BA Athletics Club News Digest 28th April 2014
Wednesday 30th - Track&Field Rosenheim League - Kingsmeadow,
Thursday 1st May - Magic Mile - Bath Road 12:45
NEW Saturday 3rd May - Club
featured parkrun - Bedfont Lakes
Wednesday 14th May - Speedbird Ladies 5k @ Waterside - 19:00 - pass the
message on to all ladies you know or wish you knew
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 (updated 23rd April).
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Spring is upon us so it must be time for Track and Field
Next event - Rosenheim League at Kingsmeadow this Wednesday from 18:45.
Eddie Giles <EddieGiles@et-enterprises.com>
WARR Registration Open and Event Newsletter
Registration is now open at:
Newsletter (864k) with event schedule and other details.
John Scaife reports a cheaper rate for the Doubletree hotel (where the awards
dinner will be) via the Ryan Air website. There are additional charges for
breakfast. Ed: The rooms may be at the far end of the
longest corridor so nearer
Limerick than Dublin and beware of excess baggage charges if you have anything
other than a shoebag...but jokes aside it
could be worth a look.
Bridges Relay REPLY
The Bridges Relay will be on Wednesday 25th June this year, but this year
starting at 7.30 rather than the previous 7pm. For those new to this it is a
relay, each leg about 2.4 miles, and it runs from Westminster Bridge.
Otherwise it is the same as usual, ladies teams require 3 runners, mixed and
men are teams of 4. They are putting a limit on the entry this year so we need
to get our entry in early, and we won't be able to go back with a late entry for
an extra team as we have in the past.
So if you are up for this please let me know straight away and I'll put our
Richard Ruffell <email@example.com>
Club parkrun results for Saturday 26th April
||MV75-79 new age cat rec (from Alan Anderson)
||2014 sb, park#34
- A debut parkrun from Gareth Hobby.
- Monica Alonso and Helen Smith run at
Guildford again with Alastair Heslop helping at the finish.
- Steve Newell ran
his fastest so far this year (at Hackney Marshes) and Tony Barnwell (Wycombe)
and Roderick Hoffman (Pymmes) records venue pbs.
- Former member Dave Tyas is just
one run short of his 300, Gary Rushmer has been stuck on 49 since last year!
- One of our age group records has been broken, Alan Anderson's time at
Osterley has been shattered.
Updated parkrun stats:
Roderick adds: I've run five times at Pymmes and got faster every time.
It was hard work on Saturday so perhaps I should go back to being a tourist. It
was crowded on the course with 61 finishers - a huge event record and an
increase on the previous week of over 500%. The parkrun had joined with a
school fundraiser with forty participants and it will be interesting to see how
many of them run again.
PS See as many of you as possible at Bedfont Lakes on Saturday
3rd May for a club featured parkrun - contact
Neil Frediani <firstname.lastname@example.org> for more details.
The May CIE is on Wednesday 21st May and will run at the Crane Park, on
course. A 5k run will be the same as the Saturday run. We will start the event at 6.45pm to give everybody a chance to park,
and gather at the start. A post event refreshment establishment will be
announced nearer the date.
Hope to see you all there.
Victoria Park 5 Mile
I ran the Victoria Park 5 Mile Open on Saturday 19th April. It's
quite an old race and this was the 48th running of it.
I finished in a time of 33:53 which as far as I can establish is a PB
for me! I don't often run 5 miles and I checked the results of the 5
miler I do run quite a bit - the Perivale 5 - and found nothing faster
all the way back to 1998. I was 103rd, out of 192 finishers.
Dave Dixon, who lives in the area, was also there in his BA vest and
clocked an impressive 28:32 finishing in 34th.
Fullers Thames Towpath Ten
Just a short note to say I participated in the
Fullers – Thames Towpath Ten on Sunday. The event was extremely well
organised (especially the marshalling) with a lovely scenic almost flat
course. I managed a time of 68min (PB - yippee).
As with most events, the water stations issue a half filled plastic cup
of water, which just does not work for me, due to spillage and the
liquid volume is insufficient to sustain performance to the next
station. So for this event, I did run with a 500ml bottle and had enough
to survive the overall course distance and felt this made a real
Rgds Colin Haylock
The Wings for Life World Run SPONSOR
On Sunday I'm doing this run from Silverstone where I'm chased by a car.
I get a 30 minute start and my target is to exceed 15k (I hope that the
driver is the slow guy I was stuck behind on the way to work this
morning!). If you think that funding world-class research aimed at
finding a cure for spinal cord injury is a cause you'd like to
contribute towards then please do so - my charity page is
and I promise to push myself harder if you are behind me.
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