Indoor Sportshall Trial Sessions

Following their opening Sussex League match at the beginning of this month, Chichester Runners & AC have arranged a couple of trial sessions for Indoor Sportshall athletics before the next fixture on Sunday 15th December.

They will be held at Bishop Luffa School on Sunday 24th November and Sunday 8th December from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm. The sessions are open to both club members  and non-members and involve three age groups namely Under 11 (School Years 5 & 6); Under 13 (School Years 7 & 8) and Under 15 (School Years 9 & 10).

There will be a range of activities and coaching for the various events will be given in the first part of each session. On the track the distance will be 2 and 4 laps for sprinters and 6 laps, mainly for middle distance runners plus relays and paarlauf (two athlete relays). The field events will combine standing long jump and triple jump, vertical jump, speed bounce as well as shot putt.

Doors will open at the Bishop Luffa Sports Hall at 1.30 pm and there will be a charge of £1 per athlete.

The branch of indoor athletics known as “Sportshall” itself has been running for over 20 years. Over that time, many of today’s top runners have used it as an important part of winter training with the latest example being current GB international 400 metres runner Amber Anning from Brighton who has her eye on next year’s Tokyo Olympics.