Week commencing 20 August 2018

QuickTechniqueCheck

Training this week : on Monday, 800m intervals on Copenhagen Drive. On Wednesday, easy or fartlek session, up to 11k. Plus sessions on the track, if required.

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

Racing in the week : On Tuesday at 8:30 pm, a 3000m race at Ashton Playing Fields, London, in the Woodford Tuesday Walks series.

Racing at the weekend : The BMAF Track and Field championships at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, on 25-26 August, has races over 3000m on Saturday and 5000m on Sunday. You will need to have entered by now.

 

 

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Week commencing 13 August 2018

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Training this week : on Monday, easy or fartlek session, up to 11k. On Wednesday, 800m intervals on Copenhagen Drive. Plus  sessions on the track, if required.

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

Racing : None anywhere close.

Closing dates : if you want to compete in the BMAF track championships at Alexander Stadium on 25-26 August, with races over 3000m and 5000m, today is your last day to enter : here.

 

 

Week commencing 6 August 2018

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Training this week : on Monday, threshold session on laps of the estate.  On Wednesday, easy or fartlek session, up to 11k. Plus  sessions on the track, if required. On Thursday, we’re invited to take part in the Headington Roadrunners’ monthly 4 mile time trial, soon after 7 pm near Oxsrad in Marston, Oxford. Anyone interested ? More details of the event here.

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

Racing in the week :  At 7 pm on Tuesday in Battersea Park, a 5 mile event in the Veterans’ AC series.

Racing at the weekend : No open races.

Coverage of the European Championships : the men’s and women’s 50k events in Berlin start at 7:35 am our time on Tuesday, with an impressive field in the women’s event. BBC2 is on air from 8:30, but no details yet about what events they will be covering. The 20k events, with Tom, Callum, Bethan and Heather competing, are on Saturday morning, with the women starting at 8:05 our time and the men at 9:55. BBC2 is on air from 9 am. The BBC’s online service looks like it may well provide coverage of all walk events, but we’ll have to see. Other coverage may also be available.

 

Week commencing 30 July 2018

Maddie

Only a grainy pic but congratulations to Maddie Shott, who raced for Oxfordshire in the EA/AAA/CAU Inter-Counties 3000m walk in Manchester on Sunday and won bronze !!

Training this week : on Monday, easy or fartlek session, up to 11k.  On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate. Plus beginners’ sessions on the track, if required.

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

Racing this week :  None on the mainland !

Week commencing 23 July 2018

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Training this week : on Monday, easy or fartlek session, up to 11k. Plus beginners’ sessions on the track, if required. On Wednesday, warmups, drills and intervals on the track, with the usual track fee.

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

Racing during the week :  No open races.

Racing at the weekend :  On Saturday at the Allianz stadium, London, at 11:30, 5000m/3000m/1000m races at the London Inter-Club Challenge meeting, with the 5000m counting for the Enfield League. More details in the Enfield Walker. On Sunday in Manchester, from 11:20, 3000m races in the EA / CAU Championships meeting. Standards apply, and you will need to have entered by now.