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BA Athletics Club News Digest 25th June 2018
From July we will be meeting at the Bedfont & Feltham Football & Social Club – confirmation of details in next week’s digest.
New members and potential members of all fitness levels and abilities are welcome at all of these events. The full diary of club featured events is on the club website at: http://www.barunner.org.uk/Event Diary.shtml.
* Club Event Map: [Clickable link to Google Maps] / # Club Points event
Inclusions, with photos, please to Roderick Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This edition of the Digest…
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Standard Chartered Great City Race (www.cityrace.co.uk)
Thank you to those that have already volunteered to help. I've got 15 helpers but need 25.
To re-cap, the 5km race is on TUESDAY 17th JULY. We’ll again be running two Disley Shuttles at 3.5 km and 4.5 km as well as continuing to support around the Bank of England (2.5 km).
Race start is 19:15 with road closures going in at 18:30. We’ll meet outside MOORGATE tube at 18:15. They'll be a T-shirt for everyone, a contribution towards travel expenses (£12) and post-race refreshments, which will be back in Armoury House, at the HAC ground (it's rather nice!). The Club will also get a donation.
If you can help please e-mail the following details to me:
Thanks again for your continued support.
Club featured park run at Mole Valley
The BA runners look surprisingly relaxed after the challenging hills of Mole Valley parkrun at Denbies Wine Estate.
Steve Taylor, John Scaife, Benita Scaife, Steve Newell, Ian Cunningham.
Concorde Five Results
Men: 1st Thames Valley Harriers, 2nd Met Poice, 3rd Sikh in the City, 4th Hillingdon AC, 5th BAAC
Ladies: 1st Hillingdon AC, 2nd BAAC, 3rd Thames Valley Harriers
Full results on the website: http://www.barunner.org.uk/Event_Concorde.shtml
Prudential Ride London – 29th July
This year sees the sixth staging of the Prudential Ride London, which grew out of the 2012 London Olympic cycle race. British Airways AC has been involved in every one of these events, and we will be on the streets of London on July 29th to help make this year’s race another success.
Each year has brought its challenges: Torrential rain, a bicycle crash and road closure close to our pen, and an uncontrollable advertising balloon, to name but three. Each time, our team has risen to the challenge and shown how well we can work together. More importantly, we’ve had a close-up view of an exciting race, a great location next to the Cenotaph, and plenty of support and appreciation from competitors and spectators.
Thank you to those of you who have already signed up for this year’s event. We now need a few more volunteers to complete the team. The shift is from 0900 to 1730 on the Sunday. If you would like to come along, but can’t commit to the full day, that’s fine. Just let me know what you can do. Food and kit will be provided.
Club parkrun results for Saturday 23rd June 2018
Harry Tempan 32:50 Mole Valley MV90, parkrun debut 107%
The midsummer cfp at Mole Valley (Denbies Vinyard) played out in glorious dry conditions. The course is tough but Ian Cunningham(22:49) used the experience of an earlier run there to improve his time and better the club record set by Barry Walters recently. Ian has snatched two records from Barry in successive weeks – maybe the old order is changing. Steve Taylor (26:20) continues to recover his fitness and had cycled to the Surrey Hills to make the run. The well respected veteran track runner and erstwhile Mole Valley resident Harry Tempan (32:50) made his parkrun debut with an age grade score of over 100%. John Coffey (27:08) was back at Hazelwood and shaved more seconds of his age category record. Parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt (19:33, 79.97%) was in good form and set a new age category record (MV55). Julie Barclay(22:15, 80.3%) enjoyed her first visit to Gunnersbury where 40 of our members have now run at least once. Our ground breaking tourists included Ian (24:02) and Caroline Cockram (25:01) at Firenze (our third park in Italy), and Petra Otto (33:47) at Littleport in East Cambridgeshire. Zara Thorn (27:48) joined us recently and persuaded her parkrun refusenik father Mike to drive the miles from Toronto to the inaugural Riveroaks parkrun in Ontario. For the next week at least she will be not only an age category record holder but indeed the fastest senior woman ever to run there. Zara, enjoy the transient fame and Mike, we hope you sore calf isn’t spoiling your Canadian holiday. Jeremy Short (22:42) set a new club record at Hastings while Alan Friar (31:35) finally qualified for his green “250” vest after 10 years and four months of parkruns, most of them at Reading.
Updated parkrun stats - club parkrun stats [Not yet updated]
Northala Fields parkrun is expected to run over a new revised course from this Saturday 30th June. This will include the new paths built over the last couple of months and is expected to have an improved start position and finish – though both close to where they have previously been.
And a reminder than Gunnersbury parkrun will not be operating throughout the month of July.
The winter alternative to Reading parkrun, Dinton Pastures, is likely to appear as a full-time parkrun within the next couple of months. We will be discouraged from attending the inaugural event.
Roderick Hoffman (on the march from Carlisle to Newcastle)
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