It’s a test of who is the best at keeping to a pace/time so, unlike a handicap race, the winner is the one who is closest to the time they aimed to achieve rather than the fastest. Essentially, anyone can win!
No problem, the course is accurately measured and you’ll get an exact time (like a chip time). Just pick a nice fast time as your target and go for it.
No, afraid not, it’s a competition on who can pace the best, not who has the most accurate watch. You also can’t have a friend help pace you in any way!
No, because this is about pacing, everyone is competing on an equal footing. Whether you are 16 or 60, male or female, there is no advantage in this event.
1st, 2nd and 3rd closest to their target time will win a prize. There will also be a number of spot prizes (which won’t be pies this year!).
There is a maximum allowable time of 96 minutes (12 min/mile pace) but you can choose anything under that. We recommend not selecting a round time (e.g. 64:00 minutes) as it’s likely a number of runners will do this and you’ll all start in a block, whereas picking 64:12 would most likely allow you to start in a nice little gap on your own.