BA Athletics Club News Digest 4th November 2013
Saturday 9th November - Men's Surrey League Roundshaw Downs - for 15:00 -
Gary Rushmer (details below)
Wednesday 13th November - Club Winter Quiz - Concorde Centre from 20:00 -
Steve Hillier (details below)
Wednesday 27th November - 5 mile Handicap - Concorde Centre from 18:00 (to
finish around 19:00)
New members and non-members of all fitness levels and abilities are welcome
at all of these events.
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Run of the Month - Marlow Half Marathon - 3rd November 2013 Results
|| PIERS KEENLEYSIDE
|| M Vet 50
|| BRITISH AIRWAYS AC
|| STEPHEN TAYLOR
|| M Vet 50
|| BRITISH AIRWAYS AC
|| JASVIR SINGH MODAHER
|| M Vet 50
|| BRITISH AIRWAYS AC
Men's Surrey League XC Div 3/4 9th November Roundshaw Downs for 15:00
It's the second cross country of the season at Roundshaw Downs on Saturday
9th November at 3pm. After a good result at Lightwater where we finished 4th,
let's see if we can
carry on the good work the guys did there. I've attached the details and
directions I received from the team captain of Collingwood AC.
Hope to see you all there.
Fuller details with maps>
www.barunner.org.uk/attachments/SLXXM Details Of Match 2 On 9th November
Quiz Night 13th November
Our autumn quiz night is scheduled for November 13th, 8pm, at the Concorde
Come as a team, come as an individual, just come and enjoy yourselves!
Everyone is welcome, you don't have to be a section member and you don't have to
be brilliant. Just look forward to having your grey cells tested!
Entry is just £1 per head, with all proceeds going to our club charity, White
Lodge. (You can donate more if you wish!)
See you there,
Ed: If we haven't seen you recently then this is a great opportunity for
you to meet with us and join in without you having to run a step!
Laurie Holman - born to Mel and Martin at midnight on 14th October.
All are believed to be doing very well (it's gone quiet on Facebook...but
with three kids in the family that is perhaps no surprise for now)
KLM ROAD RUNNERS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS - SATURDAY 14th December 2013 at the
“Langevelderslag” Beach & Dunes
|Dear airline colleagues,
You are hereby invited for the KLM Road
Runners 2013 club championships.
The location of the beach/dune run is Langevelderslag
+/- 20 km south west of Schiphol airport. The race distances are 6km and
10km. The start of our event is at 15:00 for the 6km and 15:10 for the 10km
(14:30 children's run). Directly after the start, the race goes north
following a winding footpath. After a few kilometres and a challenging climb
over the dunes and the race returns to the finish following the sandy beach. The 6km runners finish at the beach centre; the 10km runners will run an
additional smaller loop.
There are awards for male seniors and masters, female seniors and masters
on both distances and every finisher will receive a special KLM Road Runners
All runners take part in a free lottery with many fine prices. The award
ceremony starts at 17:00. A free bus service will be available. It will
pick-up runners from Schiphol airport (AMS) at 13:30. We will also take care of transport back to the airport. The bus will
return at 17:30 to Schiphol airport.
If you want to join us for our run on the beach and dunes than please
sign up via
http://www.klmrri.nl/index.php?pagina=CK13Guest . After the Race we
continue with a buffet dinner and if you decide to stay for this dinner you
can sign up at the same address. The run is complementary for BA
guests, the cost of the buffet dinner are €15 per person. (Children under 12
are € 12,50). Also for those runners who will stay for the dinner we will organise
transport to Schiphol Airport.
Hope to see you at the beach and dunes on the 14th of December.
Met vriendelijke groeten / kind regards,
Cornelis van der Pol + Frank Jegers KLM Road Runners
This event is highly recommended, I'll be missing my irregular parkrun just
to attend - it's an all afternoon party by KLM Road Runners with a challenging
run thrown into the mix. Last year they had a dozen guests from other
airlines coming from afar afield as Seattle and Dallas as well as Dublin and
Frankfurt. Please let me know if you want to join me this year - and we
can coordinate flights out.
email me> Roderick
Winter Handicap Results for 29th October 2013
||Time gap from handicap
||Points this month
||Next start time
On the 30th Oct 2013 it was the first of the six 5 mile handicaps of the
2013/14 winter season. The start was in the dark following the clock change the
previous weekend. The course is still the 'standard' 5 mile course run clockwise
rather than going round more typically anticlockwise. For the first run of the
season there were 12 runners taking part, how close will they be to the last
handicap issued in March 2013 at the end of the previous winter?
