2015 Championships and International Fixtures

Andi Drake has produced this fixture list of national championship races and international events, up to 50k, for 2015. It will be of interest of course to those who don’t want to concventrate purely on masters’, regional and/or long-distance events. It might also be useful for long-term planning, as I believe the intention is that there should be some stability in these fixtures as far as possible, so events will take place in future years at around the same time of year as in 2015.


Week Commencing 29 December 2014


Training this week : we still have illnesses and injuries so it is happenning at the normal times and place, but the session will be decided on each occasion after discussion with those who can make it. Monday’s session will be an easier, post-Christmas one in any case.

Don’t forget to come at 6:30 for warmup and drills if you can make it.

Racing at the weekend : none within easy travelling distance.

Training at the weekend : 10am – 2pm on Sunday, there is a training/coaching day at Aldershot, with coaches Verity Snook (Aldershot), Noel Carmody (Cambridge Harriers), Andi Drake (national race walking centre), and international athletes Tom Bosworth and Ellie Dooley. Details here. Please tell me as well as Andi if you are going. Please also, note that this appears to be at the indoor facility in Rawlinson Road, GU11 2LQ, and not at the track where we have been before. But I’ll get this confirmed beforehand . . .

Christmas Week 2014


Corrine Henchoz showing perfect technique at the Christmas Cup race in Yverdon, Switzerland !

Training on Monday 22 December : goes ahead but will depend on the state of peoples’ injuries and illnesses.

Don’t forget to come at 6:30 for warmup and drills if you can make it.

Training on Wednesday 24th : no coaching is offered (I’ll be away) so those wanting to get in a session to build up an appetite for the following day, are urged to make arrangements between themselves. No word on Tilsley Park’s opening hours for the holiday period on their website.

Racing : the traditional Boxing Day race over 5.5 miles at Preston Park, Brighton, organised by Steyning AC, at 10:30.

Season’s greetings to all and I’ll see you on the 29th !