Week commencing 26 June 2017

Leeds2017

Woohoo ! Oxfordshire’s Gemma Bridge now national 20k champion after winning the race in Leeds, and now awaiting confirmation of her place in the World Championships in London in August !

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek, plus beginners sessions on the track if required.On Wednesday, track session for everybody with warmups, drills and short sprints. Normal track fee applies.

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

Racing at the weekend :  No open races, but a few if you are invited, selected, eligible or go to watch. On Sunday morning, the 5000m race in the British Athletics Championships & Trials at Alexander Stadium. Also on Sunday, the Southern Counties Inter-Area match at Kingsmeadow, Surrey, but no sign yet that Oxfordshire are sending a team. And, the BMAF Inter-Area Walks at Solihull. You will know distances and timetable if you have been selected.

Racing during the week : On Wednesday at 7:30 pm, a 4 mile race at Norman Park, Bromley, organised by Surrey Walking Club.

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Week commencing 19 June 2017

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek, plus beginners sessions on the track if required.On Wednesday, track session for everybody with warmups, drills and short sprints. Normal track fee applies.

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

Racing at the weekend :  A busy weekend! On Saturday and Sunday, the BMAF Track and Field Championships with 3000m and 5000m races respectively. On Sunday, the national 20k Championships in Leeds, with a 9:30 am start.

Week commencing 12 June 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 :  For the youngsters on Sunday, the U20 and U23 10,000m track championships are taking place at Bedford starting at 10 am. Entries are now closed but live coverage is promised here. For the masters, the BMAF 5k championships take place in Horwich, Lancashire, at 10:35 on Sunday. Again, you will need to have entered by now.

Racing during the week : two races in London on Tuesday: a 5 mile race in the Vets AC series at Battersea Park starting at 7 pm, and a 3000m in the Woodford Tuesday Walks series at Ashton Playing Fields at 8:30.

Week commencing 5 June 2017

Training during the week :  on  Monday, a lot of people may be travelling or competing in the Masters League fixture in Bracknell. So, we’ll decide the session when we see who can make it. 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 12:30, there’s believed to be the 3 and 6 mile Jack Fitzgerald Memorial races at Tilgate Park, Crawley, Surrey – but it’s not listed on the Surrey Walking Club website.

Racing during the week : no open races.