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The word "Handicap" on sashes

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1 The word "Handicap" on sashes on Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:02 pm


SAW the photo below on Matt Beckenham's website and it occurred to me how prominent the word "HANDICAP" appears on the sash.

Given that every race at a professional running meet is a handicapped event, I don't understand why clubs order sashes with the word Handicap enscribed on the sash. There's no need for it.

Why not have the club's & sponsor's name and just call it the "70 Metres Open" and then the date.

Wangaratta Athletic Club
(Sponsor's Name)
70 Metres Open Winner
30th January 2011

To the uninitiated, the word handicap throws up connotations that the athlete must carry a physical handicap to be in the event.

I know the SAAL did way with the word Handicap on its sashes about a decade ago.

All clubs and leagues should do away with the word Handicap on sashes.

"Let's Go While We're Young"

2 Re: The word "Handicap" on sashes on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:34 am


Totally agree Youngy. I am not sure how many of my sashes say handicap on them, but I know my Stawell one does and i do get the occassional question from time to time...about what my disability is.

3 Re: The word "Handicap" on sashes on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:43 am


Couldn't agree more!

4 Re: The word "Handicap" on sashes on Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:02 am

The Morphy Mongrel

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Handicap on a sash is an outdated tradition we don't need. Wangaratta and others should get rid of it.
Lots of kids in the sport now, I think parents who see their kid winning a junior race wouldn't like to see handicap on the kid's sash.

5 Re: The word "Handicap" on sashes on Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:09 pm


Six years on........Does Wangaratta still have "HANDICAP" on it's sashes?

I know Stawell does - a stupid 'tradition' they should dispense with.

6 Re: The word "Handicap" on sashes on Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:00 pm


The Wangaratta 2017 70m Open Sash has not got the word Handicap on it. Maryborough Open 70m has though.

7 Re: The word "Handicap" on sashes on Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:15 pm


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