News and Events

Special Events, Tue 2 Nov and Thu 4 Nov

On Tuesday 2nd and Thurs 4th Nov, our usual training sessions are suspended and on the track we are doing a 30 minute fund raising sponsored run (or walk) for junior member Teagan Blake and her family, in support of her palliative Cancer treatment.  All welcome including parents, friends and supporters.

Sponsorship sheets have been emailed to all, and more sheets should be available

The evenings will start at 6:30pm a group warm up.  Then for 30 minutes, see how many laps you can complete.  We will be handing you a stick for every lap you complete.  At the end we will collect and count your sticks and stamp your sheet.

If you can, please wear club tops or other clothing in yellow and blue, and come with some suitable trainers. 

After you complete your laps, please come and visit our cake stall; cakes will be on sale for 50p or a donation.  All money raised will be paid into Teagan's fund page (gofund.me/5573cf94).

Please collect your sponsor money by Thursday 11th November, and either pay directly into the gofundme page, or bring it back to the club in an envelope and we will pay it into the gofundme page.

Club Road Championship Races

The Club has chosen these events which we will use this year for our road championships.
 5km     Doug Anderson, Bedford     Wed 21 Jul
 10km     Standalone, Letchworth     Sun 26 Sep
 10 mile          TBC
 Half Marathon     Stevenage     Sun 21 Nov

Becoming an Official or a Coach

On Saturday 16th October we had a technical training sessions from a National Coach in Pole Vault.  All those who attended got a lot out of it.

We are planning a javelin session in November £7.50 for athletes, coaches free.

Training ...

Coaching Sessions

On Saturday 16th October we had a technical training sessions from a National Coach in Pole Vault.  All those who attended got a lot out of it.

We are planning a javelin session in November £7.50 for athletes, coaches free.

Sports Hall is back from 18 Oct

SportsHall Athletics will run at Biggleswade Recreation Centre (Stratton School), Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade.  They will be weekly on Mondays at 6pm, starting on 18 October.  The activities are for children of 6 to 13 (school years 2 to 9) and will cost £2.50 per session. From 18th October Mondays at 6pm For more information contact David Brown on 01767 600094 or 07952 025176

Race Listings

This section of the newsletter usually only has some highlighted races and leagues, and club events.

Club Championships
 Half Marathon     Stevenage     Sun 21 Nov
Speak to your coach for more details
 

David Brown has compiled this list of fixtures, he is likely to have later information about others

 key:
      BMAF     British Masters Athletics Federation
      BUCS     British Universities & Colleges Sport
      Chiltern     Chiltern Cross Country League
      EA     England Athletics
      EMAC     Eastern Athletics Masters Club
      EYAL     Eastern Young Athletes' League
      SAL     Southern Athletics League
      SEAA     South of England Athletic Association
      YDL     UK Youth Development League
      UKA     UK Athletics
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.
 Sat     6     Nov          National Cross Country Relays Mansfield   U13- Sen/Vet
 Sat     13     Nov          Chiltern Cross Country 2 Tear Drop Lakes including UK Cross Challenge
 Sat     20     Nov          Eastern Cross Country Championships Cambridge   U13- Sen/Vet entries closed 29 Oct
 Sun     21     Nov          Stevenage - Club Half-marathon championship
 Sat     4     Dec           Chiltern Cross Country 3 Stopsley Luton
 Sat     11     Dec          SEAA Cross Country Intercounties and Masters Championships Oxford Horspath Park
 Sat-Sun     18-19     Dec          SEAA Indoor Combined Events   U15-Sen/Vet Lea Valley
 Sat     8     Jan          Junior County Cross Country Championships Campbell Park Milton Keynes (Bucks AA Hosts)
 Sat-Sun     8-9     Jan          EA Combined events Senior Sheffield
 Sat     15     Jan          Chiltern Cross Country 4 Milton Keynes Campbell Park
 Sat-Sun     15-16     Jan          U13/15/17 Indoor Championships Lea Valley
 Sat     29     Jan          SEAA Cross Country Championships   U13-Sen/Vet   TBC
 Sat-Sun     5-6     Feb          U20/Senior Indoor Championships Lea Valley
 Fri     18     Feb          World Cross Country Championships Australia
 Fri-Sun     18-20     Feb          BUCS Indoors Championships Sheffield
 Sat     19     Feb          Chiltern Cross Country 5 Shuttleworth (Biggleswade Hosts)
 Sat     19     Feb          Muller Grand Prix Birmingham
 Sat     26     Feb          National Cross Country Parliament Hill   U13-sen/vet
 Sat-Sun     5-6     Mar          BMAF Championships Lee Valley
 Sat     12     Mar          Intercounties Cross Country Loughborough (County Selections Only)
 Sat-Sun     12-13     Mar          Combined Events U15/17/20 Sheffield
 Sat-Sun     12-13     Mar          EA U15/17/20 Indoor Championships Sheffield
 Fri-Sun     25-27     Mar          UKA Indoor Championships (Seniors)

Results

No new results were available at the time of publishing.

Contacts

Club Secretary:       Natalie Stokes      secretary@biggleswadeac.org.uk
 
Newsletter Editor:       David Hindle    6 Mallard Walk, Biggleswade, BEDS SG18 8DY
davidhindle@msn.com