Black Cap Handicap 2022_

The Andrew Brooks Blackcap 5 mile handicap

Tuesday 28th June 2022

Please enter in advance if possible to assist the handicapper by Whatsapp to Liz at 07483 877 917


Please provide your name and recent or estimated flat 10K race time or 5k Parkrun time


Entries taken on the night up to 18.30

Blackcap 2018

Black Cap Handicap

Black Cap Handicap 2022 Tuesday June 28th

Held on a midsummer evening, this is a popular 5 mile out-and-back run on the
South Downs from Ditchling Beacon to the trig point at Black Cap and back. Runners
start at intervals, determined by the handicapper, based on current 10K or 5K times
and the aim is to have everyone finishing at roughly the same time.
Post-run analysis is usually conducted at The White Lion pub in Ditchling.
A chance to race along the top of the downs for 5 miles whilst being chased by your
clubmates (unless the handicapper has decided you are the fastest runner!).
An undulating downland course of 5 miles from Ditchling Beacon to Black Cap Trig
point and back.
This event is aimed at all standards and abilities and should be treated as a Fun
Runners will be set off at handicapped intervals from 19:00 based on their estimated
time and the estimated time of the handicapper (whose decision is final!). The idea is
for all runners to race to the finish line together. There will be club awards for the first
paid-up Brighton Phoenix member across the line and fastest Brighton Phoenix male
and Brighton Phoenix female overall.
Entry is FREE to Brighton Phoenix members and £5 for guests.
Entry is restricted to athletes aged 16 and over although 14 and 15 year olds can
race with the permission of their parents / guardian and coach at least one of who
must be present. Entries will be taken on the night up to 18:30 when start times will
also be announced.

There will be an opportunity for social gathering at the White Horse Inn in Ditchling
village after the event.

Please note that the car park at Ditchling Beacon is free to National Trust members but pay and display otherwise.

Happy running

Liz Halliday for Brighton Phoenix