National 10k and 50k Championships in September

The 10k is at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit on Sunday 2 September. Details and entry form here. Closing date for entries is 28 August.

According to John C’s site, this is also the Inter-Counties championship for this year. If you haven’t anything else planned as a target race for the end of the season, this might make a good candidate. A bit early, but the Leicester 10k on the 16th Sep isn’t (yet?) a BMAF championship race this year.

The 50k is at Colchester on Saturday 22 September. Details and entry form here. Closing date for entries is 17 September.

Week commencing 30 July 2012

Training from Tilsley Park on Monday 30 July – balance/stability, drills and 200m technical repetitions.

Training from Tilsley Park on Wednesday 1st August : 800s.

Training from Tilsley Park at the weekend : could probably have a session of around 12k for anyone not doing the BMAF 10000m on Sunday.

Easier options are available for anyone returning to training or needing a recovery session, and alternatives to the 800s are planned for Wednesday to accommodate anyone doing the Motavation race the next day, or the BMAF 10000m at the weekend.  On weekdays, technical sessions on the track are always available.

Spectating : Olympic Mens 20k on Saturday of course. Have we all got our viewing and travel plans in order ?

Racing at the weekend : the BMAF 10000m on Horspath track, Oxford, at 3 pm on Sunday. Some of us have entered and are qualified. The race is however an open one, and anyone not entered or not qualified for the BMAF competition can enter as a guest up to Friday.

Racing during the week : 5 mile race at Battersea Park, London, at 7 pm on Tuesday. One of us is probably going to this.

Week commencing 23 July 2012

Congratulations to Noel and Steve U – PBs and second places to each of them in the national Half Marathon Championships on Saturday !

Training from Tilsley Park on Monday 23 July – 10k-ish done as hard or as easy as you like.

Training from Tilsley Park on Wednesday 25th, for those not doing the Motavation race : 800s.

Easier options are available for anyone returning to training or needing a recovery session, and technical sessions on the track are always available.

Racing  : none within reasonable travelling distance, until a week on Tuesday. We get a break to get the beers in!

Week commencing 16 July 2012

Training at Tilsley Park on Monday 16 July – drills and 200m repetitions on the track.

Training from Tilsley Park on Wednesday 18th : threshold session on the laps of the estate.

Easier options are available for anyone returning to training or needing a recovery session.

Racing at the weekend : the Half Marathon in the Enfield League series, is at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit at 1 pm on Saturday 21st. Some of us are going to this. Also on this weekend are the BMAF Track and Field Championships featuring a 3000m race on Saturday and a 5000m on Sunday.

Racing during the week : a 3000m on Tuesday evening at the Ashton Playing Fields track in East London, and a 1000m race in a meeting hosted by Cambridge Harriers at Sutcliffe Park, London on Wednesday.