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BA Athletics Club News Digest 12th May 2014
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Wednesday 21st May Club In-house Event
The CIE for May is a run in Crane Park on the same course as the parkrun there. Crane Park is just off the A316 Chertsey road by Hospital Bridge Roundabout. The course is flat & fast and starts by the children’s play area into the park, just off the A316.
The course is 1.5 times round the park which is pretty straight forward but may be marked out and marshalled at the trickier bits.
Start time is 6.30pm to allow for traffic and parking just off Powder Mill Lane (Whitton) and to walk/jog to the start. Any marshalling help from volunteers will be welcome.
Afterwards we will be going to the White Hart (Kneller Road, Whitton, TW2 7DY) which is a 17th century free house with a range of beers etc., large beer garden and with food available.
Hope to see you there,
Club parkrun results for Saturday 10th May
That isn't a mistake in the table - Roderick did run two parkruns on Saturday - see below for how this was possible.
Other highlights this week was Scott Davison running at Crane Park after remaining loyal to the puddles at Bedfont Lakes for his previous 86 parkruns. Watch out Scott - tourism can be catching once you get a taste for it!
Barry Walters went sub 20 at Upton Court again, repeating his time of last summer almost to the second.
Kerstin Luksch is on 99 runs and is leading the female points table at Gunnersbury, Bill and Claire Byrne were running at Gunnersbury this week as well.
Updated parkrun stats: www.barunner.org.uk/results/ba_parkrun_park_totals.xls
Two for the price of none - Gdynia and Gdansk International parkrun
Dublin WARR - Late Results and Challenge
Shown above are a selection of results from the previous WARR in Dublin back in 1993. I haven't shown all BA runners and I may have mistyped some times - apologies for all errors and omissions. I've tried to include those of us who have a good chance of being there again this year. But what challenge do you want to set yourself? Simply to be there? Or to just run one or both of the races?
Or how about seeing how close you can get to one or both of your race times from 1993? For me my 5k time looks beatable if it is a fast course but perhaps not after a 10k - but I'll certainly be seeing how close I can get to either and to the combined time. But what is your challenge and do you dare to go public on it? Let me know.
Future Dates - Ladies "2XU Surrey League" Cross Countries
Following last week's league AGM, there will be no change to the format and start time for the XC matches, starting a 1200hrs for the senior/vet races. The dates and venues for the next season are:
We welcome any lady who wishes to try out XC races. These are very sociable and lots of fun so please come and join us next season.
Not very good with computers and modern technology hence no training reports I was in awe of everyone else's and hoped I could do just half as good . Well the day arrived was very nervous wasn't even phased by the lady's urinals at the start (all the lady's out there will know what I mean) I was on cloud nine the atmosphere was amazing. I met Marzia briefly while I was queuing for ladies. Well done to you it was my first marathon too and not my last. I would like to thank BA for the place and opportunity to run the marathon, it made my dad George's Tychowski very proud and he was the reason I did the marathon - to give him back his first marathon medal he gave to my mum when she sadly passed away.
So a big big thank you
xx Annette Knight
Well after the drama with the entry link training went a little smoother. I enjoyed the couple of cross country runs for BA although after skidding around in the mud I feel the need to invest in some proper x country shoes !!! I also ran the Portsmouth half which I would recommend to anyone .
I ran a good 18 miler and a couple of 20 milers the last on road to get the legs used to the pounding and I felt quietly confident.
Raced day arrived with the anticipation of the start we were off in glorious sunshine. I reached 13 at a 10min mile only to reach 14 and a very painful groin . I slowed to a snail's pace bitterly disappointed but I did manage to cross the finish line .... still thinking it is the best marathon.
A visit to the psythio to be informed I had aggravated tendons.
I would like to thank the club for my place and maybe if given the chance next year might be better.
Hope to see you soon
As others have already done I would like to thank BA for the opportunity. After trying for the marathon for 7 years it was a challenge I was so determined to complete. From the moment I was told I had a place to the moment I crossed the finish line was an emotional roller coaster. As aforementioned I had never completed this distance before so the training I did before had to be to the best of my ability. I believe it was, even the brick wall I hit on my second 20 miler!!
So I received my number in the post and contacted my 2 cousins who also were running to see what start they were given. They were in the blue start but my cousin's wife who was also running was given the red start so the race was on girl Soles vs boy Soles!!
I woke up on the day full of nerves and scared at the prospect of letting myself and family down if I failed!!
I was still determined so off I went to meet the Rest of the Sole runners! We said goodbye to the boys and off we went to the red start!! a hill! I was about to run a marathon! The organisation was brilliant and my nerves soon went as the warm up routine was carried out!
Off to the start where being quite close to the back I didn't get going for a while but met some really nice people!!
I eventually started at 10.17 and had set a goal to RUN the whole race so ensured my pace was right and didn't get carried away. With friends and family situated at different miles along the way I didn't even realised I had ran 8miles when I saw the first group!!
The day was brilliant, the heat did slow me down but preferred it to rain so can't complain. I ensured I kept myself hydrated and followed my training plan in my head. Tracking lost me at 30k so all were worried as the next time I was back I'd finished!! (I promise people saw me in between).
It was an excellent experience but not the easiest was to shed 7lbs in 4hrs 39!! After giving up booze for a couple of months I enjoyed the couple of pints I consumed after I finally found my groupies!!
Thanks again, I can't believe I actually did it, and both the Sole girls beat the Sole boys so it was an excellent day all round!!
I had it still in my mind to send a report but the long Easter break hold me off because I went to Germany after the Marathon. But now I'm back.
Yes, I was very happy to run every single mile and absolutely enjoyed it. I found the atmosphere and organization in the red start area absolutely amazing. Everything went so smoothly and was so well prepared for the runners. That's special for the London Marathon. I wasn't nervous before the start because I was so happy about the weather - no running in the rain or wind. The way up to Tower Bridge was great. The crowd was fantastic. Around Canary Wharf I struggled with the heat and had to regulate myself to keep the running up and not to walk. I managed to come around Dockland and was happy to reached Embankment and was looking out for the Big Ben. I still had no cramps or pain but I felt my feet. The last two miles were a motivational fight to keeeeeep running and seeking the finish line. I was so happy to complete this amazing event, to get an awesome medal and to enjoy the post-atmosphere in St. James Park. I relaxed and recovered there for a long while. To walk to the station afterwards was a bit difficult but I had a good night and the next day not a bad day.
Now I want to THANK Steve and the team for giving me this wonderful opportunity to participate and run this popular Marathon! It will be unforgettable for me. Thank you so much and all the best furthermore,
Just a reminder that the BAAC AGM will take place on June 11th at 8pm, following the Parkway Mile. All committee positions are up for re-election - members who are interested in running for any post should contact Steve. Anyone who has any complaints about how the club is currently run is expected to stand. Nominations close on May 31st.
Steve Hillier <email@example.com> Hon Sec BAAC
Sutton 10k Result 11th May: Julie Barclay was 2nd 0/50 (159th o/a) in 44.32 and sister Janice Jones was 381st in 60.25. 436 finished.
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