London Open Walks / Southern Championships, Sunday 4 February

HillingdonStartDetails here. At Donkey Lane, not Hillingdon this time. Still officially 10k for men, 5k for women, plus junior races, but racers in the 5k are permitted to carry on to 10. Incorporates the RWA Southern Championships for 10k and for the standard distances for juniors – plus team prizes, 3 to count.

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Week commencing 6 November 2017

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish, fartlek or recovery. On Wednesday, threshold session of laps of the estate. Don’t forget hi-viz clothing!

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

Racing at the weekend :  On Saturday, the Enfield 7 at Lee Valley, London, starting at  1 pm. More details in the latest Enfield Walker.

Training day  : we hope to go to the event organised at Moulton near Nottingham on Saturday 18 November, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm. We should to book in advance, here. The day is free. Registration closes on the 16th.

 

Week commencing 25 September 2017

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek. Don’t forget hi-viz clothing. On Wednesday, drills and sprints on the track – normal track fee will apply.

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

Racing at the weekend :  On Sunday starting at 10:30, the Festival of Race Walking at Hillingdon (above). 10k and 20k races for seniors, details as far as we know them here but a full timetable is likely to be issued just before the weekend.Closing date for entries is Tuesday.

Week commencing 18 September 2017

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Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish, as fartlek or recovery. Don’t forget hi-viz clothing. 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 :  On Saturday starting at 12:45, a meeting in the Enfield League series at Lee Valley Stadium. Three options : a 2000m beginners / young athletes race  at 12:45 : a 1 hour race starting at 1 pm; and starting at the same time as the 1 hour race, a 10,000m race which is counting as the Essex championship. Full details in the current Enfield Walker. Ron needs advance notification of entries – see the Enfield Walker for details.

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.