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.

Week commencing 17 April 2017

The second group, about half way through the annual Radley Walk on Good Friday. Lead group already struggling with the crowds in the High Street !

Training during the week :  on  Monday, 10k-ish fartlek. On Wednesday, track session with warmups, drills, intervals and warmdown. Usual track fee applies. A classic tape from the 1990s demonstrating and explaining a variety of drills has recently been uploaded to YouTube – here.

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

Racing at the weekend :   On Saturday there is the annual RWA Inter-Area match at Lee Valley, but you will need to have been selected for that. Plus at 11 am, a 10k race at Horsham, Sussex.

Racing midweek : On Tuesday at 7 pm, the first in the summer series of 5 mile races at Battersea Park, London, organised by the Veterans AC.

Coming soon : The British Championship 10k race, including the CAU Inter-Counties, is at Coventry on 29 April. Details here. The closing date is this Wednesday.