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BA Athletics Club News Digest 25th June 2018

Events:

  • Wednesday 27th June - Last Heston Runs – any run, any distance but engineer to finish for 19:15 at the end of Crane Lodge Road.

  • Wednesday 4th July – Rosenheim Track&Field at Kingsmeadow, Kingston.

  • Thursday 5th July – Dream Mile on the Bath Road from 12:45.

From July we will be meeting at the Bedfont & Feltham Football & Social Club – confirmation of details in next week’s digest.

New members and potential 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.

* Club Event Map: [Clickable link to Google Maps]   /  # Club Points event

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This edition of the Digest…

…has been produced collaboratively and distributed by Paul Brandon.


Standard Chartered Great City Race (www.cityrace.co.uk)

Thank you to those that have already volunteered to help. I've got 15 helpers but need 25.

To re-cap, the 5km race is on TUESDAY 17th JULY. We’ll again be running two Disley Shuttles at 3.5 km and 4.5 km as well as continuing to support around the Bank of England (2.5 km).

Race start is 19:15 with road closures going in at 18:30. We’ll meet outside MOORGATE tube at 18:15. They'll be a T-shirt for everyone, a contribution towards travel expenses (£12) and post-race refreshments, which will be back in Armoury House, at the HAC ground (it's rather nice!). The Club will also get a donation.

If you can help please e-mail the following details to me:

  • Preferred T-shirt size
  • Mobile phone number
  • e-mail contact

Thanks again for your continued support. 

simon.turton@ba.com


Club featured park run at Mole Valley

The BA runners look surprisingly relaxed after the challenging hills of Mole Valley parkrun at Denbies Wine Estate.

Club featured parkrun - Mole Valley

Steve Taylor, John Scaife, Benita Scaife, Steve Newell, Ian Cunningham.


Concorde Five Results

Individual highlights...

Place

First name

Last name

Team name

Category

Time

Winners

1

Conor

Kissane-Wood

Thames Valley Harriers

M Senior

26:44.3

Men 1st Open

2

Sage

Pearce-Higgins

Thames Valley Harriers

M Senior

27:00.1

Men 2nd Open

3

Mike

Boucher

Aldershot Farnham & District

M Senior

27:44.5

Men 3rd Open

8

Jill

Collett

Datchet Dashers

FV35

30:05.6

Ladies 1st Open / Course record

9

Mark

Kencroft

Ealing, Southall & Middlesex AC

MV50

30:10.8

Men 1st V50 / MV50 Record

10

Andy

McEwan

 

MV40

30:34.8

Men 1st V40

12

Andrew

Conway

Tiptree Road Runners

MV50

31:29.4

Men 2nd V50

13

Stephen

Norris

Thames Valley Harriers

MV40

31:54.1

Men 2nd V40

15

John

Taylor

British Airways AC

MV50

32:15.8

BAAC 1st Man

18

Abigail

Fudge

Windle Valley Runners

F Senior

32:44.5

Ladies 2nd Open

19

Mike

Dennison

 

MV60

32:56.7

Men 1st V60

22

Nicky

Ashe

Hillingdon AC

FV45

33:38.7

Ladies 3rd Open

26

Maria

Jovani

British Airways AC

FV35

34:44.7

BAAC 1st Lady / BA record / 1st V35

32

Kathryn

Carruthers

Hillingdon AC

FV45

37:10.5

Ladies 1st V45

34

Debbie

Brown

Hillingdon AC

FV45

38:02.5

Ladies 2nd V45

52

Lucy

Duncan

Hillingdon AC

FV35

43:41.1

Ladies 2nd V35

53

Paula

Fudge

Windle Valley Runners

FV65

43:44.5

Ladies 1st V65

59

Brian

Bennett

British Airways AC

MV70

44:45.6

Men 1st V70 / MV70 Record

65

Trish

McCabe

British Airways AC

FV35

46:05.7

 

67

Alison

Joyce

Shepperton Running Group

FV55

46:45.1

Ladies 1st V55

71

Jasvir Singh

Modaher

British Airways AC

MV60

47:11.6

 

