Week commencing 24 April 2017

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek. 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 the British Championship 10k race, including the CAU Inter-Counties, at Coventry. The official closing date is past but you may still be able to race – details here.

Week commencing 17 April 2017

The second group, about half way through the annual Radley Walk on Good Friday. Lead group already struggling with the crowds in the High Street !

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek. On Wednesday, track session with warmups, drills, intervals and warmdown. Usual track fee applies. A classic tape from the 1990s demonstrating and explaining a variety of drills has recently been uploaded to YouTube – here.

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

Racing at the weekend :   On Saturday there is the annual RWA Inter-Area match at Lee Valley, but you will need to have been selected for that. Plus at 11 am, a 10k race at Horsham, Sussex.

Racing midweek : On Tuesday at 7 pm, the first in the summer series of 5 mile races at Battersea Park, London, organised by the Veterans AC.

Coming soon : The British Championship 10k race, including the CAU Inter-Counties, is at Coventry on 29 April. Details here. The closing date is this Wednesday.

Week commencing 10 April 2017

Grainy pic of Gemma competing in the Czech Republic on Saturday, where as I’m sure we all know, she finished (in 10th place) in a time that qualifies her for both the Commonwealth Games next year, and this year’s World Athletics Championships in London !

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

Training at the Bank Holiday weekend : if not racing, should do a distance session. Any suggestions ? How about the 12-mile-ish annual Radley Walk, on Good Friday ? Details here .

Racing at the Bank Holiday weekend :  track races at 10:45 at Tonbridge, Kent, on Easter Monday.

Racing midweek : There is a 10k track race at Tooting Bec, South London, at 6:45 pm on Wednesday.

Week commencing 3 April 2017

The Headington-Abingdon contingent at Gravesend, and the Abingdon contingent at the Greater Manchester Marathon, last weekend ! Well done all !

Training during the week :  on  Monday, easy session after the weekend races. 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 :  Only one within anything like reasonable travelling distance – Saturday at 1 pm, 6 and 8 mile walks in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk – a course taster for the Centurions race in August.

International : Congratulations to Tom Bosworth, 2nd in the IAAF Challenge race at Rio Major, Portugal, at the weekend – joins Dominic King in qualifying for the World Championships.