• 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 on a winters morning! Oh, tea, rolls and cake you

  • 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

  • Coaching Sessions by Coach Warby

    Coaching sessions – what to expect if you turn up…. You may have seen / heard that over the last six or seven weeks I have been offering a coaching session on Sunday evenings at Billington Park track. There have been a few club members attending, and I’ve been trying

  • The Ultimate Cliche! by Alicia Higham

    I am a massive cliche. I got engaged and started running in order to 'get in shape' for my wedding. When I say running, I mean dragging myself to a fairly manky gym near my office in London and punishing myself on a treadmill amidst the smell of sweat and

  • Thursday and we’re tired again!

    Another week of our lives has nearly passed by and the Green family have again reached the level of tiredness that only those with children will understand! How do we do it I've been asked? There are many things that bring it all together but here are our secrets.Planning, we

  • Coaching Sessions

    Could you benefit from Coaching?   You may (or may not) be aware that I recently passed my Coach In Run Fitness qualification – and that I have a role within the club as a Coach. So in this weeks blog I’m posing a question for you…..could YOU benefit from

  • 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 run. It feels like a long

  • LFR team spirit by Dan Green

    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 day! The weekend

  • Is the best competition the one you have with yourself?

    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 nearly keeled over trying to keep up with the faster ladies and there has

  • 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 fun for the riders and something I didn’t intend to happen.Both times I thought I had