77

Petra

Otto

British Airways AC

FV65

52:06.4

 

81

Angela

Duncan

Hillingdon AC

FV75

1:00:10.0

FV75 Record

Teams:

Men: 1st Thames Valley Harriers, 2nd Met Poice, 3rd Sikh in the City, 4th Hillingdon AC, 5th BAAC

Ladies: 1st Hillingdon AC, 2nd BAAC, 3rd Thames Valley Harriers

Full results on the website: http://www.barunner.org.uk/Event_Concorde.shtml

Feedback:

  • My friend, Irene Lane, and I had another lovely time at the Concorde 5 which, incidentally, was my 13th. Where have all those years gone...?!!  The usual, very friendly crowd, a super horse brass, and feed afterwards. Conditions had been ideal, I thought, and I knocked two minutes off last year’s time. A perfect event! Here’s to next year. Best wishes - Petra
  • Thank you, BA runners, lovely event again, well organised race, one of my favourites that I look forward too. Cheers, Mark
  • I thought the race was a good challenge. The main feedback I would provide is to alter the course slightly to be on less roads as there were many car users, but I appreciate this isn’t easy to do. Maybe more, larger road signs could be put up to make the drivers more aware. Regards, Ryan
  • Thanks for a terrific organisation and great event. I’m especially pleased to see ages in the results and a MV70 category. This gives hope to us oldies who are often lumped in with the young blades in the V60 category. Well done. Pete Warren (second 78!)
  • Thank you for another great Concorde 5! Kirsty

Roderick Hoffman {roderick@rhoff.org.uk}


Prudential Ride London – 29th July

This year sees the sixth staging of the Prudential Ride London, which grew out of the 2012 London Olympic cycle race.  British Airways AC has been involved in every one of these events, and we will be on the streets of London on July 29th to help make this year’s race another success.

Each year has brought its challenges:  Torrential rain, a bicycle crash and road closure close to our pen, and an uncontrollable advertising balloon, to name but three.  Each time, our team has risen to the challenge and shown how well we can work together.  More importantly, we’ve had a close-up view of an exciting race, a great location next to the Cenotaph, and plenty of support and appreciation from competitors and spectators.

Thank you to those of you who have already signed up for this year’s event.  We now need a few more volunteers to complete the team.  The shift is from 0900 to 1730 on the Sunday.  If you would like to come along, but can’t commit to the full day, that’s fine.  Just let me know what you can do.  Food and kit will be provided.

Many thanks,

Steve Hillier


Club parkrun results for Saturday 23rd June 2018

Harry               Tempan                  32:50    Mole Valley             MV90, parkrun debut                             107%

Ian

Cunningham

22:49

Mole Valley

course pb, club record

67%

Janet

Cunningham

30:50

Mole Valley

course pb

59%

Steve

Taylor

26:20

Mole Valley

1st run at Mole Valley, park #10

58%

Benita

Scaife

35:40

Mole Valley

1st run at Mole Valley, park #42

56%

Steve

Newell

39:59

Mole Valley

1st run at Mole Valley, park #100

47%

John

Scaife

35:40

Mole Valley

1st run at Mole Valley, park #53

47%

Paul

Sinton-Hewitt

19:33

Hazelwood

age cat rec (MV55)

80%

John

Coffey

27:08

Hazelwood

course pb, improves age cat rec (again)

71%

Caroline

Cockram

25:01

Firenze

run #318, park #64

66%

Ian

Cockram

24:02

Firenze

run #437, park #62, BApark #415

61%

Petra

Otto

33:47

Littleport

inaugural, age cat rec, BA park #416

61%

Zara

Thorn

27:48

River Oaks (ON)

inaugural, parkrun pb, BApark #417

53%

Julie

Barclay

22:15

Gunnersbury

1st run at Gunnersbury, park #21

80%

Paul

Watt

21:55

Gunnersbury

1st run at Gunnersbury, park #15

69%

Alan

Anderson

34:31

Gunnersbury

run #514, 281st at Gunnersbury

66%

Lesley

Chamberlin

25:05

Bideford

3rd run at Bideford, course pb

75%

Jeremy

Short

22:42

Hastings

1st run at Hastings, club record (M)

