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BA Athletics Club News Digest 1st October 2012
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Don't forget the following priority club events:
Wednesday 3rd October Equinox 5k - meet at the Concorde Centre by 17:45 or in Church Road from 18:00. Social in the clubhouse afterwards.
Saturday 6th October Wycombe Rye 5k parkrun 09:00
Saturday 20th October - Surrey League Cross Country - First events. Contact Clara Halket (Ladies) and Gary Rushmer (Men) for details
New members and non-members of all fitness levels and abilities are welcome at all of these events.
The full events diary is on the club website at: http://www.barunner.org.uk/Event_Diary.shtml.
Forrester Relay Results 26th Sept 2012
Brian Forrester, Ann Coffey, Alastair Heslop, Paul Brandon, Harry Wild, Paddy O'Shea & Ann Anderson.
Brian on his 75th birthday, with Patrick.
Olympic Torch Photographs
Last week Mike Thorn kindly brought in his Olympic Torch. He told us about the experience of carrying it during the torch relay and he allowed members to hold it and be photographed. In return we made some donations and Mike says:
"Thank you, the amount raised was an amazing £86.68. This will go towards buying buying first time sporting wheelchairs for young or recently disabled budding athletes as a part of a RotaryWheelAppeal with the charity WheelPower (founded by Ludvig Guttmann and now run by an ex-BA Apprentice [injured c. 1979])."
Photographs from the evening are on the website at http://www.barunner.org.uk/photos/torch/ . If you want a high resolution copy of any image then please ask me - quoting the "DSC0..." number displayed below each image. I can also print images onto paper.
London Marathon 2013 Places
Many of you will be thinking of pounding the streets of London next Spring, and you will be anticipating a reply to your application about now. Should your application be unsuccessful, there might just be an alternative......
BA Athletics Club will have a limited number of places to hand out in December or early in the New Year. Priority will be given to:
So if you want to be considered for a place, think about which of those categories apply to you! Then contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Retired Runners Lunch Thursday 29th November 13:00 Pissarro restaurant Chiswick
Contact Steve Newell for further information or to express interest.
Note - You don't have to be retired to join in - but it helps since this is a weekday lunchtime.
BA All Time parkrun Performances
Good run by Barry Walters at Richmond Park this week.
Alan Anderson (237) still on course to earn his 250 golden shirt before year end.
I met Geoff Miles at the pensioners rally at Ascot on Friday and spotted him at Gunnersbury on Saturday morning. He has been going more to Bushy recently because his son prefers to run there. His next target is 150.
PS Next study planned Best BA performances at all the venues, it will be interesting to see whether we have collectively reached 50 yet.
PPS See you at Wycombe Rye on Saturday.
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