Week commencing 20 June 2016

Brits

Great walk by Brianna on Sunday, to come 3rd in the British Championship 5000m race at Birmingham! But sadly, no medals for Aussies . . . it’s not that we don’t like foreigners or anything . . .

Training during the week :  on Monday, 10k as easy as you like after Sunday’s racing. On Wednesday, a threshold session on laps of the estate. Plus, track sessions on each day for those that want one – usual track charge.

Training at the weekend : should do a distance session. Any suggestions ?

Racing at the weekend : again, no open races within reasonable travelling distance, as the decision to make the Inter-Area Match at Tamworth an open event seems to have been reversed. You have to be invited to it now – as two Oxfordshire athletes have been.

Racing during the week : a 4-mile race at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, at Norman Park, Bromley, organised by Surrey Walking Club.

Week commencing 20 June 2016

QuickTechniqueCheck

Congratulations to Noel, W65 winner at the BMAF Masters 5K Championships at Horwich on Sunday !

Training during the week :  on Monday, most of us are at the Masters League meeting in Bracknell though there isn’t a walk there. For anyone else there is a track session at Tilsley Park. On Wednesday, a 10k-ish fartlek session, and also a track session for anyone who wants one.

Training at the weekend : should do a distance session. Any suggestions ?

Racing at the weekend : no open races within reasonable travelling distance. The British Championships, an invitation-only event, are on in Birmingham, with 5000m walks on Sunday morning / lunchtime, and two Oxfordshire athletes participating in them. Spectator ticket details here.

Week commencing 13 June 2016

NnG

Congratulations Noel and Gemma, winning the Inter-Counties 10k for Oxfordshire at Coventry on Saturday ! We’re still looking for the trophy that we won in 2012 . . .

Training during the week : Monday : a technical session on the track, as most of us are doing the Sri Chimnoy run that evening. Wednesday :  threshold session on laps of the estate. Plus I’m doing another technical session on the track. For the track sessions, remember there’s a £4.20 charge per evening (if you haven’t got a season ticket).

Training at the weekend : if not racing, should do a distance session. Any suggestions ?

Racing at the weekend : two races on Sunday: The British Masters 5k road championships at Horwich, Lancashire, and the England Athletics U20/U23 championships over 10k and 20k respectively at Bedford. For each, you will need to have entered by now.

Racing during the week : on Tuesday at 7pm, a 5 mile race at Battersea Park in the Veterans AC series. This event is expected to feature on the following morning’s BBC Breakfast TV show, and organiser Dave Hoban is hoping for a good turnout.