Handicap Race

The Joyce Smith Memorial Rose Bowl & John Hearn Memorial Shield

The Handicap races are held on the First Monday of every month using two courses.

  • Winter Handicap (4 Miles) – October to March
  • Summer Handicap (4.9 Miles) – April to August

Registration takes place on the night of the handicap race at Kirkham & Wesham Cricket Club

  • Registration open from 6:15 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Handicap race starting at approximately 6:45 pm.

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 Trophy Race is the final race of the series.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!!!!!!

High Vis and reflective clothing must be worn for all winter handicaps and the final summer race.

Please see below for routes and dates for each handicap. You can also view start times for each race.

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)
You must wear a Hi-viz top/bib for safety for the Winter Handicaps.

Winter Handicap results and starting times (Dates may be subject to change.)

DateStart TimesFinish PositionsNet PositionsHandicap Co-ordinators
4th October 2021Finish PositionMarian Rhead
Keith Rhead
1st November 2021Start TimesFinish PositionNet PositionMarian Rhead
Keith Rhead
6th December 2021Start TimesFinish PositionNet PositionMarian Rhead
Keith Rhead
10th January 2022Start TimesFinish PositionNet PositionMarian Rhead
Keith Rhead
7th February 2022Start TimesFinish PositionNet PositionMarian Rhead
Keith Rhead
7th March 2022Start TimesFinish PositionNet PositionMarian Rhead
Keith Rhead

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.
Reflective safety wear is compulsory for this race.

Summer Handicap results and starting times (Dates may be subject to change.)

DateStart TimesFinish PositionsNet PositionsHandicap Co-ordinators
11th April 2022Start TimesFinish PositionsNet PositionsMarian Rhead
Keith Rhead
2nd May 2022Start TimesFinish PositionsNet PositionsMarian Rhead
Keith Rhead
6th June 2022Start TimesFinish PositionsNet PositionsMarian Rhead
Colin Smy
4th July 2022Start TimesFinish PositionsNet PositionsColin Smy
Emma Crabtree
1st August 2022Start TimesFinish PositionsNet PositionsColin Smy
Emma Crabtree
22nd August 2022 - Trophy RaceStart TimesFinish PositionsNet PositionsMarian Rhead
Keith Rhead