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BA Athletics Club News Digest 21st October 2013

Forthcoming Events:

  • Wednesday 30th October - 5 mile Handicap - Concorde Centre from 17:45 (to finish around 18:50)
  • Sunday 3rd November - Marlow Half Marathon - 09:30 - Chris Kelly coordinator.
  • Wednesday 13th November - Club Winter Quiz - Concorde Centre from 20:00 - Steve Hillier

New members and non-members of all fitness levels and abilities are welcome at all of these events.

The full events diary is on the club website at: http://www.barunner.org.uk/Event Diary.shtml.

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World Airline Road Race team photo and thanks

The successful BA Team, from left and back; Daniela Mayerova, Simon Ashford, Dave Rimmer, Charm Chariya, Jack Bellars, Neil Frediani, Roderick Hoffman, Nelson Mandella (standing in for Chris Stockwell), Tim Bellars, Richard Ruffell, Luke Bellars, Liz Latter, David Bird, John Taylor, Helen Smith, Paul Knechtl, Marion Woodhouse, John Scaife, Ian Cunningham, Benita Scaife, Gareth Snook.

Hi Friends,

On behalf of the SAA Athletics Club, I would like to thank all of you for being part of this year's WARR. Your presence on our shores was felt, and for that we are very appreciative. To all the friends we met this year and previous years, please don't change. Your individual personalities and leadership roles have played big roles in fostering relationships, not only between athletes, but also between airlines. You have managed to accomplish the main goal of the World Airline Road Race.

If any of you happen to be back in SA, please don't hesitate to contact me on MfihlelwaZwane@flysaa.com or on my personal email Clement847@gmail.com. If you want to invite us to any races happening in your part of the world, please feel free to do so. I would like to invite you to the Two Oceans Ultramarathon that runs annually in Cape Town over the Easter weekend. If you are brave enough, you may enter the 56km run, or do the 21km run. For details on this race, go to www.twooceansmarathon.org.za and see what it's all about.

I could never say thank you enough times. Keep the flag of your airline up, and keep running!

Warm Regards,

Johnny Zwane | Captain | SAA Athletics Club


Club Events Promotional Poster for October through January

Publicity poster please print & post.  We need more members and participants - please load the following poster (500Kb), print it on a nearby colour printer and put it up on your nearby notice board.

Winter-Events-Poster


Cabbage Patch Ten results

A reasonable BA turn out at the Cabbage Patch 10, and some... on a very pleasant October morning:

Place

Time

Name

Team

Category

Number

Grading

1

00:48:45

Boniface Kiprop Kongin

Run Fast

Men Up to 39

23

91.62

22

00:55:00

Stephanie Twell

Aldershot, Farnham & District AC

Ladies Up to 34

5

89.79

132

01:04:37

Chris Kelly

British Airways AC

Men (45-49)

1311

75.44

191

01:07:47

Adam Hughes

The Stragglers RC

Men Up to 39

65

67.3

242

01:10:01

Colin Haylock

British Airways AC

Men (40-44)

1044

67.55

321

01:12:10

Ian Haylock

 

Men 40-44

1499

64.6

326

01:12:17

Ian Cunningham

British Airways AC

Men (50-59)

1541

69.06

672

01:21:41

Baljit Dhanda

Ealing Eagles Running Club

Men 50-59

925

60.62

700

01:22:13

Brian Bennett

Runnymede Runners

Men 60+

334

75.9

726

01:22:54

Lynn Stephens

Runnymede Runners

Ladies 40-44

2002

63.41

739

01:23:11

Scott Davison

British Airways AC

Men (40-44)

829

56.04

743

01:23:19

Joe Nolan

British Airways AC

Men (50-59)

809

63.61

885

01:26:26

Stephen Taylor

British Airways AC

Men (50-59)

2082

57.29

1266

01:37:33

Dave Bird

Runnymede Runners

Men 45-49

236

50.37

1474

01:47:04

Kevin Holland

British Airways AC

Men (60+)

1569

52.99

Chris Kelly


Perivale Five Entries now open

This email has been sent on behalf of ESM Running Club

As a previous competitor in the Perivale 5 Mile Race we would like to tell you that entries for the 2013 race are now open! This year the race will be held on the 1st December at 10am. Places are already filling fast so for more information and to enter the race use the following link:

http://www.activetrainingworld.co.uk/events/2013/12/01/perivale5

Kind Regards

James Shipley

Director


Club family parkrun results and stats for 19th October 2013

Only nine family runs this weekend - low due to the Surrey League Cross Country. 

Congratulations to Kerstin Luksch.  Every parkrun has a points competition each year and the Gunnersbury year has just completed.  I note that this year with my wonderings I've scored a solitary point at Gunnersbury.  Kerstin on the other hand has been loyal and consistent and has accumulated a grand total of 3639 points to win the ladies competition by about 20%.  Trophies are to be presented this Saturday - and the evidence suggests that Kerstin will be there to receive it.

I joined my sister at Cambridge parkrun but I wasn't the only wonderer this week - Steve Newell went to the inaugural run at Fulham Palace parkrun. Steve describes this course as being very flat with a few sharp corners and a very good tarmac surface other than for the last 40 metres on grass.  Cambridge was a good course also but most of us would only do it if passing nearby.  Between us club members have now run at 75 different parkruns.  Steve and I are starting to think of a push towards the one hundred.

Finally one day we are going to have a really tight club battle over 5k - on Saturday my time was 24:56, Tony Hird was 24:55 and Joe Nolan ran a slow (for him) 25:01- all at different parkruns but if we get together and with Neil Frediani it could be a very interesting race!

Steve's parkrun stats


Yorkshire Marathon 2013

As you know I was running in the Yorkshire Marathon yesterday which took place in and around York.

It was a very flat course - but unfortunately I found myself unable to take advantage of this and ended up with a disappointing time of 3:28:53. I was on target for sub-3:20 at half-way which I got to in around 1:37 but I slowed rather too much in the last 6 miles. On the plus side at least it was sub 3:30 AND I beat my younger (by 8 years) brother who was running his first marathon - he finished in 4:24.

I'm running in Toulouse next weekend but think I good time there is not really on being only a week after this one in York.

Piers Keenleyside


STOP PRESS - World Masters Outdoor Championships

Adrian Haynes, representing Great Britain and Northern Ireland, made the final of the 800 metres but was only* able to finish seventh (of 11) in a time of 2:05:13.

* So this means that Adrian is only the seventh fastest Master in the world.


First Cross Countries of the season at Lightwater Country Park on Saturday 19th October

No write-up or results yet but we were there as this photograph from Woking AC shows.  More pics on the Woking AC Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=242103419280895&set=a.233709523453618.1073741845.167708986720339&type=1&permPage=1#!/media/set/?set=a.233709523453618.1073741845.167708986720339&type=1 


Photo Caption Competition

Look again at that photo above of Simon of BA and Mark of Woking AC taken at the Surrey League Cross Country event on Saturday.  Look at the hands, look at the expressions, who is saying what to who?


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