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|News January - March 2012|
|Tuesday 27th March 2012: Linda's junior athletics group will not be training on Tuesday 10th April and Thursday 12th April.|
|Tuesday 27th March 2012: Our Annual Easter Egg Run will take place on Thursday 5th April
at 6.35pm. Nightwear is order of the day!!!!!!
There will be a decorated egg competition for anyone who would like to enter. The theme is the Olympics.
|Tuesday 27th March 2012: Well done to Natalie Farrow, who placed an excellent 12th in the European Police XC Championships in Romania, despite difficult conditions on the day.|
|Monday 26th March 2012: Jim Aram has updated the LWAC Road Runners League tables following yesterday's Lincoln 10k.|
|Friday 23rd March 2012: Thanks to all of the runners and walkers who took part in a Sport Relief Mile last night and helped us raise £130.|
|Thursday 22nd March 2012: Proposed dates for the 2012/2013 Lincs XC League and County Championships have been announced. The League matches will take place on 28th October, 4th November, 18th November and 9th December. The County Championships will be on 6th January 2013. Ted Butcher is looking for offers from clubs to host these meetings.|
|Wednesday 21st March 2012: For those of you who are interested in bringing parkrun to Lincoln, local runner Marcus Lancastle has come up with the great idea of using the Lincoln 10k feedback form to tell the council that we want a weekly free, timed 5k parkrun in Lincoln, run by volunteers, with a community feel and suitable for everyone from Olympians to walkers looking to get a bit fitter. Get filling those forms in!|
|Tuesday 20th March 2012: Rob Lewis has an option to get hold of six tickets for an event called "2012 Hours To Go - An Evening of Athletics and Entertainment" at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday 5th May. If you may be interested in these tickets, please contact Rob Lewis by email or at training.|
|Monday 19th March 2012: Jim Aram has updated the LWAC Road Runners League tables following the Newton's Fraction Half Marathon.|
|Wednesday 14th March 2012: Adie Marston is offering massages at great rates in the Hub on selected training evenings. Information on what he has to offer is available here. Adie will next be in the Hub on 20th and 27th March.|
|Tuesday 13th March 2012: A coaches meeting will be held on Wednesday 21st March 2012 at the Victoria
pub in Union Road, starting at 7pm.
It would be appreciated if ALL coaches would attend.
If you have anything for the agenda, please forward it to the Club Secretary before Friday 19th March 2012.
|Sunday 11th March 2012: The club has again been invited to enter a team of a
maximum of six athletes in the BUPA London 10k (free of charge).
Apart from individual cash prizes for the top 10 finishers, there are six team prizes
- from £2000 for first team down to £200 for 6th. Last year’s Wellington winning team (Tom Doe, Ian Kimpton and Matt Bowser) will receive automatic entry and the remaining three places will go to those athletes wishing to run with the best 10k times in 2012 at the time the entries are submitted
(which will be in the first week of May). Can any athletes other than the
three above who may wish to run please register their interest with Rob Lewis as soon as possible.
Any cash prizes won will be shared equally between those athletes who finish the race.
Any female athletes wishing to run should also contact Rob to confirm their interest.
|Sunday 11th March 2012: Please can runners and coaches be aware that the throws group will be throwing most sessions starting this week. If you need to cross over the grass area, please check it is safe to do so.|
|Thursday 8th March 2012: We need Officials for the Lincs League, Northern League, Young Athletes League and County Championships. If we don't have enough volunteers, we will lose lots of league points. We also need an Officials Secretary to co-ordinate the Officials for each match. If you think you can help, please contact Denise Timmis.|
|Tuesday 6th March 2012: Hannah Dunderdale has been selected to represent GB in the U20 Indoor Pentathlon at Cardiff. The competition will be against French and Italian athletes. And not to be outdone, her brother Haran has been selected to compete in the 1500m Steeplechase for Team North East at the UK School Games at the Olympic Stadium on 9th May.|
|Monday 5th March 2012: We will be holding a Sport Relief Mile on Thursday 22nd March
2012, starting at 6:35pm. There will be a representative from
Sainsbury's and it will be donations in the bucket.
Bring along your mums, dads, brothers and sisters to take part.
Fancy dress is optional.
