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.

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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.

 

 

Week commencing 6 August 2018

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Training this week : on Monday, threshold session on laps of the estate.  On Wednesday, easy or fartlek session, up to 11k. Plus  sessions on the track, if required. On Thursday, we’re invited to take part in the Headington Roadrunners’ monthly 4 mile time trial, soon after 7 pm near Oxsrad in Marston, Oxford. Anyone interested ? More details of the event here.

Training at the weekend : Should do a longer session. Any suggestions?

Racing in the week :  At 7 pm on Tuesday in Battersea Park, a 5 mile event in the Veterans’ AC series.

Racing at the weekend : No open races.

Coverage of the European Championships : the men’s and women’s 50k events in Berlin start at 7:35 am our time on Tuesday, with an impressive field in the women’s event. BBC2 is on air from 8:30, but no details yet about what events they will be covering. The 20k events, with Tom, Callum, Bethan and Heather competing, are on Saturday morning, with the women starting at 8:05 our time and the men at 9:55. BBC2 is on air from 9 am. The BBC’s online service looks like it may well provide coverage of all walk events, but we’ll have to see. Other coverage may also be available.

 

Week commencing 23 July 2018

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

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

Racing during the week :  No open races.

Racing at the weekend :  On Saturday at the Allianz stadium, London, at 11:30, 5000m/3000m/1000m races at the London Inter-Club Challenge meeting, with the 5000m counting for the Enfield League. More details in the Enfield Walker. On Sunday in Manchester, from 11:20, 3000m races in the EA / CAU Championships meeting. Standards apply, and you will need to have entered by now.

Week commencing 16 July 2018

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

Training at the weekend : Should do a longer session. Any suggestions?

Racing during the week :  a 2000m race in Sutcliffe Park, Eltham, at 7pm on Wednesesday, organised by Cambridge Harriers. Enter by 6:40 at their clubhouse.

Racing at the weekend :  None !