• This is the week that was…the MK Marathon Weekend!

    The week began with another go at the loops at Appenine Way and the 5-10K group working hard yet again to build up their distance.  Not long now til the big day!Karen took out the Fartlek Fun Runners on a new route on Wednesday.  Andrew was in charge of the Improvers for some hill repeats […]

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  • This is the week that was…the London Marathon!

    Before we get on to what was of course the biggest and most inspirational event of the weekend (and quite some time), let’s have a look at our other goings on…Of course we had our usual club runs all week with group night on Tuesday (followed by a trip to the Black Lion for the […]

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  • This is the week that was…the hottest Easter on record!

    Marathon fever had not left us on Monday with Peter and Pam both at the real Boston Marathon in the USA.  Peter finished with a fantastic time of 3.37 getting himself a Good for Age time.  And Pam was completing her final marathon of the six marathon majors! She has completed all the marathon majors […]

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  • It’s too late to worry about it now… by James P Smith

    IT’S TOO LATE TO WORRY ABOUT IT NOW… According to legend, in 490 BC, Pheidipiddes ran the 40km from Marathon to Athens to announce the Greek victory over Persia – with the word “nikomen” – “we win!”; at which point he was given a silver blanket, a blingy medal, a banana, and a flyer for […]

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  • This is the week that was…full of PBs!

    It was group night on Tuesday where we tried something a little different.  The run leaders were pushing the groups to go just that little bit faster on their runs:  the 11s were running 10.30s, the 10.30s were running 10s, the 10s, 9.30s and so on.  Everyone enjoyed it and lots of runners ran further […]

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  • This is the week that was…Ultras, Loops and Lakes!

    The week began with a 5cake night and two new course records for the men and women.  Tom came in at a brilliant 18.30 for the 5K and Elle ran a superb 21.13.  We had plenty of PBs on the night and our Couch to 5K Graduates joining the club run for the first time! […]

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  • This is the week that was….the Leighton 10K!

    Before heading to our main event, let’s have a quick recap of the week gone by…  Tuesday saw us run to the pub and back again!  The legend we call JK had his first go as the Master of Pain on the Fartlek whistle – everyone finished smiling.  More pain next time, JK.  Jen took […]

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  • This is the week…we found out the colour of the Oakley hoodie!

    Before we turn to the long awaited result of the Oakley hoodie colour bingo, let’s have a look at our week… Another glorious week of club runs, with no wind.  We had pace groups on Tuesday, Paul and his ladies not Fartlekking on Wednesday, Captain Dan putting the Improvers to the test on Thursday and Katharine […]

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  • This is the week that was…Storm Gareth!

    Storm Gareth came and went this week.  We ran in the wind doing loops at Chartmoor Road; Janice beasted the team at Fartlek; James took the Improvers for some park Sprintervals; and Katharine and Jenny led a windy, but wonderful Friday morning run. parkrun day saw LFRs at Westmill (where Chris and Dave completed their parkrun […]

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  • EAT, SLEEP, MARATHON TRAIN, REPEAT by James Smith

    Since finding out that I had been chosen to be an MK Marathon Ambassador (what were they thinking?) and realising that I’d actually have to run a marathon (I’m still only doing one -I’m not kidding), I’m roughly halfway along my ill thought out and hokey training plan (if this was one of those inspirational […]

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