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BA Athletics Club News Digest 19th August 2013
New members and non-members of all fitness levels and abilities are welcome at all of these events.
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Cranford Park Relay Wednesday 28th August - meet at the Concorde Centre by 17:45
RUNNERS NEEDED for your latest Club In-house Event the Cranford Park Relay on Wednesday 28th August at 18:00
Join the big fat burgers, the sizzling sausages, or a team name of your choice to run a 2.5k (ish) leg followed by food at the club social at the Concorde club. Teams will probably be allocated on the night to ensure a competitive race but if you have a ready made team of 3 then let me know.
Everyone - please email:
firstname.lastname@example.org if you intend running and let me know what your most
recent 1mile and/or 5k time is. If you canít decide until the night then just
New members and non-members of all fitness levels and abilities are particularly welcome.
Surrey County 10,000m Track Championship 12:00 Saturday 24th August
Any budding Mo Farahs out there?
Let Eddie Giles or Steve Hillier know if you fancy this.
Paul Knechtl looks after the stock of club kit and he needs to put in a fresh order of vests. The registered club colours is that of the red and blue speedmarque with "BRITISH AIRWAYS" text so if you wear such kit you are obeying the UK Athletics rules and only incidentally promoting the airline. The supplier we've used before provides a proper running vest with the design on the front and back (pictured on the right). This can be reordered but there is an issue with this in that it is a bit pricy at around £14:50 (cost price). We have a proposal for a cheaper vest of the design pictured on the left. This would be about £9. Paul points out that the running vests are more low cut under the arms then this new vest.
If you have a view please let Paul know.
Paul also manages the supply of Technical Tee Shirt. These have the design on the front only and a cost of £8. Let Paul know your needs (and sizes) and any other questions.
Track results from the Mid London Division Vets League 2013
Hope to see you all next year at the vets track league - and before then every Monday night at the Uxbridge track for training, fitness and the odd grand prix event.
Club parkrun Results for Saturday 17th August 2013
Welcome back John Coffey - a slow time by John's standard but at 72% still the best performance by the team. And well done Neil for running at Marple (Stockport) - the club's 66th different parkrun course. Osterley will ensure that we are 2/3s of the way to the hundred. Roderick again demonstrated how slowly he was running at the start of the year by knocking nearly six minutes off his course best - this time at Walthamstow.
Next Club Featured parkrun - Osterley Park inaugural run on Saturday August 31st
Before that they are having a practice This Wednesday 21st August. They will be setting up from 18:00 and the run will be from 19:00. They will welcome any parkrun regulars. The race director Geoff Miles says "We will be testing the scanners and timer so please bring barcodes. The timer is a new type of device for parkruns. I've just collected the IT kit and the laptop has the dreadful Windows 8 interface so I'm having a few problems!" Note that you CAN park in Osterley Park car park - it will be open late specially for us. Please enter via the main gates. Some of us may be running over from the Concorde Centre or cycling instead. Geoff says he has enough volunteers for the 31st BUT is very keen to encourage volunteers for subsequent runs. See also http://www.parkrun.org.uk/osterley/
More of Piers
Thank you to Piers for these updates - and to the rest of you, please let us know what running related activity you are up to.
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