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Newsletter 16th August 2019

Run England Beginners’ Course

The next eight-week “Beginners Course” (i.e. from couch potato to running continuously for 30 minutes) will start on Monday 9th September at Oakland's Park transferring to Chichester College from October. The first session will be from 6:00 pm to start the session proper at 6.30pm. “Leader” led run nights thereafter will be Monday's and Friday's at 6.30 pm. Please spread the word around your work colleagues, relatives and friends. Contact Vicky Balandis to book a place on vickybal75@gmail.com

Results

Wendy Whelan encountered 60 mph winds whilst on the Downs above Brighton for the Clayton Hard 13 on Saturday 10th August. Wendy completed the 13.5-mile hilly course in 2.49.26. Excellent running Wendy.

Great news that Andy Hall retained his British Masters Hammer title on Saturday 10th August at Birmingham with a throw of 42.86. Unfortunately, in the process Andy aggravated an elbow injury and as such could only finish third in the weight throw with a below par 13:37. Awesome Andy and congratulations on being British Champion for the second year.

On Wednesday 7th August a squad went over to North Worthing for the Highdown Hike to earn points for the club in the latest WSFRL fixture. The contingent as shown below accumulated 102 points finishing as ninth placed club. Brilliant running by everyone.

61

29:34

237

Rob

Stapely

68

30:05

233

Tim

Brown

73

30:15

235

Mike

Moorcroft

87

31:10

230

Aleksandra

Vargin

105

32:02

222

Nadia

Anderson

109

32:15

227

Kim

Nelson

112

32:20

234

Tony

Cooley

118

32:47

236

Kevin

Williams

127

33:13

229

Elizabeth

Robinson

133

33:24

224

Amanda

Godfrey

136

33:34

393

Wim

Amir

202

36:58

232

Kevin

Batt

210

37:30

225

Nic

Jolly

213

37:35

231

Peter

Anderson

231

38:47

223

Sue

Baker

302

44:43

228

Jill

Renson

Hot off the press are the results from the Goodwood Hill 5 from last Wednesday evening. A sell out despite horrid weather. Club names not shown so please refer to the link below. The race was won by our own John Peters and a special mention to new member Geoff Dixon who finished fourteenth and with Seth won the “first dog home” prize. Clearly this charity event (for Canine Partners) was well supported by club members. All runners must convey their thanks to Goodwood Health Club and admiration of the “hardy” marshals, especially those in the clouds at the top of the course. 

 

http://racetimingsolutions.racetecresults.com/results.aspx?CId=16269&RId=1114

Training/Activities for next 7 days.  

Monday 19th Augustsee below.

Foundation Group – Meet at 6:30 pm for a 6:45 pm start outside Rugby Club on the top part of Oaklands Park (car park entrance off Wellington Road). Led by Vicky and the team.

Development Group Meet at 6:30 pm for a prompt start by the pavilion for the cricket pitch on the top part of Oaklands Park (car parking off Wellington Road) for a Number 8 Bus stop session led by Marcus. Working in threes, two run first figure of eight and then one gets off the bus at the bus stop and the other runner gets on to join the runner for their second figure of eight after which they drop out (not literally!) and the other runner joins in and so on.

Stretch Class Fourteenth week of course in the upstairs gym room (Studio) at the Chichester College from 8:00 pm. Duration one hour.  

Many thanks to Tom Craggs for visiting us at training over three evenings during the summer. The last session this week attracted over 70 for an extremely hard but worthwhile session. Your committee, and especially the leaders, will be considering how best to take forward what has been learnt from the visits.

Tuesday 20th August see below.

Event Group - Meet at 6:30 pm for a prompt start by the pavilion for the cricket pitch on the top part of Oaklands Park (car parking off Wellington Road). A mixed pace session of 2 x 4 mins, 1 x 3 mins, 2 x 2 mins.

Wednesday 21st August – see below.   

Trail laid by Peter around Arundel Park. Meet on the grass area outside the service road entrance to Arundel Park.  

From Chichester take the A27 towards Fontwell and if continuing on A27 follow signs to Arundel and at bottom of hill at roundabout take first left exit (A284) and after about 800m take the right-hand turn into London Road. Alternatively to avoid the potential traffic on Hospital Hill down to Arundel at the second “Fontwell” roundabout turn left onto the “Slindon” road up to Whiteways and at the roundabout take the final exit signed Arundel (A284) and you then turn left after a couple of miles into London Road where you park. If you observe signage for “Arundel Castle Cricket Ground” then follow as the entrance to the ground is via London Road and the service road for Arundel Park. 

The meet, as referred to above, is 400m on left just before St. Philip’s Catholic Primary School (BN18 9BA) on your right and before you reach the Cathedral, between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm for a laid trail. Please park sensibly in the road. Distance around six miles with a four-mile option. Please note all dogs must be kept on a short lead throughout the whole route(s). All participants run at own risk and must report in and out to the Trail Organiser.

Thank so much to Paul for laying a great trail last Wednesday around the delightful but very wet Stoughton area.  

Thursday 22nd August – see below.

Club run led by Vicky suitable for all abilities with meet 6:30 pm in the public car park for the Chichester Marina (turning off A286 Birdham Road).

Track session at Bishop Luffa School starting at 6.30pm led by Amanda.

PS:

As members will be aware the very popular Chichester Half Marathon that includes 10 mile and Relay options is scheduled for Sunday 6th October. Those planning to run but who are free early in the morning, and in particular those free for the morning, the organisers are looking for helpers to cover a variety of roles. Just respond to this message via the CONTACT US button and John will pass on your name.

It has just been announced that the Chichester 10k on Sunday 2nd February 2020 has been selected as one of the three qualifying races that selection will be made to represent England in the Masters 10k Championships in Spring next year.

Reminder that the WSFRL continues with the Windlesham House Whip 4 on Sunday 25th August and the Fittleworth 5 on Sunday 1st September. As always, please pre-enter via Peter Anderson on either nadandpeter@btinternet.com or 07786 036820. Note well that pre-entries for the Windlesham Whip need to be submitted by the 18th August so do not delay in contacting Peter please.   

Good news that the club is now eligible for two places for the 2020 London Marathon.

Best wishes to everyone running over the next seven days to include the SAL match tomorrow at Swindon and still time to contact Phil Baker on 01243 533784 for details of the arrangements. Transport provided.  

Do let John know about your race results please. 

FROM CHICHESTER RUNNERS & AC COMMITTEE.

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