After braving the traffic jams on the M5 on Saturday, a few Club junior athletes competed in the BMC pace maker races at Millfield School. Our runners put in some very strong performances and those who ran would like to say a big thank you to Marnee Tootal for her help and support at the event. Results: 800m U15: Izzy Merriman – A massive 12s PB in 2min 36.71s U17:… Read More »British Miler Club – Millfield School
Tom Mortimer breaks championships record in Poland Tom Mortimer, on his GB debut, was part of the greatest 5000m Super League race of all time, with 4 runners breaking the Super League record. Mortimer finished 4th but over 8s under the Super League record, which Mo Farah won twice for GB. Tom totally emptied his tank in Poland over 9.5 laps staying with a strong pace and leading at times… Read More »European Team Championship Super League
EA Run Leader Development Day workshops are back for the summer of 2021 – being hosted at venues nationwide and priced at just £20 per person! Perfect for qualified Leaders in Running Fitness, and those who regularly deliver or support group running activity, these face-to-face workshops offer a fantastic opportunity to share experiences and to learn and develop skills to benefit your runners, groups and sessions. Attendees can choose from… Read More »England Athletics Run Leader Development Days
I was very sorry to learn that Tony Christmas, a member and great supporter of our Club for 40 years, has passed away. Tony officially retired from racing in 2010 after completing his “final” Stroud Half Marathon at the age of 80 but has been a familiar figure at many of our events and races over the years, supporting his son, Lee. Tony always had a smile and a kind… Read More »Tony Christmas
I am very sorry to advise that Jennie Batten will not be returning to coach our mid-range Juniors when we are able to resume group training. Jennie has done a fantastic job for us over the past three years, ably assisted by Steve Carr and a number of parents. Unfortunately, her work commitments have expanded and she has taken the difficult decision to step back from a role she has… Read More »Jennie Batten
The club is delighted to report that the updated guidelines from England Athletics following the Government’s route map to recovery has enabled us to plan a return to group activities, including our 2021 Race Series. Our COVID-19 recovery group has updated our Club plan and the associated risk assessments which can be viewed here. Under the proposed timetable we should be able to run in groups again under controlled conditions from 29 March. Group sizes have to be strictly controlled and runners aware of… Read More »Return to Running activities
Latest guidance indicates that we can expect a cautious return to group running from 29 March https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/guidance-update-2021/ This dovetails nicely with the start of British Summer Time on 28 March. Further details of how the Club sessions will be organised and how to book will follow.
It appears likely that we may be able to return cautiously to some form of group running from 29 Mch. As soon as the formal guidance from England Athletics is updated, we will update our own plans and let you know. https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/england-athletics-response-to-latest-government-covid-announcement/ In the meantime please continue to “buddy up” where you can to train and keep fit with just one person, outside, in your local area, once a day.… Read More »England Athletics guidance update 22 Feb