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BA Athletics Club News Digest 13th May 2013

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Forthcoming Events

Don't forget the following priority club events:

  • CIE Wednesday 22nd May - "Ruffell Runaround" - Concorde Centre from 18:00 followed by...(see below)
  • Bank Holiday Monday 27th May - BUPA 10,000 Central London - Major club marshalling event
  • Saturday 1st June - Club Featured parkrun - Wormwood Scrubs

New members and non-members of all fitness levels and abilities are welcome at all of these events.

Joe Nolan undertook an athletics coaching course a little while ago. He will be at the Concorde Club on May 22nd, after the Ruffell Runaround, to talk to members about how we might best use Joe's new found knowledge. You're all very welcome to come along and join in.

The full events diary is on the club website at: http://www.barunner.org.uk/Event Diary.shtml.


Concorde Five Mile Road Race call for help

The next big club hosted event is the Concorde Five Mile Road Race on Sunday 9th June.  We need course marshals and other helpers to make this a top quality event - and it would be really good to have club runners free to race as well.  There is a Kid's Race from 10:00 and then the Five Mile Race starts at 10:30.  Helpers are needed from 09:00 (or earlier) and to help out until 13:00.  The following roles need to be filled so please email me and offer your help - telling me if you want to perform a specific role.  Note that on the day some helpers may perform more than one role.

Course Marshals : Minimum seven but up to twenty would be better.
Finish Team : Note that Laurie Kelly will be the Race Referee and he will bring with him two or three helpers - but we do need a few more.
Results : Alastair will be typing in and working out the results on the computer but we may need others to coordinate with the Finish Team
Lead Cyclist :  
Tail Cyclist or runner :  
Waterstation Team : A team of at least two to hand out water at the half way point
End of race refreshments team : I'm hoping that we have our usual volunteers for this.
Visitor Personal Vehicle Positioning Coordinator : Okay "Car Park Attendant"
Course Markers : One or two people to help lay out the course from 08:00 - putting out arrows and other markers over the five mile length.
Dismantlers : One or two people to collect up the arrows and markers after the event.

We will also have St Johns providing first aid cover and a Run Britain Event Adjudicator as well.

I would like anyone and everyone in the club who wants to run the race to have the opportunity to do so so, and I may regret saying this, if you want to run the race AND you can provide at least one non-Athletics Club member to help, then please enter by sending Alastair Heslop an entry form with the race fee and notify me of your helper.  I'd like the only exceptions to this to be me and Alastair.

Roderick Hoffman (Race Director) - contact me to volunteer yourself or others: roderick@rhoff.org.uk (name / contact details / role)

Race entry form for yourself or to pass to others http://www.barunner.org.uk/attachments/ConcordeEntry2013.docx


Speedbird Ladies Results

The Speedbird Ladies race was held on Wednesday 8th May.  The event went off without incident with even the weather holding true.

Results for All Competitors in finish order

Place

Time

Name

Team

Race Age Category

No

Place

1

0:21:33

STUBBS, Sally

Runnymede Runners

LV35

38

1

2

0:23:14

FITTON, Judy

Runnymede Runners

LV45

37

2

3

0:23:24

REID, Jacqui

Metropolitan Police

LV45

27

3

4

0:24:20

DAVIDSON, Sharon

Purple Patch Runners

LV35

23

4

5

0:25:10

VERNEY, Eugenie

Runnymede Runners

LV55

39

5

6

0:25:22

JERSILD, Helle

Runnymede Runners

LV45

32

6

7

0:25:37

LAGIOS, Jennifer

Runnymede Runners

LV35

29

7

8

0:26:29

ALONSO, Monica

British Airways

LV45

34

8

9

0:26:59

DAVIDSON, Ann

 

LV55

30

9

10

0:27:29

FOLKEMER, Rachel

Runnymede Runners

LV35

40

10

11

0:27:43

GALSTAUN, Denise

 

SL

25

11

12

0:29:14

SAVAGE, Jen

 

SL

24

12

13

0:30:54

SMITH, Helen

British Airways

LV55

31

13

14

0:30:55

WOODHOUSE, Marion

British Airways

LV45

36

14

15

0:31:42

STEWART, Jacqueline

 

LV45

35

15

16

0:31:48

ANDRE, Anne-Marie

 

LV45

28

16

17

0:33:57

WATTS, Hayley

 

LV35

26

17

18

0:40:23

KAUR, Kulbir

 

LV35

33

18

There were 18 finishers in the All Competitors category.

Result of the Ladies teams team competition.

(3 competitors per team. Based on cumulative position.)

