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The Handicap Race marks the start of the Harriers season. It's a (circa) 4 mile cross country race run over four laps around the periphery of the Moorways complex off Moor Lane. The terrain is mostly grass with a few small climbs and descents on the banking surrounding the running track with a section through woodland at the back of Moor Lane.
The whole purpose of the race is to try and beat the handicapper! Prior to the event you submit a recent runtime to the handicapper, who places all of the runners in order of slowest to fastest (slowest starts first, followed by progressively faster and faster runners). The handicap is another very popular race, with the idea being that everybody crosses the line at the same time.
Handicap Course (4 Laps).