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BA Athletics Club News Digest 24th May 2021
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This Week's and Future Solo Events
Please help me by sending in your results, for instance by filling in the tables below and forwarding to News@barunner.org.uk. Some events, such as the weekend achievement, will have "Prompts" set up in Facebook. 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 Monday 31st May, to be reported on that evening):
Weekend Achievement (by 5pm on the Monday) or use the Facebook prompt that will be added on Friday:
In-Person Events - please register in advance. Please provide suggestions and offer to organise.
There will be a Track-on-Field at Feltham tomorrow, Tuesday 25th May from 12:30. There is likely to be a mile organised in the week of 7th June and there will be another NOW event on Wednesday 16th June. See the diary for details.
For the Orienteering event in Black Park the evening of Wednesday 9th June looks a possibility - please add your response on Facebook - > Facebook link.
Please register your interest for these in-person events even if you are only a possible. Either by email or using the "Signup" option on the diary entry > Roderick Hoffman (register interest) . Future In-Person events will be added to the diary as organisers put themselves forward.
NOW Burnham Beeches Wednesday 19th May Report
Last Wednesday at least 13 of us met at lunchtime in the Burnham Beeches carpark for the Non-Office Workers event around the woodland. The Scaifes led the joggers amongst us with a rough idea of a 5k loop for us to cover but on the day we went a different way though still arrived back at the cafe as our watches clicked on "5". We re-met the walkers at the cafe but had to then follow social distancing rules to be split between three, or was it four, tables.
Alice Banks has offered to host another NOW event for the lunchtime of Wednesday 16th June and will consider options in or around Maidenhead that include a scenic run or walk, and a cafe for lunch.
Other ideas welcome - to > Steve Newell please.
Speedbird Ladies Race Confirmation - 26th May # Runners and Helpers needed
Final call for runners and volunteers for our Speedbird Ladies Race in Cranford Park on the evening of Wednesday 26th May.
Last minute entries to Steve Taylor > Entrants to SteveT@barunner.org.uk. Please include runner name, age band, email address, running club (if any), emergency contact details and relevant medical conditions.
More volunteers to Roderick Hoffman > Marshals to News@barunner.org.uk. Please park in or near Roseville Road and use the underpass to access the park. On request, male marshals will be invited to check out the course from 17:30.
Track and Field Veterans League Match - Hillingdon Athletics Stadium, Uxbridge, Monday 7th June
Just a reminder of our first Vets T&F match of the season, to be held at Hillingdon track, Uxbridge, on Monday 7th June. If you would like to compete, or you are able to help, please make sure that you have let me know by Sunday 30th May, as we have to declare who will be attending by the end of the month.
BA Athletics Club Records - The Javelin
How far can you throw a pointed stick? This is another one of the events taking place at the Veterans match on 7th June at Uxbridge and you can see in the records that it is the Vets league that has been the spur for new records recently.
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 jump 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: Stats@barunner.org.uk .
Roderick Hoffman obo Paul Brandon
* Harry and Alan have been fighting it out to set Javelin records in the older categories. It is currently two all. Overall Harry holds 11 club records, ten for throwing but also the MV80 100m record. Alan holds 10 overall with the MV75 Long Jump being his only other field record - the rest are for distances from 100metres to 10km.
** According to the Round-the-Block report Tim Clark was inspired in part by having Barry McKenna running across his path in the long jump, taking place simultaneously. Although Tim's record throw was only good for fourth place in the competition it helped make the difference - hosts Lufthansa finished well ahead but BA edged Finnair for second place by a single point, and with Swissair a further point behind.
With ten US parkruns restarting last week there was a new recent record of 541 parkruns worldwide. The UK restart date has been pushed back to Saturday 26th June and whilst it is disappointing to have it pushed back this date is looking far more realistic with those declaring as able to restart on that date now including Bushy Park and the National Trust properties including Osterley. As of last Friday 315 English parkruns (out of about 567) have agreement to restart on 26th June and more will be added to the list this week.
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