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BA Athletics Club News Digest 23rd February 2015
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 Feb20th.
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Wednesday 25th February Club Annual Awards from 20:00 (following the February Handicap Run)
Big drum roll. On Wednesday we have the club's annual Oscars where you'll see us all dressed in our top frocks and jewellery and perhaps the ladies will dress up as well. Seriously - there isn't a dress code but all members and potential members are invited to attend. In case you need another incentive - the evening has food provided! Around a dozen awards are to be presented - see http://www.barunner.org.uk/News_Trophies.shtml for last year's award winners.
January Five Mile Handicap Result
The February five mile handicap is on Wednesday with start times from 18:00 - but get there early because...
Coaching Corner !
As a reminder, the presence of movement skills is the basic building block of all physical activity, and it is essential to attain these skills as a basis for the running action. The fundamentals of movement are the ‘ABCs’ (agility, balance, coordination and speed). We’ve had some short & simple balance (B) and coordination (C) exercises before some recent Wednesday events – I’m planning a short agility (A) exercise before the handicap on Wednesday and think it would be very useful and interesting to have a whole session devoted to these drills in the near future, probably after the April marathons !
BAAC Cross Country Championships 15th March 2015 (Cranford park)
Hi all, BAAC have their annual Cross Country Championships in Cranford park on the 15th March, start time for men & ladies races 10.30. We normally meet in the Cranford park where I will be giving out the numbers about half an hour before the start. The men will be doing 3 laps with the ladies doing 2 laps. There will be tea & coffee back at the club after.
We will also
need some marshals out on the course and at the finish for some timekeeping.
If anybody is going to run in this event or would like to do a bit of
marshalling can they please e-mail me at:
Club parkrun results for Saturday 21st February 2015
The weather conditions were not generally conducive to provide a host of fast
times this weekend with softer mud, puddles and chilly temperatures all
Updated parkrun stats: www.barunner.org.uk/results/ba_parkrun_park_totals.xls
Next Saturday, if you fancy visiting a new parkrun (or a repeat visit if your name is Richard), then join me at South Oxhey parkrun near Watford. See http://www.parkrun.org.uk/southoxhey/course/ for details. More info? eMail me: Roderick Hoffman
South Oxhey is my nearest undone parkrun. How do I know? One of the other parkrun Tourists is developing a Google map based tool that will show the nearest parkrun to where you are or anywhere you click (or the nearest 10 to 50 parkruns) and if you enter your parkrun ID it can exclude all those you have already done! Be warned though - it is still under-development so you may have to fiddle with it to get it to work as advertised! The link to it is: http://dfyb.mybluemix.net/
STOP PRESS (spotted by me running the undone parkrun tool just): Maidenhead parkrun has just been announced - it will start on 21st March in Braywick park.
Hampton Court Half Marathon results
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