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Athletics
We are part of BA Clubs and are based at the Imperial College London Heston sports ground in Cranford near Heathrow.  Membership of the Athletics Club is open to runners of all abilities, and to both BA employees and non-BA.

Facilities/Benefits
We use the Imperial College London Heston sports ground as our main base, while club runs take place at Waterside on weekday lunchtimes.  We also use the Hillingdon track at Uxbridge as a training base for our track & field competitions.

Social
The club social evening is Wednesday at the Imperial College London Heston sports ground where from 6pm the prime activity is a run over a range of distances, followed by a retreat to the clubhouse for food, drink and chat.  Once a month there is a CIE (Club in-house Event) designed to give all an opportunity to get involved regardless of ability or fitness.  These include relays, handicap runs, coached sessions and sports hall fitness sessions.

Events
Club members participate in a wide range of events in and around London, across the UK and worldwide.  Each month there is a ROM (Run of the Month) which is usually a West London event which club runners are encouraged to enter - sharing lifts or meeting up afterwards for a recovery drink.  Club members participate in and share stories about local and not so local Saturday morning 5k parkruns - between us club members have run at 150 different parkrun venues!  The club hosts its own events the two biggest being the Concorde Five Mile Road Race, held in June, and the Speedbird Ladies 5k, held in May.  The club also provides significant support for the BA 5k charity Fun Run held in July each year. The club enters teams in winter cross country leagues and summer track & field leagues and has a reputation for participating and finishing well in team relay events such as the Green Belt Rely run around the parameter of London each May. Then there are the foreign trips! The highlight of the year being the annual World Airline Road Race which over the next few years will be held in Dubai, Chicago and Singapore.

London Marathon Marshalling
We provide a large marshalling team for this event which not only provides a great opportunity to see it from roadside but also leads to additional opportunities to enter the following year's event.  We also support three or four other annual events that the London Marathon group organise each year.

Cost
Our subscriptions and fees are very competitive compared to other clubs in the area.  With the option for BA Club members to join other sections, or use the pay & play facilities, we offer great value for money. The section can also manage subscriptions to UK Athletics for race entry discounts.

Contact
Secretary - Steve Hillier: stevehillier@msn.com
020 8864 5728

Membership - Alan Friar: a.friar1@ntlworld.com
01189 611 243

www.barunner.org.uk

BA Athletics Club do well at World Airline Road Races

BA Athletics Club Club Chairman Roderick Hoffman reports on how the team got on at the World Airline Road Races, held in Singapore over the weekend:

ASCA Cross Country, Dublin, 18 Nov, entries invited

Aer Lingus invite you to Dublin for the ASCA Cross Country race on Sat 18 November.        

ASCA Cross Country, Dublin, Feb 17 2017

Advance notice is given of the forthcoming ASCA Cross Country meet in Dublin next year. The event will take place on February 17th and more details will be supplied shortly.