British Athletics / RWA / Inter-Counties 10k Championship, Coventry, Sunday 28 April

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Includes national championships for shorter distances for U-17s. Entries close on 15 April, and no on-the-day entries; time standard of 70 minutes for the 10k. Facebook ‘Event’ here, entry form and full details here.

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Week commencing 25 February 2019

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Training this week : on Monday, fartlek session of 10-11k. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate. Plus beginners’ sessions if required. Remember the hi-viz clothing !

Training at the weekend : if not racing, should do a distance session in the daylight.

Racing at the weekend : On Sunday at Coventry, the annual Molly Barnett meeting that hosts the England Athletics 10k Championships. Youngsters’ races start at 12:30, 5k at 1:50, 10k at 2:25. Full details in the ad in the latest Race Walking Record.

Week commencing 11 February 2019

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Congratulations to Maddie Shott, above, once of Oxfordshire, silver in the British Indoor Championships 5000m at Birmingham at the weekend ! A couple of dramatic races, with the cameraman working out how to pick up the drama in time for the men’s race. Viewable here with the walks starting 46 minutes in.

Training this week : on Monday, fartlek session of 10-11k. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate. Plus beginners’ sessions if required. Remember the hi-viz clothing !

Training at the weekend : if not racing, should do a distance session in the daylight.

Racing at the weekend : On Saturday at 11:45, at Donkey Lane, the second race in this year’s Enfield League, over 5 miles. Some of us are planning to go ! A few more details in the latest Enfield Walker. On Sunday, Midlands Championship road races over various distances at Stourport – 10k for men, 5k for women, shorter distances for the younger age groups, and it’s likely that guests will be very welcome.

‘Molly Barnett’ 5k / 10k, Coventry, Sunday 3 March – updated

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An updated entry form for this year’s ‘Molly Barnett’ meeting, including the England Athletics 10k Championships, and the  YAG Grand Prix, has been issued, including  the closing date (20 Feb) and the timetable. 10k race for senior and junior men and women, 5k race for senior and junior women and U-17s. Facebook ‘Event’ here, new entry form here.

Week commencing 4 February 2019

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Training this week : on Monday, fartlek session of 10-11k. Plus beginners’ sessions if required. On Wednesday, if the weather is good, on the track for warmups, drills, agility/balance/co-ordination and sprints. Usual track fee applies. No props required for the agility/balance/co-ordination work. If the weather’s not good enough for this, then threshold session on laps of the estate. Remember hi-viz clothing !

Training at the weekend : if not racing, should do a distance session in the daylight. Friday 9 am OK again ?

Racing at the weekend : On Saturday, we may have the rescheduled Steyning 15k at 2pm. Two indoors events on Sunday : firstly the British Indoor Championships, at Birmingham, over 5000m, with the women’s race at 1:55pm and the men’s at 2:30. You will need to have been invited. Might be on TV, or livestreamed on the internet. Secondly a 3000m in the Southern Counties Veterans’ AC Championships at Lee Valley, London, but you will need to have entered by now.

Week commencing 12 November 2018 (corrected)

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Training this week : on Monday, easy or fartlek session up to 10/11k. On Wednesday : threshold session on laps of the estate. Remember hi-viz clothing !

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

Racing at the weekend : Two races on Sunday. Starting at 12:30, the last meeting in the Midland Winter League series in Coventry, with seniors races over 5k and 10k. Details here. And starting at 1:30 pm at Tonbridge, Kent, a track 5000m race for the Surrey Walking Club Christmas Cup.