Training during the week : on Monday, 10k-ish, fartlek or easy. This year’s first evening Radley Lakes session, perhaps ? On Wednesday, track session with warmups, drills, intervals and warmdown. Usual track fee applies.
Training at the weekend : if not racing, should do a distance session. Any suggestions ?
Racing at the weekend : On Saturday at 1 pm, the Cecil Gittings Memorial races at Gravesend, which also count for the Enfield League. Some of us are going! More details here.
International : Congratulations again to Ian Richards on another silver medal in the World Masters 10k last week – and to the team of Ian, Peter Bosko and Roger Michell, who won the M65 gold. Plus Dominic King, qualifying for the World Championships with his performance in the 50k race at Dudince, Slovakia on Saturday.
Bethan Davies is promised to be on S4C tonight in the ‘Clwb’ programme that runs from 10:00 to 10:45, demonstrating and talking about race walking – it will be online if you can’t find it on your TV. Quick preview here.
Last year Gemma and Noel established Oxfordshire as top women’s county. Can we make it two years in a row ? Can the men join them ?
Details and entry form for this year’s race here. Includes British and RWA championships, and youth championships over shorter distances – strict closing date for entries, 19 April.
Latest Race Walking Record here – results, fixtures, reports, and quite a bit of international news including Bethan Davies’ qualifying time for the World Championships.
Enfield Walker here, with details of the March and April Enfield League races, the latter being at Gravesend on 1 April.
Both published a couple of weeks ago but better late than never !
The RWA Lists have been updated by Pauline and are available here.
Training during the week : on Monday, 10k-ish, fartlek or easy. On Wednesday, track session with warmups, drills, intervals and warmdown. Usual track fee applies.
Training at the weekend : should do a distance session, Any suggestions ?
Racing at the weekend : Nothing within reasonable travelling distance.
International : Congratulations to our friend Ian Richards on his silver medal in the World Masters Indoor 3000m last weekend – hoping to go one better in the 10k in a few days’ time. And Gemma’s international 20k debut was a great success – 8th in the race in 1h 37m 36s.
Here is a recording of a lecture delivered by Andi Drake and his colleagues at Leeds last month, on the development work done with Tom Bosworth over the last few years. Lots of material but there will be something in it to consider for anyone looking to improve their performance.