BA Athletics Club News Digest 19th July 2021
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This Week's and Future Solo Events
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News@barunner.org.uk. Some events will have "Prompts" set up in
These allow the posting of a single image and some text and make it easy to flip
through everyone's entries.
Track-on-Field (by 5pm on Saturday 31st July, to be reported on in the
Weekly Athletic Achievement (by midnight on Sunday) or use the Facebook
||Time or Duration
||Details or comment, and other achievements
Note the change above - I'm now asking you to submit by the end of Sunday
your best athletics achievement of the whole week, so Monday through Sunday. I
will only report on one achievement per person per week and will only accept
submissions via email or via the Facebook prompt. You may decide to repeat a
result from an event that is likely to be covered in the digest anyway - but if
that is your best of the week then why shouldn't you shout about it!
July Mile Results
milers this month with four of us being together at Feltham (pictured). It is a
pity that Chris hadn't joined us so that we could all watch his and Julie's
sprint finishing. Maria was also at Feltham but was protecting a twinge so
didn't race but did take other photographs posted to Facebook.
We will probably hold the August shared mile at Feltham before the AGM on 11th
but we need to confirm that decision another week.
Marshalling: The Big Half 2021, 22nd August
Thank you to those of you who have
responded to my note from earlier this month. We are part way there, but
we need a few more to make up our marshalling team.
We are asking for
volunteers to manage a crossing in Greenwich on Sunday 22nd August, to allow the
running of The Big Half event through east London. This is a competitive
race and a fun run which finishes by the Cutty Sark. We manage a prime
spot by Cutty Sark DLR station, switching runners and spectators across the
Our team will need to make an early start that morning,
finishing early afternoon. Lunches will be supplied, and we will organise
transport from the Bedfont/Feltham area to/from Greenwich.
Please can you let me know asap if you are able to help. Thanks!
> Steve Hillier
NOW Event at Denham Country Park from 12:00 on Wednesday 28th July
More information from Simon Turton:
- Car Parking is £3.80 for 3 hrs. The main car park's quite small so I was
going to suggest using the overflow car park, which is very close.
- With reference
to the map, the main run I've planned is circa. 5km, heading off through
Denham village, up the 'Pyghtle' to Denham Station, back through
Buckinghamshire Golf Course and then pick up the Country Park 'easy access'
route to loop by the Grand Union Canal. Virtually flat and reasonably
shaded. The latter 2km loop is good if people just want a circular walk.
- The visitor centre webpage (https://www.colnevalleypark.org.uk/visitor-centre/)
includes the menu from the cafe. Not extensive, but hopefully something for
Meet in the car park at 12:00 - and if you tell us to expect you we'll wait
for you if you are late. Post code: UB9 5PG.
Roderick / Simon
SOLO Activity Achievements, Weekend 16th to 19th July 2021
Only 16 activities recorded - some of us managed the heat by starting
really early in the morning, others managed it by not running at all.
||Got out early to avoid the heat and ran at an easy pace for
most of the run, just began to slow in the later stages.
||Oaken Grove park, Maidenhead
||John says: For another 3 weeks our current modus operandi, unless
Benita runs from home, is that she drives us to a suitable
location and does her run while I sit on a bench and read.
||Celandine Route from Ruislip to Hillingdon
||1.2 million steps
||Stride for Stroke Challenge
||Challenge completed!! Thanks to everyone who has sponsored
me over the past four month.
||Celandine Route from Ruislip towards Hillingdon
||After 20yrs and 1,000 laps running, this was my first walk
around Virginia Water. A charity walk with music friends in
memory of a colleague, and collection for his scholarship fund
for budding musicians.
||Hills and steps session
||My final last long run b4 London Landmarks. Started off ok
but then sadly the blistering heat got the better of me ☹️. I
saw a few Phoenix runners running a marathon and I struggled
with a Half…lol
||Start practice and 60m sprints
||10miles so a lap then a little loop to make up the distance.
We were all done before the cafe opened though, so stopped in
Twickenham for coffee and cake on the way home!
||PB - Surrey and Sussex Masters Championships….3rd and bronze
||Started at 1pm due to an earlier triathlon. Far too hot with
temperatures topping 30 C. It was 4 laps - only managed to do
the first lap at the pace I wanted. 3rd V60 and 129th of 210
||Lake Farm Loop
||Early morning run to avoid the heat - canal from Yeading to
Hayes then back via Lake Farm and Barra Hall and Belmore parks.
||Not a lot to report other than it was very hot
||I chickened out on running because of the heat. I did
cycle the shadiest streets and parks of Ruislip. Normal
service to be resumed when the temperature drops!
parkrun results for weekend of Saturday 17th July 2021 plus news for next
weekend's England restart
Just the one result this week - David Duggan ran "Queen's parkrun, Belfast"
Now, onto next Saturday...
shows all worldwide open-access 5k parkruns that are or aren't operating next
Saturday. I am keeping it up to date during the week. All parkruns that are open
are available for you to run at if you are in the area, however I would advise
you to avoid parkruns that may be particularly busy. That includes those on the
border of Wales and Scotland but also avoid Frimley Lodge (because Woking,
Rushmoor and Sandhurst are not operating), Coldham's Common (Cambridge),
Endcliffe (Sheffield) and Alexandra (Manchester). parkrun teams for Crane Park
and Old Deer Park have stepped forward at short notice and runs will be held on
Saturday. Kingston remains closed.
BA Athletics Club Records - 5k
To celebrate parkrun's return to England on Saturday (so with apologies to
Ben and Gareth and anyone else not based in England) these are the club records for the distance; covering road runs and
parkruns also. Our 5000m track records form a different set. Most parkrun
courses should qualify for record breaking purposes - they are measured to be at
least 5k in length, note though that their timing is only "clock timing" and
local procedures on Saturday may include having spaced out starts. I can see
some new claims coming in, particularly from our elder ladies. Note that some
recent claims may not have been added to the database yet.
|ROAD - LADIES (OPEN)
||Amy Stiles *
|ROAD - LADIES (FV35)
|ROAD - LADIES (FV45)
|ROAD - LADIES (FV50)
|ROAD - MEN (OPEN)
|ROAD - MEN (MV40 & MV45)
|ROAD - MEN (MV50)
||BA Gatwick 5K
|ROAD - MEN (MV55)
|ROAD - MEN (MV60)
|ROAD - MEN (MV65)
|ROAD - MEN (MV70)
|ROAD - MEN (MV80)
* At the Vancouver WARR Amy was first lady finisher in the 5k out of a field
of over 1,000. But this wasn't her first race that day - she had already been
first lady finisher in the 10k in a time of 35:26. So she also qualified for the
WARR achievement of running the 5k in less than half the time of the 10k.
To qualify as a record the event has to be competitive and accurately
measured and the
participant has to be a paid-up member of the club and wearing a club vest (or in
an in-house organised event). Members for whom BA is a second claim club may
need permission from their first claim club for them to compete in a BA vest and
claim the record (so the same performance cannot be claimed by two different
clubs). If you know better, please send us your claim - we want to get these in the best
shape possible. New records or questions:
Roderick Hoffman obo Paul Brandon
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