Week commencing 18 June 2018

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Training this week : on Monday, easy or fartlek session, up to 11k. On Wednesday, warmups, drills and sprints on the track, with the usual track fee. Plus beginners’ sessions on the track, if required.

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

Racing during the week :  at 7 pm on Tuesday evening, a 5 mile race in the Veterans AC series, at Battersea Park, London.

Racing at the weekend :  At Leeds on Sunday morning, the British Grand Prix of race walking, including the National 20k Championships and a 10k supporting race. More details here, entry standards apply, no closing date but there is a numbers cap and entries on the day are a fiver extra. Also on Sunday, at Chelmsford, the Southern T&F Inter-Counties match which usually features a 3000m race, but Oxfordshire have shown little interest in recent years.

Closing dates : Monday 25th will be the closing date for the Jim Sharlott 10k race (the BMAF Championship event) in Leicester on Saturday 30 June. More details here.

 

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Week commencing 11 June 2018

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Training this week : on Monday, easy or fartlek session, up to 11k. On Wednesday, warmups, drills and sprints on the track, with the usual track fee.

Training at the weekend : Should do a longer session, if anyone not racing wants one. Any suggestions?

Racing during the week : a 3000m race at 8:30 on Tuesday evening, in the Woodford Tuesday Walks series, at Ashton Playing Fields, East London.

Racing at the weekend :  At Bedford, the England Athletics U20 10k and U23 20k championships. At Horwich in Lancashire, the BMAF 5k road championships. Both on Sunday, and for both, you will need to have entered by now.

 

Week commencing 14 May 2018

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Training during the week :  on Monday, an 8k-ish extended warmdown following the Masters League race, for those not involved in any other events in the match. On Wednesday, up to a 10k-ish session, easy or fartlek, plus beginners’ sessions on the track, if required.

Training at the weekend : Should do a session if not racing, let’s discuss what is appropriate.

Racing during the week : Busy! On Monday, as all will be aware, there’s the 2000m races in the Southern Masters League Western Division meeting at Tilsley Park. Men race at 6:30, women will have been told when their race is. On Tuesday at 7 pm, a 5-mile race in the Veterans’ AC series at Battersea Park. On Wednesday at 1:35, 5k and 10k races in the Police and Civil Service championships and match, at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford – some from the county will be involved.

Racing at the weekend :  The big domestic race is the RWA / British Athletics / Inter-Counties 10k championships at Coventry on Sunday with supporting junior events. Details here, but there’s a time standard for the 10k and the official closing date has already passed.

The European Masters Non-Stadia Championship races are on in Alicante, Spain, with 10k races on Friday and 20k (for women) and 30k (for men) races on Saturday. Our best wishes to all our friends competing of course ! Comprehensive reports usually appear after the races on Facebook.

Week commencing 23 April 2018

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Training during the week :  on Monday, up to 10k-ish easy or fartlek. 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 during the week : Quite a few options – on Wednesday, a 1k race at Eastbourne, and a 10k race in Battersea Park which includes the Vets AC championship. On Thursday, a 1k race at Crawley. More details in the fixture list here.

Racing at the weekend :  On Saturday at 11:30, a 5000m race at Lee Valley, London, in the London Inter-Club Challenge and Enfield League series – full details in the latest Enfield Walker.

Week commencing 16 April 2018

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Training during the week :  on Monday, up to 10k-ish easy or fartlek. 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 during the week : starts again this week as the evenings are lighter, with a 5 mile race in the Veterans’ Athletics Club series in Battersea Park at 7 pm on Tuesday.

Racing at the weekend :  None on the mainland.

Week commencing 5 March 2018

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Training during the week :  on Monday, 10k-ish easy or fartlek. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate.

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

Racing at the weekend :  A choice on Sunday. At Coventry, the Molly Barnett races over 5k and 10k for seniors, including the England Athletics 10k Championships among other things. Details here. And at Lee Valley, the BMAF Indoor Championships with a race over 3000m. You will need to have entered by now, and if you have, you should have the timetable.