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LEIGHTON BUZZARD AC

FROM AN UNUSUAL BEGINNING, LEIGHTON BUZZARD AC IS NOW FIRMLY ESTABLISHED, SAM DEAR REPORTS

How it began

In 1978, three local runners who commuted into London daily and belonged to London clubs – Tony Barnes for Crawley AC and John Arnold and Ray Morland for Ealing & Southall AC – discussed the possibility of setting up an athletics club in Leighton Buzzard. A public meeting was arranged and a notice put into the local paper.

In the beginning it wasn’t unknown for the club to turn up at races with the entire team in one car. Despite this, Leighton Buzzard AC competed well against larger clubs in big events such as the Round Norfolk Relay, the Grand Union Canal Relay and the Southern 12 Stage Road Relays.

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