NEWSLETTER
FEBRUARY 2020
Biggleswade Athletic Club


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

 
News and events for February 2020:
 
  • AGM – Mon 16 Mar (date changed)
  • Some dates to note...
  • English Indoor Championships – 22/23 Feb
  • Membership Renewal
  • Sportshall Challenge – Sat 14 Mar
  • New Members
  • Club tour date choice
  • Training...

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    AGM – Mon 16 Mar (date changed)

    The date of the AGM has changed and will now be on MARCH 16TH 2020 IN THE AUDITORIUM AT SANDY UPPER SCHOOL.

     

     

     

    Some dates to note...

     Sat  14  Mar    Sportshall Challenge at Stratton
     Mon  16  Mar    AGM
     Sun  5  Apr    Sandy 10 Sandy Fun Run
     Sun  3  May    EYAL Sandy
     Wed  17  Jun    Jumps fest Sandy (was 10 Jun)
     Thu  2  Jul [tbc]  Track Fest Sandy
     Thu  6  Aug [tbc]  Throws Fest Sandy
     Sat  26  Sep [tbc]  Biggleswade Open

     

     

    English Indoor Championships – 22/23 Feb

    The England Athletics national indoor championships will be held in Sheffield over the 22nd and 23rd February.  These championships are for young athletes, and the Club has four who have achieved the qualifying marks:
         Leonie Brunning  U20 High Jump
         Sophie Steele  U17 Shot
         Freddie Steele  U15 60m
         Teagan Blake  U17 60m Hurdles, and Triple Jump.

     

     

    Membership Renewal

    If you haven't yet done so, this is a reminder to please pay your membership subs (£41 for Seniors, £56 for Juniors inclusive of track pass and £10 for Little Bees) as soon as possible, as they were due on 1st January.  If you have paid by alternative means (such as bank transfer), please let Georgia know so that she can liaise with our treasurer and confirm that we have received your payment.

    Please do not attempt to give your subs to a coach - all payments should be through our membership portal, LoveAdmin.  Please contact Georgia if you have any problems with this.

    If you have decided not to renew this year, it would be appreciated if you can let Georgia know so that she can take you off the list - otherwise you may get further reminders.

    If you intend to re-join, but there is a reason why you've not paid yet, again, please get in touch.  Any communication will be treated with the utmost confidence.

    Georgia's Club email is bacmembership@virginmedia.com
    The LoveAdmin web address is app.loveadmin.com/Login/79D9C12CAFBF239495767B4329A0504E.htm 

     

    Sportshall Challenge – Sat 14 Mar

    The annual Sportshall Challenge, a competition with the other clubs in the county, for U11s and U13s (school years 3 to 8), will be held at Stratton School, Biggleswade, 10am to 12 noon on Saturday 14th March.  All help will be greatly appreciated.

     

     

    New Members

    A warm welcome to the following members that joined us in January:

       Teresa Murray 
       Frazer Reavell 
       Lucas Reavell 
       Sharon Huckle 
       Mia Sturdy 
       Heidi Cameron 
       Alistair Nelson 
       Andy Medlock 
       Stuart Highland 
       Thomas Bell Windle 
       Phil Barnard 
       Anna Jung 

     

     

    Club tour date choice

    If you are considering coming on club tour this year, you asked to express your preference for one of two dates - please reply on the Club forum. :

  • 23rd October is the start of half term, which would cost approx £40 more per person for the weekend
  • The alternative is 30th October.

     

     

    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  18:00  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  18:00  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".

     

    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).

    Please check the calendar for updates
     
      Tue   Feb 4   Hillwork led by Juliet
      Thu   Feb 6   Biggleswade Loop led by Juliet
     from Runners Need, A1 Shopping Park, Biggleswade SG18 8NE
      Tue   Feb 11   Henlow away day led by Gary Baldwin
     from The Engineers Arms, 68 High St, Henlow SG16 6AA
      Thu   Feb 13   Sandy Loop led by Juliet
      Tue   Feb 18   Starbursts led by Damien
      Thu   Feb 20   Route 51 with torches led by Damien
      Tue   Feb 25   Fartlek led by Juliet
      Thu   Feb 27   Sandy Loop led by Damien
     
      Tue   Mar 3   Hillwork led by Juliet
      Thu   Mar 5   Biggleswade Loop led by Juliet
     from Runners Need, A1 Shopping Park, Biggleswade SG18 8NE
      Tue   Mar 10   Starbursts led by Juliet
      Thu   Mar 12   Sandy Loop led by Damien
      Tue   Mar 17   RSPB Loop with torches led by Damien
      Thu   Mar 19   ????
      Tue   Mar 24   Sandy Loop led by Damien
      Thu   Mar 26   Everton Loop led by Juliet
      Tue   Mar 31   Route 51 with Damien

     

    Wednesday 7pm Senior Training
    Sessions are intended for senior athletes who want to improve, are prepared to commit to structured training (reps, intervals, tempos and easy running) and who can currently run a 5K in about 27 mins or slower.  There are a few athletes faster than this and a few coming back from injury etc.  who are running / walking.  The training laid on is solely geared to the club's championship races. The Wednesday sessions were initially a follow on from the club's very successful C25K programmes, taking into account the huge improvement of all of the athletes.

