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.

 

 

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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 !

Week commencing 9 July 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 or interval sessions on the track, if required.

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

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

Racing at the weekend :  At 12:30 on Sunday in Coventry, the Midlands Championship 20k race, which is also the BMAF 20k Championships – details here.

Closing dates : Tuesday 10th is the closing date for the Midlands / BMAF 20k.

Week commencing 2 July 2018

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Training during the week :  on Monday, an 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 a beginners’ session on the track, if required.

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

Racing during the week : On Monday, as all will be aware, there’s the 2000m races in the Southern Masters League Western Division meeting at Tilsley Park. Women race at 6:30, men at 6:50.

Racing at the weekend :  The only event on Saturday is in Cheshire. On Sunday there is the BMAF Inter-Area Challenge, probably a 3000m race, in Solihull, but you will need to be selected for that and if you have been, you will be sent a timetable.

Training Days and Training Camps, Autumn-Winter 2018-2019

Again this autumn, England Athletics are organising a series of weekend Race Walking Training Days around the country, and in February, two Monday-to-Wednesday Training Camps at the National Race Walking Centre in Leeds (to coincide with half-term dates). The Training Days will be broadly similar to the one we attended at Moulton last November. Probably easiest for us are the days at Coventry, Eltham or Aldershot  – none of them clashes with the Abingdon Marathon this year, but on 30 September there’s a potential clash with the SVCAC League Final. All Training Days are 10:30 – 2:30. The full dates are :

  • Saturday 29th September 2018, Training Day, Coventry
  • Sunday 30th September 2018, Training Day, Eltham
  • Saturday 6th October 2018, Training Day, Leeds
  • Sunday 28th October 2018, Training Day, Aldershot
  • Saturday 24th November 2018, Training Day, Coventry
  • Sunday 25th November  2018, Training Day, Eltham
  • 11th-13th February 2019, Training Camp, Leeds
  • 18th-20th February 2019, Training Camp, Leeds

Time to start pencilling one in ? More details, and booking information, will be posted here when they are available.