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 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.

Week commencing 26 February 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 ?

It’s expected to be very cold in the evenings next week, so sessions may be changed or cancelled if there are no suitable surfaces available.

Racing at the weekend :  At 11:45 on Saturday, a 5 mile race in the Enfield League, at Donkey Lane. Shorter distances available. League website here, start of the last race pictured above. On Sunday, there is a 3000m race in the England Masters Indoor Inter-Area Challenge at Lee Valley, but you’ll need to be selected by your Masters Area.

Week commencing 12 February 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 :  At 11:45 on Saturday, a 5 mile race in the Enfield League, at Donkey Lane. League website here. On Sunday, few races. Starting at 1:25pm, 5000m races in the British Athletics Indoor Championships in Sheffield, but you will need to have been invited. Event website here. Starting at 11:45 in the provisional timetable, there is a 3000m race in the SCVAC/VAC Indoor Championships at Lee Valley, but you will need to have entered by now. And at 12:45 at Stourport, the Midlands 10k Championships, where guests will probably be welcome.

 

Week commencing 11 December 2017

Training during the week :  on  Monday, no scheduled session, as the Tilsley Park website says they are closed due to the weather, and there is no sign of a thaw before the evening. Cross training time! On Wednesday, I am unavailable due to a family commitment, so you are welcome to do whatever suits at whatever convenient time / venue.

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

Racing at the weekend :  None within reasonable travelling distance.

Weather permitting, normal service will be resumed next week !