1

Runnymede Runners A

Place

Time

Name

Race Age Category

Race No

Race Place

1

0:21:33

STUBBS, Sally

LV35

38

1

2

0:23:14

FITTON, Judy

LV45

37

2

5

0:25:10

VERNEY, Eugenie

LV55

39

5

8

1:09:57

Totals

 

 

 

2

Runnymede Runners B

Place

Time

Name

Race Age Category

Race No

Race Place

6

0:25:22

JERSILD, Helle

LV45

32

6

7

0:25:37

LAGIOS, Jennifer

LV35

29

7

10

0:27:29

FOLKEMER, Rachel

LV35

40

10

23

1:18:28

Totals

 

 

 

3

British Airways

Place

Time

Name

Race Age Category

Race No

Race Place

8

0:26:29

ALONSO, Monica

LV45

34

8

13

0:30:54

SMITH, Helen

LV55

31

13

14

0:30:55

WOODHOUSE, Marion

LV45

36

14

35

1:28:18

Totals

 

 

 


May Run-of-the-Month Stockley Park 10k Results

Position Name   Time Team Category Race No
52 BENNETT, Brian 00:48:31 BAAC MV70+ 213
130 MODAHER, Jasvir 00:57:45 BAAC MV50 105
133 HOFFMAN, Roderick 00:57:57 BAAC MV50 75

There were 183 finishers at this well organised local event.

Congratulations to Brian for not only thrashing the other club competitors ( ;-) ), coming first in his age category and being well ahead of the first MV60 but also for getting the Age Group record for the event.  Did they need to see your birth certificate before presenting you with your prize?


World Airline Road Race 2013 Cape Town News

The World Airline Road Race will be held in South Africa and near (rather than in) Cape Town on the weekend of 12th/13th October.  Full details haven't yet been announced and the event isn't yet open for bookings but it will happen.  The delay is due to a cycling event planned for Cape Town that weekend which has caused the host committee to have to change their plans.  We know how difficult it is to set everything up for a WARR weekend so hopefully we can be patient but keep our leave aside for that period.

Please let me know if you are anticipating going to WARR this year - it will be useful to have an indication of names and numbers.

Roderick Hoffman.


LADIES SURREY CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE

DATES & VENUES FOR 2013/2014

  • Match 1 – 19 Oct 13 – Lightwater Country Park (hosted by Woking AC)
  • Match 2 - 07 Dec 13 –Farthing Downs, Coulsdon (South London H)
  • Match 3 – 11 Jan 14 – Putney Vale/Wimbledon Common (Thames H & H)
  • Match 4 – 08 Feb 13 – Lloyd Park, Croydon (Striders of Croydon/Croydon H)

All matches start at 12 noon and are double fixtures with the men’s league EXCEPT Match 2 which will be Ladies only.

Clara Halket


Bridges Relay Wednesday June 26th 7pm

After the disappointments of no Green Belt Relay or Round Norfolk Relay this year why not join the team for the Bridges Relay on Weds 26th June at Westminster? This relay starts at 7pm with each leg being 2.3 miles down the Thames over a couple of bridges and back. Teams are either 4 for mixed and men or 3 for ladies. We can enter as many teams as we like so let's go for a bumper turn out this year.

If you are interested please send your name to me at Richard.ruffell@ba.com.

Richard


Track & Field Events

2 events for the track season coming up:

  • On Wednesday 15th May, the 2nd Rosenheim meeting of the season at Walton - 6.45pm start.
  • Then on Monday 20th May is our 2nd Grand Prix at Uxbridge - 6pm Start -1500m & Shot Putt.

Hope to see you there,

Eddie Giles


Charity Dance

Hi Everyone,

A charity evening was held by the Athletic Club section on the 4th May in the Pavilion hall. We raised £350, to be shared evenly for the British Heart Foundation & Dreamflight. A big thank you to our club members and friends who came along, and the raffle donations given.

Let’s do it again sometime!!

Eddie Giles


Another Brilliant Marathon Day report

I can just say I ENJOYED EVERY MILE OF THE RACE. It was a fantastic and tremendous event for me and one of the best days of my life. The atmosphere was brilliant especially during the preparation time in Greenwich park. The run was perfect - without any pain, blisters or anything like that and even the next day was surprisingly fine for me and I could do my work. The crowd was amazing and gave the right push to carry on all the way long. The hardest bit was Mile 15 till 19, around Canary Wharf. But I enjoyed it.

All my THANKS belongs to the BA Team for accepting me and making it possible to join a world-famous Marathon. It was the best!

Thanks a lot and all the best. God bless - Kerstin Luksch


parkrun Results and Statistics

Last Saturday twelve BAAC parkrun family members ran at a total of nine different parkruns - perhaps a record for the number of different parkruns run by club members on a single day.  The list of parkruns visited was boosted by one with Gareth Snook doing his second parkrun this time at his home town Cardiff.  Between us we have now run at 60 different parkruns and Steve and I are currently planning on running at the inaugural "Queen Elizabeth" park parkrun just off the A3 towards Portsmouth this coming Saturday - Note that I have space in my car for more.

