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BA Athletics Club News Digest 29th October 2012

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Forthcoming Events

Don't forget the following priority club events:

  • Wednesdays 31st October to 28th November - Sports Hall Fitness Session - 18:00 to 19:00
  • Wednesday 31st October - Winter 5 mile Handicap run - starts early from 17:00
  • Sunday 4th November Run-of-the-Month - Marlow Half-Marathon - starts 9:30 - enter in advance:

New members and non-members of all fitness levels and abilities are welcome at all of these events. 

The full events diary is on the club website at: Diary.shtml.

Trick or Treat?

Halloween's night double bill - the first handicap 5 miler of the year followed by an hour in the Sports Hall, then drinks in the bar and the next horror showing of Chelsea/Man Utd on the clubhouse TVs (probably).  Avoids all the "trick or treat"ers...apart perhaps from Brian in the bar afterwards. And the Gym Master.

Ladies Surrey League - Match 1 - Senior Race Div 2 - Wimbledon Common - 20th Oct 2012

Six of our ladies turned out for the 1st match of the season – Clara, Helen, Lissa, Marion, Melanie and Monica. There were supporters too – John Taylor, Kath and Melanie’s family.

The course seemed OK on the 1st lap but turned very muddy the 2nd lap. Some runners lost their shoes in the muddy puddles! There was some confusion at the cross point of the 1st and 2nd laps, resulting in some runners missing the 2nd lap, including our own Lissa. Those that did not run the full course were not included in the results.

Individual Results: Melanie Holman 78 35:09
  Monica Alonso 83 35:49
  Clara Halket 127 41:11
  Marion Woodhouse 140 43:31
  Helen Smith 143 43:45
Team Results: BAAC position 26 out of 38  

The 2nd match will be held on Saturday, 01December at 1200hrs at Nonsuch Park. Clara will be away running the Singapore marathon and Helen is looking after the team. Anyone who intends to run please contact Helen Smith. We look forward to seeing a bigger turnout.


Details of next Men's Surrey League Match - Roundshaw Downs 10th November 2012

Seniors race - 5 miles; start time 15:00.

Details with Maps attached (MS Word Document)

Gary Rushmer

Lifts to races

Can you ask if people need a lift to men's Cross-Country events then to contact me and I will see if I can arrange a lift with someone.

Neil Frediani

England Athletics November Courses

The BAAC is prepared to subsidise any BAAC member taking any of the following courses or future courses.  Please contact Steve Hillier ASAP for further details.

Dear All,

Please see below for a list of courses which are due to be held in November and still have places available. Could I kindly request that you forward on to your contacts who would be interested in attending any of the below courses please?


Athletics Leader


Guildford Spectrum, Parkway, Guildford, GU1 1UP




Lee Valley HiPAC 61 Meridian Way, Picketts Lock, London, N9 0AR




Falmer Sports Centre, University of Brighton, Village Way, Brighton, BN1 9PH


Athletics Leader


Chelmsford Sport & Athletics Centre, Salerno Way, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2EH




Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Ledrington Road London SE19 2BB




Stantonbury Athletics track, Purbeck, Stantonbury, Milton Keynes, MK14 6BN


Coaching Assistant


Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre, Beetons Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. IP33 3TT

Please see attached course flyer which has all forthcoming courses and outlines the costs of the above courses. I will be planning new courses for next year in a few weeks time, so will send out another email once I have some confirmed but it may be worth checking the website regularly -

Please note- applications MUST be received 2 weeks in advance of the course date. I have attached a copy of the application form which needs to be fully completed and sent to the address in my signature, along with a passport quality colour photograph and payment. I have also attached a copy of the CRB guidance notes; new or renewing coaches will need to complete a UKA CRB in order to receive a licence.

If you have any questions regarding the course please contact membership services- or 0121 347 6543

Thank you for your time

Kind regards

Rebecca Turford / Education Coordinator- South Area / England Athletics

Course Flyer / Booking Form / Application Stages

October parkrun Update - Total runs by BA runners* at each of 41 different parkruns

