Newsletter 31st August 2018

Stretch Class

The next series of Stretch Classes at Chichester College will start on Monday 10th September at 7:45 pm running for ten weeks. This term the classes will be a full hour and focus on stretching to build core strength and injury prevention, rather than just purely a post run stretch after Monday training. The course will cost £20 for the term. Everyone invited with interest to Graham Woodward via the CONTACT US button. 

Training/Activities over next week.  

Monday 3rd September – Session led by Tom/Amanda. Meet 6:30 pm outside the “Cricket” pavilion on the top part of Oaklands Park.


Monday 3rd September – Cake Run Group led by Vikki and the team. Meet at 6:30 pm for a 6:45 pm start outside the “Rugby Club” pavilion on the top part of Oaklands Park.


Tuesday 4th SeptemberTraining session led by Keith. Meet 6:30 pm at the Cricket Pavilion, on the top part of Oaklands Park.


Wednesday 5th September Summer Trail Run laid by Paul. Meet Charlton Saw Mills (SU888128) anytime between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm for a laid trail run. From Chichester take the road up to the Goodwood Horse Race Course and at the top of Dog Kennel Hill turn right at the “Triangle” car park and follow track down to Charlton. At edge of village turn right with car parking around the green. Distance around six miles with an opportunity to shorten, if required. All runners run at own risk and must report in and out to the Trail Run Organiser. Enjoy!


Thursday 6th SeptemberFinal Club Summer Handicap of the season (Event No. 5). Meet from 6:00 pm at The Fishbourne Centre off Blackboy Lane, Fishbourne with start time between 6:15 pm and 7:00 pm. The route of 3.87 miles can be reviewed on the Club Races page of the website. No timepieces to be worn please. 



James Baker ran 15.51.3 for a track 5k at Brighton on Thursday 23rd August.

On Sunday 26th August at the Tom Lintern Medal Open Meeting at K2, Crawley James Baker won the Sussex Athletics 10k Championships in a time of 32.48.93. Chris Bird clocked 34.00.64 in the same event.

It was the fifth and final Lakeside 5k race on Wednesday 29th August and it attracted a good turn out from the club. James Baker led the team home in third place (15.41) followed by Mike Houston (6th - 15.56), Chris Bird (8th – 16.07), Jason Snow (42nd – 18.35), Stephen Davy (43rd – 18.40), Keith Akerman (58th – 19.31), Jane Harrop (67th – 19.48), Dan Busher (84th – 20.50), Ian Shaw (90th – 21.30), Helen Dean (95th – 21.52), Andrew Harrop (115th – 24.50), and Sue Baker (123rd – 26.11).


We move back to Chichester College from October for training. Please remember Club Members attract a discounted membership fee at the College Gym as well as the opportunity to purchase a year’s parking (up to three hours) token for £2. All enquires to desk at the Sports Hall.   

Please do tell Peter Anderson (07786 036820 or nadandpeter@btinternet.com) about running for the club in the WSFRL match at Tilgate (Crawley) on Sunday 23rd September. This is a delightful 5-mile event around the undulating paths of Tilgate Forest.

As four out of the five Hampshire XC League fixtures are on the same date as the Sussex League the club has decided not to enrol for the 2018/19 season. 

It is understood the Regis 10 on Sunday 14th October has been cancelled. The alternative race “fix” that day is the WSFRL match at Lindfield.

Good luck to everyone running this week to include on Sunday (2nd) the WSFRL fixture at Fittleworth (too late now to pre-enter but you can do so on the day) and those attending track and field events over the next few days.