The Stratford Cup

James Stratford and Ken Kwok with the new trophyThe Stratford Cup was donated to the club in 2015 by Ken Kwok, a long standing Serpentine member. Ken suggested the name of the cup in recognition of James Stratford, who has been the starter of the Handicap for many years - and James is delighted to be recognised in this way.

The Stratford Cup has been presented to the athlete who achieves the highest average age-grading in the Handicap over six races in each calendar year, since 2015.

Many thanks to Ken for the donation and James for his longstanding and continuing help over the years.

Please note: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we were unable to hold handicap races April 2020 to July 2021 inclusive. We held 5 races during 2021, giving a total of 8 races across 2020 and 2021. Because of missing races during the pandemic we awarded a combined 2020-2021 Stratford Cup to the person with the highest average age grading from their best 4 races (instead of 6) during 2020 and 2021.

Stratford Cup winners

Year First Second Third Full results
2020-21 Andrew Roberts (84.5%) Alexandre Bernigaud (80.2%) Eddie Ware (77.5%) 2020-21 results
2019 Kevin Murray (85.4%) Andrew Roberts (83.7%) Martin Carmack (79.4%) 2019 results
2018 Andrew Roberts (82.8%) Martin Carmack (78.1%) Catherine Wilding (77.5%) 2018 results
2017 Andrew Roberts (83.2%) Simon Craddock (78.2%) David Martin (76.2%) 2017 results
2016 Andrew Roberts (84.8%)  Owen Barder (77.8%)  Tony Gould (76.0%)  2016 results 
2015 Andrew Roberts (83.6%)  David Smart (77.1%)  Peter Holmes (76.9%)  2015 results