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BA Athletics Club News Digest 9th September 2019

Events: see Editorial below

  • Wednesday 11th September - NOW Runnymede, Egham from 12:00 (see below)
  • Monday 16th Track&Field Grand Prix @ Hillingdon Arena from 18:00 (100m & Long Jump)
  • Wednesday 18th September - Equinox 5k (at Bedford Lakes) followed by Social (at the Bedfont Club)
  • Thursday 26th Sept - 7am to 7pm - 100k relay at Waterside (see below)

We meet at 18:00 at the Bedfont Club on most Wednesdays throughout the year BUT not this Wednesday (see below).

New members and potential members of all fitness levels and abilities are welcome at most of our events. The full diary of club featured events is on the club website at: Diary.shtml. Last updated: 29th July.

* Club Event Map: [Clickable link to Google Maps] (parkrun details updated 12 August 2019) / # Club Points event.

Facebook: (formal "front window" club page), BA Runner Facebook Group (informal "back office" - ask to join).

Inclusions, with photos, please to Roderick Hoffman at

NOW Runnymede meeting carparkThursday 26th September - BA100 100k Relay - 7am to 7pm

This is to be the biggest event we've organised this year.  I know that many of you cannot be involved due to your location, work and other commitments but all those who can, to help and/or run, please ensure that you've told me at least twice what you can do or what your availability is. Later on this week I'll be shaping up the event and teams (currently eight teams have shown an interest but there may have to be an amount of consolidation).

Roderick Hoffman

Wednesday NOW at Runnymede

I will be hosting and attending a NOW event for the first time at Runnymede near Egham. This place is full of history and lovely routes including the Thames riverside, a little piece of America, Magna Carta memorials and the RAF memorial if anyone wants to go up the hill. Lunch can be at the National Trust centre. Meet at the National Trust car park as shown on the club map. This is on the A308 Windsor Road between Junction 13 of the M25 and Old Windsor (on the south bank of the Thames, with no access from Wraysbury).

Neil Frediani

Round-the-Park picturesRun-of-the-Month Round-the-Park on Harmondsworth Moor - Results

Ten of us competed in the annual Round-the-Park race on Harmondsworth Moor. Chris Kelly, Paul Brandon and Dave Duggan also timed the event, took finish photographs and marshalled the course.

Pos. 2019 Time Runner 2018 Time
  1            20:43.4 Tom Lancaster  
 2            20:49.3 Neil Graham  
 3            21:10.9 Matt Stratful 21:01
 4            21:15.9 Maria Jovani 21:10
 5            21:39.4 Ian Cunningham 21:13
 6            24:03.0 Simon Turton  
 7            25:55.3 Michael Ball  
 8            28:56.2 Neil Frediani 26:51
 9            29:23.4 Roderick Hoffman 29:45
10            31:52.7 Steve Hillier  

Just one of the five runners who also ran last year ran faster this year - well done that man! In truth though Maria would also have run faster...had she followed the course arrows!

Roderick Hoffman / Neil Frediani

WARR Reports and Results

We've just arrived back from a very successful World Airline Road Race in Amsterdam hosted by KLM. There are hundreds of photographs to sort through, the results are yet to be published and the prizes awarded have at least one very obvious error to them, so we'll hold back until next week.  Just one photograph to whet the appetite, showing 25 of the 35 members of the extended BA team...[how many can you name?]

2019 WARR Team

Dream Mile September - Results

Steve Hillier ran the September Dream Mile in 08:47 (an improvement of 18 seconds on his August time) and reports that there was someone ahead of him, disappearing over the horizon, with the description "Fast, tall, dark haired, handsome".  If anyone recognises themselves from that description could they send their result to me or Neil, or type it into the results file themselves.

