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Fiddlers Handicap

About the Fiddlers

This is a monthly handicaped race, around a circuit of just under four miles. The summer course is a lap on scenic riverside paths. The Winter Course is similar, but on lit footpaths and quiet roads. Both have an alternative Short Course which allows beginners and youngsters to run a short “two miles”.

The handicap is intended to give all runners an equal chance of winning. Slow joggers start before 7.30pm; fast runners up to 10 minutes after. Handicaps are calculated each month based on previous times, with weighting towards the most recent.  The latest Start Times list will be published below and made available at the start. Entrants who have not run before are given a guestimate handicap based on a recent race performance, or can choose to run with a friend.

It is, of course, possible to fiddle an unduly favorable handicap by deliberately running slowly on successive occasions, before making a bid to become chief fiddler. Or you could try training. There are no prizes, but the long and short course winner hold the Fiddlers Trophy for one month, and then presents it to the winner of the next race. It is possible to turn up changed at the start – there is plenty of parking space at the stadium, or St Margarets Academy

Latest Start Times (all PDFs)

Latest Results

Nov 2017 – Short Course

Runner Start Time Finish Time Running Time Comment
Steel, Hannah 19:45:15 19:55:02 00:09:47 Winner, Fastest, PB
Cunningham,Amber 19:42:30 19:55:16 00:12:46

Nov 2017 – Long Course

Runner’s Name Start Time Finish Time Running Time Comment
Kirkland, Ryan 19:35:45 19:58:21 00:22:36 Winner,PB
Henderson, Ross 19:33:45 19:58:33 00:24:48 PB
Ballantine, Fraser 19:29:00 19:58:43 00:29:43 PB
Williams, Owen Buggy 19:35:45 19:58:45 00:23:00 PB
Mullholand, Harry 19:33:00 19:58:45 00:25:45 PB
Panetta, Ross 19:30:30 19:59:17 00:28:47 PB
Cameron, Andrea 19:32:45 19:59:26 00:26:41 PB
Lang, Malcolm 19:39:15 19:59:45 00:20:30 PB,Fastest Time
Moffat, Courtney 19:34:40 20:00:03 00:25:23 PB
Williams, Jo 19:38:30 20:00:08 00:21:38
Malcolm, Stephen 19:35:30 20:00:12 00:24:42  PB
Dack, Josh 19:39:27 20:00:21 00:20:53 PB
Leadbetter, Martin 19:32:35 20:00:28 00:27:53
Ferguson, Ryan 19:35:42 20:01:35 00:25:52 PB
Graham, Neil 19:34:15 20:02:15 00:28:00 PB
Nelson, Bethany 19:30:30 20:02:34 00:32:04
Nelson, Scott 19:36:37 20:03:08 00:26:31 PB

Oct 2017 – Short Course (new Course)

Runner’s Name Start Time Finish Time Running Time Comment
Cunningham, Amber 19:36 19:48:36 00:12:36 Winner,PB

Oct 2017 – Long Course (new Course)

Runner’s Name Start Time Finish Time Running Time Comment
Nelson, Bethany 19:30:05 19:59:22 00:29:17 Winner,PB
Williams, Jo 19:38:25 19:59:50 00:21:25 PB
Lang, Malcolm 19:39:15 19:59:54 00:20:39 PB, Fastest Time
Robertson, Caitlin 19:32:35 20:00:00 00:27:25 PB
Leadbetter, Martin 19:32:35 20:00:00 00:27:25 PB
Kirkland, Ryan 19:36:20 20:00:42 00:24:22 PB
Knowles, Alan 19:38:50 20:00:50 00:22:00 PB
Robertson, John 19:34:15 20:00 00:26:42 PB
Williams, Owen Buggy 19:36:45 20:00 00:24:13 PB
Finch, Ted 19:26:30 20:03:28 00:36:58 PB, Late start

July 2017 Short Course

Runner Start Time Finish Time Run Time Comment
Macdonald,Robyn 19:32:40 19:44:33 11:53:00 Winner, Fastest, PB

July 2017 – Long Course

Runner Start Time Finish Time Run Time Comment
Williams, Jo 19:33:00 19:59:02 00:26:02 Winner, First Time
Leadbetter, Martin 19:28:30 19:59:19 00:30:49
Godfrey, Kevin 19:26:10 19:59:25 00:33:15
Williams, Owen Buggy 19:31:50 20:00:05 00:28:15 First Time
Moffat, Courtney 19:30:30 20:00:06 00:29:36 First Time
Knowles, Alan 19:35:40 20:00:17 00:24:37 PB, Fastest Time
Moffat, Will 19:33:40 20:00:35 00:26:55 First Time
Kirkland, Ryan 19:31:30 20:00:48 00:29:18 First Time
MacDonald, Louis 19:31:30 20:00:53 00:29:23 PB

June 2017 – Short Course

Runner Start Time Finish Time Run Time Comment
Macdonald, Sorley 00:16:11 Winner, Fastest

June 2017 – Long Course

Runner Start Time Finish Time Run Time Comment
Robertson, John 19:30:00 19:42:00 00:30:50 Winner, Fastest, PB
Robertson,Caitlin 19:30:00 19:42:00 00:32:57 PB
Godfrey, Kevin 19:30:00 19:42:00 00:35:09 Winner, Fastest

Past Results Archive

Important Information

Parents should read the following regarding the risks and   Important Information

Volunteers Required.

Please see Fiddlers Volunteer Rota here.  Please contact colinpartridge@lothianrunningclub.co.uk if you would be willing to be added to the volunteers email list. There is no particular commitment required, just a willingness to volunteer at some point.