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 16 April 2018

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Training during the week :  on Monday, up to 10k-ish easy or fartlek. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate. Plus beginners’ sessions on the track, if required.

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

Racing during the week : starts again this week as the evenings are lighter, with a 5 mile race in the Veterans’ Athletics Club series in Battersea Park at 7 pm on Tuesday.

Racing at the weekend :  None on the mainland.

Week commencing 9 April 201

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Commonwealth Games : a measured race in hot conditions brought City’s Gemma 5th place in the 20k on Sunday !

Training during the week :  on Monday, what with illness, injuries, work and family duties, I’m not expecting anyone to be able to train. Please contact me if you want a session. On Wednesday, track session if the weather is good enough, and it looks like it will be the best day of the week. Otherwise, probably a threshold session on laps of the estate.

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

Racing at the weekend :  On Saturday at 1pm, the Cecil Gittins Memorial meeting at Gravesend Cycle Track, with 5k, 10k and 15k options. Also counts for the Enfield League. Details here. On Sunday at mid-day, the Midlands track championships over 10000m – guests will probably be welcome.

Commonwealth Games Walks coverage tonight

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Looks like the BBC are going to cover the men’s 20k from 9:50 tonight, Saturday 7 April, ten minutes before the start of the race, on the red button and on the web here. But no mention of covering the women’s race ! Could be a  deep-doodoo moment depending on who notices ! Or an egg-on-face moment if the home nations get more medals in the women’s than in the men’s ! Guessing that their excuse will be the clash with the hockey match.

Week commencing 2 April 2018

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Training during the week :  on Bank Holiday Monday, 10k-ish fartlek. No announcement on Tilsley Park’s website or Facebook page, but the site will probably be closed, so park in Hanson Road. On Wednesday, probably a threshold session on laps of the estate. Track session if the weather is good enough, but that doesn’t look likely at the moment.

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

Racing at the weekend :  None within reasonable travelling distance.

Racing during the week : The open meeting at Tonbridge School, Kent, at 10:45 on Easter Monday.

Commonweath Games : the men’s 20k walk is scheduled for 10 pm our time on Saturday 7 April, with the  women’s 20k at 15 minutes past midnight on the 8th. The BBC1 overnight coverage starts at 5 minutes to midnight but it’s not clear what they’ll be showing.