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BAAC News Digest 25th August 2014

Forthcoming Events:

  • Wednesday 27th August - Monopoly Diamond Event
  • Monday 1st September - Track&Field Grand Prix Uxbridge - 100m and Hammer
  • Thursday 4th September - Magic Mile - Bath Road Heathrow - 12:45

New members and non-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.

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Cranford Park Relay Wednesday 20th August

Results:

Team

Members

IndTime

IndPos

TeamTime

TeamPos

TotTime

Result

AEJ

Alice Banks

12:49

7

12:49

1

 

 

 

Eddie Giles

12:49

8

25:38:00

1

38:08:00

First

 

John Coffey

12:30

6

38:08:00

1

 

 

TNC

Tony Barnwell

15:39

14

15:39

5

 

 

 

Neil Frediani

12:51

9

28:30:00

4

38:19:00

Second

 

Chris Kelly

 9:49

1

38:19:00

2

 

 

ASB

Alan Friar

13:20

11

13:20

3

 

 

 

Steve Hillier

14:53

12

28:13:00

3

38:27:00

Third

 

Barry Walters

10:14

2

38:27:00

3

 

 

ARG

Alan Anderson

15:16

13

15:16

4

 

 

 

Rod Hoffman

12:27

5

27:43:00

2

39:16:00

Fourth

 

Graham Taylor

11:33

3

39:16:00

4

 

 

DSP

Dennis Foxley

13:00

10

13:00

2

 

 

 

Steve Newell

15:42

15

28:42:00

5

40:26:00

Fifth

 

Piers Keenleyside

11:44

4

40:26:00

5

 

 

Marshalls:

Thanks to Paul B, Ann C, Paddy, Harry, Nick and John Banks

Event:

15 runners divided into five roughly equal teams of three.  The first runner of each team started together with Alan Anderson reaching the 100m point ahead of the rest - though sadly the lap was of 2.55k and Alan was quickly overhauled by the others. Alice wasn't sure of the way but found herself at the front.  Fortunately the course wasn't too hard to follow - the only competitor to lose the way was, ahem, Neil - though he still covered roughly the same distance as the others so didn't have to disqualify himself. The last lap was exciting with Chris Kelly overtaking Graham then Barry but being unable to catch John Coffey.  Team AEJ led all the way (from 100m), team ASB was third throughout.  TNC improved and DSP fell back whilst ARG went first forwards and then backwards.

Neil Frediani

Photo (the first 100 metres):

The first 100m of the Cranford Relay - Alan Anderson leads the way

Video:

Chris Kelly's video of the start, handovers and finish…

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10202293170362969 (3.5min)

Results of the 5th Grand Prix Monday 18th August 2014

400m

1

Eddie Giles

1.17

2

Steve Hillier

1.22

3

Tony Barnwell

1.41

4

Steve Newell

1.47

Discus (all 1K weight)

1

Steve Hillier

23.66m

2

Eddie Giles

20.53m

3

Steve Newell

14.51m

4

Tony Barnwell

14.05m

Hi Everyone,

A very pleasant evening at Uxbridge for the 5th GP of the season. Eddie winning the 400m while Steve Hillier came to the circle to get the Discus victory.  In this competition, most of us used just a standing throw while Steve did try twice to spin around in the circle and let go. Well , the 1st try hit the frame to the right, slight angle adjustment, on the 2nd spin hit the frame on the left side. Oh dear, back to a standing start again…and the winning throw.

As we were just packing up and with the ‘pressure’ of the competition gone away, Steve practiced the spin technique and did a perfect throw, must have been near 30m. Next time Steve!!

A big thank you to Rod Hoffman as our 400m starter and back up timekeeper and to Lesley Giles, timekeeping on her Casio time piece and also for being the field judge and marker for the Discus.

The next Grand Prix and our last in the series this year, on Monday 1st September at Uxbridge track 6pm start, when we tackle the 100m & Hammer throw.

Hope to see you all there.

Eddie

BA Concorde Club's Transfer

The ownership of the Concorde Club transfers to Imperial College Monday 1st September.  Please note that Trubshaws will be closed on 1st & 2nd September and the bar will not open until 5pm on both days. This is to allow for staff training and stock taking.

It will be business as usual from Wednesday 3rd September.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Regards,

Pat French

Office Manager {PLEASE NOTE THAT MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS NOW pat.french@ba.com}

parkrun Results for 23rd August 2014

23rd Aug

runner

time

parkrun

comment

grade

Colin

Haylock

19:07

Bushy Park

 

74%

Chris

Kelly

21:11

Reading

run #200

69%

Ben

Chaytow

22:14

Llyn Llech Owain

new BA park

60%

Ian

Cunningham

22:21

Bushy Park

 

67%

Joe

Nolan

23:16

Black Park

best time since 2011 !

