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    LFR parkrun according to TC

    What is parkrun If you had a dictionary the definition of Parkrun would be – a free, timed, 5k run in pleasant parkland surroundings in thousands of locations around the world. They are open to everyone, are safe and easy to take part in. Just register on the dedicated website, print your personal barcode and away you go (this barcode is […]

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    The Mighty Deerstalker

    The Mighty Deerstalker After knocking myself out on a low branch at the same event 2 years ago, then in my semi-blurred state misunderstanding a marshal point and going up the second mountain again, you’d be forgiven for thinking that i might not be interested in repeating the same event. Especially as that last mistake […]

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    How do you get into running when you just can’t run?

    So… For my first ever blog, where on earth do I begin? It’s been one hell of a year and has culminated (somehow!) in my becoming vice-captain of what has to be the best running club in the country!  I spent the first 31 years of my life thinking that running was something that was […]

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    Hill Reps for your PB dreams

    Its that time of year when runners are starting out on training for races, often with big dreams of a big PB. They will have told themselves that this time is THE time and they’re gonna smash it….but how to get from the post-Christamas January blues to a race-day PB? We’ve all seen training plans […]

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    LEIGHTON 5K is HERE!

    LFR announce their new race: The Leighton 5K   August 2017: Leighton Fun Runners are pleased to announce their new race, the sister race to their springtime 10k, The Leighton 5k. The inaugural event will take place on October 1st 2017 and will comprise a mostly off-road course around the Tiddenfoot area of Leighton Buzzard. The […]

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    New Year Fitness Goals

    Is the gym the best option to reach your New Year fitness goals?  “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” – Albert Einstein 12 January 2017: According to research[1], Brits are wasting £37million a year on gym memberships, exercise and slimming classes they never attend. A survey of 3,000 […]

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    What is Fartlek and why you should try it

    On the surface of it the word Fartlek could be seen as slightly comical for obvious reasons, but what does it really mean? At LFR we’ve had a Fartlek training night for the last year and many of you have attended, and improved as a result, but what is it supposed to be? What does […]

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    The LFR Band’s first gig

    Looking back I was surprised that no one had thought of it before, an actual LFR band…although perhaps not the sort that you’d think. LFR have always been known for delivering fantastic, vociferous support at events and races, you only have to look at our XC events and see how we line up to deafeningly […]

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    LFR Celebrates its 200th Active Member

    Leighton Fun Runners recently signed up its 200th active member, Gemma Adamson. The club membership has been growing steadily over the last year with runners attracted by the club’s balance of sport and fun, but there is an extra-special reason to celebrate the 200th member. Despite being physically fit at the time, in 2015 Gemma […]

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    Club Trips: Amsterdam 2016

      We came, we saw, we conquered! Who said that originally? Not sure, but it’s a very applicable phrase for the club’s trip to Amsterdam last week. Waking up at 3am to catch the 6am red-eye flight out of Luton, I am sure I speak for the others by saying it was a pretty ugly […]

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