NEWSLETTER
SEPTEMBER 2018
Biggleswade Athletic Club


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 BE  SAFE – BE  SEEN   Wear a fluorescent vest for evening running 

 
News and events for September 2018:
 
  • BE SAFE – BE SEEN
  • Sonia Brown
  • Some dates to note...
  • Throws Fest – Thu 9 Aug
  • Maintenance Morning – Sat 22 Sep
  • Biggleswade AC Open - Sat 29 Sep
  • Club 10 mile Championship – 28 Oct
  • New Members
  • Training...

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    BE  SAFE – BE  SEEN

    The clocks don't change until the end of October, but the evenings are getting dark - dig out your reflective or high viz vests and jackets, or wear light clothing (but that doesn’t show up as much as you think).  When road running it is imperative to be safe and be seen even when you're in large groups, so wear clothing which can be easily seen.

     

     

    Sonia Brown

    The Book of Condolences for Sonia Brown is in the Liz Yelling building and will be available until the end of September.

    With the permission of Sonia’s family, Stu G is writing a memorial article, and asks to hear from members, or parents of members, that Sonia worked with.  He would also like photos.  You can email him via biggleswadeacpress@hotmail.com

     

     

    Some dates to note...

     Sat   22 Sep   maintenance morning from 9 am
     Sat   29 Sep   Our annual Open Graded Meeting
     Mon   15 Oct   Sportshall programme starts at Stratton School, 6pm
     Fri   19 Oct   Quiz night, raise funds for the Club
     Sun   28 Oct   Fenland 10, Club 10-mile Championship race
     Sun   18 Nov   St Neots Half Marathon, Club Championship race

     

     

    Throws Fest – Thu 9 Aug

    In our Throws Fest we had a new stadium record for female javelin, over 50m, thrown by "the UK's number 2".  [The information source didn't name her, but "Power of 10" suggests Emma Hamplett of Birchfield and Loughborough]

     

     

    Maintenance Morning – Sat 22 Sep

    On the Saturday before our Open Meeting we are having a Maintenance Morning, for a couple of hours or so from 9am.  Come along and if you can spare only a hour we can find a job or task to do.  Bacon butties or equivalent and tea or coffee supplied.

     

     

    Biggleswade AC Open - Sat 29 Sep

    The Biggleswade Open, our main end-of-season (and fund-raising) event, is on Saturday 29 September.  Some events already are full and closed – at the time of writing we have 289 entries from 133 people.  With a full programme, help in all areas will be very welcome = registration, scoring, helping at field events, timekeeping, track judging; we have to bring in outside qualified officials to lead events, in the future would be nice not to do this.

     

     

    Club 10 mile Championship – 28 Oct

    Our 10 mile Championship race this year will be the Fenland 10, at West Walton, near Wisbech, with a date of 28 October.  Entries now open, via www.runbritain.com.

     

     

    New Members

    A warm welcome to Imogen Cooper, who joined the Little Bees in August:

     

     

    Training...

    The weekly training schedule is outlined below, see the Training page of the website to see what the sessions involve, and the Club calendar for the latest information

     Monday  18:00  Senior Road Running
         
     Tuesday  17:30  Sprint Session
       18:00  Track Session - 800 to 1500m
       18:00  Track Session - over 800m
       18:30  Field Event Session
       18:30  Junior Sessions
       18:30  Road Running Session
       19:00  Senior Distance Running Session
       19:00  Senior Road Running Session
         
       
     Wednesday  19:00  Senior Structured Training
         
     Thursday  17:30  Sprint Session
       18:00  Track Session - 800 to 1500m
       18:30  Field Event Session
       18:30  Junior Sessions
       19:00  Senior Distance Running
       19:00  Senior Road Running
         
     Sunday  Coffee & Cake Run
    If you post anything on Facebook relating to training sessions/races etc please remember to mirror your post on the Forum and vice versa so all members are aware.  You can reach the Forum from the home page (www.biggleswadeac.org.uk) of the Club and clicking "Forum".

     

    SportsHall
    Sportshall sessions at Biggleswade Recreation Centre, Stratton School, will start again on Monday 15 October, at 6pm, for kids of 6 years upwards (school year 2).

