Week Commencing 1 June 2015

QuickTechniqueCheck Suggested training this week : Monday 1st, 800s on Copenhagen Drive. Wednesday 3rd, tempo session on laps of the estate. At the weekend : if not racing, we should do a distance session. Anyone want to make a suggestion ? Racing in the week : on Tuesday at 7pm there’s a 5 mile race at Battersea Park in the Veterans’ AC summer series. Racing at the weekend : at 1pm on Saturday, there’s the annual 5 mile walk at Moulton, Suffolk, in the Enfield League series. More details here. On Sunday there is the Surrey and Sussex Masters 3000m Championship race at Epsom, where guests will probably be welcome. International : the latter half of the week sees the Paris-Alsace walk, and Saturday sees the next race in the IAAF Race Walking Challenge at La Coruna, Spain.


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Here. Jam-packed as usual with fixtures, reports, reminiscence, suggestions both interesting and scary, and a perspective from EW’s in-house coach Charlie Fogg, on the sort of training we were doing at Radley last month.

Week Commencing 25 May 2015


Suggested training this week : Monday 25th, easy 10k or less, ahead of the County Championships on Wednesday.

Wednesday 27th, no session, do the County Championship race instead!

At the weekend : if not racing, we should do a fartlek or tempo session. Anyone want to make a suggestion ?

Racing on Wednesday : It’s the County Championship track 3000m race at the Town v Gown match, Iffley Road, at 7:35. If you’re not entered for the County Championship you can enter the Open race, up to 6:35 on the day. Don’t expect to park at the vanue : contact me for parking tips if necessary.

Racing at the weekend : for Masters, there is the Southern Counties VAC Track and Field championships at Ashford on Saturday, with a 3000m race at 1 pm. Not sure if you can still enter – members of SCVAC will know . . .

Week Commencing 18 May 2015


Suggested training this week : Monday 18th, no session, do the 2000m in the Veterans’ League meeting at Horspath instead.

Wednesday 20th : tempo session on laps of the estate. Don’t forget to come at 6:30 for warmup and drills if you can make it.

Distance session at the weekend : we should do one. Anyone want to make a suggestion ?

Racing on Monday : Southern Masters League, Western Division – 2000m race at  6:30pm, at HORSPATH not Tilsley Park as advertised earlier, due to uncertainty over whether the work at TP would be finished and certified in time. Come at 6 pm for a good warmup, and/or to register as a guest if you’re not going to be representing a club in the match.

Racing at the weekend : a number of Southern counties have their 3000m track championships at the weekend. They may accept guests – see the fixtures here – but there are no other open races within reasonable distance.