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BA Athletics Club News Digest 13th August 2018


  • Monday 20th August - T&F Grand Prix 200m & Javelin, 18:00 at Hillingdon Athletics Stadium
  • Wednesday 22nd August - Club BBQ plus training / fun event - from 18:00 at Harmondsworth Moor
  • Tuesday 4th Sept - Round-the-Park 5k run at Harmondsworth at 12:30

New members and potential 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: Diary.shtml. Last updated: First week of August.

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Inclusions, with photos, please to Roderick Hoffman at

Short digest this week - in part because I had very few submissions. Please note that next week's digest needs to be complete by Sunday evening.

This Wednesday - at the Bedfont Club

We will be having an informal run and social at the Bedfont & Feltham FC and Social Club, The Orchard, Hatton Road, Bedfont, Middlesex TW14 9QT. Get there from 17:30 to get changed and ready to run at 18:00.  We are still engaged in area exploration runs - individually or in groups.

The club has ample parking and is convenient from Hatton Cross tube station and local buses. The club has a bar, subsidized for members, and for formal socials we will organise to use the second room and bring in food.  Note that food is not normally available from the bar.

Contact me if you need to be reminded of any other details of the Bedfont Club (or check the back issues of this digest) - or turn-up on Wednesday and ask (no one will be turned away).

Roderick Hoffman

Club parkrun results for Saturday 11th August 2018

11th Augustparkrunner Time parkrun Comment Age Grade
Neil Frediani 26:27 Dinton Pastures 1st run at Dinton Pastures, cfp 61%
Trish McCabe 28:03 Dinton Pastures 1st run at Dinton Pastures, cfp 55%
Roderick Hoffman 29:25 Dinton Pastures 1st run at Dinton Pastures, cfp 54%
Alan Friar 30:40 Dinton Pastures 1st run at Dinton Pastures, cfp 60%
Alan Anderson 34:53 Dinton Pastures 1st run at Dinton Pastures, cfp 65%
Zara Thorn 30:08 Preston Park (Bri) 1st run by a current member at Preston Park 49%
Ray Hampton 34:07 Conwy 1st run at Conwy, BApark #433 56%
Kay Trinder 20:49 Woking improves club record(F) 83%
Bob Bannister 23:45 Bedfont Lakes best age grade % at Bedfont ? 69%
Ian Cockram 23:32 Dulwich 1st run at Dulwich, club record 63%
Caroline Cockram 29:47 Dulwich 1st run at Dulwich, club record (F) 56%
Petra Otto 32:14 March best run at March this year 65%
Ben Chaytow 23:37 Crane Park run #200 58%
Sarah Gordon 31:28 Daventry run #200, 9th at Daventry, course pb 62%
Helen Smith 30:18 Hazelwood 3rd run at Hazelwood, continuous improvement 65%
Benita Scaife 30:59 Maidenhead run #121, 64th at Maidenhead 64%
Scott Davison 23:18 Bedfont Lakes run #264, 219th at Bedfont 62%
Chris Evans 23:44 Bedfont Lakes run #207, 201st at Bedfont 64%
Tony Barnwell 40:43 Black Park 52nd run at Black Park, 1st this year 47%
Denis Foxley 28:53 Harrow run #108, 92nd at Harrow 60%
Joan Foxley 39:14 Harrow run #108, 93rd at Harrow 56%
David Duggan 28:55 Ipswich 1st run at Ipswich, park #47 55%
Lesley Chamberlin 25:53 Hazelwood 6th run at Hazelwood 73%
John Coffey 27:49 Hazelwood 18th run at Hazelwood 69%
Alastair Heslop volunteer Guildford barcode scanning

The cfp (Club Featured Parkrun) at Dinton Pastures attracted five runners, none of whom had run there before.  Neil Frediani (26:27) was the fastest on the day while Alan Anderson (34:53) achieved the best age grade score with 65.31%.  Chris Kelly’s club record of 21:08 is safe for another week.

Other tourists included Zara Thorn (30:08) who became the first to run at Preston Park in Brighton while being a current member.  Ian and Caroline Cockram both ran there before they joined us - this week they ran at Dulwich for the first time and set new club records of 23:32 and 29:47 respectively.

Ray Hampton (34:07) continued on the comeback trail at Conwy in North Wales and the club total moved on to 433 parkruns
Kay Trinder (20:49) had another good run at Woking and shaved a few more seconds off her club record there.  Her pole vaulting training is obviously doing her no harm at all, maybe more of us should try it!

Steve Newell

Updated parkrun stats - club parkrun stats

Club Featured parkrun Saturday 11th August - Dinton Pastures Report

Six of us with links to BA or the running club ran at Dinton Pastures on Saturday - pictured from left to right Roderick Hoffman, dream mile regular James Greaves (consecutive weeks with his picture in the digest!), Trish McCabe, Neil Frediani, Alan Friar and Alan Anderson (attracting most interest due to his "500" shirt).

The course involved two different laps around the lakes with just enough in common to the laps to get you confused as to where you were. It was well marshalled and had good facilities including the cafe but at £1.50 an hour it felt better value if you came with friends (thanks Trish and Alan A).

Roderick Hoffman

Andy's Training

Dear Ed.

Yesterday my XC time was 36.40 and I did not meet any tigers on the way because last time out I did!

Hopefully, colleagues will know what that is.

Andy Rayner

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