For those that haven’t entered yet, details of this year’s ‘Molly Barnett’ meeting, including the England Athletics 10k Championships, and the final round of the UKA Winter Challenge series, and the YAG Grand Prix, are here.
With the Tilsley Park facility closed, temperatures of -4 / -5C forecast, and tarmac around Abingdon being reported as icy last night – with no thaw today – I’m cancelling tonight’s training.
Training during the week : on Monday, 10k-ish easy or fartlek. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate.
Training at the weekend : If not racing, should do a daylight distance session. Any suggestions ?
It’s expected to be very cold in the evenings next week, so sessions may be changed or cancelled if there are no suitable surfaces available.
Racing at the weekend : At 11:45 on Saturday, a 5 mile race in the Enfield League, at Donkey Lane. Shorter distances available. League website here, start of the last race pictured above. On Sunday, there is a 3000m race in the England Masters Indoor Inter-Area Challenge at Lee Valley, but you’ll need to be selected by your Masters Area.
After a year’s absence, Swindon Harriers have announced this year’s Mark Cawte Memorial meeting for 17 March, including 1500m and 3000m races for walkers. Let’s support our neighbours like we have in the past. Entry form here, closing date for entries is 10 March. According to the provisional timetable here, the 3000m is at 1:30pm and the 1500m at 2 pm.
Congratulations to City’s Gemma, second in today’s British Athletics Indoor 5000m Championships behind a great performance from Bethan Davies.
Training during the week : on Monday, 10k-ish done either easy or as a fartlek. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate.
Training at the weekend : Should do a daylight distance session. Any suggestions ?
Racing at the weekend : None handy, as it’s the annual England vs. Ireland ‘Nihill Sheild’ match on the Isle of Man. You’ll need to be invited for this.