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BA Athletics Club News Digest 18th January 2016

Events:

  • Wednesday 20th January - Forrester "4-way folly" from Heston Venue* at 18:00
  • Tuesday 26th January - Round-the-Block* from Heston Venue at 12:30
  • Wednesday 27th January - 5 Mile Handicap* Heston Venue from 18:00

New members and non-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: http://www.barunner.org.uk/Event Diary.shtml.

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The Forrester "4-way-folly" Wednesday 20th January from 18:00 at Heston Venue

This is the annual event where runners are teamed up into pairs and then set off on different courses and in different directions so as to leave us totally confused as to which team has finished first until the results are announced.  The distance run will be about 5k.  All are welcome and there is a club social afterwards where you can be hopeful of getting a bar of chocolate even if nothing else.

Roderick Hoffman obo Brian Forrester


Round-the-Block Tuesday 26th January from 12:30 from Heston Venue

Founded in or before 1982 this event is probably the oldest fixture in the BA calendar. As in past years the race is a single lap course of about 5k, around the Heston area. The start will be at around 12:30 and is a short walk from the changing rooms at Heston Venue (Concorde Centre), so please leave enough time to get to the start.  Anybody and everybody is welcome to take part including mixed teams of four. This is a fun event and ALL levels of runners/joggers are welcomed.  Please pass this information on to anyone else who might be interested.  Lifts can be offered from and back to Waterside and other locations.  There is a 1 entry fee which will be donated to the White Lodge Centre charity.

The course is shown on the club event map (see above).

Questions etc. - email Paul.Knechtl@ba.com

Roderick Hoffman obo Paul Knechtl


Men's Surrey League Cross Country match 3 16th January results

Paul Knechtl leading the BA team home at the Cross Country. Paul Knechtl leading the BA team home.

Individual Results

Pos# Points Num Name Age group Club Time
1 1 954 Steven Blake SEN Woking AC 31:22:00
24 24 552 Paul Knechtl V40 British Airways 36:02:00
39 37 589 Chris Kelly V50 British Airways 37:44:00
50 48 567 Gary Rushmer V50 British Airways 38:42:00
51 49 558 Colin Haylock V45 British Airways 38:46:00
55 53 553 Richard Ruffell V50 British Airways 39:04:00
56 54 560 Barry Walters V60 British Airways 39:21:00
62 59 586 Mark Taylor V55 British Airways 39:53:00
70 66 555 John Taylor V50 British Airways 40:48:00
97 80 566 Graham Taylor V55 British Airways 44:53:00
109 90 569 Gary Rushmer Jr SEN British Airways 47:31:00
116 - 594 Steve Hillier V60 British Airways 57:30:00
117 - 571 Steve Newell V70 British Airways 65:51:00
119 - 874 Alan Lane V80 Vets AC 74:20:00

Team Result

Pos# Club Points Scores
1 FUL 165 3 6 7 15 16 18 19 26 27 28
2 Woking AC 306 1 4 5 12 29 32 34 57 63 69
3 RMD 358 13 14 17 20 38 41 45 51 52 67
4 Vets AC 494 11 23 30 36 46 58 64 65 78 83
5 British Airways 560 24 37 48 49 53 54 59 66 80 90
6 WIN 591.5 9 35 42 43 61 68 76 79 81 *
7 BAR 606.5 21 22 31 33 56 74 87 92 93 *
8 EPO 643 39 47 55 60 62 70 73 75 77 85
9 FSR 646.5 2 10 40 50 72 86 94 * * *
10 LIN 679.5 8 25 44 71 82 84 88 89 91 *

Full results: https://surreyleague.org/slm/race/124/#d4_team

And the Ladies...

Our ladies were also in action though their results are not as "extractable" as the mens - Melanie Holman finishing in 41:08 and Monica Alonso in 43:43.  With only two finishers out of an allowed team size of five we finished ahead of five other teams!


Club parkrun results for Saturday 16th January 2016

16th Jan family & friends time parkrun comment grade
Alan Anderson 31:32 Gunnersbury run #394 67%
Julie Barclay 23:01 Frimley Lodge run #61, F-5 75%
Caroline Cockram 29:13 Bushy Park run #213 55%
Jonathan Cox 21:17 Bushy Park run #261 72%
Ian Cunningham 25:59 Bushy Park run #227, 195th at Bushy 58%
Scott Davison 22:28 Crane Park run #148, 10th at Crane Park 63%
Linda Dodsworth 28:15 Harrogate new member, BA park #223 56%
David Duggan 28:53 Gunnersbury first run at Gunnersbury 54%
Denis Foxley 25:21 Harrow run #29 67%
Alastair Heslop volunteer Guildford tokens
Roderick Hoffman 27:19 Orpington club course record, park #139 56%
Kevin Holland 31:05 Guildford run #35, 1st at Guildford 56%
Andrew Jordan 21:32 Bushy Park run #100 69%
Piers Keeneyside 24:04 Hobart course pb 66%
Chris Kelly 25:30 Woodley 25th run at Woodley 58%
John Lennon 27:07 Old Deer Park first time at Old Deer Park 56%
Kerstin Luksch 20:30 Gunnersbury pb, F-2 73%
Daniela Mayerova 29:48 Cairns BA park #222 50%
Steve Newell 44:34 Gunnersbury tailrunner, 425th 40%
Joe Nolan 31:14 Black Park run #251, 235th at Black Park 51%
Janet Smith 34:00 Black Park 34' pacer (trainee) 50%

Several club parkrunners were involved in Surrey League cross country events on Saturday so there is a little less to report than usual.

The cold weather also made an impact and the course at Bedfont Lakes was deemed too dangerous and the parkrun was cancelled with plenty of notice.  This led to Scott Davison (22:28) running at Crane Park (for the tenth time) while David Duggan (28:53) tried Gunnersbury for the first time and John Lennon (27:07) made his debut at Old Deer Park.  Caroline Cockram (29:13) who was due to be run director headed over to Bushy Park where there were several BA linked runners including Andrew Jordan who joined the now 12,861 strong "100" parkrun club.

Down in Australia (where it is still summer) Daniela Mayerova (29:48) ran at Cairns where the course is right by the ocean.  That was the first run by a member in Queensland and moved the total up to 222.  Piers Keenleyside (24:04) is in Tasmania and ran at Hobart for the second successive week.  He improved his time by exactly a minute.

We welcome a new member this week.  Linda Dodsworth (28:15) normally runs in the North of England and this week was at Harrogate.  Her pb there is 26:33.  That edges our total up to 223 different parkruns. 

Updated club parkrun stats: www.barunner.org.uk/results/ba_parkrun_park_totals.xls 

Steve Newell

parkrun Tourism

85 UK parkruns were cancelled last Saturday though that still meant that 294 parkruns were held. Despite the cancellations 61,676 parkrunners ran.  20 UK parkruns had record attendances on Saturday.  Bushy had an impressive 1134 participants but other countries also saw records and four parkruns in South Africa exceeded the numbers at Bushy!  Root 44, that a number of us ran the other year, was one of those with a new record, 1,244 parkrunners.  The following graph shows finishers by minute as a percentage of the total finishers for Bushy, Root 44 and Marlay (setting the record in Ireland).  It shows that in South Africa they truly enter into the spirit that parkrun is for everyone, not so much so in Ireland and it could be said that Bushy is dominated by fit athletes.  Interesting!   The timekeepers at Bushy had to cope with 111 finishers in the 24th minute (9% of the field), whereas the peak at Root 44 was 48 finishers in the 34th minute (4%).

Roderick Hoffman


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