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BA Athletics Club News Digest 10th September 2012

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Forthcoming Events

Don't forget the following priority club events:

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.

Wednesday 3rd October Equinox 5k - meet at the Concorde Centre by 17:45 or in Church Road from 18:00.  Social in the clubhouse afterwards.

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:

Track&Field Grand Prix Monday 17th September from 18:00 Uxbridge Track

  • 200 metres
  • Javelin

Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex, Gatting Way, Park Road, Uxbridge. UB8 1NR

Hope to see you there,

Eddie Giles

October CIE (Club In-house Event) Equinox 5k 3rd October

This year's Equinox 5km will revert to the course introduced in 2010, featuring the path through both Cranford Park and Avenue Park. Some of the course has been borrowed from the Concorde 10km and is generally flat.

Wave start times have been arranged around the times of sunset and the intention to be out of the parks before that and also for the timekeeping team to be able to operate without torches and return to the Concorde Club during twilight. (Sunset 18:32, Twilight 19:05.)


  • The course then follows Church Road into the Field of Hope and then takes the northwest cycle track up the Parkway (A312) to the roundabout at the bottom of the Hayes By-pass.
  • Left and then left again into Roseville Road by the Crane pub.
  • Enter Cranford Park via the alley and through St Dunstan's subway and take a broad sweep round to the left to reach Church Road again by the car park.
  • Head towards the humpback bridge over the River Crane but branch off to the right through a gap in the fence and join the crushed gravel path starting near the river.
  • Follow the path along the river turning left to cross the river via the narrow footbridge and turning right after the bridge to emerge from the trees into Avenue Park. This is approx the half way point.
  • Follow the path all the way to the narrow exit from Avenue Park in Park Lane. Turn left and then left again into Cranford High Street.
  • At the junction with A312 (approx 4km) follow the path round to the left and head back towards the M4 junction. The finish will be on the Concorde 10km finish line.

Wave starts as follows designed for a mass dash to the finish at 6.35 p.m.

  • 10 minute milers start at 6.04p.m.
  • 9 minute milers start at 6.07 p.m.
  • 8 minute milers start at 6.10 p.m.
  • 7 minute milers start at 6.13 p.m.
  • Elite start 6.15 p.m.

Please report to Brian Forrester AT THE START at least five minutes before your chosen start time. Numbers will probably not be issued.

2010 Results

Steve Newell

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 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.

Ladies Surrey League Div2 Cross Country matches - dates / venues / time

These are the details of this years ladies matches.  Participation (from the ladies) and support (from all) is invited.  Please contact Clara. Thanks very much.

  • 20 October - Roehampton aka Wimbledon Common (hosts are Thames H&H)
  • 1 December - Nonsuch Park, Sutton (26.2 RRC) - moved from Epsom Downs
  • 12 January - Mitcham Common (Clapham Chasers)
  • 9 February - Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking (Dorking & M V AC)

All matches start at 12 noon.

Email: Clara Halket

Run-of-the-Month Tuesday 4th September Round-the-Park Results

On a very warm hot summer September lunchtime, we had 9 participants for the 5K RTP run consisting of 2 laps around the park. No teams or females entered this year, but it was great to see 2 non-athletic section members running. Barry Walters lead the way round the course which had been well marked out by Tom (Rowley) on the usual route around the field and through the wooded section, with most of the runners heading for the shade of the trees after completing the run. The entry fee of 1 pound per runner will be donated to the local White Lodge Charity.

Thanks to all who participated or helped.

Barry Walters 00:20:40
Chris Kelly 00:21:41
Ben Chaytow 00:23:40
Eddie Giles 00:24:00
John Coffey 00:24:15
Roderick Hoffman 00:29:01
Alan Anderson 00:29:08
Kevin Holland 00:31:21
Steve Newell 00:32:47


Brian Forrester, Paul Brandon, Harry Wild, Paddy O'Shea, Tom Rowley.


Best regards

Paul Brandon

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