3 Mile Handicap

3 Mile Handicap Race Series

The 3 Mile Handicap series is a popular event for all runners. It's a series of races that start and finish near the Wimbledon Common Windmill. They take place on the last Tuesday of the month from April to August, and the final race for 2017 will be on Tuesday 29th August.

Apart from the first race (which is a mass start), each race will be from a staggered start. Slower runners go off first and faster runners go off last. This means that everyone finishes together, in theory. Remember to register by ticking off your name. You wouldn't want to miss your start time.

After each race your handicap is adjusted, so if you improve you will start further back. Points are awarded for how far up the field you finish and the person with the most points wins an overall prize at the end of the year.

There are small prizes after each event which can only be won if you have run at least one race before.

The course is flat, fast and scenic, running though the Wimbledon Common which we know and love so much.

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We register at the Windmill from 6.45pm (first race from 6.30pm) and aim to start the race by 7.15 at the latest. If you have not run a race yet this year you should register with one of the timekeepers who will take your name and give you a number. This number will be yours for the entire series. Bring it to each race. 

After each race we head to the Crooked Billet where the results are scrutinised, calculated and posted onto the website. (WiFi permitting)

This is a map of the route which is a figure of 8, run twice, starting at the Windmilers' bench and finishing by the water trough.

You can find a summary of previous years here