L2SOTM — The Longparish 2nd Sunday Of The Month (handicap race)

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What is the L2SOTM?

L2SOTM is an informal three-and-a-bit-mile handicap race held on the second Sunday of each month. Please help us publicize it by putting up a poster.

Race Statistics The race has been run 197 times and cancelled only 14 times.

On average, there have been 18.3 runners in each race. They have covered a total of 18,010km (11,191 miles) between them in the 3,602 recorded finishes. The busiest race had 37 runners, most recently on Sunday 10th April 2016.

Last Race

The last race was held on Sunday 14th April. You can see the results here.

Sign up for our monthly emails

We issue a monthly email invitation a few days before each race and very occasional other emails. If you would like to be added to our mailing list please follow this link https://tinyurl.com/yygolzdb to be added to our Mail Chimp list. Some email systems may treat your first email as spam so please look out for it and add us to your trusted list.

Covid19: The L2SOTM is re-starting from May 2021 but with special Covid rules which you must read

We're back but numbers are limited, you must enter in advance and and there are special rules you must read before you enter. L2SOTM Covid rules.

Our virtual 5K challenge remains open for the time being. You can do at a time and place to suit your exercise plans.

L2SOTM virtual 5K challenge.

Next Race

The next race is on Sunday 12th May starting at 9am at the Cricket Club.

Entry Form

The entry form is available to download as

Results and Pictures

Are on their own pages.

The Route

Is described and illustrated on its own page.

Background information

There are lots of runners in Longparish. The L2SOTM handicap race gives all of us a chance for a light hearted race once a month. This is an excellent way to monitor your fitness.

The race starts at 9am on the second Sunday of each month at the Cricket Ground. Thanks very much to the Cricket Club for allowing us to meet there. The course is a bit over three miles (in fact it is almost exactly 5K). The course will not be marshalled and you run at your own risk. Please come on foot; after all you'll need a warm up.

Your start time will depend on how fast you are. For your first race it will be based on your estimated time. After that your handicap will be based on your most recent result. Slower runners will start first with the fastest last so everyone finishes at about the same time. Full credit is given for running faster, but poor performances are only penalised by at most 30 seconds. This is to prevent an unusually slow run allowing an easy 'most improved' the following month.

When you enter you will be issued with a number which is yours for life. Please remember to bring it with you each time you run the race. There is no entry fee for LCA members. For other people the fee is £1. After the race there will be light refreshments and we welcome donations towards the costs.

Inevitably there is some risk attached to running. All runners must sign a disclaimer acknowledging that they run at their own risk. People under 16 must be accompanied by an adult who will be resonsible for their safety.

It is bit of fun as well as a good way of sharpening your speed.

Runners of all abilities are welcome.

The race is loosely based on the Bridges Race which has been using this format successfully for more than 30 years.

Hope you can come.