Week commencing 16 July 2018

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Training this week : on Monday, easy or fartlek session, up to 11k. Plus beginners’ sessions or interval sessions on the track, if required. On Wednesday, warmups, drills and sprints on the track, with the usual track fee.

Training at the weekend : Should do a longer session. Any suggestions?

Racing during the week :  a 2000m race in Sutcliffe Park, Eltham, at 7pm on Wednesesday, organised by Cambridge Harriers. Enter by 6:40 at their clubhouse.

Racing at the weekend :  None !

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Week commencing 9 July 2018

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Training this week : on Monday, easy or fartlek session, up to 11k. On Wednesday, warmups, drills and sprints on the track, with the usual track fee. Plus beginners’ sessions or interval sessions on the track, if required.

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

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

Racing at the weekend :  At 12:30 on Sunday in Coventry, the Midlands Championship 20k race, which is also the BMAF 20k Championships – details here.

Closing dates : Tuesday 10th is the closing date for the Midlands / BMAF 20k.

Week commencing 2 July 2018

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Training during the week :  on Monday, an extended warmdown following the Masters League race, for those not involved in any other events in the match. On Wednesday, up to a 10k-ish session, easy or fartlek, plus a beginners’ session on the track, if required.

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

Racing during the week : On Monday, as all will be aware, there’s the 2000m races in the Southern Masters League Western Division meeting at Tilsley Park. Women race at 6:30, men at 6:50.

Racing at the weekend :  The only event on Saturday is in Cheshire. On Sunday there is the BMAF Inter-Area Challenge, probably a 3000m race, in Solihull, but you will need to be selected for that and if you have been, you will be sent a timetable.

Week commencing 25 June 2018

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Congratulations to Gemma, finishing above, second in the England Athletics 20k championships in Leeds. Outside the qualifying time for Berlin, but she was inside it in China earlier this year, so I believe she may still get selected . . .

Training this week : on Monday, easy or fartlek session, depending on fitness and injuries, up to 11k. Plus beginners’ sessions on the track, if required. On Wednesday, warmups, drills and sprints on the track, with the usual track fee. Or easy session if injured.

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

Racing during the week :  no open races.

Racing at the weekend :  Two on Saturday. At 11 am in Leicester, the Jim Sharlott 10k race, also the BMAF 10k road championship event. More details here. Also, a 5000m track race at 11:30 at the Allianz Stadium, London, in the LICC and Enfield League series. More details in the latest Enfield Walker. And on Sunday, 5000m races in the British Athletics Senior Championships at Alexander Stadium. Tough qualifying standards – details here. If you want to watch, remember the discount code GBCHAMPS20 for the online ticket shop.

Closing dates : Monday 25th will be the closing date for the Jim Sharlott 10k race (the BMAF Championship event) in Leicester on Saturday. Also the absolute closing date for the British Championships on Sunday, but the entry process is convoluted and you should have started it by now.

Week commencing 18 June 2018

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Training this week : on Monday, easy or fartlek session, up to 11k. On Wednesday, warmups, drills and sprints on the track, with the usual track fee. Plus beginners’ sessions on the track, if required.

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

Racing during the week :  at 7 pm on Tuesday evening, a 5 mile race in the Veterans AC series, at Battersea Park, London.

Racing at the weekend :  At Leeds on Sunday morning, the British Grand Prix of race walking, including the National 20k Championships and a 10k supporting race. More details here, entry standards apply, no closing date but there is a numbers cap and entries on the day are a fiver extra. Also on Sunday, at Chelmsford, the Southern T&F Inter-Counties match which usually features a 3000m race, but Oxfordshire have shown little interest in recent years.

Closing dates : Monday 25th will be the closing date for the Jim Sharlott 10k race (the BMAF Championship event) in Leicester on Saturday 30 June. More details here.

 

Week commencing 11 June 2018

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Training this week : on Monday, easy or fartlek session, up to 11k. On Wednesday, warmups, drills and sprints on the track, with the usual track fee.

Training at the weekend : Should do a longer session, if anyone not racing wants one. Any suggestions?

Racing during the week : a 3000m race at 8:30 on Tuesday evening, in the Woodford Tuesday Walks series, at Ashton Playing Fields, East London.

Racing at the weekend :  At Bedford, the England Athletics U20 10k and U23 20k championships. At Horwich in Lancashire, the BMAF 5k road championships. Both on Sunday, and for both, you will need to have entered by now.