As ever the final handicap of the year is the hilly 5 mile Ken Dixon, a loop of Timble village followed by a lap of Swinsty. Given the time of year, conditions were pretty much perfect for the showdown between Lee and Paul for the Eric Smith Handicap Trophy title. With a big lead in the table Lee basically just needed to keep Paul, setting off 90 second ahead, in sight. Paul did his best and kept ahead but Lee did enough to take the title for 2019. Paul finishes clear in second and last year’s winner Bob Payne taking third, see the full table here.
Running in her second handicap Catherine was a clear winner ahead of the veteran of many more, Nick. Scott recorded the quickest time of the day, a swift 27:59 and there must be a special mention for Matt, sporting a pair of colourful 80’s disco tights.