Newsletter 25th January 2019

Training/Activities for next 7 days.  

Club “Three Peaks’ Thrash”. This is an unsupervised activity on Sunday 27th January, but you may be able to buddy up or just run alone as a personal challenge. Start at Northgate car park between 8:15 am and 9:00 am. See the relevant page on the link from “Our Races” on the club website for the route. The “Full Monty” is 11.5 miles but there are opportunities to shorten.


Monday 28th JanuaryFor all sessions meet in Clubroom 2, The Pavilion, Chichester College.

Foundation Group – Week 4 of a six-week course to increase distance confidently from 5k to 10k, primarily aimed for those finishing the last “Beginners’ Group. Route details on Notice Board and explained each week. Meet at 6:30 pm for a 6:45 pm start for the session led by Mark.  

Fartlek Based Run – Week 4 of a six-week course to improve speed with confidence. Route details on Notice Board and explained each week. Meet at 6:30 pm for a 6:45 pm start for the session led by Vicky and the team.  


Development Group – Meet at 6:30 pm for a prompt start. Session led by Amanda for a pyramid session at The College of 200m, 300m and 400m with equal jog recovery.

Stretch Class Week 4 of course in the upstairs gym room at the Chichester College from 7:45 pm. Duration one hour.  


Tuesday 29th JanuaryMeet in Clubroom 2, The Pavilion, Chichester College.

Event Group - Meet 6:30 pm for a jog up to Wellington Road for one-mile circuits of the Old Barrack’s site with effort on the long sides and easy of the short ones.


Wednesday 30th January Meet in Clubroom 2, The Pavilion, Chichester College.

Development Group - Meet 6:30 pm for a jog up to Oaklands Park for a “Hills Rep” session.

Thursday 24th January – see below.


Group run led by Vikki. Meet 6:30 pm at The Pavilion, Chichester College.  



There were 31 entrants from the club at the Sussex XC Masters at Coombe Farm, Lancing on Saturday 19th January. This was a new course that everyone considered was challenging but fair run in the lovely Downs’ countryside. The luxury of a heated barn area for changing with refreshments was a considerable bonus.  

There is a full report on this website with the results being on the Sussex Athletics website. Out of the six age categories the club had eight full teams with the Ladies V55 trio of Jane Harrop, Helen Dean and Amanda Godfrey in a silver medal position. As to individuals, Jane brilliantly won the V55 category with fourth, fifth and sixth placements for Richard Miles (V60), John Peters (V40) and Helen Dean (V55) respectively. Excellent effort by everyone on what was a very enjoyable afternoon of XC running.

Chichester Runners & AC`s athletes were at the South of England Championships held at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre in North London last weekend. Rachel Laurie (U20) competing in her first Indoor 400m found herself  in a good position after the break from lanes at 150m, but unfortunately got boxed in at about the 300m mark, but still managed to come third in a respectable time of 63.28sec. Fleur Hollyer (U17) in the 200m continued where she left off the previous weekend at the London Games by recording a new Indoor personal best of 27.66sec.

Miscellaneous Notices.

Confirmation that the club’s WSFRL fixture this year will be held at Goodwood Country Park (instead of Lavant) on Wednesday 15th May. The event is likely to be called “The Trundle View 5”.  

The Oakhaven Half Marathon based at Brokenhurst is a popular and challenging off-road event being held this year on Sunday 3rd March. For further information please visit www.oakhavenhalf.co.uk whilst Enter online at Runbritain.

The Focus 10K returns to the beautiful Borde Hill Gardens on Sunday 2nd June 2019. The organisers confirm an improved route through parkland and woodland with options of 5k and relay added to the event. Entry now available at: www.focus10k.com

Thank you to those members who have renewed their subscription for 2019. Please can others do so promptly. The best way is by card via the online process on this website. To discuss any aspect of membership please contact John by using the CONTACT US facility. 

Good luck to everyone running this weekend to include the SEAA XC Championships at Hampstead Heath on Saturday.