Ranelagh Harriers Baker Cup
26th Mar 2011 Posted in: Sport 0

On a spring Saturday afternoon Sharon and I went along to Richmond Park to support at one of the main races in our running clubs annual diary – The Baker Cup.

“The Baker Cup is a 3 mile handicap on the road, which brings to a close the current cross-country season. 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, Mike Rowland, then they should all finish together. The winner receives the Baker Cup, which is presented at the annual prizegiving, and is held by the recipient for one year. The Baker Cup was first competed for in 1911, having been presented to the Club by Fred W Baker in 1910.”

It’s a fantastic race to support and I wanted to try and get some photos of the winner and one or two group shots.  The group shots didn’t quite come out as I’d hoped (people were a little spread out more than I’d hoped for) but I got a few great shots of winner Amelie H. who ran an absolutely fantastic race and pushed so so hard to get a well deserved win.

A set of photos from the race can be found over at the 2011 Baker Cup gallery.

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