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Archive from Nov. 2013 until Feb. 2014

On a beautiful Spring morning thoughts turn to a run this evening with Comets, RundayMonday as I call it. See you there, under the clock, usual place 7 for 7.15 Xcel, Walton.                                                                                         

Update  9.30 a.m. 24-2-2014

Please note: Wednesday 5th February will be a track session only!
I'm away snowboarding and I've got the turbo trainers so to make it simple it's run only
Session plan to be posted.


Next Wednesday 5th February.  As I'm away and I've got the turbo trainers it's going to be a track run only session. Ian, Jenny and Bea will still be there to head up the session. Back to business with the turbo the following week, apologies for that  but logistically difficult. Also on the 5th the ordered turbos are there to collect.

Monday Runday 10th  February. 
Tonight's session is on! Weather permitting, Instead of getting home and putting the carpet slippers on and settling down in front of the telly keep to the New Year resolution, dig the trainers out and get on down to Xcel Leisure Centre, Waterside Drive, W.O.T  for a little run under the stars with a group of like minded people! Meet at 7.00 pm for 7.15 start, at front of building under the canopy at Xcel leisure Centre,  leave prompt! Forty to forty five minute loop about 7.45 to 8.15 m.p.h pace. This run is now weekly. 

Updated 10-2-14

 

In order to get our new club off the ground we need to start somewhere! 
Wednesday 11th December a date for your calendar!
What?  The third Comet training session. All very exciting, the unknown that is. We have no idea who will turn up, or how many, will the weather be kind to us, who knows?
Where? Walton Athletics Track, Stompond Lane, Walton on Thames, Surrey
Time? 6.15 pm for 6.30 p.m. As we need to brief newbies on track etiquette, juniors & seniors  if your coming please try to be on time.
 We need someone to take care of admin and two coaches one is a run coach and a long standing run buddy, Ian Johnson (sub 16 min 5k runner) so quite useful and well respected at our friends the Stragglers. 
The other is a girl called Jenny Derham who's going to give a masterclass in turbo static bike development. Jenny the sort of girl you don't want to be trying to beat riding up Box hill!
 No need to register beforehand. However all registering will get the club logo'd water bottle and swim cap as soon as they're delivered. Rock on Wednesday! 

Track /Turbo 18th December Last one of the year!   

Venue:      Walton track 5.45


My, how times change. We've only just got started and it's almost time to wrap it up for the year.  Click here for nostalgic review of "Toughs of the track"

Last night the three Amigos (Jenny, Ian & Michael) rocked up at the track expecting to coach each other but a couple of hardy Comets turned up and  and the session revolved around a half hour Turbo  then a forty minutes run session. We were dead Jammy (they call me lucky Jim!) the wind was wild but the downpour of rain held off until we were packing the equipment back into the Car. My hands were so cold I couldn't feel the steering wheel. Another inspiring night now I've got to wait until January to pursue the  building of Comets.   Merry Christmas one and all!

We are so lucky around here, (Molesey and the environs), there are so many races to take the mind off sitting around eating! 
From the 26.2 v Stragglers mob match on the 22nd to Bushy Park run on Christmas Day followed by a dose of the Stragglers Cabbage Patch 4 miler on Boxing day. Only one day rest and it's back to the Park Runs on a Saturday, even better all these races are free to enter! What more could a man ask for?  
Oh yes, There's the Tadworth 10 (miles not Km's ) on Sunday 5th January 2014. In between of course there's the  Parkruns on Saturday 28th and another on New Years Day. Wow!  A veritable host of fat busting, Christmas mind wiping, exercise inducing great off season races to do. This all to help focus the mind on 2014 resolutions, 

HAPPY COMET  NEW YEAR!

Reminder for this evenings Turbo/track 8th January!
The cost is £5 per person per session.    Please make sure you let one of the Coaches know if you have any minor injuries or conditions that would put you at risk from further injury or illness.  

Wednesday 27th November a date for your calendar!
What?  The very first Comet training session. All very exciting, the unknown that is. We have no idea who will turn up, or how many, will the weather be kind to us, who knows?
Where? Walton Athletics Track, Stompond Lane, Walton on Thames, Surrey
Time? 5.45 pm for 6 pm. As we need to brief newbies on track etiquette, juniors & seniors  if your coming please try to be on time.
I have three helpers. Anita my wife will take care of admin and two coaches one is a run coach and a long standing run buddy, Ian Johnston (sub 18 min 5k runner) so quite useful and well respected at our friends the Stragglers. 
The other is a girl called Jenny Derham who's going to give a masterclass in turbo static bike development. Jenny the sort of girl you don't want to be trying to beat riding up Box hill!
 No need to register beforehand. However all registering will get the club logo'd water bottle and swim cap as soon as they're delivered. Rock on Wednesday!