Newsletter 26th May 2017



A reminder that the club’s quiz is next Friday 2nd June at Chichester College at 7:30 pm. Please do let John Betts know if you are attending by using the CONTACT US button for catering numbers. The event is open to your guests and do not mind if you are not a team as we will sort out on the evening.   


Midsummer 5

A reminder that entries are open for the iconic Midsummer 5 Road Race at Lavant on Wednesday 21st June 2017 at 7:30 pm with a junior race starting a half hour earlier. The Entry Form can be found on the link from icon on the Home Page of the club’s website.


We do wish to publicise this event at both the Worthing and D-Day races on Sunday 4th June so if you are running or have someone who is spectating can help with a leaflet drop please contact Graham Jessop direct on grahamjessop@btinternet.com. Thank you.  


Training Next Week  

Friday 26th May - Evening Run led by Alan & Lesley. Meet 6:00 pm at Sheepwash Lane, Lavant. NB: Change of Venue.


Sunday 28th May – Long run led by Alan & Lesley. Meet 9:00 am at Slindon College.


Monday 29th May – Beginners’ Course (Week 4) led by Vicky & Jenette. Meet 6:30 pm at Oaklands Park by Rugby Club on top part of the park.

NB: No other sessions due to being Bank Holiday Monday.

Tuesday 30th May - Session led by Keith. Meet 6:30 pm at Oaklands Park by cricket pavilion on top part of park just down from Rugby Club.


Tuesday 30th May – Track and Field session led by Phil Kearney at Bishop Otter Campus off College Lane at 6:30 pm.


Thursday 1st June – Evening Run led by Vicky. Meet 6:30 pm at the Itchenor Pay & Display car park.  


Friday 2nd June – Evening Run led by Alan & Lesley. Meet 6:00 pm at Sheepwash Lane, Lavant.


Sunday 4th June – Long run led by Alan & Lesley. Meet 9:00 am at Whiteways Car Park (top of Bury Hill).


Please note that all training sessions are inclusive to all and members are welcome to change back and forth between groups. Last Wednesday, with the Junior Section, Beginners’ Group and Trail Run over 200 members participated. A record we think!  


Trail Run

Thanks to Kevin for laying the trail this week enjoyed by over 60 of you. On Wednesday 31st May Ian Godfrey (07746 749047) will lay a course from the West Stoke Car Park for Kingley Vale (SU825088) with start time between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm. From the Northgate roundabout take the B1278 (Funtington Road) and after about a mile at the second sharp left hand bend turn right signed West Stoke. Go across the main “B” road and after a further one mile at T-junction turn left. Go through the village and just past the church turn right and the car park is immediately on right.


Unfortunately, four Cake Runners failed to find any Wombles when they went last Sunday to Wimbledon Common for a half marathon. Despite their absence all enjoyed their runs with Mel Hammond and Amanda Trafford leading home both clocking 2.31.24 followed closely by Lis Peskett (2.33.06) and Margaret Enstone (2.34.45).

Excellent day for our SAL squad at Poole on Sunday 21st May with a first club place despite several regulars’ absence due to the clash with the Bognor Prom 10k. The results have not yet been published but a separate report will be published on the website in due course. 

It was a hot and windless morning for the 1600 runners for the Bognor Prom 10k on Sunday 21st May. The conditions resulted in many PB’s with several others reaching personal challenges as well as medals. Well done to all. Our contingent (sorry if we have missed anyone) in gun time order but with no times as chip could not be located easily was: 3rd James Baker, 14th Mike Houston, 28th Graham Woodward, 42nd Justin Eggins, 48th Stephen Davy, 62nd Stefano Cerea, 73rd & third lady Lucy Thraves, 93rd Keith Akerman, 111th Alice Cox-Rusbridge, 126th Andrew Moore, 161st Ben Ritchie, 178th Mike Ridley, 186th Philip Carr, 204th Eric Beck, 225th Tim Brown, 231st Kevin Williams, 232nd & Second V60 Helen Dean, 248th Kim Nelson, 254th Kelly Reid, 281st Andrew Whitfield, 349th Andrew Harrop, 392nd Nadia Anderson, 596th Lynette Woodward, 648th Kevin Farrell, 667th Jane Taylor, 674th Peter Shaw, 700th Daphne Hazell, 705th Tony Corbett, 762nd Peter Anderson, 798th Elaine Cruttenden, 920th Carol Palmer, 982nd Sue Baker, 1001st Sandra Nemorin-Noel. 1007th Mark Ring, 1096th Sarah Freeman-Smith, 1121st Sonsoles Acosta, 1153rd Amy Donohoe, 1336th Carla Wood, 1393rd Bridget Hicks, 1497th Andrea Farrell, 1498th Clare Boxall, 1566th Caroline Webb and 1567th Helen Wilkins.    


A)   Jill Renson will be pleased to hear from you on 07904 186704 about running in the next WSFRL fixture at Hove Park on Sunday 11th June. Let’s please continue the high turnout from The Trundle for this 5k around a delightful park.  

B) Good luck to everyone running this weekend to include our (senior) juniors in the National League on Sunday and the London Vitality 10k on Monday.