World Cup Week

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This guy (the blue one) is the mascot for the IAAF Race Walking World Cup held in Taicang, China, this weekend. GB are represented by Jo Atkinson and Tom Bosworth in the women’s and men’s 20ks respectively, while Ellie Dooley and Emma Achurch go in the Junior 10k. Official website here, looks like there will be live video coverage on various Chinese sites as listed here. Or watch the Facebook and Twitter feeds. I think Jo goes at 09:30 UK time on Saturday, Ellie and Emma at 02:00 on Sunday and Tom at 03:10 on Sunday.

Racing today, 30 April : evening races are now back on the agenda and there is a 10,000m track race at Battersea Park at 6:45 today.

Training today : after our tempo session on Monday we will do 10k-ish steady or as a fartlek. Probably steady for those planning to do the Motavation race tomorrow.

Racing on the Bank Holiday Weekend : nothing on Saturday or Sunday, but there is the annual 5 mile race on a hilly course at Pednor, Buckinghamshire, on Monday. Details here.

Weekend training : If not racing, we should do a distance session. Anyone want to suggest anything ?

Week Commencing 21 April

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Racing today, Bank Holiday Monday : 1000m, 3000m and 5000m races in the Enfield League / LICC series, 12:00 at Lee Valley, as advertised in the Enfield Walker.

Training on Monday 21 April : 10k-ish done steady or as a fartlek. Tilsley Park is open 5pm-9pm, meet normal time.

Wednesday 23 April : tempo session on laps of the estate.

No racing anywhere close this weekend (unless you have already entered the Crawley 6 /12 hour races on Saturday).

Weekend training : We should do a distance session. Anyone want to suggest anything ?

Jack Fitzgerald 3 and 6 mile walks, Crawley 14 June

Dave Hoben, who has supported the Oxfordshire Championship 3000m races in the past, invites us to these races next month.

“VAC are organising the second edition of this event. The aim will still be to attract new recruits to race walking, and the event will be open to juniors, non-vets and vets alike.
The event will also be raising funds for Help for Heroes through the entry fee.

The venue will be Tilgate Park, Crawley, near the end of M23, around a lake that was once the test bed for the Bluebird speed record, and it will be over 3 or 6 miles, time 1 pm, date Saturday 14 June 2014.
Entry forms are now in circulation (attached), more details from either myself at an upcoming event, or walks@vetsac.org.uk<mailto:walks@vetsac.org.uk>
The course is highly scenic, and the grounds of Tilgate Park are vast, eminently suitable for those with young families. There is a pub and a café within the grounds.”

Entry form here.

 

Week Commencing 14 April

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Training on Monday 14 April : 10k-ish done steady or as a fartlek.

Wednesday 16 April : tempo session on laps of the estate.

Racing : no races on Easter Saturday or Sunday, but on Good Friday there is the annual Radley Charity Walk, and on Easter Monday the London Inter-Club Challlenge series starts with a meeting at Lee Valley. There is believed to be a 3000m race at 12:00, and a counter for the Enfield League, but probably Ron will confirm later this week.

Weekend training : if not racing, we should do a distance session. Anyone want to suggest anything ?