Every Wednesday, until September, one runner, drawn at random, who improves their handicap since last week and clicks their clock will win a Polar heart rate monitor.
To enter please login or, if you are new user, click Claim your Handicap to create a login
Relative to SSS (vSSS)
Adjusted Best Times
Absolute Best Times
What are these?
View national ladder leaderboards
The runbritain handicap scoring system is a unique way of measuring your
progress and comparing yourself with other runners.
As in golf, handicaps go from scratch (zero, or even slightly negative for elite
runners) to 36 with increments of 0.1.
To compute your handicap we take a combination of your recent best performances
but adjusted by the "SSS" which is our measure of the course difficulty and weather
conditions on the day.
This means that you can improve your handicap at any race as on harder courses you
won't need to run quite as quickly as on faster ones. See the Time to Improve Panel
for more details.
The National Ladder position given here is your ranking out of all the road
runners in the UK of your gender. They are just like the rankings in other sports
like golf or tennis. See further down the page where you stand in your age group
and out of everybody.
Please login to view handicap scores and ladder positions.
The national ladder positions are an indication of where you stand out of all the
road runners in the UK. They are just like the rankings in other sports like golf
The values given indicate your Overall position amongst everybody, your position
among all Men or Women and (unless you are a senior) your position
in your own Age Group.
There are also positions by the postcode "district" of the runner - e.g. the AB12 part of AB12 3CD.
If you don't have any postcode rankings we probably don't know your postcode so please login and goto the Account section to enter it.
To compute all these positions, we order everybody's current runbritain Handicap. Updates
to the ladder positions are made every week.