Club Handicap Series


The courses vary in distances from 3.6 to 5.1 miles and on the evening will be well marked around the Liss area. 

The first race, Trevor's Challenge, is a scratch race with everybody setting off together. This gives each runner their handicap time. Each race after this one, runners are set off at time intervals depending on their finishing time in the preceding races. The system is aimed at everyone finishing together. It's worked out well in the past with the majority of runners finishing within a two minute window. A hard task for the results collector!

Points are awarded for each runner's finishing position. The winner at the end of the season is the one with the most points. Consistency is the key along with attending each of the races.  You can afford to miss one race, if you have to, as your five best race results count, your worst is discounted.  There are prizes for the winners.  The races are very social with early finishers giving a lot of support for the later finishers. So don't miss out on the fun!

The first race also doubles up as the Club's Championships and is known as Trevor's Challenge in honor of the Club's founder, Trevor Stothard. Trophies will be awarded to category winners.






Handicaps Routes 2024

Trevor's Challenge - April

Club Championship.

Distance 3.8 miles.

Start in Riverside Walk, near level crossing. Continue along track to Forest Road, turn right following the road, past the Temple Inn, to Mint Road. Turn left into Mint Road; at the end of the road turn right, under the railway bridge into Warren Road. At the next junction turn right into Rake Road, finishing at the Triangle Centre.

Handicap #1 - May

Distance 3.7 miles

Start in Newman Collard car park. Turn right to Liss centre; turn right at mini roundabout and right again into old School Road coming back to the car park/start. Now, turn left up Hill Brow, turning right into Stodham Lane and left up Pruetts’ Lane. At the top turn right down the old A3 and right again down Stodham Lane. Follow the lane down, bearing right at the bottom and left at the grass triangle. At the ‘T’ junction turn right into Andlers Ash Road to the finish.

Handicap #2 - June

Distance 5.08 miles

Start in Newman Collard car park. Turn left up Hill Brow, about half way up turn sharp left down into Woodlands Lane bearing left into Huntsbottom Lane. Bear right at the triangle and turn right into Rake Road then left into Wyld Green Lane. At the ‘T’ junction turn left along Mill Road, passing the Triangle Centre turning left at the mini roundabout up Hill Brow (repeat). Finishing at the ‘start’, Newman Collard car park.

Handicap #3 - July

Distance 4.15 miles

Start at junction of Forest Road/Mint Road (just over the level crossing). Along Forest Road and turn right into Warren Road, shortly after passing under the railway bridge, turn left up Reeds Lane. At the next junction (post box in wall) turn right up Brewells Lane, at the top take the ‘hair pin’ right down into St Patricks Lane. Bear left at the bottom into Rake Road finishing at the Triangle Centre.

Handicap #4 - Aug

Distance 3.6 miles

Start in Newman Collard car park. Turn right into Liss centre; turn right and cross the road joining Mill Road (Triangle Centre on your right). Follow Mill Road turning right into Wyld Green Lane, at the end turn right into Rake Road. After Hatch Lane turn left up Huntsbottom Lane bearing right into and up Woodlands Lane. At the top take the ‘hair pin’ right down Hill Brow and turn left into Stodham Lane. Continue straight to grass triangle and turn right down to Andlers Ash Road. Turn right into Andlers ash Road to the finish.

Handicap #5 - Sept

Distance 4.2 miles

Start in Newman Collard car park. Turn left up Hill Brow, at the top turn left onto the old A3 and continue along to the ‘Flying Bull’. Turn left at the end of the car park taking the left fork down into St Patricks Lane and bearing left at the bottom into Rake Road, finishing at the Triangle Centre.


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