Venue Runners Runs Male Time Female Time
Bushy Park 24 526 Paul Knechtl 17:28 Katherine Stather 18:52
Reading 8 209 Chris Kelly 18:40 Melanie Holman 24:38
Bedfont Lakes 21 205 Gary Rushmer 18:42 Justine Arnott 25:49
Frimley Lodge 7 17 Barry Walters 19:04 Clara Halket 27:45
Black Park (Iver Heath) 9 148 Chris Kelly 19:06    
Richmond Park 4 22 Barry Walters 19:15    
Brueton (Solihull) 1 1 Chris Kelly 19:24    
Leamington 1 1 Chris Kelly 19:32    
Crane Park 14 18 John Taylor 19:40 Marion Woodhouse 32:35
Wycombe Rye 9 10 Barry Walters 20:04    
Princes (Liverpool) 1 2 Richard Ruffell 20:36    
Gunnnersbury Park 11 100 Ian Cunningham 21:03 Lissa Pritchard 24:07
Nonsuch 2 4 Ian Cunningham 21:09    
Woodley 1 1 Simon Turton 21:20    
Guildford 3 13 Ian Cunningham 21:35 Monica Alonso 25:23
Kingston 1 1 Brian Bennett 22:26    
Old Deer Park (Richmond) 7 17 Eddie Giles 23:18 Monica Alonso 27:18
Killerton (Exeter) 2 2 Brian Bennett 23:28    
Milton Keynes 2 2 Luke Smith 23:55    
Abingdon 2 2 Eddie Giles 24:17    
St Albans 1 1 Roderick Hoffman 25:49    
Highbury Fields 1 1 Roderick Hoffman 26:06    
Braunstone 1 1 Roderick Hoffman 26:08    
Finsbury 2 2 Roderick Hoffman 26:10    
Newbury 1 1 Roderick Hoffman 26:17    
Bedford 1 1 Roderick Hoffman 26:18    
Oak Hill (East Barnet) 1 1 Roderick Hoffman 26:20    
Gunpowder (Waltham Abbey) 1 1 Roderick Hoffman 26:28    
Swindon 1 1 Roderick Hoffman 26:41    
Wimbledon Common 1 1 Roderick Hoffman 26:41    
Gladstone Park (Dollis Hill) 1 1 Roderick Hoffman 26:51    
Glasgow 1 1 Roderick Hoffman 27:20    
Oxford 1 1 Roderick Hoffman 27:24    
Hampstead Heath 1 1 Roderick Hoffman 27:42    
Eastleigh 1 1 Roderick Hoffman 27:49    
Tilgate Park (Crawley) 1 1 Roderick Hoffman 28:05    
Basingstoke 1 1 Roderick Hoffman 28:06    
Ally Pally 2 2 Roderick Hoffman 28:31    
Woodbank (Stockport) 1 1 Neil Frediani 28:50    
Albert (Melbourne) 1 1 Roderick Hoffman 29:03    
Wormwood Scrubs 2 2 Roderick Hoffman 29:30    
154 1325   41   8

* Total runs are as recorded on the parkrun computer** and are for paid up members of BAAC who have British Airways as their parkrun club OR who Steve Newell knows to be BAAC members.  Thus the run totals include those for Brian Bennett who is also a member of Runnymede Runners and Piers Keenleyside who is also a member of Eagles Eagles.  Please let Steve know if you think that your runs are missing from this list.

** Roderick Hoffman also ran at Grovelands but the results were stillborn so don't count.

Steve Newell

PS Roderick has set himself a target of running 50 different parkruns by the end of March 2013.  Let him know if you want to join him at any of the following parkruns (or at any others not listed above): Richmond (Nov 17th), Alice Holt (Farnham - starts late November), Banstead Woods, Roundshaw Downs, Lloyd Park, Hackney Marshes, Pymmes, Cardiff, Strathclyde, Copenhagen, Concord (Sheffield). Roderick Hoffman


SATURDAY 15th December 2012 at the “Langevelderslag” Beach + Dunes

Dear airline colleagues,

You are hereby invited for the KLM Road Runners 2012 club championships.

The location of the beach/dune run is Langevelderslag +/- 20 km south west of Schiphol airport. The race distances are 6K and 10K. The start of our event is at 15:00 for the 6km and 15:10 for the 10km (14:30 children's run). Directly after the start, the race goes north following a winding footpath. After a few kilometres and a challenging climb over the dunes, the race returns to the finish following the sandy beach.

The 6K runners finish at the beach centre; the 10K runners will run an additional smaller circuit.

There are awards for male seniors and masters, female seniors and masters on both distances. Every finisher will receive a special KLM Road Runners souvenir.

Every runner takes part in a free lottery with many fine prices. The award ceremony starts at 17:00.

A free bus service will be available. It will pick-up runners from Schiphol airport (AMS) at 13:30.

We will also take care of transport back to the airport. The bus will return at 17:30 to Schiphol airport

If you want to join us for our run on the beach and dunes than please sign up via link below:

After the Race we continue with a buffet dinner and if you decide to stay for this dinner you can sign up via

The costs ask €15,- for the buffet dinner per person {nb: website suggests €20} . (Children under 12 are € 12,50)

Also for those runners that will stay for the dinner we will organise transport to Schiphol Airport.

Hope to see you at the beach and dunes on the 15th of December.

Met vriendelijke groeten / kind regards,

Cornelis van der Pol + Frank Jegers
KLM Road Runners

KLM Clubkampioenschappen, Strand | Duinen Langevelderslag, 15 December 2012

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