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BA Athletics Club News Digest 5th July 2021
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New Date for AGM/Awards Evening
The AGM/Awards evening has had to be rearranged due to previously announced slip to the Roadmap Step 4 date. It will now be held on the evening of Wednesday 11th August, again at the Bedfont Club. Please put that date in your diaries and apologies to anyone who cannot make the new date. The news from this evening's Government brief does imply that all restrictions will be removed at Step 4 and we can return to "normal", including with parkrun, though the date for Step 4 will not be confirmed until next Monday.
We are likely to have a normal monthly running evening on 14th July, with drinks in the bar afterwards (in groups of six). Details will follow.
This Week's and Future Solo Events
Please help me by sending in your results, for instance by filling in the tables below and forwarding to News@barunner.org.uk. Some events, such as the weekend achievement, will have "Prompts" set up in Facebook. These allow the posting of a single image and some text and make it easy to flip through everyone's entries.
Weekend Achievement (by 5pm on the Monday) or use the Facebook prompt that will be added on Friday:
Rosenheim League Track & Field – Battersea, June 30th
The first Rosenheim League match of the season took place at Battersea last week. To help clubs who have been stretched in hosting these events, the Eastern and Western Divisions of the league have been combined this season, with the number of matches cut to four.
Due to injury, illness and transport problems and Olympic commitments, our representation was reduced to a men’s team for this match, but we still managed to produce some interesting results. Michael continues to sprint well, and the talent has been shared in the family. His son, Kenny, is a member of Woking AC, and has been missing competition like the rest of us. We were able to cheer him on to two stunning times in the sprints, where he achieved 11.5 in the 100m and 22.8 in the 200m.
Paul Watt has been chasing down M55 middle distance records all season, and this time he hit the target, beating Alan Friar’s long standing 800m mark.
The field events proved as popular as ever, with big entry lists keeping the field judges busy, retrieving implements and sanitising them for other throwers to use. The volunteers have worked even harder this year to make these events happen!
Dates for your diary:
Let me know if you can take part at either of these events. Thanks!
Results from Rosenheim League Track & Field at Battersea on 30th June
|Event||BAAC Participant||Age group||Time/Distance||Position|
Just four sets of results from last month (unless I missed some). I tried my series from 100m upwards rather than the normal 1500m downwards and correspondingly, but not surprisingly, recorded my best 100m time of the last 15months but a poor 1500m. But the average speed equalled my best ever. Chris, running early in the month, also recorded his best.
Thank you to those of you who have already committed to marshalling events this summer. The next one we have been asked to staff is the Big Half, to be run through East London on Sunday 22nd August. As with every other running of this race, we have been requested to manage one crossing in Greenwich. A BAAC team of fifteen is required, prepared to make an early start, and be on post until early afternoon.
To get us fully prepared in good time, I would appreciate it if volunteers could contact me during the next three weeks to let me know if you can help. As always, your help is much appreciated by BAAC and the London Marathon organisation.
SOLO Activity Achievements, Weekend 2nd to 5th July 2021
21 activities recorded, although some of them had to be extracted from other sources and others couldn't be due to Facebook issues on a dodgy hotel WiFi setup. With some apologies submitted also - such as Clara who was baking.
John Scaife reported that "I was at home with my feet (foot) up, as the previous day I broke the fifth metatarsal in my right foot and will be wearing a heavy boot for the next six weeks or so". This brings Benita level with John in terms of Digest Activity Achievements and she should be able to match ahead from next week.
Steve Newell also reports that on Wednesday he made his first appearance at the new venue for swimming in the tidal Thames, Linden House in Upper Mall, Hammersmith. About 60 swimmers completed a clockwise circumnavigation of Chiswick Eyot, an estimated 1800m distance in total. There were several no-shows with Andy Murray's (possibly final) televised appearance at Wimbledon blamed. The water was a chilly 17 deg C and I was glad to have chosen to wear a full wetsuit. These evening swims, with safety cover, will be held about every fortnight until the end of August but will sometimes get cancelled after a thunderstorm. Google "NOWCA" for more details.
Discus records for us to discuss. Note that the weight and size of the discus will be different for men and ladies and also vary across the age groups - and may not be consistent over the years and at different events. But we can be very confident that Janet is the best lady thrower we've ever had in the club.
|TRACK & FIELD - LADIES (OPEN)||Discus||Janet Smith||35.54m||LBH||Perivale||Jun-96||Current|
|TRACK & FIELD - LADIES (FV35)||Discus||Janet Smith||30.61m||Rosenheim||Woking||Jul-00||Current|
|TRACK & FIELD - LADIES (FV40)||Discus||Janet Smith||32.73||World Masters||Sydney||18-Oct-09||GB Vest|
|TRACK & FIELD - LADIES (FV45)||Discus||Janet Smith||33.84||Rosenheim||Eton||Jul-10||NEW|
|TRACK & FIELD - LADIES (FV50)||Discus||Janet Smith||29.29||Vets League||St Mary's||???||NEW|
|TRACK & FIELD - LADIES (FV50)||Discus||Janet Smith||32.01||World Vets||Malaga||Sep-18||GB Vest|
|TRACK & FIELD - MEN (OPEN)||Discus||Hadi Shugaa||33.99m||Rosenheim||Barn Elms||Aug-05||Current|
|TRACK & FIELD - MEN (MV40 & MV45)||Discus||Paul Goldsmith||26.92m||Eton||Jan-02||Current|
|TRACK & FIELD - MEN (MV50)||Discus||Steve Hillier||25.20m||Grand Prix||Eton||Aug-05||Current|
|TRACK & FIELD - MEN (MV55)||Discus||Steve Hillier||19.88||BA Champs||Eton||Sep-09||Current|
|TRACK & FIELD - MEN (MV60)||Discus||Paul Goldsmith||29.23||Grand Prix||Eton||Sep-08||Current|
|TRACK & FIELD - MEN (MV65)||Discus||Steve Hillier||25.12||Vets League||Battersea||Jun-19||NEW|
|TRACK & FIELD - MEN (MV70)||Discus||Harry Wild||21.56||BA Champs||Eton||Sep-04||Current|
|TRACK & FIELD - MEN (MV75)||Discus||Harry Wild||16.63||BA Champs||Eton||Sep-08||Current|
|TRACK & FIELD - MEN (MV80)||Discus||Harry Wild||17.71||BA Champs||Eton||Sep-14||NEW|
To qualify as a record the event has to be competitive and accurately measured and the participant has to be a paid-up member of the club and wearing a club vest (or in an in-house organised event). Members for whom BA is a second claim club may need permission from their first claim club for them to compete in a BA vest and claim the record (so the same performance cannot be claimed by two different clubs). If you know better, please send us your claim - we want to get these in the best shape possible. New records or questions: Stats@barunner.org.uk .
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