Despite heavy rain good competitive fields contested the Novice Cup at Taylor Dam on Saturday. The handicappers did an excellent job and racing throughout most of the grades was close.
The handicap system works so as to give every competitor, no matter what their ability, an even chance of winning their grade. In theory everyone should cross the finish line together. The closest finishes were in the Girls 12 and Girls 14 grades where just one second separated the first two placings in each event. The winners were Lucy Bendell and Anna Barnes.
The next race at Taylor Dam is for the Burton Cup which is one of the club’s oldest trophies. This will be held on Saturday 4th May and once again all competitors (with the exception of walkers) will start off on handicap. However it will be an extra challenge for seniors and veterans who will step up to longer distances on the day.