IAAF World Championship Walks, Sunday 13 August 2017

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You may have seen this already, but the loop and the date for the walks in the IAAF World Championships to be held in London next summer, have been announced.  More details here.

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Week commencing 28 November 2016

QuickTechniqueCheck

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate.

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

Racing at the weekend : on Saturday, Surrey Walking Club’s  ‘Christmas Cup’ – a 5000m track race at Tonbridge, at 11:30. On Sunday, the ‘Fortune Cup’ – a 10000m track race at Saffron Lane, Leicester, starting at 10:30.

 

Week commencing 21 November 2016

QuickTechniqueCheck

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish steady. On Wednesday, track session with warmups, drills, intervals, and warmdown. Normal track fee applies.

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

Racing at the weekend : the only race on the mainland is the Hillingdon 10k, at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit at 1 pm on Saturday. Part of the Enfield League series.

Anti-Doping 2017 – do you use an inhaler ?

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The WADA Prohibited Substances list has been published for 2017, more details here.

The change most likely to affect people, is that from 2017 the way salbutamol / ventolin inhalers can be used is changing. You are now only allowed 800 micrograms in a 12-hour period, which is just four or eight puffs depending on the dosage of the inhaler. If you have an inhaler, check it to be sure how much you can take. If you regularly need more, you need to be sure you have a Therapeutic Use Exemption before your first race in 2017. If you find you unexpectedly need more on a race day, obviously look after your health, and then . . .

Step.

Away.

From.

The Start Line !!

3000m/1000m Indoor Races, Cardiff, Sunday 11 December

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For those intending an indoor season this year : it looks like there may be no Indoor Grand Prix this winter, but the first opportunity to race indoors is in Cardiff on Sunday 11 December, with a 1000m race for 13+ and a 3000m race for 17+, starting at midday. Closing date is 8 December and there will be strictly no entries on the day. Not in Pauline’s lists yet, but more details here.

Week commencing 14 November 2016

QuickTechniqueCheck

Training during the week :  on  Monday, track session with warmups, drills, an alternating-pace session, and warmdown. On Wednesday, 10k-ish steady.

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

Racing at the weekend : two options : on Saturday at 2 pm in Steyning, Sussex, a 10k race. And on Sunday at Coventry, the final meeting in the Midland Winter League series, with a 5k race for seniors at 12:30 and a 10k race at 2:10 pm. (This is a change from previously advertised timings, I believe they are correct, contact Glyn Jones if you want clarification.)

Week commencing 7 November 2016

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Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish easy or fartlek. Also a track session for those who want one – usual track fee applies. On Wednesday, track session for everyone, with warmup, drills, 200m intervals and warmdown. Cold weather is forecast, so these plans might change if the track and/or roads are icy. Bring plenty of clothing !

Racing at the weekend : the big event is the 90th Enfield 7, with the race at 1 pm on Saturday at Lee Valley, London and a commemorative reception afterwards. Details here.