• Medals

    MK Marathon Ambassador 2018 – Jen Garner

    Back in September last year, I found out I was successful in my application to be an Ambassador for the MK Marathon this year.  Woo hoo!   Another marathon, Jen, are you mad? Wasn’t Snowdonia bad enough?  Quite possibly.  And yes. My face is on their website.  Check it out: http://mkmarathon.com/ambassadors/

  • Beds and Bucks AA Cross Country Championship by Captain Dan

    Not another Cross Country Race I hear you ask! Not more mud, hills, wind and rain! Not more cake! Well no, not this time, it was a new adventure for Leighton Fun Runners. As a club we have never signed up to the County Athletics Association until this year.  It

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    How do you measure running achievements?

    For me last 6 months of running have been pretty pants and by October I was seriously considering jacking it in. I’d gained weight, my running buddy was AWOL and unlike everyone else I was getting slower not faster. I had signed up to a Half Marathon in the Summer

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    New York Marathon by Duncan Watson

    I am pleased to say that I survived the New York Marathon with a time of 4.44.49. It was an amazing experience that will never be forgotten; wondering around the Big Apple the day afterwards with 50,000 others wearing your medal is a fabulous feeling as everyone is saying “Con-grat-u-lations” I

  • Race Report – Wootton XC – by Captain Dan

    The rain had subsided on a cold but sunny Sunday morning at Delapre Abbey where the scene was set for two minutes silence to ponder on those who had given so much for their country. Let’s go back 30 minutes to Northampton High School and to the point where the

  • Snowdonia Marathon by Jen Garner

    When you hear about a marathon at Snowdon, you may think you run up to the top of the mountain and then back down.  The route for Snowdonia Marathon is, in fact, much worse than this.  You run around Snowdonia National Park, with Snowdon in the middle.  It has a

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    My couch to 5k experience by Claire Bartlett

    My couch to 5k experience In July 2017 I needed a new fitness challenge. I was currently spending up to £90.00 per month on my fitness regime and about 8 hours a week in time! I was getting no-where fast with my weight loss and seemed to be working really

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    Drunken discussion overheard in the Black Lion 3 years ago…..

    Drunken discussion overheard in the Black Lion 3 years ago..... "What's wrong with you" I asked, "Really! Me, run up that hill!! But it's covered in mud! What do you mean there's a stream to jump when you get round the corner! Is this what you normally do for fun

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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

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    What makes a race a great event? by Vicky Green

    I recently read an interesting stream of chat on Facebook about the price of entry in to a race in London. There was some disgruntlement about being asked to pay so much for a 10k and why would you pay this when you can do a local, club-run event for