Week commencing 27 February 2017

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Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek, plus a beginners’ session on the track – usual track fee applies. On Wednesday, track session – ditto.

Racing at the weekend :  The Molly Barnett races in Coventry on Sunday include the England Athletics 10k championships, the final race of the Winter Challenge and the Young Athletes’ Group Grand Prix. 5k race at 1:50 pm and 10k race at 2:25. Details here – some of us have entered.

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Week commencing 20 February 2017

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Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek, plus a beginners’ session on the track – usual track fee applies. 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 :  Two events on Saturday : at 12:30 in Lewes, Sussex, a selection of track races up to 5000m. At 1 pm in Leicester, the Leicester Walking Club 15 mile Championship race, where I’m sure guests will be welcome. And on Sunday, the Veterans Inter-Area Indoor Championships, which probably includes a 3000m race. You will need to be invited to this, and if you have been, you will be sent the timetable.

Week commencing 13 February 2017

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Great win by City’s Gemma Bridge yesterday, after two English titles, and a dramatic last couple of laps! Best video I can find is from Manx Athletics FB page, here.

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek, plus a beginners’ session on the track – usual track fee applies. 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 at 1 pm, a 5 mile race in the Enfield League series, at the Queen Elizabeth II stadium, Donkey Lane. Shorter distances for beginners. More details in the latest Enfield Walker. On Sunday, the SCVAC and VAC Indoor Championships over 3000m, at Lee Valley, but you will need to have entered by now.

Week commencing 6 February 2017

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Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek, plus a beginners’ session on the track – usual track fee applies. 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 :  Two races on Sunday : starting at 12:55 at Sheffield, the British  Athletics Indoor Championships over 3000m and 5000m at Sheffield. Entries by invitation, and there is a good chance of an Oxfordshire champion ! More details here. The BBC Sport website is covering the meeting at the time, but time will tell whether they have live coverage of the walking races. Also, there is a Midland Championships race at Stourport, where guests will almost certainly be welcome, believed to be over 10k. We can get more details for anyone interested.