This handicap calculator aims to take a little of the mystery out of the handicap system. Pop in your baseline 10k time for the relevant competition, hit the button, and it will then tell you what your baseline is for a number of other distances. Beat that time at that distance, and you’ll score points…and the more you beat that time by, the more points you’ll score. It’s that simple.

Further down the page it’ll then tell you, for the same distances, how fast you would need to go to score a specific number of points. So if you’re running a 10K and need to score 1250 points to bring you up the table a bit, it’ll tell you what time you need to get.

If your baseline 10k time is…

…your 5K / Parkrun baseline time will be

…your 5M baseline time will be

…your 10M baseline time will be

…your Half Marathon baseline time will be

…your Marathon baseline time will be

If you’re running a…

5K5M10K10MHMMAR

…then to score…

100 points you would need to finish in

250 points you would need to finish in

500 points you would need to finish in

1000 points you would need to finish in

1250 points you would need to finish in

1500 points you would need to finish in

Note that the score includes bonus points – where “N/A” is shown, then you’ll get at least the specified number of bonus points simply by finishing the race, so your time doesn’t matter!