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BA Athletics Club News Digest 31st March 2014
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Club parkrun Results for Saturday 29th March and 100 parkrun announcement
Daniela Mayerova achieves a pb (27:16) at Black Park (impressive pb improvements two weeks running!).
Two new parks added to the baRunner list: Ray Hampton in the foothills of the Pennines setting an MV70 record at Lyme Park (#96) and Roderick by the seaside at Margate (#96). That was Roderick's 99th parkrun and he intends to run his 100th at Pymmes on Saturday 5th (all invited - there should be cake).
High numbers again this week with Gunnersbury setting a new record with 331 finishers, Bushy Park over 1,000 for the fourth consecutive week. Root44 has had over 300 for the last three weeks (and Chris Stockwell's MV65 record has been taken by an improving youngster coming up from a lower age group).
Veteran parkrun tourist Robin Campbell (Chigwell and Epping Forest Orienteering Club) had his eyes on Alan Anderson's VM75 record at Bedfont Lakes but missed out by two seconds!
Updated parkrun stats: www.barunner.org.uk/results/ba_parkrun_park_totals.xls
Roderick Hoffman / Steve Newell
100 different parkruns - the big push on Saturday 19th April
The club parkrun family have now run at 97 different parkrun venues and we have been adding about one venue every week. This means that on Easter Saturday, 19th April, we would expect to make the one hundred. We would like to do it with a bang so we would like all club family parkrunners to consider doing a different parkrun that Saturday and one that the club has not yet done. There are now 382 parkruns worldwide so that means you have 279 to choose from - including ten in south or east London! The list of runs we have done is in Steve's stats (link above), there is an map on the baRunner website (BA-parkruns-2014.jpg 1.2Mb) showing the locations of parkruns that have (green) and haven't (yellow) been run and the parkrun website (www.parkrun.org.uk) has details of all the specific parkruns. Please let me or Steve know if you intend to do a different parkrun that day and we'll coordinate - to avoid individuals turning up at the same "different" parkrun (I had had my eye on Lyme Park so I'm also having to think again).
Roderick PS We are hoping that the family DOESN'T do three new parkruns over the next two Saturdays. I for one won't be doing any new runs until the 19th.
WARR is coming...
Pre London Marathon Briefing on Thursday 10th April
This is targeted at all volunteers. The occasion is used to hand out information, gifts, passes and equipment that you will need on Sunday. Please try to attend or to know someone who is attending who can pick up your stuff for you. If you are not a member of BA Clubs please let Steve Hillier know so that he can put your name on the door.
Has anyone heard from Joe recently?...
Less than 2 weeks to go now and my last 'before report' !!!
After the Bramley 20, managed the Gade Valley 17 & 20, Datchet Dashers 20, and the Cranleigh 15 miler marathon training events albeit at a slower steadier pace than hoped, and with the occasional walk. Good to see quite a few BA runners in those. Been parkrunning every week with a few quicker times recently to blow the cobwebs off however may of tried too hard last Saturday and followed that by a 14miler in Windsor Park yesterday ....at 7miles unfortunately one hamstring started tightening up bad and I had to walk/jog back to base - hmmmm, been relatively injury-free this year but managed to get a physio appointment this morning and after a torture session told to rest up until Saturday and try a slow parkrun and all hopefully will be OK. I haven't followed a more intense training plan like some of the quicker guys and actually don't feel properly prepared for the big day but fingers crossed there is enough mileage (if not speed) in my legs. Sadly seems I'm having to miss out the club Watersplash 10k now because of the lay up but will be along to the meeting Thursday next week to collect the kit for my marshaling team - probably be going to the expo earlier that day to collect my number and goodie bag !
Hope everyone else is progressing well,
Cheers, Joe Nolan
Me I struggle to do one lap of the track in 2 minutes but our sometimes
Adrian Haynes came 3rd in the M45 800m Indoor World Masters Championships in
Budapest last week with the first time and then 2nd in the M45 1500m with the
second to earn glorious bronze and silver medals. Either Adrian knows a
shortcut or he is running incredibly fast these days. More:
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