Training Days and Training Camps, Autumn-Winter 2017-2018

This winter, England Athletics are organising a series of weekend Race Walking Training Days around the country in October/ November, and and two Monday-to-Wednesday Training Camps at the National Race Walking Centre in Leeds (to coincide with half-term dates). Probably easiest for us are the days at Aldershot on 22 October, and Moulton (just north of Northampton) on 18 November. The full dates are :

  • Saturday 14thOctober 2017, Race Walk Training Day, Isle of Man 10:00-13:00
  • Sunday 22ndOctober 2017, Race Walk Training Day, Aldershot, 10:30-14:30
  • Saturday 28thOctober 2017, Race Walk Training Day, Leeds, 10:30-14:30
  • Saturday 18thNovember 2017, Race Walk Training Day, Moulton, Northampton, 10:30-14:30
  • Sunday 7thJanuary 2018, Race Walk Season Planning Workshop, Sheffield
  • 12th-14thFebruary 2018, Race Walk Training Camp, Leeds
  • 19th-21stFebruary 2018, Race Walk Training Camp, Leeds

More details on Aldershot here , Moulton here, Sheffield here, Training camps here and here. Booking for Aldershot is here, for Moulton may be here if they sort out the website, Sheffield here, Training Camps here and here . Anyone interested ?

 

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Week commencing 11 September 2017

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Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek, plus beginners session on the track if required. Don’t forget hi-viz clothing. On Wednesday, track session for everybody. Normal track fees will apply.

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

Racing at the weekend :  On Sunday, 11:00, the annual Jim Sharlott meeting in Leicester. Main 10k race, including the BMAF 10k Championships at 11:00, and a beginners 2k race at 12:30. Full details here. We’re asked to enter early, as this is the Leicester Walking Club 90th Anniversary race and they are putting on a buffet for all competitors.

Racing during the week : None. As the nights draw in evening races are pretty much coming to an end for this year.

Week commencing 4 September 2017

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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 – normal track fees will apply.

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

Racing at the weekend :  On Sunday at 10:15, a 3000m track race at Carshalton, Surrrey. This is the county championship race for  Surrey and Sussex but guests will almost certainly be welcome.

Racing during the week : On Tuesday at 8.30 pm, a 3000m at Ashton Playing Fields, London, in the Woodford Tuesday Walks series.

Week commencing 28 August 2017

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Training during the week :  on  Bank Holiday Monday, 10k-ish fartlek, plus beginners sessions on the track if required. Tllsley Park is fully open.On Wednesday, track session for everybody. Normal track fees will apply.

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

Racing at the weekend :  On Sunday, the final of the SCVAC T&F League at Ashford, Kent. Nothing else on the mainland.

Racing during the week : Nothing. Next reasonably accessible walk, is a 3000m at Ashton Playing Fields, London, a week on Tuesday.