The Winter Handicap takes place on Sunday 31st December, meeting at 10:30am at the Black Gates to Harewood, opposite Wike Lane.
The route involves an anti-clockwise loop of the Harewood permissive paths starting at the black gates opposite Wike Lane. The route is on woodland paths with a tarmac stretch in the middle. At this time of year, these tend to be quite muddy so trail shoes are recommended. If you would like to run, please make sure that you are there in plenty of time. First runner to start at 10:45am. Faster runners who are not going to start until the clock has been running for some time may arrive later, but must make sure that Sue Sunderland knows they have arrived so that she can mark them on the start sheet.
Parking is permitted along Wike Lane, but gets quite busy with walkers so make sure you get there in plenty of time and car share if you can.
All members of the club are welcome and we would love to see you there. If you haven’t run a handicap race before, details about how it works can be found at www.valleystriders.org.uk/run/competition/club-handicap.
As usual, we will need plenty of people to help with marshalling the route and timekeeping- so if you would like to help, please let Sue Sunderland know, either through the Spond or Facebook event notices.
And of course, there will be valuable Grand Prix points for all runners!