Week commencing 14 August 2017

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Exciting but mixed day on The Mall on Sunday – no luck for Tom or Dom, solid work from Callum and Bethan, gutsy work from Gemma but a break in her string of PBs over 20k.

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 fee will apply.

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

Racing at the weekend :  On Saturday at Crystal Palace, the SEAA T&F Championships over 5000m. You will need to have entered by now, and if you have, you have probably been sent the timetable.

Racing during the week : Nothing anywhere close.

World Championships Week

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Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek or recovery. Plus beginners sessions on the track if required. On Wednesday, track session for everyone – normal track fee will apply.

Training at the weekend : if not racing (you will know whether this means you), should do a distance session. Any suggestions ?

Racing at the weekend :  No open races because of course on Sunday, the walks events in the IAAF World Championships take place in The Mall, London. 50k (men and women) starts at 7:45 am, 20k women (with Oxfordshire interest of course) starts at 12:20, 20k men (where there is possibly Britain’s best medal chance) at 2:20 pm. Free to spectators.

Racing during the week : on Wednesday at mid-day, the ‘Enfield Friendship Walks’ organised by Ron Wallwork to tie in with the World Championships. Races of 1 mile, 3 miles and 5 miles, at Queen Elizabeth II stadium, Donkey Lane, Enfield. Full details on the Enfield League website.

Festival of Race Walking, Hillingdon, Sunday 1 October

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The Festival of Race Walking, which we have been to in the past, is set to return to Hillingdon on Sunday 1 October, starting at 10:30. 20k and 10k races for seniors, standard distances of 5k and below for juniors. No championships, but a high standard is likely as the 20k is a qualifying race for a number of events including the Commonwealth Games next year. Entries close on 26 September, details and entry form here.

Week commencing 31 July 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 fee will apply.

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

Racing at the weekend :  On Saturday at mid-day, the national 100 mile / 24 hour race starts at Bury St Edmunds. Various supporting races, including the BMAF 20 mile champiosnships.

Racing during the week : No open races anywhere close.

Week commencing 24 July 2017

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Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish, fartlek or recovery. Plus beginners sessions on the track if required.On Wednesday, track session for everyone. 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, 3000m races in the England Athletics / AAA / Inter-Counties Track and Field Championships at Bedford. With Oxfordshire interest ! – but you need to have entered, or to have been entered by the County, by now.

Racing during the week : No open races anywhere close.

Best wishes to all our friends off to Aarhus, Denmark, for the European Masters Track and Field Championships !

Week commencing 17 July 2017

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Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish, fartlek or recovery. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate. Plus beginners sessions on the track if required.

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

Racing at the weekend :  Nothing anywhere close.

Racing during the week : On Wednesday at 7.30 pm, a 5000m race at Tonbridge, Kent, organised by Surrey Walking Club.

Week commencing 10 July 2017

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Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek, plus beginners sessions on the track if required. On Wednesday, track session for everybody. Usual track fee will apply.

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

Racing at the weekend :  Nothing anywhere close.

Racing during the week : On Tuesday at 7 pm, a 5 mile walk in the Vets AC series at Battersea Park, London.