It can be used as a warm up for some groups.
We would appreciate volunteers to help marshal. Please contact Alison Dale or Anne Gilroy.
|Sunday 4th March 2012: If anyone has a pair of throws shoes, size 7.5 - 8 that they have finished with, could they please contact Denise Campbell.|
|Sunday 4th March 2012:
Message from our Treasurer, Steve Read, to all those members who have not paid their annual membership subscription, these were due at 1st November 2011.
Please be advised that a final reminder letter is being sent out this weekend to all those who have not paid.
In accordance with the club constitution those who have not paid or responded by 30th April 2012 will have their membership terminated. This will mean that the club will not renew UK Athletics registration and these members will no longer be able to compete for the club.
The membership form is available on the LWAC website and the £10 late payment fee applies, unless there is a valid reason why it shouldn't.
IF YOU WANT TO RETAIN YOUR MEMBERSHIP, PLEASE PAY NOW.
|Wednesday 29th February 2012: Due to recent price rises from our supplier, we have unfortunately had to increase the prices of vests and crop tops to £20 and £25 respectively This is after a long period of holding them at the same price. The updated kit order form is available online.|
|Tuesday 28th February 2012:
Lincolnshire Athletic Association is
urgently looking for a Combined Events Secretary.
The principal role would be to negotiate with the Athletic Secretary of appropriate Lincolnshire Schools' District on division of responsibilities in organising County
Combined Events Championships. UNLESS SOMEONE COMES FORWARD
TO FILL THE POST BY 19th MARCH, THE COUNTY COMBINED EVENTS
CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE CANCELLED. Help and support will be
given to anyone offering to take on this role.
For more information or applications contact:- June Boneham or Ted Butcher.
|Sunday 26th February 2012: Harry Baxter left his LWAC race vest (size large) in the training hut; if anyone has picked it up by mistake could they please return it to Harry or Mark Baddeley.|
|Friday 24th February 2012: From Tuesday 28th February, we will be taking entries for the Lincs T&F League and T&F County Championships in the Hub on training evenings.|
|Wednesday 22nd February 2012: Congratulations to Natalie Farrow, who today won the Police National XC Championships in Surrey today. She now goes on to compete in the Europeans in Romania.|
|Monday 20th February 2012: As it appears that there will be no team managers present and possibly no coaches, athletes/parents will have to be responsible for collecting their own numbers at the National Cross Country at Parliament Hill on Saturday 25th February.|
|Wednesday 15th February 2012: The 2012 Lincolnshire Track and Field Championships will take place in Grantham on 12th/13th May 2012. Members of UKA affiliated athletics clubs should enter via their club. A form is available for clubs to use. Other individuals should use this form to enter. A list of events and provisional timetable are also available.|
|Monday 13th February 2012: A reminder that there will be no training for the 515 group or The Imps (Darrell's group) this week, Tuesday 14th and Thursday 16th February. Any queries, please contact Alison Dale.|
|Friday 10th February 2012: We have just been advised that the Cleethorpes Beach Races, due for Sunday 12th February, have been cancelled due to dangerous course conditions.|
|Thursday 9th February 2012: The track at Yarborough is closed tonight.
