• MK Marathon Marshals

    What it is like to Volunteer

    What it is like to Volunteer So far this year Leighton Fun Runners have had the pleasure to be involved in 3 epic races which have seen plenty of the club members not only running but also working just as hard behind the scenes to make sure everyone has an amazing

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    LFR team spirit by Dan Green

    LFR Team Spirit My goals for this year are to go sub 40 minutes at 10 and sub 19 at 5k and that day was the Regents Park 10k. I've been training hard for months to try and knock 30 seconds off my pb and thought this would be the

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    Is the best competition the one you have with yourself?

    Is the best competition the one you have with yourself? by Alice Is the best competition the one you have with yourself?   Those of you who know me will already have noticed that I can be a teeny bit competitive. There have been many a Fartlek session where I’ve

  • Respect for Animals when out Running in the Countryside by Paul Doyle

    Respect for Animals when out Running in the Countryside by Paul Doyle     Respect for Animals when out Running in the Countryside. Tips to Staying Safe.   I started writing this article following a couple of incidents where I inadvertently startled a horses being ridden on a country road. Not

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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.

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    Sub-consciously chasing that DNF by Ian Mulry

    Sub-consciously chasing that DNF by Ian Mulry Somebody recently asked me why I keep doing all these ‘crazy things’.  My usual answer is to challenge myself and become a stronger person from it.  But then I thought about it for a while….am I just sub-consciously searching for a DNF? I

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    Leighton 10

    On Sunday morning the sun didn’t shine, The wind was blowing and the warmth was fine.   Team LFR hosted a race, To test the locals running pace.   10k was the distance – that’s not far, Well not when you’re driving in a car!   Marshals, bakers, starters and

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    Welsh 1000m race 2017 by David Malatynski

    Welsh 1000m Race 2017 Welsh 1000m Race 2017 Class: Short Challenge Race, 12km over rugged terrain including three 1000m peaks (Glyder Fawr 1001m, Carnedd Ugain 1065m, Snowdon 1085m).   The race was delayed due to the usual briefing, but the weather was shining and everyone was in good spirits. Both

  • Musings of a Runner

    I know people start running for all sorts of reasons – returning to an old sport, to meet new people, for your health or even for a challenge. I started 8 years ago to get fit – and because Dan (my husband – then boyfriend) ran. I stupidly thought it

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    Looking Forward to Another Year of Running

    So this week sees the start of LFR Membership Renewal ready for 1st April and you will all have your invite to rejoin arriving in your inbox. It has been 2 years since I joined the club and this weekend at the MK Festival of Running I took part in