127th CLUTTON CUP HANDICAP
The Clutton Cup is the final cross country handicap of the season. It is started 'off the mark', that is to say, 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, Simon Martin, then they should all finish together. The winner receives the Clutton Cup, which is presented at the annual prizegiving, and held by the recipient for one year. Medals are awarded to the second and third. Medals are awarded on the day to the three fastest men and three fastest women. The Clutton Cup was first competed for in 1883, having been presented to the Club by J.H.Clutton in 1882.
The Clutton Cup Handicap is one 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 at the end of the season, wins the trophy.