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10 Reasons to Leighton 10

10 Reasons to Leighton 10

  • Shenley Hill! At the time you may not love it, but cruising over the crest you know you have 1 mile of downhill to the finish before you can say, “I conquered Shenley Hill!”
  • Stepping Stones to greater things! 10 miles is the perfect distance before making the step up to a half marathon. You can even use it as part of your training!
  • Free training top! All runners will receive a long sleeved technical running shirt – perfect for those winter runs!
  • 10 miles! There aren’t many 10 mile races around anymore, here’s your chance to tackle the distance!
  • Runners of tomorrow! Profits from the race go straight into our Juniors section providing coaching expertise and equipment to set them on their way. You could be helping the next Laura Muir or Mo Farah!
  • Scenery! The view from Great Brickhill is spectacular. Add in running through woods and the heart of the Beds and Bucks countryside and you have a winner!
  • Be Smug! The feeling of finishing. You can’t beat it. Shout it loud and wear the shirt with pride
  • Bargain price! £17 for an hour and a bit of entertainment. Cheap as chips.
  • Run Happy! Running is one of the most inclusive sports around. You will be cheered on like a hero around the course. Soak it up!
  • Magnificent Marshals! All the marshals on the course are briefed to keep you as safe as possible, especially at those tricky road crossings. Experience the famous Marshal Train.
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    The 35th Leighton 10

    Another successful Leighton 10!

    Sunday 18th September 2016

    After months of planning and organising, Leighton Buzzard Athletic Club held the 35th Leighton 10 road race on Sunday 18th September. As in previous years, the runners were treated with near perfect conditions for a 10 mile race with almost no wind and cool and dry weather

    As well as all the 241 happy, smiley runners and the clapping, cheering marshals LBAC would like to thank in particular Methi, Mama Rosa’s and Waitrose for providing local runner and team prizes, Tesco’s for the post-race bananas, Chevron for the finish cones Elevations for the PA System, Vandyke school for the use of their hall and carpark as Race HQ and Benedicts for the much-needed catering at the end of the race. read more

    Ramblings of a Lonely LBAC Thrower

    Track & Field – Southend – Sunday 17th July 2016

    by David Killick

    Some of you may not know but we are an athletics club and actually do things that don’t involve running. This could to some, mean going to the Black Lion, but I am actually pointing to the track and field that we engage in over the summer.  Below is some light reading in the life of the only official senior male who takes throwing events seriously.

    3rd round of the EAL took us to Sarrrrrrffffffeend.  Road trips have now become legendary in the club, not due to drinking antics that may be seen in rugby clubs but mainly how long before adults ear drums are burst by screaming kids on the coach, who can bag the back seat (I lost again) and the times when Nick Clay has you locked on the coach to see how many events he can persuade you to do before your body breaks. read more

    Happy Birthday LBAC!

    Leighton Buzzard Athletic Club turns 40

    A few weekend’s ago, Leighton Buzzard Athletic Club held their 40th anniversary birthday celebrations at Leighton Buzzard Rugby Club. A large majority of current members turned up to participate in a mixture of games, reminiscing about past glories and generally just having a great time seeing everybody not dressed in their running kit! (apart from a quick club photo for the archives)

    JJ Jegede shares his advice and stories with the Juniors

    JJ Jegede shares his advice and stories with the Juniors

    British long jumper JJ Jegede joined in during the afternoon answering questions from the gaggles of excited juniors fresh from soaking their coaches with wet sponges. A magnificent cake in club colours was cut and enjoyed by club members, young and old, from those who have recently joined to those who are part of the LBAC furniture all together in one big celebration. read more

    Beginners Tackle Tough Parkrun

    by Kate Johnson

    Our Tuesday sessions for beginner & improver runners are proving popular, so we decided it was time to test their progress!

    We took a trip to Rushmere parkrun, which for those of your who have done this course, it’s a tough one! It’s both undulating and on trails and the weather had left it in a decidely soggy state, so was a real test for our newbies.

    5 of our runners met the challenge: Lucie, Susan, Kathleen, Modupe and our newest runner April, who has only been running for 2 weeks. read more

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