     

    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.


     

    David Brown initially compiled this list of fixtures, since updated; he is likely to have later information about other events

     key:
       BUCS  British Universities & Colleges Sport
       CAU  UK Counties Athletic Union
       Chiltern  Chiltern Cross Country League
       EA  England Athletics
       ECCA  English Cross Country Association
       EMAC  Eastern Masters Athletics Club   for 35+
       ESAA  English Schools' Athletic Association
       EYAL  Eastern Young Athletes' League
       LICC  London Inter Club Challenge
       LIG  London Indoor Games (at Lee Valley)
       MDX  Middlesex University Athletics (replaces SESSA)
       SAL  Southern Athletics League
       SEAA  South of England Athletic Association
       YDL  Youth Development League
       3 Counties  Three Counties Cross Country League

    CAUTION:  The dates for some of these events may be out by a day or two – please check for any event you are interested in.

    Track, Field, and Indoor Fixtures 2020

     Wed  5  Feb    Varsity Match
     Sat  1  Feb    SEAA U20/Sen Champs (Lea Valley)
     Sun  2  Feb    SEAA U20/Sen Champs (Lea Valley)
     Wed  5  Feb    Varsity Match
     Sat/Sun  8/9  Feb    Eastern Indoor champs
     Sat  15  Feb    Muller Indoor Champs Glasgow
     Fri/Sat  14/15  Feb    BUCS Indoor Champs Sheffield
     Sat  22  Feb    Lee Valley Indoor Open U13/15
     Sat/Sun  22/23  Feb    SPAR British Champs U15/17/20 Glasgow
     Sat/Sun  22/23  Feb    EA Indoor Champs U15/17/20 Sheffield
     Sat/Sun  14/15  Mar    EA Champs Combined Events Sheffield
     Sat  14  Mar    SPORTSHALL CHALLENGE STRATTON
     Sun  22  Mar    Minithon Yr3- 7 Lee Valley (Choose 3 events from programme)
     Sun  29  Mar    U13 & U15 Pentathlon and open
     Sun  12  Apr    Beds Open hosted by Bedford and County AC
        U11s to vets incl wheel chair
     Sat  18  Apr    SAL
     Sat  25  Apr [tbc]  LICC Lee Valley Proposal
     Wed  6  May    EMAC
     Sun/Mon  3/4  May    BUCS T&F Champs Bedford
     Sun  3  May    EYAL Sandy
     Sun  17  May    SAL
     Wed  3  Jun    EMAC Bedford
     Sun  7  Jun    SAL
     Sun  14  Jun    EYAL PROV
     Wed  17  Jun    Jumps fest Sandy (was 10 Jun)
     Sat  27  Jun [tbc]  LICC ALLIANZE Proposal
     Wed  1  Jul    EMAC
     Thu  2  Jul [tbc]  Track Fest Sandy
     Sun  5  Jul    EYAL PROV
     Fri/Sat  10/11  Jul    ESAA Schools
     Sun  12  Jul    SAL
     Sat  25  Jul [tbc]  LICC ALLIANZE Proposal
     Sun  26  Jul    EYAL PROV
     Wed  29  Jul    EMAC
     Thu  6  Aug [tbc]  Throws Fest Sandy
     Sun  9  Aug    EYAL PROV
     Sat  15  Aug    SAL
     Sat  22  Aug [tbc]  LICC ALLIANZE Proposal
     Sat  26  Sep [tbc]  Biggleswade Open
     Sun  27  Sep    Eastern CE Peterborough

     

      Road/Cross Country 2020

     Sat  8  Feb    Chiltern League Campbell Park Milton Keynes
     Mon  24  Feb    National Cross Country Nottingham
     Wed  4  Mar    Schools Cross Country Relays (Rowney Warren)
     Sat  7  Mar    CAU Intercounties Loughborough (Prestwold Hall)
     Sat  14  Mar    ESAA Champs
     Sat  21  Mar    SIAB Schools International
     Sun  22  Mar    SEAA 12/6 Stage Relays
     Sat  4  Apr    ERAA 12/6 Stage Relays Birmingham
     Sun  5  Apr    Sandy 10 Sandy Fun Run
     Sun  26  Apr    London Marathon (Mini Marathon)
     Sun  13  Sep    Great North Run (Gateshead)

     

     


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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).

    Recent entries on the Club blog include the Club's salute to outgoing chairman Damo.

     

    Other recent results:

    South of England indoor championships
    U20 High Jump Leonie Brunning 3rd.

     

     


    News    Races    Results    Contacts    FEBRUARY 2020   Old News Club Website

    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:     Amanda Trudgill
     
    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
    FEBRUARY 2020
    Biggleswade Athletic Club


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