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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

New Training Sessions

With the dark winter months fast approaching, various people are looking for additional training sessions that are a little different from the evening runs around the roads of Leighton & Linslade. There is no change to Wednesday nights, but these should give a couple more options that may also fit into your diary and get you away from the street lamp blues of running up and down Bideford Green!

Saturday Hill Training – Tom May is going to lead a session in Stockgrove Park most weeks (It won't happen on race days) that will leave from the main car park at 8.30am. It will consist of a warm-up, a series of efforts up and down various hills in the park and a cool down. This is ideal strength training for all running, but in particular the cross-country season. Just turn up if you are interested. read more

About the Club

Welcome to the website of Leighton Buzzard Athletic Club.

Leighton Buzzard is a small town in Bedfordshire, near the borders of Bucks and Herts. The club has been established since 1976 and caters for anyone who wants to run; both seasoned athletes and those who just want to give running a try. 

The club has both junior and senior sections. 

Senior Section (16+)

There are two core training nights;

  • The main run is on Wednesday nights at 7.20 for a 7.30 departure from Tiddenfoot leisure centre. The emphasis of the night is on social running and sharing advice and experiences.Members have a variety of abilities, from those who occasionally win races, to those who have never run before, so there will always be someone around to keep you company!
  • There is also a interval session on Monday nights at 7.20 for a 7.30 departure which focuses on increasing speed over endurance events. Everyone is welcome to attend this too.

The club also has a thriving social side.Members meet in the Swan in the High Street after training every Wednesday (from around 9pm) and there are various social functions held throughout the year. read more

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