Newsletter 14th September 2018

Chichester (Goodwood) 10k Road Race

After the success of last year, the England Athletics Masters’ event, it has been decided to repeat the event in 2019 with the Chichester 10K on Sunday 3rd February again a qualifying event in the South. Below is a link to the latest information from England Athletics on the Masters. We understand entry for this race is now open.


Training/Activities over next week.  

Sunday 16th September – Orienteering event led by Mark Jennings from Goodwood Counters car park with start time between 10:00 and 11:00 am.


Monday 17th SeptemberSession led by Amanda. Meet 6:30 pm outside the “Cricket” pavilion on the top part of Oaklands Park for a “pyramid” session to improve speed for endurance running. It will build up from 1 minute to 5 minutes at 5k pace and then back down again. Recover will be slow jog for 2 minutes between efforts. Suitable for all levels.


Monday 17th September – Cake Run Group led by Vikki and the team. Meet at 6:30 pm for a 6:45 pm start outside the “Rugby Club” pavilion on the top part of Oaklands Park.


Monday 17th September – Week 2 of Stretch Class in the upstairs gym room at the Chichester College from 7:45 pm. Duration one hour. 


Monday 17th September – Week 2 of speed course led by Jenette providing guidance on the benefits of speed work and how to incorporate various types into your training. Meet at 6:30 pm outside the “Rugby Club” pavilion on the top part of Oaklands Park.


Tuesday 18th SeptemberTraining session led by Keith. Meet 6:30 pm at the Cricket Pavilion, on the top part of Oaklands Park.


Wednesday 19th September Trail Run managed by John. Meet in Sheepwash Lane, Lavant (road off the green on the opposite side to the Village Hall) anytime between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm for a run up towards or to the top of the Trundle. Directions will be given for the potential of three routes from three (flat) to six miles (hilly) and John will have maps available for those unsure of the area. Please do book in and out as normal.  


Thursday 20th September Group run led by Vikki. Meet 6:30 pm at the West Stoke car park for Kingley Vale.  



The results for the Littlehampton Coastal 10k last Sunday did not include club names so sadly we cannot include members within the 1209 finishers who ran in this event save to mention that Lucy Thraves was first lady and ninth overall. Hopefully a great sum was raised for the charity organisers.    

There was an Open meeting at Portsmouth on Thursday 6th September with the Hellyer twins competing extremely well against much older juniors in the 600m finishing in third and fourth places. Laila clocked 2.03.0 with Leila on 2.04.1. James Baker won the 1500m event in a time of 4.29.8.

The Bournemouth Open Track & Field match attracted on Sunday 9th September large numbers from all parts of the south and beyond including a number from the club. On the track U15 Sophie Dudman finished third and fourth in the 100m and 75m hurdles clocking 13.18 and 12.7 respectively.

However, it was the field events that attracted the most from the club. U15’s Brooklyn Santer-Smith and Millie Grant threw 9.77m and 9.66 respectively in the shot putt finally settling for third and fourth placements. Brooklyn had a busy and rewarding day competing also in the discus (22.24) and hammer (26.26 - PB). Alexia Everley (U17) doubled up with excellent throws of 23.75 in hammer and 22.24 in discus. V50 Andy Hall continued his fine vein of form with best throws of 15.19 (shot), 26.81 (discus) and 41.73 (hammer) in the first and third of these his throws were enough to win the events.  

Five Chichester Runners & AC athletes competed at the Sussex Combined Events Championships held at a sunny, but windy Sutton Athletics Centre on Sunday 9th September each excelling and gathering a crop of late season personal bests along the way. In the U15 Pentathlon, Fleur Hollyer occupied 3rd position throughout the first three events (Long Jump -4.21m, 75m Hurdles - 14.28s, and Shot - 5.67m but the difficult blustery High Jump conditions restricted her to a 1.29m clearance, and she slipped back to 4th spot. With a strong and valiant run in the 800m in an attempt to close the gap back for Bronze her PB 2.43.10 fell agonisingly, just 61 points short making a total of 1998 points.


Cerys Dickinson (U15) tackling the event for the first time, turned in a creditable overall performance recording 3.65m in the Long Jump, a PB 16.49 for the 75m Hurdles, 5.68m Shot and a good 1.32m PB High Jump. She finished with the fasted 800m of her age group (2.34.70) to take her points total to 1840 for a fine 6th position.


The U13 age group also saw three young athletes make their Pentathlon debut. 12-year old Amelie McGurk started well with 3.03m PB in the Long Jump, continued with 15.98s in the 70m Hurdles and then a 4.72m PB Shot. She stuck to her task very well in the High Jump soaring over a new 1.23m PB and ended with a competent and well-judged 800m run to finish 5th overall with 1253 points.


11-year old Alice Waterworth opened her campaign when she sailed out to a 3.46m PB Long Jump followed by a great PB 15.76sec 70mHurdles, and 4.53m PB Shot. Sadly, she hurt her knee whilst warming up for the High Jump and had to withdraw after only clearing her opening height, but she later recovered enough to run her 800m, and finish in 7th overall position, scoring a well-deserved 950 points   


Fionn O`Murchu won the Silver medal in the U13 Boys version, with 4.05m Long Jump, 14.11s PB 75m Hurdles and 7.80m Shot. He High Jumped a 1.32m PB before finishing with a 2.25.92 800m to amass 1610 points 


Last Tuesday James Baker went down to Gosport for the fifth leg of the Gosport 5k Summer Series and headed a field of 117 runners in a time of 16.06.

Alf Shrubb Memorial Race

South London Harriers new open 5-mile cross-country race, the Alf Shrubb Memorial Race is to be held on Saturday 6th October over Farthing Downs / Happy Valley in Coulsdon, Surrey. This race has been instigated to replace one that used to be organised in Slinfold, West Sussex, which we are aware several members have competed in the past. The race starts at 2:30 p.m. and is a single lap course over challenging terrain with prizes offered for men, women and vets as well as for first visiting team (4 to score). There are secure changing and showering facilities available nearby and free tea and cake for all finishers, as well as a very reasonably priced bar that will be open after prize-giving has concluded. For further details and online entry, please see website http://www.southlondonharriers.org/events/club-races.html


A reminder please to inform Peter Anderson via 07786 036820 or nadandpeter@btinternet.com about running for the club in the WSFRL matches at Tilgate (Crawley) on Sunday 23rd September and the Windlesham House School 5 on Sunday 30th September. 

More information next week about the Goodwood Relays on Saturday 29th September but as always we are looking for a huge turn-out in respect of runners and helpers please.

Please spread the word that the next Chichester Run England Beginners’ Course will start on Monday 29th October. 

Remember the Chichester District Council’s Get Active Festival from 12 noon at the College on Sunday 16th September. 

Good luck to everyone running this week to include on Sunday the runs in Rewell Woods.