Fast and Furious in MK

By David Killick

Okay, so maybe a bit dramatic of a title but not far from it. There was only one reason I entered the MK Festival of Run 10km and that was a PB target that has eluded me for years, the 45 minute mark. A little context for those who don’t know me: For the last couple of years my running has suffered and my times in triathlons have become slower and slower (my last 10km was 50 minutes) and although I can take age into account I had honestly lost my running mojo.  That is until I joined LBAC. read more

Pete’s Northern Excursion

by Pete Mackrell

During my trip up north for Christmas, I decided to have a break from eating and drinking to do a 10k race. The race in question was the Ribble Valley 10k, in the town of Clitheroe about 10 miles north of Burnley. For reasons that I can't quite fathom, this race in a small town (population of under 15,000) has become an important fixture on the Northern running scene, to the extent it is a North of England Championship. This tends to ensure a very strong field and over 1000 entrants. In 2011 there were eight men below 30 minutes, almost unheard of for a domestic 10k race. read more

Hills & Hippies

By Sam Dear

“That’s an awful long way to go for a 10k” was the cry I got from fellow runners when I explained I was travelling down to Somerset to run the Pilton Festival Run this weekend.

But the chance to run around the Glastonbury festival site was too much to pass up and I was looking forward to something a bit different when travelling down there on the Saturday evening (after watching the mighty Luton Town! – ed.). Having been to the festival 4 times and going again in 2015 I was looking forward to running through fields that I’m used to being covered in tents, toilets and teepees, but would now just be me, other runners and the Worthy Farm cows. read more

A Day Out in “That London”

By Simon Coombes

The BUPA 10k has been going a few years now and has got quite a good reputation for its fast-ish’ course (more on that to come) and good organisation. I think the fact that it is often compared to the often shambolic British 10k that takes place along some of the same roads adds to this reputation!!

Another reason for it’s popularity among club runners is that it doubles up as the UK 10K championships and offers some free club places. My first claim club Herne Hill Harriers had  a couple of entries going, so I was happy to take advantage of one of them . I had noticed some of the good times that LBAC’ers had posted the year before, so I knew the course must be pretty fast. read more

Bedford 10K

Two LBAC athletes popped over to Bedford on Sunday for the 25th Anniversary Bedford 10K at Bedford International Athletic Stadium. On what was a lovely September morning, Craig nelson and Gary Stratford finished with a minute of each other over the flat course round the East side of Bedford.

In his first race since breaking his leg twenty months ago, Craig’s cycling fitness saw him through to a commendable 39:29 and 27th out of the 293 finishers. Meanwhile, Gary took the time to put out lots of Leighton entry forms and claims that this extra weer and tear on his trainers meant that he just missed the 40 minute mark in 40:05 and was just seven places behind Craig, but at least it’s good for his soul! read more

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