Langmay Trophy

The Langmay Trophy

 

Also known as the Boxing Day Handicap or the Easter Monday Handicap, the Langmay Trophy is a 5.5(ish) mile race that starts in Leighton Buzzard and looping round up Standbridge Road then back up the hill through Billington to finish in the same spot.

The name comes from a Pail Langmay, who was the first person to win the trophy way back in time and we still use the original route. Unfortunately they built a great big bypass right across it and the traffic has increased around some of the route but the route remains!

The race used to be held on Boxing Day, but was moved in 2010 due to low particpation to Easter Monday where it is held every year. Obviously this adds to the confusion in what, when and how the race is!

The race is a “blind handicap” which effectively means that everyone is given a predicted time before the start, but no-one knows what it is so the race is run as a normal race. However, the winner is the person who beats their predicted time by the largest amount.

Below are the full results from 1987 until the present day.

 

Date Total Runners No. of Club Runners No. of Guests Fastest Time Handicap Winner
26th Dec 1987 21 13 8 30:21 Pat Neilan
26th Dec 1988 30 19 11 33:10 John Asker
26th Dec 1989 36 26 10 31:45 Pat Neilan
26th Dec 1990 34 20 14 33:07 John Parr
26th Dec 1991 43 21 22 30:58 Richard Inchley
26th Dec 1992 35 19 16 31:31 Keith Williams
26th Dec 1993 24 17 7 31:18 Doug Saxby
26th Dec 1994 30 17 13 32:07 Steve Goodlad
26th Dec 1995 23 14 9 34:04 Richard Inchley
26th Dec 1996 22 17 5 32:14 Martin Jellis
26th Dec 1997 23 18 5 33:03 Paul Dimmock
26th Dec 1998 17 12 5 34:02 Doug Saxby
26th Dec 1999 17 14 3 34:13 Richard Inchley
26th Dec 2000 18 17 1 31:03 Martin Jellis
26th Dec 2001 20 18 2 30:25 Rob Elmore
26th Dec 2002 23 18 5 34:53 Pete Watkins
26th Dec 2003 16 12 4 31:53 Tim Inchley
26th Dec 2004 13 6 7 30:27 Simon Coombes
26th Dec 2005 23 9 14 33:40 Liz Miller
26th Dec 2006 33 10 23 33:50
26th Dec 2007 38 13 25 32:35
26th Dec 2008 21 7 14 33:10
5th Apr 2010 16 15 1 32:39
25th Apr 2011 17 17 0 30:42
9th Apr 2012 16 16 0 32:15
1st Apr 2013 11 11 0 33:44
21st Apr 2014 20 20 0 33:54
5th Apr 2015 16 16 0 31:55
28th Mar 2016 13 13 0 33:14
17th Apr 2017 27 26 1 31:11
2nd Apr 2018 17 17 0 30:51

 

Fewest Total Runners:      11 – 2013

Fewest Club Runners:       6 – 2004

Most Total Runners:         43 – 1991

Most Club Runners:          26 – 2017

 

Course Record:                30:21 – 1987

Slowest winning time:      34:53 – 2002