69%

Zoe

Ostley

42:44

Bedfont Lakes

run #211, 148th at Bedfont

42%

Tony

Barnwell

39:29

Rickmansworth

run #169, 16th at Rickmansworth

49%

Janet

Smith

33:38

Upton Court

run #89, 7th at Upton Court

52%

Roderick

Hoffman

29:48

Carlisle

run #302, park #233

52%

Sarah

Gordon

35:42

Carlisle

run #195, park #97

54%

Trish

McCabe

27:54

Bedfont Lakes

run #241, 153rd run at Bedfont

55%

David

Duggan

28:26

Bedfont Lakes

run #258

55%

Alan

Friar

31:35

Reading

run #250

58%

Joan

Foxley

37:26

Rickmansworth

run #102, 9th at Rickmansworth

59%

Steve

Waite

27:32

Riddlesdown

best parkrun of 2018 so far

63%

Neil

Frediani

25:28

Bedfont Lakes

run #200, 132nd at Bedfont

64%

Bob

Bannister

25:27

Bedfont Lakes

run #317

64%

Scott

Davison

22:40

Bedfont Lakes

run #257

64%

Chris

Kelly

20:50

Reading

run #387, best at Reading this year

73%

Maria

Jovani

20:59

Bedfont Lakes

run #232

74%

Anne

Bannister

volunteer

Bedfont Lakes

Marshal

Jonathan

Cox

volunteer

Crane Park

Marshal

The midsummer cfp at Mole Valley (Denbies Vinyard) played out in glorious dry conditions.  The course is tough but Ian Cunningham(22:49) used the experience of an earlier run there to improve his time and better the club record set by Barry Walters recently.  Ian has snatched two records from Barry in successive weeks – maybe the old order is changing.  Steve Taylor (26:20) continues to recover his fitness and had cycled to the Surrey Hills to make the run.  The well respected veteran track runner and erstwhile Mole Valley resident Harry Tempan (32:50) made his parkrun debut with an age grade score of over 100%.  John Coffey (27:08) was back at Hazelwood and shaved more seconds of his age category record.  Parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt (19:33, 79.97%) was in good form and set a new age category record (MV55).  Julie Barclay(22:15, 80.3%) enjoyed her first visit to Gunnersbury where 40 of our members have now run at least once. Our ground breaking tourists included Ian (24:02) and Caroline Cockram (25:01) at Firenze (our third park in Italy), and Petra Otto (33:47) at Littleport in East Cambridgeshire.  Zara Thorn (27:48) joined us recently and persuaded her parkrun refusenik father Mike to drive the miles from Toronto to the inaugural Riveroaks parkrun in Ontario.  For the next week at least she will be not only an age category record holder but indeed the fastest senior woman ever to run there.  Zara, enjoy the transient fame and Mike, we hope you sore calf isn’t spoiling your Canadian holiday.  Jeremy Short (22:42) set a new club record at Hastings while Alan Friar (31:35) finally qualified for his green “250” vest after 10 years and four months of parkruns, most of them at Reading.

Steve Newell

Updated parkrun stats - club parkrun stats [Not yet updated]

Local parkruns

Northala Fields parkrun is expected to run over a new revised course from this Saturday 30th June.  This will include the new paths built over the last couple of months and is expected to have an improved start position and finish – though both close to where they have previously been.

And a reminder than Gunnersbury parkrun will not be operating throughout the month of July.

The winter alternative to Reading parkrun, Dinton Pastures, is likely to appear as a full-time parkrun within the next couple of months. We will be discouraged from attending the inaugural event.

Roderick Hoffman (on the march from Carlisle to Newcastle)


Running Shorts

  • Brief Encounter. My last new XC time=37.11. Good to see all at Brian's funeral - Great Man. Andy Rayner.

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