Training arrangements for tonight are as follows:-
* Rob's Group - Shell garage (meet at the top of Yarborough hill)
* Linda's Group - training cancelled
* Gary's Group - contact Gary for further information
* 515 Group - training cancelled
* Junior Sprint Group - training cancelled
* Senior Sprint Group - contact Terry & Denise Timmis for further information
* Dave's Group - tba
* Mark's Group - tba
* Road Group - training as usual, but runners need to assess conditions for themselves
|Wednesday 8th February 2012: A reminder that Newark AC have places left on their coach to the National Cross Country Championships on 25th February. The price of the seats are £10 each and the coach will pick up from The Grove School in Balderton, near Newark at 6am. There will be one scheduled stop for refreshments etc on each journey. Anyone interested should email Tamatha Troop asap.|
|Tuesday 7th February 2012: The track at Yarborough is closed tonight. The Sports Hub is
also closed. Training arrangements for tonight are as follows:-
* Rob's Group - train on grass area behind track
* Linda's Group - meet in West Hall as planned
* Gary's Group - meet at Lindum Hill at 6.30pm
* Throws Group - training cancelled (will meet on Saturday at 10am, weather permitting)
* Junior Sprint Group - training cancelled
* Senior Sprint Group - tba
* Dave's Group - training cancelled
* Mark's Group - train on grass area behind track
* Road Group - training as usual, but runners need to assess conditions for themselves
|Tuesday 7th February 2012: LWAC Membership 2011-2012 - Could all members please be aware that subs were due from 1st November 2011. All members should complete the membership form and send it together with the relevant subscription to the Membership Secretary, details are on the form. This is to help us make sure we maintain accurate records of our membership.|
|Monday 6th February 2012: Active Nation have contacted us to say that the track currently has a covering of snow. Unless this has cleared by tomorrow evening, the track will not be open for training.|
|Monday 6th February 2012: There will be no training for the 515 group or The Imps (Darrell's group) over half-term, Tuesday 14th and Thursday 16th February. Any queries, please contact Alison Dale.|
|Wednesday 1st February 2012: Newark AC have 17 places left on their coach to the National Cross Country Championships on 25th February. The price of the seats are £10 each and the coach will pick up from The Grove School in Balderton, near Newark at 6am. There will be one scheduled stop for refreshments etc on each journey. Anyone interested should leave their name in the hub as soon as possible. Newark need numbers asap.|
|Wednesday 1st February 2012: Further details, athlete registration forms and information for team managers for the Lincs T&F League are now available.|
|Sunday 29th January 2012: Jim Aram has updated the LWAC Road Runners League tables following the Ferriby 10.|
|Sunday 29th January 2012:
Venues and dates have now been agreed for this year's Lincs T&F
League meetings and the County T&F Championships. All
meetings will takes place in Grantham. Lincs League dates are
1st April, 29th April, 10th June and 2nd September. The County
Championships will take place on 12th/13th May. Further
information for these meetings will become available in time.
A document outlining changes for the Lincs League this season has also been produced.
|Tuesday 17th January 2012: Beren Cross reports on the County XC Championships in Louth.|
|Sunday 15th January 2012: Advance notice that the Yarborough track will not be available for training on Saturday 28th April due to another event taking place during the day.|
|Wednesday 11th January 2012: Photos from Sunday's County XC Championships in Louth are now online, courtesy of Adi Royle.|
|Monday 9th January 2012: Congratulations to Hannah Dunderdale, who placed an excellent 3rd in the England U20 Indoor Combined Events Championships in Sheffield at the weekend.|
|Monday 9th January 2012: Results from yesterday's County XC Championships in Louth are now online.|
|Monday 9th January 2012: Tonight's club committee meeting has been cancelled. If anything urgent needs to be discussed, please contact Denise Timmis.|
|Sunday 8th January 2012: Advance notice that the 515 club will not be training on Thursday 16th February (half-term week).|
|Saturday 7th January 2012: Jim Aram has launched the LWAC Road Runners League for 2012.|
|Thursday 5th January 2012: The timetable for the County XC Championships at London Road, Louth on Sunday 8th January is now online. Due to other commitments, the Cross Country League presentations will not take place at the County Championships on Sunday.|
|Sunday 1st January 2012: parkruns are weekly free timed 5k runs, run every Saturday at 9am.
They are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in.
All parkrun events take place in traffic-free parkland surroundings and people of every ability are encouraged to take part; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; all are welcome.
There is no pressure to go fast or even to run - times vary from 14 minutes to about 60
minutes. parkrun is a great way to get into running or just to measure your performance on a regular basis.
There are nearly 100 parkruns around the country, including Hull, Barnsley, Sheffield (2), Nottingham, Leicester and Kings Lynn, and more are being started all of the time. There are no parkruns yet in Lincolnshire but plans are under way to set one up in Lincoln - waiting for the city council/sports partnership to make a decision).
To take part, all you need to do is register once at www.parkrun.com, print off your barcode and take it with you to each run. You then just line up at the start and run. After you finish, you will be given a position tag; you then get it and your parkrun barcode scanned. Results for each event will be available on Saturday afternoon. That's all there is to it.
If you need any more information, go to the parkrun website or speak to Simon Kimpton.
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