Week commencing 29 August 2016

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Training during the week :  on  Monday, on the track for drills and 200m reps. Due to the track closing early, we’ll meet up at 6 pm – usual track fee will apply. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate.

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

Racing at the weekend : at mid-day on Saturday, the ‘Jim Sharlott’ 10k at Abbey Park, Leicester, including the BMAF 10k championships. On Sunday, the final of the Southern Masters League in  Ashford, Kent – 2000m races of course but timetable unknown.

Racing during the week :  on Tuesday, a 3000m at 8:30 pm at Ashton Playing Fields, East London, in the Woodford Tuesday Walks series.

Week commencing 22 August 2016

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Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek. On Wednesday, on the track for drills and 200m reps (usual track fee applies).

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

Racing at the weekend : on Saturday, a 5000m track race at Allianz Stadium, West London, at 12:00, in the Enfield League and London Inter-Club Challenge series. On Sunday, a 3000m track race in the combined Veterans AC and Southern Counties Veterans AC Track and Field Championships event at Kingsmeadow, Kingston-upon-Thames. You will probably need to be a member of one of these two organisations and to have already entered, and if so you should have received a timetable.

Festival of Race Walking, Hillingdon, Sunday 2 October

HillingdonStartThe Festival of Race Walking, which a few of us enjoyed competing at last year, is set to return to Hillingdon on Sunday 2 October, starting at 10:30. Highlights will be the National 50k, again with both International IAAF (“A” rules) and RWA (“B” rules) variants, and the traditional Nihill Shield match between junior teams representing England and Ireland. There are supporting 20k and 10k races, and entries close on 27 September. Details and entry form here.

Week commencing 15 August 2016

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Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate. Plus track sessions for anyone that wants one.

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

Racing at the weekend : none within reasonable travelling distance.

Racing during the week : two on Tuesday : a 3000m at 8:30 pm at Ashford Playing Fields, East London, in the Woodford Tuesday Walks series; and a 5 mile race at 7 pm at Battersea Park in the Vets AC series. On Wednesday, a 3000m  race in the home international match in Manchester – you need to be selected or invited for this, and two Oxfordshire athletes have been. There may be live internet coverage – watch this space.

Olympics : Dom goes in the Mens 50k at midnight our time on Friday 19th – Saturday 20th. The women’s 20k is at 6:30 pm on Friday. There will probably be live coverage of both on the BBC’s website.