Week Commencing 27 July 2015

1507BMAF

Congratulations Noel, Naomi, Muriel and Judy, all gold medallists in their age groups in the BMAF T&F Championships 3000m race on Saturday !

Suggested training this week : Monday 27th, 8k fartlek on the Sunningwell loop. Wednesday 29th, 800s on Copenhagen Drive.

Racing at the weekend : on Saturday at midday, a 5000m race in the Enfield League and London Inter-Club Challenge series, at the Allianz stadium (previously Copthall Barnet). On Sunday, we’re hoping for Oxfordshire representation in the England Athletics / Inter-Counties / AAA Championship event at Bedford, the walks being on Sunday morning.

And good luck to all those off to France, for their various events, in the next week !

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Week Commencing 13 July 2015

QuickTechniqueCheck

Suggested training this week : Monday 20th, tempo session on laps of the estate. Wednesday 22nd, 800s on Copenhagen Drive.  At the weekend : if there’s anybody not at the BMAF championships, we should do a distance / fartlek session. Anyone want to make a suggestion ?

Racing during the week : at 7 pm on Wednesday, 1000m races in a new Open Walks event at Sutcliffe Park, Eltham in South London. More details here.

Racing at the weekend : on Saturday and Sunday, the British Masters Track and Field Championships at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, with 3000m races on the Saturday and 5000m races on the Sunday. If doing this you will have enterd by now and should have received the timetable. Good luck to all competing !

Opportunity for biomechanical analysis

Biomechanics

I’ve had the following email from Andi Drake at the National Race Walking Centre in Leeds :

“Hi all,

We are moving into a new phase of biomechanics research in the race walk events here in Leeds. Our new researcher Helen will be recruiting athletes over the coming months under the supervision of Dr Brian Hanley. From August 1st to 10th we welcome Neil Cronin from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland who is conducting research into the role of tendons in race walk gait: if you would like to take part in a biomechanics test during these dates, including analysis of your technique at current race pace please drop me a line.
The August dates are short notice: for a test, minus the tendon analysis, i.e. all the applied analysis, at a date that suits please get in touch also.
Best regards,
Andi”
The August dates are obviously also not ideal for anyone doing the World Masters, but if anyone wants to make the trip to Leeds for the biomechanical analysis in the following weeks, and doesn’t have Andi’s email address, let me know.

 

Week Commencing 13 July 2015

QuickTechniqueCheck

Congratulations to Gemma, winner of the Senior Women’s 5000m race at the RWA Inter-Area match at Tamworth on Saturday !

Suggested training this week : Monday 13th, tempo session on laps of the estate. Wednesday 15th July, 800s on Copenhagen Drive.  At the weekend : if not racing,we should do a distance / fartlek session. Anyone want to make a suggestion ?

Racing during the week : a 5 mile race in the Veteran’s Athletic Club series at Battersea Park, London, at 7 pm on Tuesday.

Racing at the weekend : on Sunday, the England Athletics Masters Association Inter-Area Match is due to take place at Solihull. Participation is by invitation from the team manager : in theory, the team should be notified today (12 July). Good luck to anyone who’s been selected !