Roderick Hoffman 

Club parkrun results for Saturday 7th September 2019

Member 7th Sept. 2019 parkrun  ↓ Pos  ↓ Time  ↓ Grade↓ PB↓ Comment
TRUE Maria Jovani Bedfont Lakes 9 00:20:34 75.93% F-1, run #282, 129th at Bedfont Lakes
TRUE Paul PRESCOTT Bedfont Lakes 8 00:19:52 65.02%
TRUE Bob Bannister Bedfont Lakes 57 00:25:21 64.96% 298th run at Bedfont Lakes
TRUE Anne Bannister Bedfont Lakes 147 00:33:04 59.53%
TRUE Ian Cockram Bedfont Lakes 66 00:25:43 58.26% run #492, 292nd at Bedfont Lakes
TRUE Neil FREDIANI Bedfont Lakes 110 00:29:26 55.44% 149th run at Bedfont Lakes
TRUE David DUGGAN Bedfont Lakes 111 00:29:30 53.90%
TRUE Zoe OSTLEY Bedfont Lakes 163 00:34:25 53.32% 157th run at Bedfont Lakes
#N/A Eddie KETTERICK Bedfont Lakes 205 00:46:07 35.38% first ever parkrun
TRUE Micheal BALL Brooklands 89 00:26:39 58.66% 7th run at Brooklands
TRUE Scott DAVISON Crane Park 76 00:26:06 55.62%
TRUE Ben Chaytow Crane Park 65 00:25:15 55.31%
FALSE Joan FOXLEY Harrow 225 00:37:15 59.78%
TRUE Denis Foxley Harrow 174 00:32:15 54.68% VI guide
TRUE Petra OTTO Hasenheide 104 00:33:17 63.75% run #100, 6th at Hasenheide
TRUE John COFFEY Hazelwood 92 00:28:30 69.01%
TRUE Maarten Stenham Hazelwood 56 00:25:26 54.46% run #174
TRUE Alan & Ann ANDERSON Osterley 307 00:48:52 55.83% (assisted)
TRUE Janet Smith Peterborough 473 00:36:54 47.79% run #102, 8th at Peterborough
TRUE Murray HOGGE Reading 69 00:22:22 70.49%
TRUE Frankie HOGGE Reading 68 00:22:21 66.22% PB   pb by another 14 seconds
TRUE Christopher T KELLY Reading 466 00:50:37 30.10% Next week - Reading's 500th
TRUE Jain Reid Richmond Park 423 00:36:36 47.59%
TRUE Eddie GILES Salisbury 168 00:25:51 68.21%
TRUE Keith Johnson Sittingbourne 42 00:24:22 60.05% PB   run #24, 9th at Sittingbourne, parkrun pb by 15 seconds
TRUE Mike Dennison Whinlatter Forest 18 00:24:13 66.83% run #383, park #38, BA park #523
TRUE Jacqueline MUSSELWHITE Woking 47 00:22:34 75.18% 71st run at Woking
TRUE Tony BARNWELL Wycombe Rye 514 00:47:25 41.48% 88th run at Wycombe Rye

Volunteers include...[remember, we can only guarantee to include your volunteer efforts if you email us about them]

7thSeptember 2019 parkrun Role
Joe Nolan volunteer Black Park Volunteer Coordinator (pacers)
Denis Foxley running volunteer Harrow VI Guide (so Colin is no longer the only one)

Several of our regular parkrunners were in Amsterdam this weekend taking part in WARR but there was still plenty of action by those who stayed at home (or went elsewhere in Europe).

Eddie Ketterick, a long-time member, ironman, serial London Marathon finisher and crossing point team leader, was at Bedfont Lakes with his wife and two grown-up children; all making their first appearance at a parkrun.  For those who’ve not been paying attention, new barcodes are now 7 digits and over six million!

Paul Prescott (19:52 at Bedfont) was our quickest runner this week with Maria Jovani (20:34 at Bedfont) and Jacqui Musselwhite (22:34 at Woking) both achieving age grade scores over 75%.

Mike Dennison (24:13) ran at Whinlatter Forest in the Lake District, somewhere no member had run before.  Petra Otto (33:17) was at Hasenheide in Berlin to complete her century of runs and qualify for her black running vest.

Joe Nolan’s pacing squad was in action (first Saturday of the month) and there were over 100 pbs and that was without including any of the dozens who were running there for the first time. Chris Kelly is hoping he can coax his body round the course at Reading at least one more time.  Next week will be both the 10th anniversary there and the 500th run.  Chris was at the inaugural in 2009 at a time when he ran the course half an hour quicker than last week.  Chris, Get Mended Soon!

Steve's parkrun stats - club parkrun stats - UPDATED

Full club parkrun database - {read access to new club parkrun database} - UP TO DATE - Download and explore.

Steve Newell / Roderick Hoffman

Running Shorts:

Dear Ed, today's cross country jog was 38.23 (9Sept). PB for me. Andy Rayner.

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