Road Running

Road running is an all year round staple of Leighton Buzzard AC, with members competing at all distances, including 5k, 5M, 10k, 10M, Half Marathon, 20M and Marathon, along with some of the road relay fixtures.

Amsterdam

Nervous smiles before the Amsterdam marathon in 2011

Training Plans

New to running, targeting a specific distance or just looking for some ideas for your training schedule? Have a look at some of the training plans below, or feel free to talk to some of the experienced members of the club. We have a vast wealth of experience at all distances on the road, on the track and over cross country fields. If you have specific targets talk to one of the club officiers or training session leaders and they will be able to direct you towards those with the best advice. And always feel free to talk to anyone on the training runs or at our social events – everyone will talk about running until you are sick of it!

Other Training Resources

For a summary of the planned sessions or simply to find other members who fancy a run, social or serious, why not request to join our Facebook Training Page?

Club Road Championships

Not sure which races to do? Whatever you choose, make sure you enter our club championship races to give yourself a shot at winning the annual club road runner of the year!

London Marathon Club Places

The club receives two places (currently) for the London marathon. This are given to club members via a ballot conducted in October each year. Full criteria for entering the ballot can be found here.

Speed Training

The speed training sessions typically last 1 hour, are normally over a distance of 10k and begin at 7.30pm on Monday nights (arrive 7.20pm for pre-run briefing).

During the winter, sessions start from Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre unless otherwise advised. From May to September we also train along the Grand Union Canal, the Greensand Ridge and nearby woodlands and meet at various locations including The Globe Pub, The Golf Club and occasionally back at Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre. Please check the Events Calendar for the latest schedule.

Once a month we do a two mile race (Race The Pain), but during other sessions we may do a hills workout, intervals, relays etc and have lots of variety. We welcome beginners to elites but we expect that all runners who attend should be able to run at least four miles without stopping, ideally six. We have a number of leaders taking sessions, but the point of contact is James Bell (Email: Enquiries@leightonbuzzardac.co.uk)