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BA Athletics Club News Digest 19th June 2014: Concorde Five Results
Forthcoming Events:BA Fun Run - Thursday July 24th on Harmondsworth Moor
This is the airline's big charity run with 100% of entry fees and more donated to Cancer Research UK.
As well as the 5k Fun Run, there will be a host of entertainment and fun for the whole family. Join us as we travel back to the age of rock and roll with our fab 50s band, classic cars and vintage sweeties as well as fairground rides and a photo-booth.
This promises to be a very special event with something for absolutely everyone! Event schedule and times:
Please spread the word and enter a team of friends, family, colleagues and neighbours. Please register promptly to enable us to build up the event further.
Sunday 15th June - Concorde Five
What did you think?
The full results of Sunday's run are on the website: http://www.barunner.org.uk/Event_Concorde.shtml
Umar Nagi won the Men's race in a new Junior record of 28:11. Paul Wyatt finished second 50 seconds behind and Stephen Norris was third. Bob Bradbury finished in sixth in a new V60 record. The Ladies race was run for the second year by Jenny Livesey in an improved time of 31:50 so a new ladies course record. There were also new LV35 and LV45 records for Nicky Ashe (2nd lady) and Merilyn Davis (3rd lady) respectively. First BA runner home was Barry Walters in 33:10 winning the George Lambert trophy which was presented by our guest on the day Val Lambert. The Metropolitan Police walked off with the first team prizes in both the men's and ladies competitions. There were 67 finishers in the main race and 9 in the kids fun run.
It could have been a disaster - when we checked the course the previous weekend there were no unexpected obstacles. But when we next visited the course on Wednesday we discovered that workmen were laying down a new fiber-optic cable right across the Field of Hope roundabout used towards the start of the course and for the finish. We checked things out carefully including on Friday evening and again before the race at 7:30 am Sunday morning and determined that we could run around the closed off work areas if we pushed their barriers back as much as we could. However at 8:00am the new British workforce caught us by surprise by turning up for work with their diggers and trucks to continue the excavations! However they were very friendly and in return for some of our finish bananas and treats they kept out of our way as best they could.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/8677286@N06/sets/72157645212822314 (Chris Kelly) including:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/89623349@N06/sets/72157645228188143/ (Louise Prince) including:
https://www.facebook.com/IffleyRoad/photos_stream (Iffley Road) including this one of the "works in progress":
Thank you to all of the marshals and helpers including:
Roderick Hoffman (Race Director)
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