Fri 2nd Nov 2018
Adrian Field won the November handicap with a comfortable margin over the rest of the field. Matt Lavers was second with one of our event newbies, Andrew White, home in third.
On a lovely night for racing 16 runners turned out to contest the November Handicap. The field included 3 event newbies in Andrew White, Dan Carter and Neil Brown a very distinguished trio who all posted sub-7's and provided an exciting blur of high-viz chasers carving through the pack. Overall 8 runners managed to meet or beat their handicap - 50% meeting or beating? unbelievable handicapping - and 10 runners crossed the line in the sweetspot of the blanket finish.
Our winner on the night was Adrian Field, a clear winner and fitting that on a night of newbies one of our longest standing handicap participants showed them how. Matt Lavers, of whom more anon, was second and Andrew White, on debut, was third.
Fastest on the night was Andrew White with a sparkling 6'15 which puts him straight onto the honours board at No.17. Next fastest was Lee Hayes recovering well from his recent 119km, 3730m effort at the Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-trail to record another new PB at the Harestock Handicap with 6'27 which puts him up to No.30 on the board. Dan Carter on debut at this event and a fine prospect for the future was third fastest with 6'37, onto the board at No.41. On a night of quality racing we had 7 under 7.
The November results are here : Harestock Handicap Results 2018 K Nov
As regards the overall standings we are 11 races (and 3 discards) into the campaign and entering the silent zone....no-one will know the overall result of the 2018 Harestock Handicap series before the Christmas Party on Weds 12th December. If you want to be the first to know buy a ticket via this website and be there on the night http://membership.wadac.org.uk...
There is of course the December running of the handicap to go and with still one more discard to factor in much can change - by taking part in the December event you can not only have fun but also influence the overall outcome, the more the merrier.
The December Handicap will be, as ever, on the first Thursday of the month...the 6th.
Meet at the track 18.45 for 19.00.
All welcome we can make up suitable handicaps on the night.