68%

Steve

Taylor

23:19

Poole

BA course record

64%

Geoff

Miles

23:21

Northala Fields

run #206

71%

John

Coffey

23:23

Bushy Park

 

77%

Roderick

Hoffman

tbc

Ecos Ballymena

new BA park, first in N.Ireland, park #84…but only if confirmed.

 

Alan

Friar

26:07

Woodley

best time for over a year

67%

Eddie

Giles

26:11

Yeovil Montacute

course pb

64%

Neil

Frediani

27:28

Bedfont Lakes

 

57%

Janet

Cunningham

27:36

Bushy Park

run #99

62%

Alan

Anderson

28:00

Gunnersbury

best time this year (again!)

73%

Tony

Barnwell

29:05

Wycombe Rye

course pb

62%

Steve

Newell

29:40

Barking

New BA park, London Borough #24

59%

Marion

Taylor

29:44

Poole

 

56%

Alastair

Heslop

volunteer

Guildford

 

 

On the weekend when Mo Farah chopped several seconds of the UK two miles record (previously held by Steve Ovett since 1978) there were some quick runs by our members. 

Tony Barnwell ran Wycombe Rye 50 seconds faster than ever before*,  Alan Friar went round Woodley is his best time for over a year.  Over at Black Park Joe Nolan ran his best time since 2011 and at Gunnersbury Alan Anderson improved on his previous best of the year by another 4 seconds.  Steve Taylor set a club record with his run at Poole which attracted a holiday weekend field of 551.  

Chris Kelly returned to Reading for his 160th run and his 200th parkrun altogether.  Ben Chaytow went to Llyn Llech Owain parkrun in rural Carmarthenshire, so remote it hardly has a postcode and not unfairly described as in the middle of nowhere!  Steve Newell resumed his tour of London boroughs and enjoyed a good run on the flat tarmac course by the lake in Barking Park.  There is now only one borough which hosts a parkrun which no BAAC member has visited - Bromley.  Steve is planning to take on the hills at Crystal Palace this Saturday and hopes others may join him.    Roderick Hoffman went even further afield, to the wild nature reserve of Ecos, Ballymena in Northern Ireland.  Confirmation of his sub 24 minute time was awaited as we went to press - the rule is that if it doesn't make it into the parkrun computer then it doesn't count - he'll have to go back and do it again.  That little lot moves the club total on to 125 different parkruns.

Gunnersbury parkrun steps aside this next Saturday for the London Mela which takes over the park for most of the weekend. 

Updated parkrun stats: www.barunner.org.uk/results/ba_parkrun_park_totals.xls

Steve Newell (mainly)

* "Just to let you know I recorded my fastest time since May 2012 at Wycombe on Sat. I feel at long last I am starting to make progress. Hopefully this bodes good omens for Dublin in Oct.

See you soon. Tony"

BA Flying Start Sports Challenge

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Flying Start, the airline’s charity partnership with Comic Relief, has launched a company-wide challenge to run, cycle and row around the world in just eight days. Colleagues are being encouraged to sign up and help set a new record for the airline.

With over 16,000 miles to run, cycle and row, all colleagues are being invited to sign up to race around the world in just eight days, helping raise money for children at risk across the UK, Africa and the US.

The challenge, backed by the BA leadership team, will take place from midday on September 11 to midday on September 19 – all on exercise machines – and over 2,000 one hour slots will need to be filled.

It also coincides with the launch of Flying Start in the USA. From now on, all money raised by US colleagues will stay in the US and support the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Based in towns and cities across the US, the clubs provide children with a safe haven off the streets when they’re out of school.

Keith Williams, executive chairman said: “There is no doubt this is a massive challenge, so, wherever you are in the world, we want you to get involved. The money we raise will support some fantastic projects - like the UK Young Carers Trust, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America as well as a number of projects across Africa.

“I’m confident it will bring us all together as one team, help us all get more active and support our company-wide Speak Up action which focuses on wellbeing.”

Colleagues can sign up today, either individually or part of a team. Friends and family members can also join in the fun and sign up for a slot too.

More information can be found in the frequently asked questions. [BA only]

And if you can't fit this one into your training then please sponsor someone who can - such as Alice Banks at http://donate.ba-flyingstart.com/funraiser/aroundtheworldalicebanks/

Feat for Feet

A note from an IT colleague Kevin Capel about a new event to raise funds for scientific posts at the Institute of Cancer research in Sutton.

"My charity Christopher's Smile is holding our Feat for Feet run in Bagshot Surrey on Sunday 14th September. The distance is 7K and is being held on an MOD test track so it's a bit different from a normal road race. So if you're looking for a run with a difference and want to help raise funds for childhood cancer research check out this link http://www.christopherssmile.org.uk/Feat_For_Feet.php

I hope you can make it.

Kevin."

Christophers Smile Website

www.christopherssmile.org.uk

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