Week commencing 2 April 2012

Best of luck to the three members of the training group competing in the World Masters Indoors next week, in Jyvaskyla, Finland !

Training from Tilsley Park on Monday 2 April and Wednesday 4 April : with all of the most regular trainers in Finland, I won’t make any definite plans. Please turn up with money for the track and also bright clothing for the road, and we will decide each session when we know who turns up.

Racing on the bank holiday weekend : there is none locally that I’m aware of.

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Week commencing 26 March 2012

Training from Tilsley Park on Monday 26 March : threshold session on the 2.33k circuit, or an easier session

Training from Tilsley Park on Wednesday 28th : drills, technical repetitions and maybe a few 200’s on the track.

Racing at the weekend : Some of us are jetting off to Finland, but there is also a 5 mile race in the Enfield League on Saturday, at 1pm at Lee Valley.

International : It’s all hotting up on the international scene. After some good British performances at Lugano in Switzerland, Britain’s Dominic King on got an Olympic ‘B’ qualifying time in the 50k at Dudince in Slovakia last weekend. Leeds-based Brendan Boyce got an ‘A’ standard in the same race. And there’s another major international meeting this weekend, third weekend in a row, at Taicang in China. No British winners likely there though, how about in Finland . . . . ?

Week commencing 19 March 2012

Training from Tilsley Park on Monday 19 March : easy session for recovery after Sunday’s race.

Training from Tilsley Park on Wednesday 21st : 800s.

Racing at the weekend : two options. On Saturday there’s a 10k track race at Broadbridge Heath, Sussex. On Sunday, there’s the Midlands 20K championship, plus junior races, at Abbey Park, Leicester.

International : results from Lugano are here.

Training at the weekend : if no-one wants to race, last reasonable chance of doing 12k or more before Finland.