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BA Athletics Club News Digest 2nd July 2018
New members and potential members of all fitness levels and abilities are welcome at all of these events. The full diary of club featured events is on the club website at: http://www.barunner.org.uk/Event Diary.shtml..
* Club Event Map: [Clickable link to Google Maps] / # Club Points event
Inclusions, with photos, please to Roderick Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bedfont & Feltham Football & Social Club - this and subsequent Wednesdays
Don't be confused by the long title of the Bedfont Club - this is partly to reflect that club's history and main function, and partly to distinguish them from the "Bedfont Sports Club" which is next door to them on Hatton Road. To us we will refer to the club as "The Bedfont Club". See http://www.bedfontandfelthamfc.com/438015026 for details of the clubhouse opening hours. On Wednesdays the plan is that we will have exclusive use of the two changing rooms (men to use the "home" changing rooms, ladies to use the "away"). The club has ample parking and is convenient from Hatton Cross Tube and local buses. The club has a bar, subsidized for members, and for socials we will organise to use the second room and bring in food. Note that food is not normally available from the bar.
So, from this Wednesday we'll be meeting here on a regular basis - i.e. all Wednesdays unless there is a priority event. As it happens we do have Track & Field events for the next three Wednesdays (see below) so our introduction at the Bedfont Club will be kept low key. I will be there on each of the next two Wednesdays (4th and 11th) and will have on me maps of the local streets with an Orienteering event to enable you to familiarize yourself with the local streets. I'll also have membership forms although you can make life easier by printing off one yourself and filling it in before you get there - http://www.bedfontandfelthamfc.com/438059694 . Note that members of BA Clubs will not have to pay for membership of the Bedfont Club. Others will have to pay a £10 joining fee and £10 for the first year's membership. Contact me if you have any questions about this.
July Dream Mile - Thursday 5th July at 12:45
Come and join us for the monthly BA Dream Mile (a One Mile time trial) on Thursday 5th July. (Don’t forget the suntan lotion!!)
The event will start at 12:45 by the Newport Road Junction-->http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=507119&y=176891&z=110&s….Route(http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6061575) then heads back towards Waterside on the Bath road, stopping just before the Thistle hotel.
Either meet at the start or outside the WTS gym at 12:25 for a gentle jog to the start. It’s a self-timed event. email me afterwards with your time for the records. NEWCOMERS of all standards welcome. It is a 1.5mile jog to the start and 0.5 mile back from the finish if you are based at Waterside.
This event is held on the first Thursday of each month.
Ian Cunningham (in Neil's absence)
Second Track&Field Grand Prix, 25th June 2018
Our second Track & Field Grand Prix took place on Monday 25th June at Uxbridge Track. Work commitments and injuries kept the attendance down to just two of us. It was the start of the June heat wave, with waves of hot air bouncing back off the walls of the stands, and just a little shade to be gained in the finishing straight from the stadium roof.
Tony Barnwell and Steve Hillier set off in their own personal battles with the stop watch, and it’s fair to say they both probably lost. Even the boot camp joggers chose to stick to static exercises, loud music and lots of shouting, so we couldn’t claim any obstructions on the track.
This was followed by the less
arduous, but more complex plate spinning competition, sometimes known as
discus. Over six throws Tony gradually improved, ending just short of
Harry’s age group record, while Steve came close to a season’s best.
The busy, but short, inter-club season is coming to a climax over the next three Wednesdays. The final two Rosenheims will be held at Kingston on July 4th, then the finale at Walton on July 18th. This will be the club Run of the Month. On the intervening Wednesday, July 11th, the final Veterans League event will take place at Perivale track. Please let me know if you are able to attend.
Our Grand Prix competition at Uxbridge track is far from over. The next date for your diary is Monday 23rd July. The fast and furious 400m race will be followed by a Hammer competition. Come and join the fun!
ASCA Cross-Country - 1st Sep 2018
There is an accommodation offer at Cabinn Metro for 624Kr single or 816Kr double (or less if you skip breakfast). This is valid to 15th July. Let me know if you need more details.
Note that since it won't be possible for me to combine the nearby Amager Fælled parkrun (start time 09:00) with this cross-country (start time 09:30) I probably won't be attending. However please let me know if you do expect to attend.
Club parkrun results for Saturday 30th June 2018
Firstly, a quick catch-up with some late results from last week. New member Jain Reid (30:07) had her first run since joining us, at Richmond Park. Former members Linda (27:35) and Steve Dodsworth 41:25) were on tour and visited the inaugural Newborough Forest parkrun on Anglesey.
Since last week (Carlisle parkrun) Roderick Hoffman and Sarah Gordon have walked along the 73 mile length of Hadrian’s Wall to the North Sea (Rising Sun parkrun). The walk seemed to do some good as Sarah (35:23) was 19 seconds quicker at Rising Sun and Roderick (29:07) sliced 41 seconds off his time.
Paul Watt (21:53) and Julie Barclay (22:11) went to the coast for a flat course with a cooling sea breeze and both set new club records on the first visit to Southsea Esplanade. Kay Trinder (20:53) improved her female club record at Woking, one of several parkruns that have been cancelled next week because of other happenings in the park. Others include Gunnersbury, Guildford, Maidenhead and Rushmoor. With Reading unavailable this week Chris Kelly (21:52) moved over to Henley and lowered his club record there.
Richard Ruffell (21:08) visited the parkrun at Gunnersbury for the first time and upped his tally of different parkruns to 77. His time was the best there by a member so far this year and he claimed he was towing his dog rather than the other way round.
We have reached the end of the first half of 2018 already and Alan Anderson and David Duggan lead the way with 27 runs so far this year followed by Trish McCabe on 26 with Chris Kelly and Scott Davison both on 25.
Next week will see the second annual octogenarians parkrun rally at Bushy Park. The usual rules apply - #DFYB.
Updated parkrun stats - club parkrun stats
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