Week commencing 4 December 2017

Training during the week :  on  Monday, track session, with warmups, drills, sprints and warmdown. Normal track fee will apply, session may change if the weather is bad. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate, don’t forget high-viz clothing.

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

Racing at the weekend :  On Saturday at 11 am, a 5000m race at Horsham, Sussex. More info here . On Sunday, provisionally at 12:25, 3000m indoors at Cardiff. Full details here, entries close Monday evening.

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Week commencing 10 April 2017

Grainy pic of Gemma competing in the Czech Republic on Saturday, where as I’m sure we all know, she finished (in 10th place) in a time that qualifies her for both the Commonwealth Games next year, and this year’s World Athletics Championships in London !

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek. On Wednesday, track session with warmups, drills, intervals and warmdown. Usual track fee applies.

Training at the Bank Holiday weekend : if not racing, should do a distance session. Any suggestions ? How about the 12-mile-ish annual Radley Walk, on Good Friday ? Details here .

Racing at the Bank Holiday weekend :  track races at 10:45 at Tonbridge, Kent, on Easter Monday.

Racing midweek : There is a 10k track race at Tooting Bec, South London, at 6:45 pm on Wednesday.

Week commencing 3 April 2017

The Headington-Abingdon contingent at Gravesend, and the Abingdon contingent at the Greater Manchester Marathon, last weekend ! Well done all !

Training during the week :  on  Monday, easy session after the weekend races. On Wednesday, track session with warmups, drills, intervals and warmdown. Usual track fee applies.

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

Racing at the weekend :  Only one within anything like reasonable travelling distance – Saturday at 1 pm, 6 and 8 mile walks in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk – a course taster for the Centurions race in August.

International : Congratulations to Tom Bosworth, 2nd in the IAAF Challenge race at Rio Major, Portugal, at the weekend – joins Dominic King in qualifying for the World Championships.

Week commencing 27 March 2017

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish, fartlek or easy. This year’s first evening Radley Lakes session, perhaps ? On Wednesday, track session with warmups, drills, intervals and warmdown. Usual track fee applies.

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

Racing at the weekend :  On Saturday at 1 pm, the Cecil Gittings Memorial races at Gravesend, which also count for the Enfield League. Some of us are going! More details here.

International : Congratulations again to Ian Richards on another silver medal in the World Masters 10k last week – and to the  team of Ian, Peter Bosko and Roger Michell, who won the M65 gold. Plus Dominic King, qualifying for the World Championships with his performance in the 50k race at Dudince, Slovakia on Saturday.

Week commencing 20 March 2017

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish, fartlek or easy. On Wednesday, track session with warmups, drills, intervals and warmdown. Usual track fee applies.

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

Racing at the weekend :  Nothing within reasonable travelling distance.

International : Congratulations to our friend Ian Richards on his silver medal in the World Masters Indoor 3000m last weekend – hoping to go one better in the 10k in a few days’ time. And Gemma’s international 20k debut was a great success – 8th in the race in 1h 37m 36s.

Week commencing 13 March 2017

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Training during the week :  on  Monday, warmups, drills, a pyramid session, and warmdown on the track. Usual track fee will apply. On Wednesday, 10k-ish fartlek.

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

Racing at the weekend :  No open races this week, due to the big international events.

International : A few of our friends are making the trip to the World Indoor Masters Championships in Korea, which starts on Saturday and includes 3000m and 5k walks. Event website here. And Sunday sees the first major outdoor European walking event of the year in Lugano, Switzerland, with strong British teams going, including Tom who will be one of the favourites in the men’s 20k, and Gemma among the women entered for her first international 20k. Event website here.  All the best to all of them – no known video livestream from either event – yet.

Week commencing 20 February 2017

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Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek, plus a beginners’ session on the track – usual track fee applies. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate.

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

Racing at the weekend :  Two events on Saturday : at 12:30 in Lewes, Sussex, a selection of track races up to 5000m. At 1 pm in Leicester, the Leicester Walking Club 15 mile Championship race, where I’m sure guests will be welcome. And on Sunday, the Veterans Inter-Area Indoor Championships, which probably includes a 3000m race. You will need to be invited to this, and if you have been, you will be sent the timetable.