Newsletter 3rd November 2017

Sussex XC League

The next Sussex XC League match is on the delightful course at Little Common, Bexhill on Saturday 11th November. It is turn-up and enter on the day. See the “Calendar” entry on the club’s website for full details.

The club is proposing to run a free mini bus to this event as ever organised and driven by the dependable Tom. If you require a place in the mini bus (both or just one way) please let John Betts know soonest by clicking on the “CONTACT” icon.  


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.   

Saturday 4th November – A one-hour session to include intervals for both juniors and seniors led by Phil Baker at Oaklands Park from 2:00 pm.


Monday 6th November - Session led by Tom. Meet 6:30 pm at The Pavilion, Chichester College.


Monday 6th November - Cake Run Group led by Vicky. Meet 6:30 pm (for a 6:45 pm start) at The Pavilion, Chichester College.

Monday 6th November – Stretch Class (Week 8) with Debz at Chichester College at 7:45 pm.

Tuesday 7th November - Session led by Keith. Meet 6:30 pm at The Pavilion, Chichester College for 12 x 60 secs hill reps.

Wednesday 8th November – Session led by Amanda/Lorna. Meet 6:30 pm at The Pavilion, Chichester College for 12 x 400m circuits of North/East Streets with a mix of static recovery periods.  

Thursday 9th November – Club “Group” run led by Vicky. Meet for a 6:30 pm start at Tesco (Fishbourne) car park.


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



Helen Dean was our lone competitor in the K2 Crawley 10k on Sunday 29th October. This is a challenging course around the undulating Tilgate Forest but with the bonus of the start and finish on the springy K2 track. Helen finished overall in 47th place as second female and first V60 in a time of 48.23.


It was Hove for Richard Woolston on Sunday 29th October for a 10k Prom run. Richard clocked 67.50.


Unlucky did not apply to our 13-runner squad that took on with 319 others the hills above Lancing for the aptly named “Steepdown Challenge”. The club finished a very creditable 10th place with 85 points in this 5-miler thanks to James Baker (1st – 27.54), Claudia Milburn (83rd – 39.07), Tom Blaylock (101st – 40.14), Kevin Lockyear (103rd – 40.18), Tony Cooley (119th – 41.29), Jan Hill (126th – 41.54), Nadia Anderson (128th – 42.00), Amanda Godfrey (137th – 42.51), Elizabeth Robinson (147th – 43.30), Peter Anderson (181st – 46.23), Tracy Lockyear (194th – 47.17), Jill Renson (2223rd – 50.13) and sue Baker (229th – 51.05). Excellent running by everyone.



Congratulations to those who successfully completed their challenge last week to run continuously for 30 minutes. We understand that many of the participants are now targeting a 5k run, likely a local parkrun.


Good luck to everyone running this weekend to include on Sunday the WSFRL “Gunpowder Plot” at Horsham. Too late to pre-enter but you can do so on the day. Also, best wishes to our youngsters who are involved in their first Sports Hall match of the season at Tanbridge School (also in Horsham) on Sunday.