Week commencing 19 June 2017

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 :  A busy weekend! On Saturday and Sunday, the BMAF Track and Field Championships with 3000m and 5000m races respectively. On Sunday, the national 20k Championships in Leeds, with a 9:30 am start.

Week commencing 12 June 2017

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate. 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 :  For the youngsters on Sunday, the U20 and U23 10,000m track championships are taking place at Bedford starting at 10 am. Entries are now closed but live coverage is promised here. For the masters, the BMAF 5k championships take place in Horwich, Lancashire, at 10:35 on Sunday. Again, you will need to have entered by now.

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

Week commencing 5 June 2017

Training during the week :  on  Monday, a lot of people may be travelling or competing in the Masters League fixture in Bracknell. So, we’ll decide the session when we see who can make it. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate. 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 Saturday at 12:30, there’s believed to be the 3 and 6 mile Jack Fitzgerald Memorial races at Tilgate Park, Crawley, Surrey – but it’s not listed on the Surrey Walking Club website.

Racing during the week : no open races.

Week commencing 29 May 2017

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate. 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 Saturday at 1 pm, the ever popular 5 mile race at Moulton, Suffolk. Full details here. On Sunday, there is the Surrey and Sussex Veterans’ Championship 3000m race at Ewell, South London. Guests will almost certainly be welcome.

Racing during the week : at 7:50 pm on Wednesday, there’s the Surrey Walking Club 3000m championship race at Norman Park Bromley. Again guests will almost certainly be welcome.

Week commencing 22 May 2017

We still have no date for this year’s Town v Gown match, and therefore still no date for the Oxfordshire 3000m Championship race. When the announcement does come it will probably be at short notice, but until it does, let’s keep going with normal training.

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek, plus beginner’s session on the track if required. On Wednesday, warmup, drills, intervals and cooldown on the track. Normal fee will apply for track sessions.

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

Racing at the weekend :  nothing close.

International : Congratulations of course to the GB teams at the European Cup in Podebrady on Sunday – GB men 3rd 4th team, GB women 6th, and Oxford City’s Gemma Bridge getting an excellent 14th place in the women’s race.

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.