BAKER CUP HANDICAP
This is a 3 mile handicap on the road, which brings to a close, the current cross-country season. All ages from eight to eighty are welcome. The runners are given a handicap allowance dependant upon their ability, with the slowest runner going off first, and the remainder following at 10 second or greater intervals. The fastest runner, the 'scratch man' goes off last. If everyone runs to the form predicted by the handicapper, then they should all finish together. The winner receives the Baker Cup, which is presented at the annual prizegiving, later that evening, and is held by the recipient for one year. Medals are awarded to the second and third, and also to the three fastest men and three fastest women. The Baker Cup was first competed for in 1911, having been presented to the Club by Fred W Baker in 1910. The Baker Cup Handicap is the final of five events, for which points are allocated towards the Points Prize trophy. Ten points for the fourth finisher in the handicap, down to 1 point for the thirteenth finisher. The member accruing the most points, over the five events, wins the trophy.
Eligibility : Any member who has not competed in at least three events, from those listed on the fixture card, or in the Road Grand Prix, is not eligible to win a prize, and must run as a 'guest'. Course Map HOME Baker Cup Supper and Prizegiving