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BA Athletics Club News Digest 3rd September 2012
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Don't forget the following priority club events:
Tuesday 4th September Run-of-the-Month 'Round-the-Park' Lunchtime 5k race in Cranford Park - meet in the Concorde Centre at 12:15 or Cranford Park at 12:30
Sunday 23rd September BAAC Planesaver Track&Field Championship and Family Fun Day at Eton Track
Wednesday 26th September Club In-house Event: Brian's Relay - Concorde Centre from 18:00. Social in the clubhouse afterwards - see also photo opportunity below.
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.
September Run-of-the-Month 'Round-the-Park' Lunchtime 5k Tuesday 4th September
This will use the traditional Cranford Park course which has two laps and a total of about 5k in length. Paul Brandon and Brian Forrester are acting as event champions. Meet either at the Concorde Centre at 12:15 or, ready to run, in the Cranford Park car park (TW5 9RZ) at 12:30. Map showing car park location: http://carparkmaps.co.uk/carparks/view/15885
Please bring along your friends, family and colleagues. Mixed teams of four runners are welcome. A £1 per runner fee will be charged and will be donated to the White Lodge Charity.
BAAC Planesaver Track&Field Championships and Family Fun Day - Sunday 23rd September
Please don't forget to promote this major event to your colleagues, family and friends. The poster is linked here (or download it from the www.barunner.org.uk website). Please print this off, in colour if possible, and display it where your colleagues can see it. There is space towards the foot of the poster for you to add your name as a contact.
Wednesday 26th September: Brian's Birthday event, club social and Olympic Torch Photo Opportunity
Come and have your photo taken with the Olympic Torch! Help us to celebrate Brian Forrester’s birthday! When? Wednesday 26th September, 8pm. Where? Concorde Centre
British Airways Athletics Club member Mike Thorn had the privilege of carrying the Olympic torch before the Games. He is now raising funds for Rotary projects by asking for voluntary donations to have your photo taken with the torch.
The charity Mike is working with is WheelPower (British Wheelchair Sport) to supply sporting wheelchairs to young or newly disabled people. The CEO of the charity is an ex BA Apprentice, who was knocked off his bike on the way to work when an apprentice.
The photo session will follow our Chairman’s birthday event – if you would like to run some laps of the Concorde Centre, come and join us at 18:00, if you only want to see Brian and the Torch then 19:30 for 20:00.
Monday Track&Field Update
Owing to the Paralympics, either going to the events or watching on television, The 5th Grand Prix previously planned for Monday 3rd Sept,100m & Discus, will now be Monday 1st October 6pm At Uxbridge.
The Uxbridge Track sessions are on Mondays from 18:00 at the track at:
Drive down Gatting Way and take the second left turn to the car park in front of the athletics stadium. Modest car park charges have now been introduced - 40p for ninety minutes. It costs £3.40 to use the track (cheaper if you are a Hillingdon resident). Keep your receipts because Eddie can get a partial refund from BA Clubs (for BA Clubs members).
Frieth Hilly 10k and 5k race Sunday 21st October
Great to see members of your club at the wonderful Frieth Hilly (http://www.friethhilly10k.co.uk) over the last couple of years. This year's race will take place on Sunday 21st October and it would be great if you could join us again, Exciting news for this year is that we have added a 5k route, in addition to our successful 10k race. Perhaps you can persuade less adventurous friends and family to try our 5k and enjoy the fun of the day with you.
Hopefully you are having a busy season, and have been inspired by Mo Farrar's successes. We hope you will join us in October and perhaps add The Frieth Hilly as one of the last club runs in your 2012 schedule as a great way to end the year.
If you have any question please contact me directly and i will be happy to
answer them, if you want to see photo's of last year's race please see our
facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frieth-Hilly-10K/166647727663)
Look forward to seeing you in October
BA Runners at parkrun August 2012
Week 1=4th August, 2=11th, 3=18th, 4=25th
no result published - parkrun equipment stolen
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Former London Marathon Chairman, Jim Clarke, dies
Some members may have met Jim through their dealings with the LM over the years.
Video of Adrian Haynes medalling in the European M45 800m champs
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