runbritain has announced the launch of its revolutionary new handicap scoring system designed to give road runners of all abilities the ability to benchmark their progress and compare their results across a range of distances and terrains.
The scoring system, which has been developed in conjunction with the team behind the McCain Power of 10 website, enables runners to claim a ranking score based on any single performance at 5,000, 10,000, half marathon and marathon distances, and allow them to make comparisons against fellow runners of varying degrees of ability. It also offers guidance and support on future racing selections and opportunities to improve to the next level.
Visit the runbritain website HERE for further details
(I’ve tested the system. The big races, ie London Marathon, Plymouth Half, etc are automatically on your rankings if you have taken part in them. All the Grand Prix races which qualify for 5k, 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon are on there but you may have to “add” them. Also, any other recognised races, ie Bicton Blister, are there but just have to be “added”. All runners who have an England Athletics race number appear to be on the system already – you just have to activate your account to be included into the rankings system.)