Category Archives: Cross Country

A day out in Leeds!

National XC Championships Roundhay Park Leeds 27th Feb 10

The majority of the team made the long journey north to Leeds in their rattling minibus shaken but not stirred by the big event the U15’s of Billy Mead and Brian Foulger were quickly into their race where a few minutes more warm up would have assisted in this fast paced race. They battled well to finish 216 and 247 respectively of a 387 finishing field. The determination on both the lads faces coming up the notorious hill 66 was great. We think Billy was thinking of his Bargain Bucket KFC that focussed his mind. These two have had a great season fighting injury and hunger! And it isn’t over yet they both represent Bedfordshire schools in the schools championships in Manchester on 20th Mar. read more

Trophies Flow at the County Championships

LBAC secured a whole host of awards at the County Cross-country Championships in Luton this weekend. The championships, which were postponed in January due to the snow making the course inaccessible, suffered somewhat with attendance but LBAC's commitment to the event proved very worthwhile.

The first award came in the U13 boys where Jordan Clay managed too pip Joe McGarry for the first time this season as they led the team home to 3rd place with Jake Irvine and Lloyd Milliken helping them score the vital points. In the U13 girls Beth Tipitte ran well but the results are yet to be posted on the website, so the details will be updated next weekend. read more


So, this weekend LBAC put on a superb final Chiltern League fixture of the season and ended the day with promotion back to division one for the first time in three years, and we did it by taking the title.

First things first though, after much nagging and hard work, the event was a great success and that was acheived by lots of people giving up their day to support the club. This was current members, ex-members and various other people roped in to help out both on the day and the day before, so thank you to all of you who volunteered, it was much appreciated by all the runners. Particular thanks go to Richard Inchley who has co-ordinated the races at Cottesloe for the last 15-20 years and once more organised an excellent event. read more

Southern Cross Country Championships

Saturday 30th January saw the annual running of the Southern championships at Parliament Hill Fields on Hampstead Heath. Whilst the morning races started a little dull and overcast, the sun came out for a glorious – if cold – afternoon of high quality running. Leighton managed a good attendance in what is undoubtedly the toughest fixture of the season.

The first race was the U15 boys which featured Billy Mead and Brian Foulger running for Leighton. Billy had a good run to come home well inside the top half in 109th position and Brian, who is in the bottom year of the age group continued his strong season in 185th. The club had three representatives in the U13 boys, which unfortunately was one short of a team, but all three took on the challenging 3K course with great enthusiasm. Joe McGarry was first home in an excellent 74th position and Jordan Clay followed him home in 117th before Lloyd Milliken – who is also a year young – finished in 173rd. The final junior representative was Beth Tippite in the U13 girls, and her position of 163rd was an excellent performance for our sole junior girl. read more

County Championships NEW DATE

The Beds & Bucks county cross-country championships which were postponed at the start of the month due to the snow, have been reorganised and the new date is set for Saturday 20th February at Stopsley leisure centre in Luton. The first race will start at 11am, but the final running order has yet to be confirmed so please keep you eye on this site and the Beds AAA site for further details. Clearly we hope to get the strongest possible team out so try your best to free up the diary. If anyone is available to help out with course set-up or marshalling the county association would be extremely grateful. Please get in touch with Richard ( if you are prepared to offer your services. read more

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