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.

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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 26 March 2018

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Training during the week :  on Monday, 10k-ish fartlek. Maybe a Radley Lakes loop if it’s reasonably dry? On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate.

Training at the weekend : Should do a daylight distance session. Any suggestions ? (FYI, there’s no Good Friday Walk advertised on the Radley village website this year.)

Racing over Easter weekend :  The only event in the South is the open meeting at Tonbridge School, Kent, at 10:45 on Easter Monday.

Video Coverage of European Masters Indoors – update #1

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The European Masters Indoors are now under way, and video streaming is promised. An app must be downloaded (instructions given here) and then apparently you can either stream live or look at recorded events. The app is for Android and Apple only. I’ve tested the Apple one, it seems to work. For PC or Web, maybe when something is happening you will be able to see it by clicking on ‘Streaming’ on the EMACI website here (can’t see why it would be there otherwise). The UK times of the walks events are :

3000m Womens Tuesday 11:40 – 13:30
3000m Mens Wednesday 12:40 – 16:30
5000m Friday 9:30 – 12:50

and we’re yet to see whether coverage will be set up on the Casa del Campo, for the 5000m’s, as well as from the stadium for the 3000m’s.

Update #1 : it looks like there is also live streaming on YouTube, first day here.

Video Coverage of European Masters Indoors

Madrid

The European Masters Indoors are now under way, and video streaming is promised. An app must be downloaded (instructions given here) and then apparently you can either stream live or look at recorded events. The app is for Android and Apple only. I’ve tested the Apple one, it seems to work. For PC or Web, maybe when something is happening you will be able to see it by clicking on ‘Streaming’ on the EMACI website here (can’t see why it would be there otherwise). The UK times of the walks events are :

3000m Womens Tuesday 11:40 – 13:30
3000m Mens Wednesday 12:40 – 16:30
5000m Friday 9:30 – 12:50

and we’re yet to see whether coverage will be set up on the Casa del Campo, for the 5000m’s, as well as from the stadium for the 3000m’s.

Week commencing 19 March 2018

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Training during the week :  on Monday, no session is planned, as freezing temperatures are again predicted and there’s not likely to be any safe surface. Rest, cross-train, or use a treadmill instead. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate.

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

Racing at the weekend :  None, probably because of the European Indoors Masters in Madrid. Best wishes to all our friends competing there.