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BA Athletics Club News Digest 15th July 2013
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Don't forget the following priority club events:
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: http://www.barunner.org.uk/Event Diary.shtml.
British Airways Athletics Club AGM and election of new committee on 10th July
A new committee was voted in last week to guide the club through 2013 and 2014. The new committee is very similar to the old committee with the one change that Paul Brandon steps up to the Deputy Chairman role replacing Roderick Hoffman who steps back to the Communications role - but this perhaps simply represents the work that the two have been performing over the last six months.
Parkway Mile Results from 10th July
We were blessed with a warm evening with a northerly breeze which helped on the return half of the run along the cycle track. A disappointing turnout of only nine runners but there were some fierce battles going on at the front and back of the field. Ages ranged between 48 and 78 years. WAVA (a.k.a. WMA) tables (thanks to Howard Grubb) have been used to calculate theoretical pre-vet age equivalent times. The course is an undulating mile with a dead turn and should not be compared too seriously against the track times of past stars like Coe, Cram and Ovett in their prime. The course record is 4:26.
Gary and Chris are one and two whichever way the table is sorted. The age graded results swap Richard and Graham and has AlanF breathing down Richard's neck at the finish and moves AlanA and SteveN ahead of Roderick and SteveH.
Thanks to Brian Forester for taking entries and ages, Paul Brandon and Eddie Giles for the times and Paddy O'Shea for marshalling. With Harry Wild unavailable the runners turned round a cone.
Results of the 5th Rosenheim at Eton 3rd July 2013
Please note that the 6th Rosenheim and last track league match of 2013 will be at Woking, Wednesday 17th July 18:45 start, hope to see you there.
And Steve Hillier adds...
Final Rosenheim League fixture, Woking, Wednesday 17th July, 18:45
We are in a three way battle for a qualifying place for the Rosenheim League final, competing with Epsom & Ewell and Woking themselves. We succeeded in this tricky assignment last year, due in part to a great run by John Coffey in pouring rain. Could you be the person to bring us the same success this year, this time in the sunshine?
Please come along to the Sheerwater track, from 1845, to support or compete.
Club Featured parkrun Richmond Park Saturday 13th July 2013
Barry Walter's club record at Richmond remains at 19:15.
Seven club members ran at other parkruns including Gareth Snook becoming the first club runner at Porthcawl and with a time of 21:01 almost matching his best from Cardiff - 21:00.
Steve Newell / Roderick Hoffman
Next Club Featured parkrun - Saturday 3rd August Upton Court, Slough 08:40 for 09:00
Front Page News - Rio De Janeiro Marathon Results
First and only BA Athletics Club finisher:
Jagjit Singh 4 hrs 50 minutes
This was Jagjit's one hundredth Marathon distance run (and his 25th this year!) and was an experience in a whole number of different ways. The course was hilly and the weather was hot (34 degrees). The organisation was far short of the standard of the London Marathon including with the water stations being too widely spaced - every three miles. Jagjit also found the experience of being in Rio a nervous challenge with extreme language and cultural barriers - for instance the word "Vegetarian" doesn't translate into Brazilian Portuguese.
Fuller details - read it in the local press - Hayes and Harlington Gazette Front Page
Gary Rushmer, Gareth Snook and Roderick Hoffman will be running in the National Lottery Anniversary Run on Sunday 21st July. This is a five mile race in the Olympic Park finishing in the Olympic Stadium. Results next week - but if you see any highlights in the news look out for the three of us; we'll be wearing blue shirts.
Full Bridges Relay Results
It was pointed out during the AGM that our third team, that didn't come last in the event, had a combined age of 249 years.
Standard Chartered Great City Race Success
Ride London Marshalling August 3rd/4th
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