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BA Athletics Club News Digest 26th November 2012
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Christmas Parkway Mile and Social - Wednesday 19th December - Concorde Centre
On Wednesday 19th December we will have our traditional parkway mile races followed by the club's Christmas Social. There will be mince pies and Santa's sack. Please bring a wrapped present to the value of about £3 - if you put one in then you can take one out.
Also that evening there is likely to be cake since there will be at least two club member significant birthdays to celebrate!
KLM Event reminder
Will anyone be joining me for the KLM Championship at the Beach near Amsterdam on Saturday 15th December? Enter at http://www.klmrri.nl/index.php?pagina=CK2012_Eng . Let me know or ask me for a reminder of the details.
parkrun weekend results and trivia
Good PB from Colin whereas at over ten minutes slower than his best I hope that Ian was jogging with a friend. Simon, Eddie and myself ran the inaugural Upton Court parkrun. Simon now has the club best time at three different parkruns. This was Eddie's 10th different parkrun which now puts him on the UK report of "Most Events" (http://www.parkrun.org.uk/results/mostevents/ ). Brian Bennett had previously made it onto that table and I'm somewhat higher up with my total of 38 different parkruns. There are now 192 parkruns worldwide and "Upton Court" is the first parkrun starting with a "U". Now the only gaps are "J", "X" and "Z" (any suggestions?). BAAC members have now participated at a total of 45 parkruns though none of them yet start with a "D", "I", "Q", "V" or "Y". We look forward to seeing your results for "Durham", "Ipswich", "Queens" (Belfast), "Valentines" (East London) or "York" (or others).
Club Run-of-the-Month Sunday 2nd December Perivale Five 10:00
December's Run of the Month is the Perivale 5M next Sunday. It's a good race over two laps on the roads plus a lap of the Perivale track. Postal entries have closed, but you can still enter online or on the day. Details on http://www.esm.org.uk/ There are team competitions (3 men, 3 ladies), so if we get a good turn out ... who knows?
Marathon Effort - Luton Marathon 2012
Most of you have probably met Piers Keenleyside and are aware that he has run a few Marathons in his time and also does Ultra-run events with lengths greater than that of a Marathon.
So please reply now and guess how many 25mile plus races Piers has run in over the years. Tell me your guess...and also tell me how many such races you've done (for example I've run three). Next week I'll publish the answer for Piers, say who came closest (excluding me and Piers!) and what our total Marathons are. Reply to me.
Piers Keenleyside Luton Marathon Report 18th November 2012
News for the next BAAC News Digest? I've had another complaint that there is too much parkrun content - please send me other material to dilute it with.
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