Newsletter 28th September 2018

Chichester College

From 1st October the club’s base for training transfers to Chichester College. The meet is Room 2 in the Pavilion adjacent to the Sports Hall and aeroplane fuselage on the south side of the College Campus. Members of the club are permitted to use the changing rooms (locker key available from the reception desk) in the Sports Hall. WCs’ are sited in the Pavilion, whilst parking is available in the College car park. However, you will need to purchase an annual pass for the sum of £2. These can be purchased from the Sports Hall. Drinks (hot and cold) can be purchased pre and post-training from the bar.     

Goodwood XC Relays

A reminder that the Sussex XC Relay Championships at Goodwood Country Park has been re-scheduled for Saturday 13th October. The event now starts at 11:45 am with an U11 race (not relay) over 2k followed by the U13s at 12 noon, the U15’s at 12:45 pm, Senior Women (including U17 and veterans) at 1:30 pm and finally the Senior Men (including U17 and veterans) at 2:30 pm. The senior lap is 4k with teams of three for all apart for Senior Men, V40 Men and V50 Men who need teams of four. Entry fee payable on the day is £4. Ideally all runners should attend one hour prior to race time for allocation of team(s). Club vest must be worn. 

We do require to know the names of those proposing to run in advance and thanks for those who have done so but we still need more runners. Please either respond to this email or contact Phil Baker direct via 01243 533784 or philbaker5@btinternet.com. Likewise, all offers of help on the day please in similar fashion.   

Chichester Half Marathon

The Event Team for the Chichester Half Marathon/10 Mile/Relays on Sunday 7th October require some help at the relay change-over places around the course. The organisers have confirmed that anyone volunteering this year will attract a free place for 2019. If anyone can assist in these important duties, please contact Graham Jessop via grahamjessop@btinternet.com.  

Training/Activities over next week.  

Sunday 30th September – Unsupervised Club “Three Peaks’ Thrash”. Meet at Northgate car park with start time between 8:15 am and 9:00 am. See the relevant page on the link from “Our Races” on this website for more details and route.


Monday 1st OctoberSession led by Amanda. Meet 6:30 pm in Room 2 of the Pavilion at Chichester College for a “fartlek” recce of the Winter Handicap route.  

Monday 1st October – Cake Run Group led by Vikki and the team. Meet at 6:30 pm for a 6:45 pm start in Room 2 of the Pavilion at Chichester College.


Monday 1st October NO Stretch Class. 


Monday 1st October – Week 4 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 in Room 2 of the Pavilion at Chichester College.


Tuesday 2nd OctoberSession led by Keith. Meet 6:30 pm in Room 2 of the Pavilion at Chichester College for mile repeats at 10k pace with three minutes recoveries. A great “reality check” session going into the winter training.


Wednesday 3rd October Session led by Amanda. Meet 6:30 pm in Room 2 of the Pavilion at Chichester College for 800m reps around the College with 90 seconds recovery.  

Thursday 4th October Club Winter Handicap Event No. 1. Meet from 6:00 pm outside the Sports Hall at Chichester College with start time between 6:15 pm and 7:00 pm. The (new) course of 4.3 miles will be posted on this website shortly. Please note that the Pavilion will not be available but you can use the WCs’ and changing rooms in the Sports Hall.


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


It is imperative that everyone attending a club training session wears high-viz/reflective clothing and the Leaders reserve the right to exclude anyone not meeting this requirement. This includes those with head torches as your back also requires to be clearly visible to drivers, cyclists and pedestrians alike.

Also, please be aware and respectful of pedestrians and other users of the pathway, especially when running in groups. Thank you all for your support in this regard.   


The training schedules will be added to this website shortly on the “Winter Training” page but please note activity may be subject to change.  



The results for the latest WSFRL match and Butser Hill have unfortunately not yet been published. The only other club member noted as running last weekend was Dan Busher at the Winchester Half marathon finishing 224th in a time of 1.41.55. 


The Trail Runs concluded last Wednesday with 42 enjoying the warm weather along the water meadows, Lower Trundle (save for Aaron who decided to do the top anyway!), West Dean and the Centurion Way. Overall this summer there were 25 trails attracting 1255 attendances by 199 individuals. The maximum number for a trail was 84 and the lowest 24 with the average a very encouraging 50 attendees. Martin and Alan had the kudos of 100% records. Grateful thanks to Peter Shaw who put the schedule together and to all those who volunteered to lay a trail. Bring on late March 2019!

Early notice that the National XC Championships are being held at Harewood House, Leeds on Saturday 23rd February 2019. Entries will have to be received online by ECCA via the club by Friday 11th January.

Peter Anderson via 07786 036820 or nadandpeter@btinternet.com would like to hear from you please about running for the club in the WSFRL match at Great Walstead on Sunday 14th October. 

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

Good luck to everyone running this week to include on Sunday the WSFRL fixture at Windlesham House School (entries taken on the day) and the Barns Green Half.