Graham’s Oxfordshire Racewalking Weblog

Hello ! This is CoachGraham’s weblog for keeping all you Oxfordshire Racewalkers in touch with what’s going on.

Enjoy !

PS. in case of any problems with the site, please email me at grahamchapman2012@gmail.com .

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Week commencing 11 December 2017

Training during the week :  on  Monday, no scheduled session, as the Tilsley Park website says they are closed due to the weather, and there is no sign of a thaw before the evening. Cross training time! On Wednesday, I am unavailable due to a family commitment, so you are welcome to do whatever suits at whatever convenient time / venue.

Training at the weekend : Should do a daylight distance session. Any suggestions ?

Racing at the weekend :  None within reasonable travelling distance.

Weather permitting, normal service will be resumed next week !

Anti-Doping – changes for 2018

The WADA Prohibited Substances and Methods list has been published for 2018, more details here.

Nothing major, but clarifications regarding salbutamol, the stimulant DMBA, and CBD oil, and changes with regard to glycerol, alcohol, and intravenous injections and infusions.

If you have medical needs, be sure to check your medications against the new lists and get any Therapeutic Use Exemptions that you may need.

In addition, during 2017 UK Anti-Doping have issued strong guidance for athletes on nutritional supplements – basically, stay away from them, or be very, very careful. More details on the page linked to above.

Week commencing 4 December 2017

Training during the week :  on  Monday, track session, with warmups, drills, sprints and warmdown. Normal track fee will apply, session may change if the weather is bad. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate, don’t forget high-viz clothing.

Training at the weekend : if not racing, should do a daylight distance session. Any suggestions ?

Racing at the weekend :  On Saturday at 11 am, a 5000m race at Horsham, Sussex. More info here . On Sunday, provisionally at 12:25, 3000m indoors at Cardiff. Full details here, entries close Monday evening.

Week commencing 20 November 2017

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish, fartlek or recovery. Don’t forget hi-viz clothing! On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate.

Training at the weekend : if not racing, should do a daylight distance session. Any suggestions ?

Racing at the weekend :  On Sunday, at 2 pm, a 7 mile race at Addiscombe, Croydon, for the Addington Cup. Organised by Surrey Walking Club. More details on the Fixtures page here.

Week commencing 13 November 2017

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish, fartlek or recovery. Don’t forget hi-viz clothing! On Wednesday, track session, with warmup, drills, sprints and cooldown. Normal track fee will apply. Session may change if the weather is bad.

Training at the weekend : if not racing or gong to the training day, should do a daylight distance session. Any suggestions ?

Training day  : we’re going to the event organised at Moulton near Northampton on Saturday, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm. We should to book in advance, here. The day is free. Registration closes on Thursday.

Racing at the weekend :  On Sunday, the final event of the Midland Winter League at Coventry, with a 5k race at 12:30 and a 10k race at 2 pm. More details here.

Week commencing 6 November 2017

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish, fartlek or recovery. On Wednesday, threshold session of laps of the estate. Don’t forget hi-viz clothing!

Training at the weekend : if not racing, should do a distance session. Any suggestions ?

Racing at the weekend :  On Saturday, the Enfield 7 at Lee Valley, London, starting at  1 pm. More details in the latest Enfield Walker.

Training day  : we hope to go to the event organised at Moulton near Nottingham on Saturday 18 November, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm. We should to book in advance, here. The day is free. Registration closes on the 16th.