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BA Athletics Club News Digest 18th January 2016
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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.
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
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
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