Week commencing 30 April 2012

Training from Tilsley Park on Monday 30 April :10k-ish Waitrose or Radley Lakes loop.

Training from Tilsley Park on Wednesday 2 May : threshold session on the 2.33k circuit.

In addition, track sessions will be on offer to anyone who wants to work on technique, and an easier option will be available for anyone returning to training. Note, the race at Charlton on Thursday has been cancelled !

Racing at the weekend : none within reasonable travelling distance.

Planning : how can we improve our endurance ? Check out this page and consider your plans, either now for a boost to take you through the summer, or in the autumn when the year’s competitive season is pretty much over.

Week commencing 23 April 2012

Training from Tilsley Park on Monday 23 April : threshold session on the 2.33k lap. Back to work!

Training from Tilsley Park on Wednesday 25th : 800m intervals.

In addition, track sessions will be on offer to anyone who wants to work on technique, and an easier option will be available for anyone returning to training, or racing the day before or after.

Midweek racing : There is a 10k race at Battersea Park on Wednesday evening.

Racing at the weekend : on Saturday, there is a 5 mile race in the Enfield League, at 1 pm at Lee Valley.

Training on the Bank Holiday weekend : anyone who wants to do 20k races reasonably comfortably, has to have 25k sessions regularly in their training programme. That takes some building up to from a base of 10k sessions as we have now. Does anyone want to start this weekend ?

Closing dates : the announced closing date for entries in the Oxfordshire 3000m track Championship on 6 June, is this Saturday, and there is no online entry.

Week commencing 16 April 2012

Training from Tilsley Park on Monday 16 and Wednesday 18 April : as we’re not working to any competition plan yet, the session can be decided by those who turn up. Track sessions will be on offer to anyone who wants to work on technique.

Midweek racing : starts again with the earlier evenings. There is a 5 mile race at Battersea Park starting at 6:45 on Tuesday 17th.

Racing at the weekend : on Saturday, there is the Essex Championship 10000m track race at Ashton track, East London – open to all.

Planning : again  on Monday and Wednesday evening, I will be at Tilsley Park reception from 6:30, so that anyone who wants to, can discuss plans for the summer without impacting the training session too much.

Finally best wishes to Keith who goes in the London Marathon on Sunday.