Wings, wands and the wonder. Just a few of the ingredients that make up the Annual Biggleswade AC Fairy Run. Some have seen the mist, others have missed the scene! But to be a part of this amazing event will make you wonder why you didn’t join Biggleswade Athletic Club years ago and strap some fairy wings to your back for the day.
Typically run on the last Saturday before Christmas, this years run will take place on Saturday 16th December 2017 meeting at The Lodge car park within the Sandy RSPB.
The run starts at 10am for the Juniors and 10.30am for the Seniors.
Please note this run is a closed event and only open to members of Biggleswade AC.
Raced as a handicap run, fairy athletes flap, skip, fly and sometimes buzz round a 2 ½ mile route (juniors approx 1 mile) to be the fastest fairy back.
After the race, a warm welcome awaits us as we head to the William Peel PH in Sandy for a 'fairy nice' buffet and the best dressed fairy competition will be decided.
So get yourself a Fairy name, an outfit (must be Fairy related) and start counting down the sleeps until the best race of the year!
To be eligible for the prize (first runner home) you must a) be a fully paid member of the club, b) be 18 years or older and c) have sent to the handicapper at least 48 hours before the race your recent race times
The winner of the previous year is given an extra handicap to be added to handicap time, to ensure no back to back winners
The handicapper cannot win the run (an extra handicap to be added to handicap time)
Details (Name and times of any recent races) of any guest / junior taking part in the senior handicap race must be sent to the handicapper at least 48 hours before the race. Note: Guests (non-members) are allowed to run at the discretion of the Fairy Run committee.
Runners turning up on the day without the handicapper's knowledge will be given a defaulted time by the handicapper and will not be eligible to win the prize.
It is 'normal' procedure for the winner of the previous year's race to supply the prize for the following year's race
A prize may be presented to the first Junior (under 18) runner home - to be decided by the Junior Coaches.
The Handicapper's decision on times is final. Any questions, you start last!!!
Junior 1M Handicap Race Rules
The Junior race is targeted at junior club members and any seniors or parents who prefer to run 1m
Handicaps are allocated on the day - if required
Prizes are supplied and allocated at the discretion of the Junior coach