Week commencing 3 July 2017

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Training during the week :  on  Monday, 8k or so as a long warm-down after the Vets League races. On Wednesday, 10k-ish fartlek, plus beginners sessions on the track if required.

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

Racing at the weekend :  On Sunday at 12:30 in Coventry, a 20k race, which functions as both the Midlands Championships and the BMAF Championships.

Racing during the week : On Monday, 2000m races in the Southern Veterans AC T&F League, Western Division, at Tilsley Park, with the women’s race at 6:30 and the men’s at 6:50. Be there in good time for a good warmup ! And on Tuesday at 8:30 pm, a 3000m race at Ashton Playing Fields, East London, in the Woodford Tuesday Walks series.

Week commencing 26 June 2017

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Woohoo ! Oxfordshire’s Gemma Bridge now national 20k champion after winning the race in Leeds, and now awaiting confirmation of her place in the World Championships in London in August !

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek, plus beginners sessions on the track if required.On Wednesday, track session for everybody with warmups, drills and short sprints. Normal track fee applies.

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

Racing at the weekend :  No open races, but a few if you are invited, selected, eligible or go to watch. On Sunday morning, the 5000m race in the British Athletics Championships & Trials at Alexander Stadium. Also on Sunday, the Southern Counties Inter-Area match at Kingsmeadow, Surrey, but no sign yet that Oxfordshire are sending a team. And, the BMAF Inter-Area Walks at Solihull. You will know distances and timetable if you have been selected.

Racing during the week : On Wednesday at 7:30 pm, a 4 mile race at Norman Park, Bromley, organised by Surrey Walking Club.

Week commencing 15 May 2017

Training during the week :  on  Monday, extended warmdown session after the Masters’ League races at Horspath, for anyone that doesn’t have further events or officiating to do. On Wednesday, 10k fartlek. Plus, beginner’s sessions on the track.

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

Racing at the weekend :  nothing close.

Racing during the week : don’t forget the SCVAC League match at Horspath, Oxford tonight (Monday) – NOT at Tilsley Park as previously advised. Men’s 2000m at 6:30, women’s 2000m at 6:50. Be there in plenty of time to warm up. Guests allowed, but you may need additional time to get your number.

International : on Sunday there is the European Cup of Race Walking in Podebrady, Czech Republic. A strong British team, including of course Oxfordshire’s Gemma Bridge. Event website here but no news yet of live coverage, if there is any details will be posted on this site.

Week commencing 8 May 2017

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate. Plus, beginner’s sessions on the track.

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

Racing at the weekend :  on Sunday, the 1500m race in the Wiltshire T&F championships at Tidworth (near Andover) is an open race, and is timetabled for 14:55. No other races close, due to it being County Championships weekend in many areas.

Racing during the week : another in the Vets AC series of 5-mile races in Battersea Park, at 7 pm on Tuesday.

Week commencing 1 May 2017

Training during the week :  on  Monday, no scheduled session due to the Masters’ League meeting at Horspath and the 5 mile race at Pednor in the evening. If anyone comes to Tilsley Park at the normal time, we’ll do something appropriate. On Wednesday, 10k-ish fartlek.

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

Racing at the weekend :   the only race within reasonable distance is the Midland Track Championships at mid-day on Sunday. Guests may be permitted – details from Glyn Jones.

Racing during the week : today Monday, at 5 pm, the 5 mile race in the Enfield League on the hilly Pednor circuit. Tuesday at 8:30 pm, the Woodford Tuesday Walks series of 3000m races starts at Ashton Playing Fields, East London. At 8pm on Thursday, a 1000m race at Crawley.

Week commencing 24 April 2017

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek. On Wednesday, track session with warmups, drills, intervals and warmdown. Usual track fee applies.

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

Racing at the weekend :   On Saturday the British Championship 10k race, including the CAU Inter-Counties, at Coventry. The official closing date is past but you may still be able to race – details here.