2018 George Becton Trophy - 2nd & 9th August 2018

2018 RESULTS
Apologies for the delay - 1st time for new system so needed careful checking. Results are to the right.

New system seems to have worked well and despite the very hot weather on the scratch race only 5 out of 28 picked up a time penalty. Many ran within a few seconds of their minimum finish time.  

Very close finishing times with the top 20 finishing within 55 seconds.

Well done to our top three of Jane, Catherine and Jo.

Changes to the Handicapping for 2018

2018 GEORGE BECTON – NEW HANDICAPPING SYSTEM

As mentioned at last year’s Awards Evening we are introducing changes to the handicapping system.

The scratch race is intended to set a marker for the handicap race but increasingly it is used as a training /social run which doesn’t reflect the true pace of some runners. Despite time consuming “extra” handicapping it remains difficult to organise an even playing field.

Therefore we are trying a different handicapping system where your scratch time will be used for your starting position in the handicap race with no adjustment. However, there will be a limit on how much you can improve on the handicap race to ensure a more competitive scratch race and hopefully a closer handicap race.

This limit will be 3% of your scratch time to give your fasted possible handicap time.  To put some figures on that:

For the faster runner, finishing in 20 minutes for the scratch race, a 3% improvement is 36 seconds allowing for a maximum finish in the handicap race of 19 mins 24 seconds.  

A 30 minute scratch finish time allows for an improvement of 54 seconds, so a 29.06 handicap finish time.

Any time under (in seconds) will be added to your 3 %  (19 mins 24secs) predicted time. So a 20 min runner finishing in 19 min 10 secs will have 14 seconds added to give an adjusted finish time of 19 min 38 secs taking the runner closer to 20 mins time he achieved in the scratch race

Runners falling outside the 3% allowance will be find it harder to achieve success (top 3 place) but may well still be eligible depending on the performance of others in the race.

It may well take a while to declare the first three places but should give everyone a fairer chance of winning.

Your maximum time improvement will be calculated following the scratch race and be available for the handicap race.






Previous winners

2003 Ken Dart                  2004 Carol Willis              2005 David Carroll               2006 Gregor Tubb

2007 Josh Williams           2008 Pippa Hutton            2009 Stuart Selby-Gerrold    2010 Anne-Marie Chaytor  

2011 Lindsey Walker         2012 Ross Quin                2013 Mike Bishop                 2014 Steph Gould

2015 Ann Bean                 2016 Laura Border            2017 Roxana Freeman


History
This is the club's traditional end of season event. Normally held over two consecutive Thursday evenings in late August/early September it comprises a scratch race followed by a handicapped race based on times from the first race over our 5 K route. This year it is being run in early August.

Start of the 2014 Scratch Race


 
 Start of the 2007 Scratch Race
 
Originally it was the only club competition first being run in 1999. In 2003 it was renamed the George Becton Trophy in memory of George Becton, an enthusiastic club member who sadly died in 2003. 
 
George Becton (top left) at the start of the Snake Lane 10
 
The original route started and finished at the New Inn on Long Street and followed an anticlockwise track round North Moor Road and Thirsk Road. The present route using Tanpit Lane and running anticlockwise along Thirsk Road to North Moor Road was considered to be safer and introduced in 2007.
 
 
  Start of the Scratch Race 26 August 2010
 

Previous winners

2003 Ken Dart                  2004 Carol Willis              2005 David Carroll               2006 Gregor Tubb

2007 Josh Williams           2008 Pippa Hutton            2009 Stuart Selby-Gerrold    2010 Anne-Marie Chaytor  

2011 Lindsey Walker         2012 Ross Quin                2013 Mike Bishop                 2014 Steph Gould

2015 Ann Bean                 2016 Laura Border            2017 Roxana Freeman

 


 

George Becton Trophy 2017

 

When:

3rd and 10th August. Meet at the Galtres Centre at 6.50 pm as normal for signing on, briefing and warm up run to start.

Where:

Start/Finish at the Library, Tanpit Lane, Easingwold. Start  7.20 p.m. 

 

Details:

Race 1 - 3rd August – a Scratch race over our 5K route.

 

Race 2 - 10th August – a Handicap race ( for the George Becton Trophy) over the same course.

 

Starting times for the Handicap race will be calculated using the times from the Scratch Race plus any other relevant data such as previous times, current form etc.

 

Awards:

Handicap winner will receive the George Becton Trophy (as long as you ran in the scratch race)

Prizes will be awarded to the first three finishes at the Awards evening on 7th September.

 

Rules:

To qualify for an award you must:

Complete Race 1, the Scratch Race and Race 2 the Handicap Race.

Be a fully paid up member of Easingwold Running Club.

 

General:

CLUB COLOURS should be worn for both races.

please let the organisers know if :-

you run in Race 1 but can’t compete in Race 2.

you can’t run in Race 1 but want to run in Race 2 (not eligible for award) 

you are willing to marshal on either event.


 

If you require further info please contact Roger 01347 822641.


 
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