Blisworth & Bearbrook

The 6th August saw five LBAC members completing the annual running of the Blisworth Friday 5. The village of Blisworth is in rural Northamptonshire between Towcester and Northampton. The race was our club championship event for many years and is still very well run by Wootton Road Runners.

In what was a very unusual circumstance, there were more LBAC ladies taking part than the men. Emma Langdon, doing her first LBAC race for many years, was the first of the fairer sex home at sub 8 minute mile pace with 39:37. Nikki Inchley was pretty pleased with her time too as she’s done very little running over the last few years and managed to clock 42:43 to give herself a target for next time around. Nikki was about a minute ahead of Liz Miller, who has suddenly got a taste for racing again as she set a new club record of 43:45 and took 2nd place in the V60 category. read more

Luton 5 & MK 10K

Last Friday Fiona Towell was Leighton's sole representative in the John O'Callaghan 5 mile race in Luton. Her trip over there was definitely worthwhile though as she continued her run of improving form this year by achieving a new PB over the distance. Fi was delighted to clock 43.27 which was 20 seconds quicker than she has ever run before. She then managed to follow that up with the final glory leg for the victorious ladies team in the Greensand Ridge Relay, so all in all a good weekend. read more

London 10K

Ruth Conquest completed her first event since the London Marathon last bank holiday Monday, by making the trip down to London again for the Bupa 10,000m. It uses much of the last 3 miles of the marathon route. Having had a day she'd like to forget at the marathon, Ruth had a much more successful trip this time around. She has come a long way from being unable to run at all a couple of years ago and completed her first ever 10K in 69:37 with an even split of 34:34 at 5K. This was quicker than she had dared hope and now has her sights set on breaking the hour mark. read more

Silverstone 10K

Over the years, the Silverstone 10K has given us pouring rain, glorious sunshine, howling gales and pretty much everything in between. The course is flat and pretty fast, but if there is a breeze at all the exposed nature of the citcuit means it can be very windy. However, those that made the trip to rural Northamptonshire on the first Tuesday in May this year, found perfect running conditions, with practically no wind and a temperature of about eleven degrees. It is the first race of the East Midlands Grand Prix Series, which are nearly every week between now and the end of June. read more

Flitwick 10K

Sunday 18th April saw the running of the Flitwick 10K, which was once again, both the county and club championships. There was a very strong turn-out, with 17 club members making it around the 6.2 mile course, with a small contingent of supporters making the trip over as well.

Six ladies took on the undulating course on a what was a warm spring morning in the middle of Bedfordshire and for the second week in a row, Louise Flack was the first lady home and will collect a gold medal for her efforts, this time next year! Louise' time of 47.36 and 28th female represents some really good form that she has come into recently. Following her home was Amelia Wallace in 50.01 and Amy Inchley in 51.52 to complete the ladies team in 40th and 60th out of the 269 ladies taking part. Just behind Amy was Ann Hirst, in her second race for the club, who has started her competitive year very strongly by completing both of the club championships so far. On her way back from injury Fiona Towell posted a respectable 56.30 before Rebecca Gooch crossed the finish line of her first ever race in 61.50. read more

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