Perfect conditions greeted those contesting the Marlborough Harrier Club’s oldest trophy race, the Burton Cup Sealed Handicapped Cross Country at Taylor Dam on Saturday afternoon. All competitors started at the same time with their finishing times altered according to their recorded handicap. Made for some interesting running and results.
The handicap systems works so as to give every competitor, no matter what their ability, an even chance of winning their grade.
A full set of Burton Cup results can be found at http://www.harriers.net.nz/results
Results of the Burton Cup are as follows:
Girls 7 and under; Leia Shaw 1 (5.09),
Girls 14 and under; Jorja Bacchus 1 (17.31)
Veteran Men; Peter Mann 1 (53.13), Seb Bacchus 2 (54.07), Ed Massey 3 (54.08) Fastest Handicapped time: Robbie Barnes (35.52)