Team COCO Easter Bunny Competition

Be Our Team COCO Easter Bunny, and Easter Egg!

How it works: Every Team COCO member who takes part in a parkrun before 28th March 2020 will be given a handicap based on their performance. The slower the runner, the better the handicap! You will be sent the full handicap list on 30th March, ready for the competition to begin on the 4th April.

Warning: The handicaps might be controversial... it’s just a bit of fun, no need to get hopping mad over it!

Handicap scores will be combined with your best Easter parkrun finishing time, to find the winner of this year's Team COCO Easter Bunny!

What you need to do:

First of all: Please make sure you have paid your affiliation fee for 2020 (£20 for First Claim members and £5 for Second Claim members) and check you are registered on the parkrun website, before you complete your run by the 28th March. You need to appear in parkrun results and be easy to find as an official Team COCO member!

(If you are a Second Claim member you might not appear as one of us on the parkrun site, so please let Matt know that you want to be included in this competition and tell us the name of your First Claim club; that way we can find you and add your results to our leader board.)

Then: Turn up for any parkrun over the Easter(ish) period!

Run in as many parkruns as you like, anywhere you like, between April 4th and April 18th 2020. (Don’t forget your parkrun barcodes, otherwise your time won’t get recorded!) The Team COCO fluffy Easter chicks will check everyone's times and find each runner's best time for those dates. The best time will be added to the handicap, and hey presto! We will announce a winner at the end of April!

An example:

Roger Rabbit is a die-hard Team COCO-er and king of the parkrun. He completes Cardiff parkrun in 17 minutes before the 28th March this year. He gets scratch (0) on the handicap - he’s too good! So he gets no time taken off any parkrun completed over Easter.

Galaxy Bunny runs Durham parkrun this month in 36 minutes. Being 19 minutes slower than the fastest Team COCO runner, Roger, means Galaxy gets a handicap of 19, so she will get 19 minutes taken off her best parkrun time during the Easter period.

So: Roger Rabbit runs 18 minutes in Barry Island on Easter weekend, and Galaxy Bunny runs 35 minutes in Newbiggin by the Sea the following week. Roger gets nothing taken off his time, but Galaxy gets 19 minutes taken off, turning the 35 minutes into 16 minutes. Galaxy Bunny has triumphed! The chocolate champ has smashed Roger Rabbit’s time by 2 minutes in the Easter Bunny competition - tremendous!

But wait - there's more!

There is also the Easter Egg competition, a title for the most consistent performer in three Team COCO competitions: the Easter Bunny, Summer Scorcher, and Christmas Cracker. You will be given points based on your finishing positions in the three events. Our current points champion is the fabulous Bobbit – will he continue to be the eggy best?

We will let you know the leaders via Facebook, so make sure you are in the Team COCO group. The winner will be the runner who comes first after all the time deductions have been taken from everybody's best run. They will win the glory of being Team COCO Easter Bunny of 2020, and a wonderfully pointless prize will be sent to them from Team COCO HQ. Woohoo!

Enjoy running off all the chocolate eggs, and have fun!

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