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'Keeping South Fylde running'

Junior Summer Handicap Shield

Awarded to the junior winning the Summer Handicap.

Staged on a Monday evening, the summer handicap has been expanded from 2016 into a biathlon, comprising running and throwing.

During the summer term we will run a series of six running and throwing competitions (weather permitting), with the overall winner being awarded the Summer Handicap Trophy at the Junior's Awards Evening.

Each competition is staged during the Monday Athletics Session with athletes running round a course marked out on the YMCA playing fields and throwing beanbags.

Runners are set off according to their handicap times, a third of the way round they stop to throw a beanbag into a hoop, run again for another third of the way, stop to throw another beanbag into another hoop, then run to the finish. All this is then repeated a second time, with points being awarded in relation to the athlete's finishing position.

The best three scores over the series will be used to determine the overall winner.

Every athlete, irrespective of age, sex and ability, has an equal chance of winning this competition which is more about commitment and improvement than ability.

The winner of the trophy in the first year using this new method was Amara, with 117 points. Commiserations to Charlie W who was runner up with 116 points, just one behind.

With the 2017 season started, these are the current scores on the doors...

Name Score
Emilie 106
Ted 105
Samantha 104
Matthew 103
Clemme 102
Amara 102
Sophie 101
Aimee 98
Freya 97
Olivia 89
Leoma 71
Caitlin 68
Rosa 67
Farah 39
Ester 38
Charlotte 31
Amelie 30
Evie 30
Hugo 29
Hebe 27

Past Winners

2015 winner Ruby Hodgkinson receiving her shield from Club Chairman Nigel.

2015 winner Ruby Hodgkinson receiving her shield from Club Chairman Nigel.

Year Winner
2012 Brook Marsden
2013 Ben Mason
2014 Spencer Unsworth
2015 Ruby Hodgkinson
2016 Amara Thorpe