     

    Senior Road Training
    The group mainly meet at the front of Sandy Sports Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm, but also take part in occasional away days.  The away days and specific session themes as currently known are listed here, check the calendar for updates (deselect everything except "Training" on the drop-down Agenda list and look for "Senior Road Running" or "Senior Road Running Session" on Tuesdays and Thursdays).
     
     Tue  Sep  4  Everton loop led by Juliet
     Thu  Sep  6  Biggleswade loop led by Juliet
     from Runners Need, A1 Shopping Park, Biggleswade SG18 8NE
     Tue  Sep  11  Biggleswade away day led by Deb Bryant and Sarah Stilwell
     from The Crown Hotel (Wetherspoon), 23 High St, Biggleswade SG18 0JE
     Thu  Sep  13  RSPB loop led by Gary
     Tue  Sep  18  Hillwork led by Juliet
     Thu  Sep  20  Route 51 led by Damien
     Tue  Sep  25  Speedwork led by Gary
     Thu  Sep  27  Sandy loop led by Vicky
     
     Tue  Oct  2  Starbursts led by Damien
     Thu  Oct  4  Biggleswade loop led by Juliet
     from Runners Need, A1 Shopping Park, Biggleswade SG18 8NE
     Tue  Oct  9  Fartlek led by Gary
     Thu  Oct  11  RSPB loop with torches led by Juliet
     Tue  Oct  16  ??
     Thu  Oct  18  Sandy loop led by Vicky
     Tue  Oct  23  Hillwork led by Gary
     Thu  Oct  25  Sandy loop led by Damien
     Tue  Oct  30  Route 51 with torches led by Juliet

     

    Sunday Morning Coffee and Cake Runs
    See the schedule of runs on the
    club calendar; you should also check the Forum for more details in the week leading up to each run.  Route maps are on the web site here or go to "Events" then "Coffee and Cake".

     

     


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    RACE   LISTINGS

     

    This section of the newsletter usually only has some highlighted races and leagues, and club events.  For a complete schedule of races, look at the Club calendar  - if you want to see a list, click "Agenda" at the top right, and use the drop-down menu to pick out the type of event you want; click on the event to see if there's any more details.

    Club Championships
     Sun   28 Oct   Fenland 10
     Sun   18 Nov   St Neots Half Marathon

     

     


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    RESULTS

     

    The Club website has a "Results" page at www.biggleswadeac.org.uk/results.html with links to various places where you can find records of our activities. 

    Press reports of more recent activities are in the Chat|BAC Club blog (at biggleswadeacnews.wordpress.com).

    The Chat|BAC Club blog has extensive reports (with many photos) on recent events:

    • Leonie Brunning's further success at the SIAB Schools International, Grangemouth, 21 July
    • club and personal reports of the Doug Anderson 5k, Bedford, 25 July

     

    Other recent results:

    SEAA Intercounties, Oxford, 1 Sep
    Nathan Dodds threw 4m in the discus, a PB and a new club record.  Nathan also competed in the shot and the javelin.
    Sophie Forbes Laire ran in the 200m and came 4th in the heats.
    Sophie Steele competed in the shot, discus, and javelin

    UK School Games, Loughborough, 27 Aug to 1 Sep
    a multi sports event devised by Gordon Brown when he was prime minister
    Leonie Brunning was selected to represent the Midlands (apparently we have moved as a region to the Midlands from London) and came 4th in the high jump

     

     


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    Biggleswade Athletic Club contacts

       
    Most contacts can found on the Club website,
    together with a map of where the club meets:
     
    click here for Club Management
    and how to reach them

    Club Secretary:     Hannah Broom
     
    secretary@biggleswadeac.org.uk
    Web sites:     the club www.BiggleswadeAC.org.uk
      latest newsletter www.biggleswadeac.org.uk/newsletter
      previous newsletters www.biggleswadeac.org.uk/newsletter/archive

     
    Newsletter Editor:     David Hindle 6 Mallard Walk, Biggleswade, BEDS SG18 8DY
    davidhindle@msn.com


    NEWSLETTER
    SEPTEMBER 2018
    Biggleswade Athletic Club


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