Weeeell, the timekeepers (Ann, Brian, and myself) were almost caught out by
the first runner getting back more than 8 minutes inside his handicap time, not
many points this month but someone has had a very good summer this year due
partly to Alan Anderson's publicity campaign re the 5 2 diet, which had been
used with success, and no doubt plenty of training too. It took some 6 minutes
more before the second runner returned, still a fantastic 2 minutes 15 ahead of
his handicap. The rest of the runners returned near to expectations with only 1
runner more than 30 seconds slower than their handicap time.
Afterwards the Washington room was booked to catch up on gossip. The next 5m
handicap is 27th November same time same place (the Concorde Centre aiming to
finish at 19:00 should the runners run their handicap time exactly), maybe I'll
see you at the quiz on the 13th before then.
Club family parkrun results and stats for 2nd November 2013
No space for a results table this week but I'll point out that Joe Nolan,
Neil Frediani and Tony Hird all out ran me this week reversing the recent trend.
Richard Ruffell and I had travelled to Aylesbury for the inaugural parkrun.
Natalie was there also but No Barcode = No Result. Elsewhere Paul Knechtl isn't a frequent parkrunner undertaking only his eighth last
Saturday at Bushy but what he lacks in frequency he makes up with consistency -
his seven runs at Bushy have a fastest of 17:28 and a slowest just 13
seconds slower at 17:41. And whereas I go to Pymmes to get my top ten finishes
(average attendance 15.1) - Paul gets them at Bushy (average attendance 464.9)
where he has only once been outside the top ten. His best place? 1st
August 2009 - 1st place finish with 467 parkrunners in his wake. I wonder
if any other family parkrunners have achieved a first place finish?
|Aylesbury Inaugural parkrun 2nd November 2013
As a committed
parkrun tourist this was my eighth inaugural parkrun. I feel a bit
going to an inaugural - you are driving around the M25 to get to the
map coordinates of a party given by someone you don't know but you are a friend of a
friend of a friend who knows someone on facebook. But when you get
there you discover that you are amongst familiar faces - yes, perhaps you
don't know many of them by name but you do have parkrun in common and since
there are many tourists like yourself you are quickly swapping opinions on
different parkrun courses. And then you discover that you do have a
link to the host - in this case the Event Director at Aylesbury turned out to be
one Monika Yarnell, BA Short Haul Cabin Crew. She's got the next three
Saturday's rostered off so you've got more chances to go and say hello.
What of the course? Well the
Battle of Aylesbury took place during the Civil War in 1642 with victory
going to the Parliamentarians. The Parliamentarians also won the
second battle of Aylesbury more recently by giving approval for the building
of a huge housing estate on the site of the earlier battle BUT fortunately
enough remains for the parkrun to take in a couple of laps over
part of the site of the battlefield. Those two laps occur between a 1.5k "out" and
a 1k "back" run on relatively narrow cycle paths. The course is flat
and rural but the "out" in particular suffered on Saturday due to the
number of tourists - the total field size was 286 but from next week there
will probably be a more manageable hundred or so. Aylesbury Council
also got a black mark for not opening the toilet block but perhaps that will
also be improved for next week. I'm sure the breakfast van will be
back next Saturday having done a great trade in sausage, bacon and egg
Photo of Richard and Natalie
As I drove off I saw that the volunteers were still in the car park
and clearly just starting their own party - the inaugural event had been a
Steve's parkrun stats
Magic Mile this Thursday 7th November
A Marathon on the Seventh Continent - 20th November 2013 Antartica!
ED - Please give serious thought to sponsoring Jagjit for his efforts here -
he isn't asking for donations for him to play a round of golf.
My first marathon was the London Marathon in April 2004. The total amount
of money I've raised for charities is £13,335 plus 100,000 rupees for
Pingalwara in India. I have done 43 half and 10k runs and 108 full
marathons. Up till now I have covered six continents. My next target is to
run in the seventh continent. The temperature there is -20 to -89 degrees
Celsius. I am also the 1st Sikh to run 6 Continents wearing the dastaar. My
next target is to run the 7th Continent Antarctica for 9 charities (Pingalwara
and Rocco Cancer) with the Ice Marathon on 20th November. You can sponsor me by going onto my link on my Just
Giving pages choosing the charity which is closer to you to donate towards.
It would be greatly appreciated if you sponsored me as I will be running for
charity. Could you please forward this to your friends and family if they
Feel free to contact me.
Cancer Research -
Get kids going -
White lodge centre -
Age UK -
CLIC Sargent -
British Heart Foundation -
|I ran my 75th marathon on Sunday 227th Oct in Toulouse. It was the
flattest course I have ever run on - however with only a week since I ran
the York marathon it was no surprise that I clocked 3:30:43 - a pity not to
go sub 3:30 again but I should manage that in a couple of weeks when I run
the Nice - Cannes Marathon.
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