FANTASTIC achievement by Suzanne in the RWA 100 miles today, to take 2 hours plus off her previous time and come in 2nd lady (second only to the living legend that is Sandra Brown).
Now that she’s burst onto the scene, here’s hoping she is braced for the coming attentions of underemployed coaches seeking to use her talents and dedication to make themselves look good . . . . have a good rest Suzanne, you’ve well and truly earned it, and we look forward to seeing you when you’re ready to train again !
Here. The usual cornucopia, including a report on the National 10k from close to home. And if anyone wants to do Romanian dead-lifts – no reason why you shouldn’t – do them from a demonstration, not from a written description, no matter how prestigious the source.
Here. Lots of race reports, and Enfield League fixtures for the rest of the year.
Details of this autumn’s races are here – thanks Judy for forwarding. There are 5k and 10k races for adults. There are handicap prizes in these events, so the organisers do like to know in advance about who’s coming. The first race is on 13 October, in Halesowen, about an hour and a half’s drive from Oxford, and the closing date for entries is 8 October.
Training from Tilsley Park on Monday 10 September : threshold session on laps of the estate.
Training from Tilsley Park on Wednesday 12th : 800s. Could be done as a sharpener or a pace familiarisation session for those doing the 10k in Leicester on Sunday.
Easier options, and technical sessions on the track are available on either day for those who want them.
Racing at the weekend : the Jim Sharlott 10k in Leicester at 11 am on Sunday 16th, which also doubles as the BMAF Championships race. Entries close on the 11th ; late entries will be eligible for a reduced list of prizes.
Racing during the week : a 3000m track race at Woodford Green, East London, on Tuesday evening.
International : climax of the IAAF’s Race Walking Challenge is on Saturday at Erdos, Inner Mongolia : competition over the Olympic distances for $200,000 in prize money. A bit more than will be on offer at Leicester – or was on offer at the Mall! Results will be here.