Week commencing 15 July 2019

Congratulations to Judy and Noel, winning their age groups in a difficult race in the British Masters 20k Championships yesterday ! (Not the world’s best photos I’m afraid.)

Training this week : on Monday, fartlek or easy after yesterday’s racing, 8 or 10k. On Wednesday, we’ll do road intervals (400m or 800m) on the freshly repainted Copenhagen Drive.

Training at the weekend : should do a distance session. Anyone want to suggest anything ?

Racing at the weekend : None close.

Racing during the week : At 6:40 pm on Wednesday, a 3000m race in the BMC / Cambridge Harriers event at Sutcliffe Park, Eltham.

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Week commencing 8 July 2019

Training this week : on Monday, 10k-ish fartlek. On Wednesday, on track for warmup, drills, agility/balance/co-ordination, and 200m intervals. Normal track fee applies. No props required for agility/balance/co-ordination work. If the weather’s bad,  the plan will change.

Racing at the weekend : at 12:30 on Sunday, the BMAF 20k Championships race, at Coventry – which is also the Midlands Championship race. Closing date for entries is Wednesday, entry form here. And at Kingsmeadow, Kingston, a 3000m race in the Veterans AC Championships, also on Sunday.

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

Week commencing 24 June 2019

Training this week : on Monday, 10k-ish fartlek. On Wednesday, threshold work on laps of the estate.

Training at the weekend : If not racing, should consider a distance session. Maybe on Friday ?

Racing at the weekend : Two big races on Sunday : at 09:30 in Leeds, the British Grand Prix 20k race, which includes the National Championships, the World Championships trials, and the Southern RWA Championships. More details here, entries close on WEDNESDAY. Also  two support races, a 10k at 9:30 and a 3k race at 11:45. Standards apply to the 20k and 10k, and it looks like entries have now closed for the 3k. And at  11 am at Abbey Park, Leicester, the Jim Sharlott 10k, which is also the BMAF championship race. Also a 2k support race at 12:40. More details here, entries close on TUESDAY.

Racing during the week : two possibilities on Monday, a 1000m in Colchester and a 2000m Vets League race at Battersea Park.

Week commencing 15 April 2019

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Training this week : on Monday, fartlek session of 10-11k.  On Wednesday, threshold work on laps of the estate. Still need hi-viz clothing ! On Good Friday, there’s the annual Radley Walk, 12 miles or so from the Bowyer Arms in Radley into Oxford and back. Details above from the Bowyer Arms FB page.

Training at the weekend : if not doing the Radley walk or racing on Saturday, should do a distance session in the daylight. Is 9 am on Friday OK again ?

Racing at the weekend : On Easter Saturday at midday, a 5000m track race at Lee Valley Stadium, London, in the Enfield League and London Inter-Club Challenge series. More details in the latest Enfield Walker.

Racing in the week : the Veterans Athletic Club have a 5 mile event in Battersea Park, London, at 7 pm on Tuesday. More details here.

Closing dates : today is the last day to enter the RWA / Inter-Counties 10k Championship in Coventry on Sunday 28 April. Details here.

Week commencing 8 April 2019 – updated

RainingTraining

Training this week : on Monday, fartlek session of 10-11k. On Wednesday, on track for drills, agility/balance/co-ordination, and sprints. Normal track fee applies. No props needed for the agility/balance/co-ordination work. However if the weather is too bad for track work we’ll do threshold work on laps of the estate. Still need hi-viz clothing !

Training at the weekend : If not racing, should do a distance session in the daylight. Is 9 am on Friday OK again ?

Racing at the weekend : On Sunday, at Nuneaton, the Midland track championships with 5,000m races for seniors, at 12:30 for men and 1:45 for women. Guests will probably be welcome. (Thanks to Paul for updated details.)

Racing during the week is now starting up. At 6:45 on Wednesday, there’s a 10,000m track race organised by the Veterans AC, at Battersea Park, London. More details here.

Closing dates : remember to enter the RWA / Inter-Counties 10k at Coventry on 28 April, by next Monday. Details here.

Week commencing 8 April 2019

RainingTraining

Training this week : on Monday, fartlek session of 10-11k. On Wednesday, on track for drills, agility/balance/co-ordination, and sprints. Normal track fee applies. No props needed for the agility/balance/co-ordination work. However if the weather is too bad for track work we’ll do threshold work on laps of the estate. Still need hi-viz clothing !

Training at the weekend : If not racing, should do a distance session in the daylight. Is 9 am on Friday OK again ?

Racing at the weekend : On Sunday, at Nuneaton, the Midland track championships with 5,000m races for seniors, at 12:30 for men and 1:45 for women. Guests will probably be welcome. (Thanks to Paul for updated details.)

Racing during the week is now starting up. At 6:45 on Wednesday, there’s a 10,000m track race organised by the Veterans AC, at Battersea Park, London. More details here.

Closing dates : remember to enter the RWA / Inter-Counties 10k at Coventry on 28 April, by next Monday. Details here.

Week commencing 18 March 2019

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Training this week : on Monday, fartlek session of 10-11k. On Wednesday, on track for drills, agility/balance/co-ordination, and sprints. Normal track fee applies. For agility/balance/co-ordination, please bring a small ball, anything from a tennis ball to one about 20cm/8 inches in diameter. However if the weather is too bad for track work we’ll do threshold work on laps of the estate. Remember the hi-viz clothing !

Training at the weekend : if not racing, should do a distance session in the daylight. Is 9 am on Friday OK again ?

Racing at the weekend : At Eltham, South London, at 1 pm on Saturday, the RWA Inter-Area match, plus young athletes’ races. The RWA Inter-Area is by selection only, and you will know if you’ve been selected.