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The Jimmy James Handicap is a series of six races for RPAC seniors (17 or over) between October to March each season. As of the 2016/17 season, the races is held in conjunction with Dorking & Mole Valley AC over a course starting at Denbies. Each race is on a Thursday evening over a course of approximately 3.8 miles with a scratch time of 45 minutes. You can see the current handicaps here.  Points are scored at each race as shown on the right.

Please note there is a small modification to the route as of the 1st December 2016 race, see the full course description and updated instructions here.

The championship will be decided on the total of the best 4 scores for each runner; the winner will be the person with the highest total score. In the event of a tie the trophy will be shared. 

Full handicapping rules are suspended whilst we gain familiarity with the times over the new course. Instead, the handicappers will use their discretion to set appropriate handicaps. Handicaps will be based on the fastest time from each runner's 2 or 3 most recent runs over the handicap course, rounded to the nearest 15 seconds. The 3 runs can be from previous 2 years or 2 runs fom previous 1 year. Any new member will have to have run in two races before they qualify for an official handicap, but will score a single point for each of their qualifying races in the current season. The handicapper has the right to adjust handicaps where deemed necessary. In addition to the handicapper there will be two other members who will act as referees and approve any adjustments to handicaps.  Any runner who is slower than 45 minutes will be given a zero handicap. 

We expect members to take each race seriously but appreciate that for various reasons on some occasions they will not wish to run hard and therefore expect honesty from each runner to tell the handicapper if they are not racing. 

In the spirit of Jimmy James, in whose memory this championship is named, a bottle of wine will be awarded to the winner of each race.

This season's race results                             Current handicaps                        Who was Jimmy James?                   Club members' best JJ times

Positions 2019/20

Full Name Sept Oct Nov Points
Kate Knight 12 10 12 34
Jamilla Ncayiyana 9 9 3 21
Craig Parke 8   8 16
James England 1 8 7 16
Frank O'Regan 10   6 16
Jack Finn 5 1 9 15
Christian Froggatt 4 7 4 15
Ian Stammars 7 2 5 14
Ralph Tuckwell 3   10 13
Bethany Higgins   12 1 13
Jim Vince 6   3 9
Paul Chandler 1 5   6
Anna Baer   6   6
Paddy Patrick 1 4   5
Adrian Grant 1 3   4
Michael Bashford 2   1 3
Dave Williams 1   1 2
Moray Carey 1 1   2
Ian Edmonds 1 1   2
Rebecca Prentice 1 1   2
Rob Wigley     1 1
Fran Afonso   1   1
Jennifer Carus 1     1

Positions 2018/19

Full Name September October November January February March Points Low score
Valerie Cooper 12 12 6   9 10 43 6
Ian Edmonds   10 7 8 10 8 36 7
Jas Dhanda 10 9   7 8   34  
Steve Smith   6 12     9 27  
Paddy Patrick 6 8 10       24  
Christian Froggatt     9 10     19  
Jack Finn         7 7 14  
Mike Pocock 8   4       12  
Frank O'Regan           12 12  
Jim Vince         12   12  
Leanne McKeogh       12     12  
Debbie Robinson 9           9  
Adrian Grant       9     9  
Ralph Tuckwell     8       8  
Charl Jordan 7           7  
Dan Wilkinson   7         7  
Adriana Collins 1   5       6  
Liz Clark 5           5  
Bethany Higgins   5         5  
Steve Watkins 4           4  
Anthony Collins 3           3  
Wayne Chappell 2           2  

Positions, 2017/18

Full Name September October November January February March Points Low score
Anthony Collins 12 10     9 10 41  
Bethany Higgins 10 12 10 8     40  
Ryan English 9     12 10 8 39  
Dan Wilkinson 8 6 12 5 4 7 33 9
Michael Clark 4 7   3 8 9 28 3
Liz Clark 1 9   7 5 5 26 1
Andrew Patrick 5   8 6   6 25  
Adriana Collins       1 12 12 25  
Malcolm Woodman   8 7 2     17  
Ginevra Stoneley 6     10     16  
Nick Wade       9 6   15  
Gary Aldridge     6   7   13  
Mike Pocock 3   5 4     12  
Ian Edmonds     9 1     10  
Aoife Kehoe 7           7  
Andrew Bamford   5         5  
Matthew Pont         3   3  
Debbie Robinson 2           2  
Wayne Chappell 1           1  
Jas Dhanda 1           1  

Positions, 2016/17

Full Name September October December January February March Points Low score
Matthew Pont 9   6 9 8 8 34 6
Mick Heaver 10 4 9 5   1 28 1
Ginevra Stoneley 6     4 9 9 28  
Malcolm Woodman     12 6 4 4 26  
Mike Pocock   10 3 8   5 26  
Michael Clark 8   8   7 2 25  
Ian Edmonds 7 3 1 7   7 24 1
Wayne Chappell   1 1 12 2 6 21 1
Andrew Patrick       10 10   20  
Liz Clark 2   1 2 6 10 20 1
Paul Chandler 4 7 5 3 3   19 3
Bethany Higgins 12 6         18  
Ian Burks   12 4       16  
Clare Morley 3 2     5 3 13  
Shane Dowle         12   12  
Claire Humphrey           12 12  
Andrew Bamford   8 2       10  
Christian Froggatt     10       10  
Ralph Tuckwell   9         9  
Chris Mankelow     7       7  
Ayden Higgins 5           5  
Moray Carey   5         5  
Anthony Collins 1   1       2