Category Archives: Club Championships

MK Winter Half 2015 – PBs and Prizes!

MK Winter Half 2015

By Sam Dear

I’d been checking the weather every day before the run, hoping and praying that:

1. The recent strong winds would have disappeared
2. It would be dry
3. It wouldn’t be freezing.

While the winds had almost entirely completely gone, it most certainly was not dry, but
conditions were near perfect for me for the half marathon distance. A little chilly before the gun went off, but the misty drizzle (aka mizzle!) always helps keep you cool whilst not getting you completely soaked through.

I ran this race last year and I remembered that I was stood shivering on the start line whilst they delayed the race to allow people in the toilet queue to join us. Even though the race is chip timed so it doesn’t matter where you start they kept us waiting again for almost 10 minutes before finally letting us get going. read more

MK Parkrun – 5k Club Championships

On Saturday 18 July, Leighton Buzzard Athletic Club held their annual 5k Club Championship race. This year it was decided that we would take advantage of one of the excellent local Parkruns (www.parkrun.org.uk) to host the race and so it was hoped quite a few members of the club would come to Willen Lake in Milton Keynes to take part.

And what a turn out it was! With 34 club members taking part, some as young as 10 and others 50 or 60 years their senior, it really does show that running can be for everyone. read more

Thame 10k

By Graham Magill

LBAC embarked on a wet and windy Thame 10K. Some having hopes and dreams of being crowned club champion, some just happy to be out for the morning. Excuses where coming thick and fast from some, weary muscles from parkruns, beer the night before, but worry not, we were there to run and run we did.

Slowly we gathered until we were 15 strong!! 5 Inchley’s (1 photographer), newbies, mums to be and juniors.  As we gathered in our respective starting pens, conversations began of the usual topics, ‘What time are you looking for? Who’s your money on for the club champs? Who shall I follow Tom?’ The hooter went for the start of the race, with the resulting beeps on stravas and Garmins being set. read more

Suffering from Rounders

By Adam Haylock

It might have been a Friday night, but before we could indulge in the usual frolics whether that’s beers, vino, takeaways or a posh meal out we had some business to attend too! This year’s 5 mile club championship took place in the pleasant Northamptonshire village of Blisworth. Fifteen Buzzards decided to end the week with this race. I’m not sure how I would describe a 5 miler, longer than a parkrun although shorter than a 10k, either way it’s fast and it hurts. This was to be my 3rd race at Blisworth, last year with LBAC and 14 years ago when I took part alongside my sister who at the time was a Wootton Road runner. read more

Sandy 10

by Fiona & Jordan

The Spring Sandy 10 is all about Decisions:

· Shorts or leggings?

· Cap or sunglasses?

· Long sleeves or a vest?

· Gloves or no gloves?

It’s all about the weather, or is it?

Well not quite, it’s also about the course:

To blast up the hill at the start and hope you recover or save a bit and run the risk of losing it?

To let it all out on mile 9 and lose your will to live on the home straight?
If you’re Jordan – to give it your all and catch the ‘X’ that took your third place in the last mile or settle for a club record, (cheeky git. Ed.) or if you’re me to push it in the 4th mile to make sure you beat the lead runner to that loop or settle for the embarrassment of that happening – again! read more

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