Week commencing 29 May 2017

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate. Plus beginners sessions on the track if required.

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

Racing at the weekend :  On Saturday at 1 pm, the ever popular 5 mile race at Moulton, Suffolk. Full details here. On Sunday, there is the Surrey and Sussex Veterans’ Championship 3000m race at Ewell, South London. Guests will almost certainly be welcome.

Racing during the week : at 7:50 pm on Wednesday, there’s the Surrey Walking Club 3000m championship race at Norman Park Bromley. Again guests will almost certainly be welcome.

2017 National 20k Championships, Leeds, Sunday 25 June

This year’s British Grand Prix of Race Walking has been announced, including the National 20k Championships for the RWA, British Athletics, England Athletics and Welsh Athletics, and it’s also the selection race for the World Championships in August.

There are also 10k, 5k and 3k races. Entry standards apply but are not all desperately challenging ! The event starts at 9:30, so there’s a good chance it will mean an overnight stay.

Full details from this link.

Week commencing 22 May 2017

We still have no date for this year’s Town v Gown match, and therefore still no date for the Oxfordshire 3000m Championship race. When the announcement does come it will probably be at short notice, but until it does, let’s keep going with normal training.

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek, plus beginner’s session on the track if required. On Wednesday, warmup, drills, intervals and cooldown on the track. Normal fee will apply for track sessions.

Training at the weekend : should do a distance session. Any suggestions ?

Racing at the weekend :  nothing close.

International : Congratulations of course to the GB teams at the European Cup in Podebrady on Sunday – GB men 3rd 4th team, GB women 6th, and Oxford City’s Gemma Bridge getting an excellent 14th place in the women’s race.

Week commencing 15 May 2017

Training during the week :  on  Monday, extended warmdown session after the Masters’ League races at Horspath, for anyone that doesn’t have further events or officiating to do. On Wednesday, 10k fartlek. Plus, beginner’s sessions on the track.

Training at the weekend : should do a distance session. Any suggestions ?

Racing at the weekend :  nothing close.

Racing during the week : don’t forget the SCVAC League match at Horspath, Oxford tonight (Monday) – NOT at Tilsley Park as previously advised. Men’s 2000m at 6:30, women’s 2000m at 6:50. Be there in plenty of time to warm up. Guests allowed, but you may need additional time to get your number.

International : on Sunday there is the European Cup of Race Walking in Podebrady, Czech Republic. A strong British team, including of course Oxfordshire’s Gemma Bridge. Event website here but no news yet of live coverage, if there is any details will be posted on this site.

Week commencing 8 May 2017

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate. Plus, beginner’s sessions on the track.

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

Racing at the weekend :  on Sunday, the 1500m race in the Wiltshire T&F championships at Tidworth (near Andover) is an open race, and is timetabled for 14:55. No other races close, due to it being County Championships weekend in many areas.

Racing during the week : another in the Vets AC series of 5-mile races in Battersea Park, at 7 pm on Tuesday.