• My First Half Marathon by Kevin Hare

    I wanted to set myself a challenge to finish 2017, so I booked the MK Winter Half Marathon on 10th December 2017.  It would be the longest distance I would have run.  My training was really over short distances of 6 miles leading up to it and personally I have

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    Greensand Relay by Captain Dan

    What more could a Fun runner want than a trail run that ends at a pub!!!! This was made for us (and we were one of the two teams at the first event apparently). It’s a 34 mile relay split over 6 legs from Tiddenfoot to The Crown pub at

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    Plogging! by James Smith

    PLOGGING – THE LATEST CRAZE THAT’S SWEEPING THE NATION (DO YOU SEE WHAT I DID THERE!) If you’re anything like me (and why the hell wouldn’t you be?) I’m sure that you like to keep up with all the latest fads – so, after a hard day’s loom-band bracelet making

  • MK Marathon Ambassador 2018 – The Race!

    It’s me again!  Following on from Part Two, the MK Marathon Weekend has been and gone.  What happened to my plans?  Did I follow them?  What did JG do?  Well… At the time of the previous blog, my aim was to run 10 miles that weekend.  When training for a

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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

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    Tokyo here we go by Pam O’Connell

    For the second year running I didn’t get a place in the Tokyo ballot so that was that…  A very good friend and her daughter booked with Sports Tours but I didn’t really have the funds. Then Max and Becs also booked their places and the temptation became too much

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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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    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

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    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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    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