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BA Athletics Club News Digest 29th June 2015
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BAAC Annual General Meeting plus parkway mile - THIS Wednesday at Heston Venue
To all members:
Please remember one of the most the important evenings in our calendar, on Wednesday 1st July.
At 6pm, the traditional Parkway Mile (or, "Where's Harry?") race will star from the "Field of Hope" (M4/A312 junction). The event will consist of two heats, one for the faster runners and one for the slower ones. The slower runners are asked to be the course and finish marshals for the faster heat and vice versa. Harry Wild will be the turnround marshal for both heats. We'll decide "on the fly" where to draw the line between faster and slower runners and which heat will go first.
This will be followed at 8pm by our Annual General Meeting at Heston Venue (Concorde Club). You will hear news of the last year's successes, elect a new committee, and be able to take part in a further discussion on the club's future.
If there are any further nominations for the 2015/16 committee, please let me know.
3rd Rosenheim Ewell court Wednesday 24th June 2015
Tom Rowley reports that Tony Barnwell was competing for BA in the field also but neither of us have any results for him.
3rd Vets League Battersea 22nd June 2015
A good turnout for this event including Harry Wild officiating (though not judging the walk).
Scott joined the vets event for the 1st time and produced a club 1st as far
as I can remember!! Both Steve & Scott were both keen to do the 2000m
walk, how easy is that, they said. Scott went off like a train and was half a
lap ahead of Steve at around 1200m when the track official
Oh what fun we had.
Hope to see you at Perivale, Monday 13th July for the 4th and last Vets meet of the season (no 2000m walk to contend with).
Concorde Five Mile Road Race thanks correction
Apologies to Jasvir Singh-Modaher who of course was the organiser and provider for the refreshments both at the halfway point and at the end.
World Airline Road Race update - More Hotels and Discounts announced:
The Emirates WARR Dubai 2015 Committee has just released a new hotel list
with discounts along with a new hotel booking form.
Please note the legend on the last page of the hotel list that indicates which hotels are in proximity to the WARR HQ Hotel, those that are dry (no alcohol!), those with 24 hour check-in, and those suitable for guests with disabilities. Also note that all rates are listed in US Dollars.
The World Airline Road Race is the largest annually held running event for airline staff and associates. This years event is being held in Dubai and hosted by staff from Emirates and Fly Dubai. The schedule will be more or less as follows:
The Atlantis Hotel is the majestic 5 star hotel that gets advertised on BA flights - though even at the discount rate on the sheet above I can't see any of us staying the night after the do! The Jumeirah Creekside Hotel is the event Host Hotel and also boasts being a luxury five star hotel but is more affordable for airline staff on a budget and is also closer to the airport. Where transportation is required to events this will probably be to and from the Jumeirah Creekside. If you are thinking of attending then you need to...
Roderick Hoffman BA WARR Team Captain
Corrected Results of Bridges Relay Wednesday 17th June
Ian came home in a respectable 14:43, a touch slower than last week, Vicky a very decent 15:26 (34th women of 171) and Neil came home in a dismal 18:21 so not quite so bad as he thought last week but only by 13 seconds. Colin came in 14:04 so a second faster than his own timing had said (he was 133rd of 407). Overall the team time was unchanged at 1hr 2min 34sec - 64th of 119 Open teams.
Natalie Ruffell finished in 16:38 for Clapham Chasers 5th team.
Club parkrun results for Saturday 27th June 2015
The performance that catches the eye this week is the run by Barry Walters at Upton Court where he came 3rd overall. His time was 18:59, his WAVA score of 83.76% was his best ever at a parkrun.
John and Benita Scaife were at a remote spot called Bong Bong Common in New South Wales to celebrate midwinter there. Benita achieved a parkrun pb (28:32) at the parkrun known as Bowral and was the first of seven family members round the course in frosty conditions. The youngest member was riding in a buggy without a barcode. Bowral becomes club park #180.
Denis Foxley shaved another few seconds off his pb at Harrow (24:24) and Joe Nolan was his fastest since his last birthday at Black Park (23:24). Joe is on 225 runs now and could just reach 250 by yearend. Chris Kelly is on 242 after a nippy run at Oxford (19:56), a V50 pb. Ian Cunningham's time of 21:01 was his best at Bushy Park since the new course was adopted in April.
Our tourists were out and about. Roderick Hoffman went to Didcot (26:06), club park #181. Steve Newell tried Banstead Woods for the first time. The locals there consider the course is prettier in May when the bluebells are out. The hill is for all seasons and less muddy in the summer. He met a fellow pensioner who lived the wrong side of the London borough border and doesn't have freedom pass. End of conversation about parkrun tourism. There were no fewer than nine 250 vest holders at Banstead for run #423 there. Matt Gardner was at Colwick (22:51) and James Glover at Alice Holt Forest (25:52).
Caroline Wilson and Claire Killen continued their tour of Ulster with a visit to Larne, finishing together in 28:42. Club parkrun #182.
Finally, a week is a long time in parkrun but old habits die hard. After his 100th run at Gunpowder last week Tony Hird suggested it was time for a change now that a new run had started in his home town of Hoddesdon (Barclay Park). Look at the table to see what actually happened.
Updated club parkrun stats: www.barunner.org.uk/results/ba_parkrun_park_totals.xls
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