex, algorithmic reasons related to the moon and the tides, we will ONLY be accepting times that are captured on the Strava segment – sorry.
Live leaderboard. For those of you on Strava premium, you’ll probably get a good view by filtering on “this month”. Watch out for “El Presidente sports reporting” which may again be in operation.
The information on this page can also be downloaded as a file here
The route description below reflects the “traditional” out & back route from Ditchling