The following table shows the full BAAC parkrun family listed in order of the total number of parkruns run.  This shows that Alan Anderson retains and perhaps is even extending his lead being over two year's parkruns ahead of his nearest rival.  At least we can now say that the next two of us, Chris Kelly and John Coffey, have run more parkruns between them than Alan has.  In third place John  Coffey is only a whisker ahead of Joe Nolan in this list.  Ian Cunningham most recently joined the "100 Club" and Steve Newell looks like being next to achieve that.  Kerstin Luksch and myself are now well established in the "50 Club" and Piers Keenleyside could be next though Gary Rushmer and Robert Fleming could give him a sprint finish.

BA parkrunners total runs most recent run  
Alan Anderson 267 11/05/2013 Gunnersbury 27:16
Chris Kelly 143 04/05/2013 Reading 19:06
John Coffey 132 02/02/2013 Bushy Park 24:07
Joe Nolan 131 11/05/2013 Black Park 23:22
Alan Friar 106 11/05/2013 Reading 25:28
Ian Cunningham 102 11/05/2013 Bushy Park 21:55
Steve Newell 89 11/05/2013 Gunnersbury 29:05
Neil Frediani 72 27/04/2013 Bushy Park 25:20
Scott Davison 67 30/03/2013 Bedfont Lakes 22:17
Roderick Hoffman 58 11/05/2013 Wycombe 28:25
Kerstin Luksch 57 11/05/2013 Gunnersbury 25:23
Piers  Keenleyside 45 11/05/2013 Gunnersbury 20:55
Gary Rushmer 43 06/04/2013 Bedfont Lakes 19:34
Robert Fleming 41 11/05/2013 Bedfont Lakes 23:59
Eddie Giles 36 11/05/2013 Upton Court 23:16
Colin Haylock 30 16/02/2013 Bushy Park 20:33
Brian Bennett 29 06/04/2013 Old Deer Park 23:28
Grant Strydom 29 12/11/2011 Bushy Park 31:25
Tony Barnwell 21 06/04/2013 Black Park 29:18
Richard Ruffell 19 25/08/2012 Bedfont Lakes 20:59
Ian White 18 14/07/2012 Bedfont Lakes 25:00
Oliver Mathai 17 04/05/2013 Bushy Park 23:22
Monica Alonso 15 11/05/2013 Guildford 27:01
Barry Walters 15 27/04/2013 Bushy Park 19:58
Marion Woodhouse 13 29/12/2012 Gunnersbury 33:09
Steve Taylor 12 06/04/2013 Old Deer Park 23:52
Helen Smith 8 29/12/2012 Gunnersbury 33:08
Melanie Holman 7 02/02/2013 Woodley 25:15
Simon Ashford 6 27/10/2012 Wycombe Rye 22:12
Paul Knechtl 6 21/01/2012 Bushy Park 17:29
Lissa Pritchard 6 14/07/2012 Gunnersbury 24:07
Justine Arnott 5 05/02/2011 Bedfont Lakes 25:49
Derreck Brion 4 06/10/2007 Bushy Park 29:47
John Taylor 4 29/12/2012 Gunnersbury 20:32
Simon Turton 4 24/11/2012 Upton Court 20:56
Clara Halket 3 06/03/2010 Frimley Lodge 27:45
Robert Brown 3 25/11/2006 Bushy Park 18:26
Daniel Clark 2 10/11/2012 Bedfont Lakes 27:40
Brian Gray 2 11/08/2007 Bushy Park 23:48
Steve Hillier 2 28/01/2012 Old Deer Park 29:32
Gareth Snook 2 11/05/2013 Cardiff 22:39
Kat Stather 2 24/09/2011 Bushy Park 19:27
Mark Taylor 2 23/03/2013 Bedfont Lakes 20:48
Toby Houghton 1 13/03/2010 Frimley Lodge 22:01
Liz Latter 1 17/01/2009 Bushy Park 26:03
Luke Smith 1 15/09/2012 Milton Keynes 23:55
Graham Taylor 1 25/06/2011 Bedfont Lakes 20:48
Dave Dixon 1 11/09/2010 Finsbury Pk 36:45

But then look towards the bottom of the list.  43 family members have run more parkruns than our one and only Dave Dixon and all 47 family members have also run parkruns FASTER than Dave!  That must be a very encouraging thought to all of you...except that is if you are the one and only Dave Dixon {Ed: I checked the facts and Dave pointed out that he did start that parkrun after arriving over ten minutes late - but the rule is that whatever is in the parkrun computer must be the truth}.  Also note that eleven of the family have run fewer parkruns than Robert Brown.  Given the unlikelihood of Rob increasing his count in the near future (freedom runs don't count) those eleven family parkrunners shouldn't have much difficulty climbing the list.

Thanks as ever to Steve Newell for putting together the stats to enable such trivia.

Steve's parkrun stats


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