Category Archives: Social Events

Annual Dinner

  As you will no doubt all be aware, this year's annual dinner is on FRIDAY 2ND MAY. It is to be held at Leighton Buzzard Golf Club on Plantation Road from 7pm and is open to anyone vaguely associated with the club.

It is an opportunity to get your best dresses on, let your hair down and have a couple of half shandies. There is even a chance that you may win something!

We encourage anyone who has one, to bring their other halves and we'll try not to talk running too much! read more

Social Events

Social Events 2014

At LBAC, every Wednesday night is a social event. After training, a large number of the club get showered and head off to The Swan in the town centre. It is a Wetherspoons pub so not glamorous but the food and drink are cheap and clearly we are all wonderful company so please remember that all members are welcome to come along for a post run beverage. 

Additionally there are a number of regular events held each year so make sure you have them in your diary:

Annual Bowling Evening – Friday 20th March read more

Lanzarote – Club La Santa

Lanzarote Trip - International Challenge Week 

The Club has for every year since 1990 been taking groups of both athletes and non-athletes to Club La Santa in November for the week of “The Challenge” 

Club La Santa is a world renowned sports resort catering for every sport you can imagine, and in the week that we go it is aimed particularly at runners. These runners (or indeed non-runners) enjoy the week enormously for the competition, the social life, the pre-Christmas sunshine and the fabulous atmosphere generated by the guests over the week. 

“The Challenge” was first run in 1989 and some Club members have been to every one since 1990. Our largest party has been 36 with some 17 of us completing “The Challenge”. 

It is certainly not restricted to Club Members, for many years we have been joined by runners from Bearbrook Joggers, Milton Keynes AC, Ampthill and Flitwick Flyers, North Herts Runners and David Lloyd Redway Runners, and indeed friends unconnected with running and basically anyone is welcome to join us for what we think is a great holiday. 

We travel to Lanzarote on a Thursday and the races start with a 10K on Sunday, the “Ridge Run” on Monday (14K), a beach race on Tuesday (5K) and a half marathon (21K) on the last day (Wednesday).  

If you do not wish to run and just enjoy a leisurely lifestyle that is equally fine, or you can borrow bikes, swim in the Olympic size pool, play any number of racquet sports or hone your Pilates, Yoga or Spinning skills, the list is endless. There is a well equipped gymnasium, a new “Wellness Centre” as well as excellent restaurants and bars. All sporting facilities are free with no hidden costs unless you play golf or go diving.  

Prices vary depending on your accomodation choice and can be very reasonable if willing to share in a group. The cost can be increased with rooms with views and having only two in an apartment. Food can be cooked in your rooms and bought from the on-site supermarket or as we mostly do, you can go to one of the many restaurants nearby and enjoy a meal at reasonable prices.  

If you are ever interested in joining us, please contact Richard Inchley on 01908 507017 or rinchley@hotmail.com for further details.

  

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Annual Awards Dinner

Saturday 7th May saw fifty club members make their way up to Leighton Buzzard Golf Club for the annual awards dinner where the years successes are celebrated together, whilst most take on board plenty of fluids! In what has been an excellent year for the club in every way there were many things to celebrate, the biggest of which is the huge increase in numbers that has seen the club go from strength to strength.

Thanks go to everyone who has been part of the club this year and made the effort to come along and let their hair down at what was a great fun evening. Below is a list of which individuals won what, but the most pleaseing thing to see is how everyone is jumping at the team competitions at the moment as that is what creates a strong club environment. So well done to the winners but thanks to everyone who has played their part and good luck to all for the next year.