Women notch up a win for Leighton Buzzard Athletics Club

With the trail running relay season well underway, Leighton Buzzard Athletics Club decided to take on a new challenge - the Ridgeway Relay.

Monday, 4th July 2022, 9:08 am

So on a sunny, breezy Sunday morning the first runners from the Leighton Greensanders (a mostly male team) and the Buzzard Trailblazers (a mostly female team), joined 35 other teams to compete.

It was clear the teams were putting in some impressive timings with Michael Furness, Sam Dear, Ian Grimshaw particularly swift.

Liz Peters sclosed the gap between the Trailblazers and the Greensanders while Jo Sharples continued with another strong run and when Alison Bell and Ceana Mackenzie-Brodie crossed the line after 86 miles of teamwork, there was a feeling the teams had done pretty well.

Greensanders completed the course in 11 hours, 35 minutes and 40 seconds but the Trailblazers were winners in the ‘Mostly Female’ category in a superb time of 12 hours and 29 seconds.