The Socially Distant 5km Handicap

Following on from the success of our maiden virtual event, The COVID-19 Virtual 10km Hanidcap, we decided it would be rude not to continue organising these virtual events for you during this race drought!

Over the coming weeks, we will be hosting not one, but two more virtual events for your running pleasure! These will be,


'The Socially Distant 5km Handicap' and 'The Headstart Coaching S-Mile Dash'

Click here for 5km Handicap results!

Click here for overall 5km results!

How does it work?

The 5km handicap will follow the exact same concept as the 10km event. Runners performances will be compared to their official parkrun personal best to give them a percentage. For example, if your PB is 25:00 and during the event you run 24:30, you will score 98.0%. The lower the percentage, the better the performance!

The winner will be the runner who achieves the lowest percentage


* All payments are final. If the event is unable to run as a result of stricter regulations, all entries will be deferred to a later date.

* By entering, the participant declares that they are physically fit and able to compete.

* Headstart Coaching takes no responsibility for any injuries incurred whilst participating in the Virtual 5km event. 

* Headstart coaching does not condone people partaking in this event in groups. Please follow the government guidelines regarding COVID-19 and take part within the safe, social distancing regulations.