Week commencing 7 January 2019

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Training this week : on Monday, easy / fartlek session of 10-11k. On Wednesday, hopefully on track for warmups, drills, agility/balance/co-ordination and sprints. Normal track fee will apply. But the forecast is for cold weather to return, so come prepared for road work instead, i.e. hi-viz clothing. No props required for agility / balance / co-ordination this week.

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

Racing at the weekend : On Saturday, at Donkey Lane, Enfield at 11:45, a 5 mile race, the first in this year’s Enfield League. More details likely soon.

Race Walking Association : hold their AGM at Nuneaton on Sunday. Some of us may be going.

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Week commencing 19 November 2018

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Training this week : on Monday, easy or fartlek session up to 10/11k. On Wednesday : hoping to go on the track, for agility/balance/co-ordination, drills and sprints. Agility/Balance/Co-ordination will require an exercise mat and warm clothing. But at the moment the weather forecast isn’t great for Wednesday, so come equipped for road work (i.e. hi-viz clothing) on both days.

Training at the weekend : Should do a distance session if possible. Any suggestions?

Racing at the weekend : Doesn’t seem to be any.

Week commencing 5 November 2018

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Training this week : on Monday, easy or fartlek session up to 10/11k. On Wednesday : hoping to go on the track, for agility/balance/co-ordination, drills and sprints. But at the moment the weather forecast isn’t great for Wednesday, so come equipped for road work (i.e. hi-viz clothing) on both days.

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

Racing at the weekend : On Saturday at 1pm, the Enfield Open 7 miles at Lee Valley, London. As usual, the circuit is one mile and times are taken after each mile, so you don’t have to do the full seven miles. Details in the latest Enfield Walker.

Week commencing 8 October 2018

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Active Rest month continues. For more about Active Rest, read this.

Training this week : on Monday and Wednesday : more agility / balance / co-ordination based on the UK Athletics “Athletics 365” programme. Full details here. On Monday, if you have them, please bring an exercise mat, and a yoga strap or piece of rope or something similar. On Wednesday, a mat and a ball (tennis ball or similar). Cones and a running ladder will also be needed, I believe they’re available at the track. Track fee will apply. Have extra layers to wear as it will not be very energetic.

Training at the weekend : Do something involving some distance – Chiltern League cross-country (Horspath, Saturday, if you’re a member of a club that participates) ? cycling ? jog a parkrun (Oxford, Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Witney or Didcot) ?  a ramble (the Ramblers have a 12-mile walk from Hurley, near Marlow on Sunday, among other options) ? or similar.

Racing at the weekend : on Saturday, a 5 mile race in the Enfield League, at Lee Valley at 1 pm. Some details here, more likely during the week.

Week commencing 17 September 2018

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Congratulations to Noel, with one bronze medal and one 4th place in her age group in the World Masters Athletics Championships in Malaga last week !

Training this week : on Monday, 10k-11k easy or fartlek session. On Wednesday : threshold session on laps of the estate. Plus track sessions at the usual cost, if required.

Training at the weekend : Should do some if not racing. Any suggestions?

Racing at the weekend : at mid-day on Saturday, a 1-hour race in the Enfield League series, on the track at Lee Valley Stadium. More details in the latest Enfield Walker. Ron would like those intending to enter to notify him as soon as possible.

Week commencing 3 September 2018

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Training this week : on Monday, easy or fartlek session, up to 11k. On Wednesday,  800m intervals on Copenhagen Drive. Plus sessions on the track, if required.

Training at the weekend : Any suggestions?

Racing in the week : On Tuesday at 8:30 pm, a 3000m race in the Woodford Tuesday Walks series, at Ashton Fields, London.

Racing at the weekend : On Sunday, Sussex and Surrey are holding a joint track championships at Sutton, with a 3000m race for seniors. Almost certainly, guests will be allowed – contact me if you want more details.

Best wishes to all our friends flying off to the World Masters Championships in Malaga this week. Some of us will be joining you later !

 

 

Week commencing 20 August 2018

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Training this week : on Monday, 800m intervals on Copenhagen Drive. On Wednesday, easy or fartlek session, up to 11k. Plus sessions on the track, if required.

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

Racing in the week : On Tuesday at 8:30 pm, a 3000m race at Ashton Playing Fields, London, in the Woodford Tuesday Walks series.

Racing at the weekend : The BMAF Track and Field championships at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, on 25-26 August, has races over 3000m on Saturday and 5000m on Sunday. You will need to have entered by now.