Newsletter 28th July 2017

Family Fun Day

A reminder that Chichester College is holding a Family Fun Day on Saturday 5th August between 12 noon and 5:00 pm. It is open to everyone, not just members of the club, and should be great fun for young and old alike. It is a free event with a wide variety of activities on offer and remember parking remains free at present in the College car park at weekends. Chichester College would like an idea of potential numbers so If you are proposing to attend please email Rob to let him know numbers via robertwiggins@hotmail.com please.


Friday 28th July – Evening Run led by Alan & Lesley. Meet 6:00 pm at Sheepwash Lane, Lavant.


Sunday 30th July – NO LONG RUN.


Monday 31st July - Session led by Amanda with drills suitable for everyone. Meet 6:30 pm at Oaklands Park by cricket pavilion on top part of park just down from Rugby Club.


Monday 31st July - Cake Run Group led by Vicky. Meet 6:30 pm (for a 6:45 pm start) at Oaklands Park by Rugby Club on top part of park.

Tuesday 1st August - Session led by Keith. Meet 6:30 pm at Oaklands Park by cricket pavilion on top part of park just down from Rugby Club.


Thursday 3rd August – Evening Run led by Vicky. Meet 6:30 pm at West Stoke car park for Kingley Vale.


Friday 4th August – Evening Run led by Alan & Lesley. Meet 6:00 pm at Sheepwash Lane, Lavant.


Sunday 6th August – Long run led by Alan & Lesley. Meet 9:00 am outside Slindon College.


Please note that all training sessions are inclusive to all and members are welcome to change back and forth between groups.


Trail Run

Many thanks to Jan for laying the trail last Wednesday. There is no trail run next Wednesday (2nd August) due to a WSFRL match but we are hoping to run an extra one on the 9th August as the Windlesham House School match has been cancelled. Watch this space!



The Beach Run at Littlehampton as ever attracted a huge field of just below 500 runners on Wednesday 12th June. The club gained a brilliant 104 points earning a solid seventh place in the standings. Our squad for this five miler over a very mixed terrain including cobbles and seaweed was Mikey Neville (8th – 30.20), Tara Sallaba (20th & 1st Lady – 31.32), David Pike (53rd – 34.11), David Knight (54th – 34.13), Lucy Thraves (56th – 34.30), Mike Moorcroft (94th – 36.21), John Miles (104th – 36.43), Jan Hill (139th – 38.17), Kevin Williams (144th – 38.33), Amanda Godfrey (153rd – 38.58), Nadia Anderson (159th – 39.14), Tony Cooley (162nd – 39.26), Peter Shaw (211st – 41.56), Kevin Batt (217th – 42.07), Jill Renson (249th – 44.00), Peter Anderson (256th – 44.26), Rachel Austin (258th – 44.34), Gary Tompsett (263rd – 44.54), Sue Baker (273rd – 45.40) and Sandra Nemorin-Noel (293rd – 47:00). Great running by everyone.


The Brighton Phoenix 10k on Wednesday 12th July race included Justin Eggins (119th – 39.57 and congratulations on a sub-40-minute 10k), Andrew Moore (199th – 42.50) and Sonsoles Acosta (533rd – 60.28).


The Gibbet Hill 10k organised by Haslemere Border AC welcomed both James Baker and Mark Jennings on Wednesday 12th July with the former winning the event in a time of 35.18 with Mark clocking 52.08 in 101st place.    

The excellent event at Fishbourne for the “Flat Five” attracted 34 runners from the club on Sunday 16thy July. We will not list them here as apart from acknowledging well done to all participants the winners were the local charities the entry fees and sponsorship went towards. Thank you. 


The fourth round of the Lakeside 5k took place at Portsmouth on Wednesday 26th July with James Baker leading the way (3rd – 16.04) followed home by Justin Eggins (50th – 19.27), Kevin Williams (83rd – 22.02), Andrew Harrop (103rd – 24.01) and Sue Baker (116th – 27.55).   



Still just about time to tell Jill Renson (07904 186704) that you would like to give the Downs above Worthing (Highdown Hike) a go on Wednesday 2nd August whilst you can enter on the day this Sunday (30th July) for the Seven Stiles at Henfield. As always, these WSFRL runs are for all abilities, great fun and at £3 exceptional value. 

Congratulations to Chichester Junior parkrun (Priory Park at 9:00 am) who celebrate their first birthday this Sunday (30th July). Why not go along and support this brilliant and inspiring weekly event for our local youngsters attracting over 100 each week ranging in age between 4 to 14 and you never know it may encourage you to volunteer one week.

Good luck to everyone running this weekend and do please let John have a note of your races for publication in the Newsletter. Thank you.