The Joyce Smith Memorial Rose Bowl & John Hearn Memorial Shield
The Handicap races are held on the Second Monday of every month (except for the Trophy Race which will be the First Monday in September) and two courses are used.
Registration for the Handicaps is at Kirkham & Wesham Cricket Club from 6-45 pm to 7-00 pm , with the Handicaps starting at approximately 7-15 pm.
The Winter Handicap route
The Winter Handicap starts outside the Stable Bar on Preston Street, Kirkham and is over a distance of 4.0 miles through the streets of Kirkham. (2 laps)
Please all wear a Hi-viz top/bib for safety for the Winter Handicaps.
Winter Handicap Net Times after 3 Races
Winter Handicap results and starting times
|9th October 2017||Mass Start||Finish Positions||Diane Blagden
|13th November 2017||Start Times||Finish Positions||Net Positions||Dave Young
|11th December 2017||Start Times||Finish Positions||Net Positions||Mark Renshall
|8th January 2018||Start Times||Finish Positions||Net Positions|
|12th February 2018||Start Times||Finish Positions||Net Positions|
|12th March 2018||Start Times||Finish Positions||Net Positions|
The Summer Handicap route
The Summer Handicap starts at the Windmill on the top of Dowbridge, Kirkham and the distance is 4.9 miles. The route is out into the countryside around Treales.
All Summer Handicaps are fully marshalled at every junction.
The last race of the Summer Handicaps is the Trophy Race.
Reflective safety wear is compulsory for this race.
Summer Handicap results and starting times
|10 th April 2017||Start Times||Finish Positions||Net Positions|
|8 th May 2017||Start Times||Finish Positions||Net Positions|
|12 th June 2017||Start Times||Finish Positions||Net Positions|
|10 th July 2017||Start Times||Finish Positions||Net Positions|
|14 th August 2017||Start Times||Finish Positions||Net Positions|
|28th August 2017||Start Times||Finish Positions||Net Positions|
The first race of the series is a “mass start”. All the runners start off together and their times are recorded when they finish. The following 11 races in the series are “staggered starts”. Start times are determined from previous handicap results.
Anyone wishing to qualify for the end of year Handicap Champions Race will need to have completed at least two winter and two summer races.
The first qualifying Man and Lady to cross the line will be declared the winners and will be presented with a Trophy and Prize. If everything goes to plan in the final race all the runners should finish together!!!!!!