Week commencing 29 August 2011

Training from Tilsley Park on Monday 29 August : drills and a 2000m time trial. Notes on the time trial here.

Training from Tilsley Park on Wednesday 31st : basically, 800m intervals on Copenhagen Drive, but something easier if you’re competing at the weekend.

Racing during the week : there is a 3000m race at Woodford, East London at 6:25 pm on Tuesday.

Racing at the weekend : choice of three !

A 3000m race at Ashford, Kent, at 1.30 pm on Saturday 3rd.

The Jim Sharlott meeting at Leicester on Saturday 3rd. Main race of course is the 10k including the British Masters Championships, at 11 am. Official closing date is 30 August, details here. Some of us are going.

Sussex track championships at Crawley on Sunday 4th. I have no more details at present ; people could almost certainly compete as guests if they want.

Closing dates : remember the National 10k and Inter-Counties Championships at Victoria Park, London, on 11 September? Closing date is 5 September and they are saying ‘strictly no late entries’.

Telly : don’t forget Jo goes at 1 am on Wednesday in the ‘morning session’. The way they are doing it, it looks as if the live coverage will be available here (let the ad finish, and then click on ‘as live’), up until the ‘evening session’ gets shown.


Bank Holiday Weekend training, 27-29 August

Training Saturday : 10k-ish. Meet Tilsley Park front gate at 8:30 am. Have light breakfast only, say a banana an hour before, and something to drink.

Training Monday : Tilsley Park is open so we will do drills and a 2000m time trial. Meet 6:45 as usual.

Week commencing 22 August 2011

Training from Tilsley Park on Monday 22 August : about 10k on the Radley Lakes loop. Why bother ?

Training from Tilsley Park on Wednesday 24th : threshold session on the 2.33km circuit.

Racing at the weekend : there’s a mysterious event advertised as the ‘SEAA U/15 and U/20 Inter-Counties Championship’ at Tilsley Park on Saturday 27th. No details yet on the SEAA website. Also on the 27th, there is a 3000m walk in the Birchfield Open meeting at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham – time unknown.

Training at the weekend : it is a Bank Holiday so we could have a longer session on Saturday, Sunday or Monday . Leave a comment or mention it at a training session if interested.

PS Congratulations to Judy – PB and a gold medal at the BMAF 20k championships in Coventry !!


Walks from Daegu on TV

Channel 4 have live coverage of the World Championships. Walks are all on at 8 or 9 in the mornings, which unfortunately for UK walks fans  is midnight or 1 am our time.

Mens 20K – 1 am Sunday 28 August

Womens 20K – 1 am Wednesday 31 August

Mens 50K – midnight Saturday 3 September (i.e very early Saturday morning)

It looks like they are also going to have highlights available, after each event, on the internet – here.

Training with Hillingdon

Just to let you know, that we may have guests from Hillingdon AC at our training sessions in future.

Also, we have an open invitation to join Hillingdon’s walkers for their training sessions. Their weekday sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and take place from the club headquarters, at 206 Bury Street, Ruislip, HA4 7TJ. This is about 54 minutes drive from Oxford according to ‘Google Maps’, but obviously it may take longer as their sessions seem to start around 6:15 – 6:30 in the evenings. They also do longer weekend sessions in Burnham Beeches and Northwood when there isn’t a race on.

Andy Cox sends out a weekly email about the sessions, which I will include on this site, or if you want to get details from him direct, I can pass on his email address.


Week commencing 15 August 2011

Training from Tilsley Park on Monday 15 August : drills and 200m technical repetitions. Time trial postponed for a couple of weeks.

Training from Tilsley Park on Wednesday 17th : basically, 800m intervals on Copenhagen Drive.

Racing during the week : there is a veterans’ 5 mile race at Battersea Park at 7 pm on Tuesday.

Racing at the weekend : some of us are doing the BMAF/Midlands 20k championship race at Coventry at 11:30 on Saturday. Good luck to all those ! There is also a 5000m race in the Enfield League / London Inter-Club Challenge series, at Woodford, East London, at 11:45 also on Saturday.