BA Athletics Club News Digest 6th January 2014
Thursday 9th January 2014 12:45 - Magic Mile Bath Road Heathrow
Saturday 11th January Surrey Leagues
Ladies Wimbledon Common 12:00 and Men Oxshott 14:30
Wednesday 15th January Club In-House event at Concorde Centre from
18:00 plus social with food
New members and non-members of all fitness levels and abilities are welcome
at all of these events.
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2014 New Year Running Resolutions
Happy New Year everyone. Please help and encourage these members meet their new year's resolutions:
Janet Smith WILL get below 30 mins for
- Adrian Richard Haines
WILL break 34 min for 10k, 2 minutes for 800m and WIN Gold in
Budapest in World Masters m45 indoor championships.
Stephen Taylor WILL
get a sub 4
hour marathon at the VLM2014
- Neil Frediani WILL run
in 1 month what Piers Keenleyside can run in 24 hours!! (89miles) and run a sub 2hour
half marathon and 22:30 parkrun.
- Piers Keenleyside
WILL run a sub 3:20 marathon and finish the Comrades Marathon in a reasonable time.
- Clara Halket WILL finish her first
100-miler - Enduroman 100 at end May/early June
- Jenny Reeves
WILL finish the VLM2014
- Roderick Hoffman WILL earn his 100 parkrun shirt (11 to go) and double the BA Running team
size at the Dublin WARR vs last year's event.
- Steve Newell WILL complete his collection of parkruns run in
all London boroughs that host one - 14 to go.
And then what of your resolution?
know. A published resolution is a resolution you are likely to keep!
Men's XC 3nd Match Details - Oxshott 11th January from 14:30 + extra X/C on
Hi guys, here are the details of our 3rd cross country race of the
season at Oxshott 11th Jan 2014 NOTE the early start time of
2.30pm. At the moment we lie in 3rd place and not to far from
second place, so a good turnout would be very much appreciated by the
lads who have done so well this season.
Oxshott Event details.
Look forward to seeing most of you there.
Also we have been
invited to attend Milocarians A/C home fixture at Royal Military
Barracks, Sandhurst on the 22nd February 2014. So far I have 3 names it
would be nice if we could get 8 or more to make a team. Those who have
done this race before will know what an enjoyable afternoon it is. More
details to follow when I receive them. If any is interested in this
cross country race can they please let me
Club family parkrun results and stats for Xmas and New Year period
With 25 family members running 54 parkruns at 21 different venues there is
insufficient space in the digest to list performances. Check Steve's spreadsheet
for all of the details. But some highlights...
- Neil Frediani managed to fit in five parkruns over the period - two
Saturday runs, an Xmas day run and two New Year's Day runs. Four
members managed four runs over the same period.
- Robert Fleming and Tony Hird both ran their fiftieth parkruns. Gary
Rushmer is up to 49.
- Bushy Park and Gunnersbury were equally popular with 7 club runs at each
- Gunnersbury with 7 different runners. Crane Park was next with six.
- Roderick Hoffman added another Melbourne parkrun to the list - Diamond
Creek. He wasn't the only tourist there - there were a couple of
Datchet Dashers also visiting family for Christmas.
- Richard Ruffell continues to travel - he has now run eleven different
parkruns without a repeat.
Steve's parkrun stats
Club Featured parkrun
The next club featured parkrun will be at Gunpowder on Saturday January 25th
hosted by Tony Hird. Gunpowder is just off the M25 near Waltham Abbey. I
recommend this parkrun - the course and park is like Bedfont Lakes but without
the lakes. Let me know if anyone needs a lift to and from the venue.
I ran the 'Ealing Mile' on Friday. It is a free to enter event staged
by the Ealing Half Marathon team every first Friday of the month at
12:30pm in Lammas Park, Ealing. There was record entry this Friday (due
to the extended Christmas break) of 56. I came 15th in a time of 6:20.
The course has a certificate of accuracy and so results appear on the EA
website and Power of 10. http://ealingmile.com/node/10
New Years Day Hyde Park 10k
I ran the Hyde Park 10K this morning (1st Jan). I can't remember
ever running a race in such wet and windy conditions. We had to line up
in a queue to drop off our bags before the start and as there was little
shelter from the elements everyone left it a bit late to take off their
rain gear and pack it away in bags - which meant there was a very long
queue just before the scheduled start time of 11:00am.
I found a bit of shelter from wind and rain over near the start line
and waited for the gun to start the race about 50m away! I figured that
as it was chip timed it would not matter too much - however I then had
to fight my way past the slower runners over the first mile or so which
was a bit difficult on the narrow paved paths. Finished in a time of
44:29 which gave me a 3rd place in the V55 category (based on chip
times). I've never been so glad to get into a cafe to warm up after the
Julie Barclay ran a course PB time by a minute in the Todworth
10mile. This event has almost become 60% off road as the
organisers decided the inconsiderate motorist were making it
unsafe along the road so bettter safe than sorry.
All our members that have ran XC league fixtures over Epsom Downs are
well familiar with the mini mountains. Today's course starts with
a half mile ascent then two laps of UP/UP/UP before returning down to
The weather was freezing wind and the surface full of puddles
muddy/sloshy. Although running a PB Julie was a little
disappointed not able to keep to her 8min per mile plan over this
particular course. At 5mile spot on, but then lost it on the
second lap big hill and unable to make the time up.
Julie finished 3rd over 50 Lady in 81.54. Was 242nd overall out of
2014 BRIGHTON HALF MARATHON – SURREY CLUB RUNNER ENTRY
Dear club secretary,
As you’re possibly aware, the 2014 Brighton Half Marathon ‘sold out’
on 30th June 2013. We’re very aware that such an early ‘sell out’
for the Brighton Half Marathon is unprecedented. For the 2014
Brighton Half Marathon, we therefore purposefully reserved 500 places
for Sussex & Surrey club runners to release in December / January.
Therefore, until Friday 10th January 2014*, we will open a restricted
access entry point for Surrey Club runners only from the web link below:
To complete the registration process, your members will need to use
access code SURREY. We’d be very appreciative if you could pass on
this information to your members.
Many thanks & kind regards,
Paul & Gavin
* The entry point may close before Friday 10th January should we
reach the limit of 500 reserved places.
Paul Bond Event Manager Brighton Half Marathon
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