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 19 February 2018

Congratulations to City’s Gemma, second in today’s British Athletics Indoor 5000m Championships behind a great performance from Bethan Davies.

Training during the week :  on Monday, 10k-ish done either easy or as a fartlek. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate.

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

Racing at the weekend :  None handy, as it’s the annual England vs. Ireland ‘Nihill Sheild’ match on the Isle of Man. You’ll need to be invited for this.

Week commencing 12 February 2018

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Training during the week :  on Monday, 10k-ish easy or fartlek. 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 :  At 11:45 on Saturday, a 5 mile race in the Enfield League, at Donkey Lane. League website here. On Sunday, few races. Starting at 1:25pm, 5000m races in the British Athletics Indoor Championships in Sheffield, but you will need to have been invited. Event website here. Starting at 11:45 in the provisional timetable, there is a 3000m race in the SCVAC/VAC Indoor Championships at Lee Valley, but you will need to have entered by now. And at 12:45 at Stourport, the Midlands 10k Championships, where guests will probably be welcome.

 

Week commencing 5 February 2018

Russell

Russell Vroobel : Russell, who supported our Iffley Road races, and competed in the World Masters at Lyon, among many other things, sadly passed away at the end of January. He can be seen as no. 62, second from the right, in this clip of the start of the Iffley Road 3000m in 2012. Our condolences to his family. His funeral is tomorow Tuesday 6th, at 10 am, at the Chilterns Crematorium near Amersham.

Training during the week :  on Monday,  10k-ish easy or fartlek. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate. Don’t forget hi-viz, and weather forecasts suggest you should dress up warm.

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

Racing at the weekend :  None.

Knee troubles

Knee

Race walkers never have them of course. But for your running friends, or if you also run, here is an excellent article by by top physio Denise Park in the winter 2017 issue of ‘The Fellrunner’. Gives the basics of knees, knee troubles, and common misdiagnoses. A bias towards fellrunning issues but a great overview. Searchable Word document here, PDF of the original article here.