The big Aussie bloke ran 3.59.10 off scratch,giving 40 others up to 330m start,and winning by 25m at Devonport,Oz
yesterday.Grass track!Not bad for first race back.
Running off scratch means running the full distance of the race - ie 1 mile in this case. To understand the handicaps, the distance a runner is running off is how far ahead they start - so running off 100m means that in a mile handicap that athlete will run 1509m, a runner off 260m will run 1349m etc.
Not trying to be rude, what does off scratch mean, and can you give more details about how this event works?
Good fun event for Mottram!