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BA Athletics Club News Digest 8th September 2014
New members and non-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.
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Congratulations to Janet Smith for completing here first Triathlon at Newbury on Sunday.
Club "Run of the Month" for September - Round-the-Park - Tuesday 9th September - Waterside Parklands
This year’s Round the Park race takes place on Tuesday 9th September 2014 at 12:30. Like last year the event will be hosted in the Waterside Parklands. The event starts near the wooden bridge behind the main car park. It is a 2 lap course and is approximately 3 miles in length, so just a bit shorter than 5 Km. This is a fun event and ALL levels of runners/joggers are welcomed.
Those not at Waterside wishing to take part, will find it very difficult to park in the Parklands. Due to this, you are encouraged to use the bus to get to Waterside, where the start will be a 10 minute walk away. For people where this is not an option please let me know and I will try and arrange parking.
The entry fee is £1 per person and all proceeds goes to the White Lodge Charity. You can either enter the race as an individual or as part of a team. Teams are to be made up of 4 mixed runners, including at least one male and one female.
In an attempt to avoid too much of a rush on the day and inform the wardens of expected numbers, please could you let know if you are going to take part. If you are entering as part of a team, can you please complete the attached form and email it to me. We will hand out numbers and collect your entry fees on the day at the start so please arrive a few minutes early. Entries will still be taken on the day.
If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to ask.
Same course as last year (but on the 9th, not the 10th):
Magic Mile September 2014 Results
On near perfect conditions we had 8 people take part in 3 batches. A main group of 6 all run together, while Dave and Tom did individual runs for the anniversary event. There was 1 PB this week, with Roderick Hoffman going 4 seconds quicker than his previous time and now only 2 seconds away from his target time of 07:06 which was set back in 1999. There were also good runs for Dave Bird and Steve Taylor who managed to be within a couple of seconds of their best times.
Results of the 6th and final Grand Prix of the season at Uxbridge, Monday 1st Sept 2014
The 6TH GP of the season was split in half, as our 1st session before the 100m, we welcomed Tom Rowley & Julie Barclay to the track for some warm up exercises (in the rain). Warmed up sufficiently , Steve, Rod & myself ‘sprinted’ the 100m, the front 2 showing me a clean pair of heels. Thanks to Tom for starting & Julie for timing the event.
Then on to the 2nd half of the training, distance & speed work was next and a very good session it was. Then on to the Hammer where Steve reigns supreme to get another win this season. Again thanks to Tom & Julie for twice giving us a visit at Uxbridge this year, and to everyone who came to previous GPs , hope you all enjoyed them all, and see you all again next year.
Track&Field Championships and Family Fun Day - Eton track - Sunday 28th September 12:00 to 17:00
Please put this date in your diary and plan to be there and bring your family, colleagues and friends. The events will include most of those that you might like to try your hand at...and your legs too. Free to enter but you must turn up to take part.
Provisional list of events:
[participants take part entirely at their own risk. Some advice may be given before each event]
More details - email Eddie Giles
Club parkrun results for Saturday 6th September
Pride of place this week goes to Barry Walters who tried out the
recently inaugurated parkrun course at Woking and set an excellent MV55-59 age
category record of 19:28 which is also the new club course record. His
WAVA score was 80.99%.
Tom Rowley adds:
Just a SMALL report of a BIG club performance. On Sat 6th Sept. I was
lucky enough as a marshal to witness a wonderful BA club record. Barry
Walters turned up at the Woking Park 5k looking really mean, more so than normal. As a marshal
to restrain him to wait for the other 116 runners to start. My marshal position
was perfect for (non-official) timing of the start/finish of each of the three
came round 1st lap in 6/7th place in a 5.58 and still with looking mean. 2nd
lap was 13.01ish and he was running very relaxed and comfortable. 3rd lap in 18min
with 150m to tape I told him to hurry-up (he took
no notice) and he finished in 19.28. NOT the end of the story...
Barry's age performance of 80.99% was the best on the day PLUS is the highest of ALL age groups Woking course record holders Congratulations Barry. I loved it, please come again Barry.
Updated parkrun stats: www.barunner.org.uk/results/ba_parkrun_park_totals.xls
ASCA T&F Event - Dublin
Two weekends after WARR in Dublin Aer Lingus are also hosting the ASCA Athletics event with the main events being on Saturday 18th October. Please let us know if you might be interested in representing the club and airline at this event.
Coach Development FREE Workshops Save the dates 2014-2015
Again - let Steve Hillier know if you might be interested in any of these.
Concorde Club Rebranding
As previously advised the Concorde Club property and administration was taken over by Imperial College last Monday 1st October. Officially the sports ground is now called the "Imperial College London Heston sport ground" but it is likely that we'll continue to refer to it by its old name until we get new membership. Some contact details have changed:
For Sports bookings: 0207 594 6866,
Main Reception: 0207 594 6868.
Note that BA Clubs continues to be a British Airways unit.
BA Enquiries (situated at reception): 0208 51 32000 / 32001 and note that Pat French's email is now firstname.lastname@example.org .
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