Newsletter 4th May 2018

Midsummer 5 Road Race

A reminder that this iconic race laid on by the club is on Wednesday 20th June 2018 at 7:30 pm. The venue is as ever the Lavant Village Green and the 5-mile flat and fast course takes in a lap of the Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit. This year introduces chip timing and extended road closures whilst there is the return of the much-appreciated burger/drink included in the entry fee. With over 300 adult members on the books it is hoped that the majority will either run or help on the day. Online entry is now open via this website so please do enter soonest. We will be asking for help nearer the time but meanwhile please make a note in your diary. There will be no trail run that evening.  

We must thank our sponsors namely The Run Company and The Goodwood Health Club for their support. In respect of the Health Club they are again running their Hill Run on Monday 6th August. 

Training/Activities over next week.  

Monday 7th MayNO SESSIONS.


Tuesday 8th MayTraining session led by Keith. Meet 6:30 pm at the Cricket Pavilion, on the top part of Oaklands Park.


Wednesday 9th May – Summer Trail Run laid by Kevin. Meet Chilgrove (SU832143) anytime between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm for a laid trail run. From Chichester at the Northgate roundabout take the A286 Midhurst Road and just after Lavant turn left signed Petersfield. After about three miles just before the public house turn right into field for parking. Distance seven miles maximum with a shorter option of four miles offered by Kevin. All runners run at own risk and must report in and out to the Trail Run Organiser.


Thanks to Mark who laid the last trail. After five trails (excluding 2nd May) there has been an average attendance of 68 involving overall 142 individuals. Brilliant turnouts, especially given the poor weather encountered on most of the Wednesday evenings and mud/water was well in evidence at Stanstead this Wednesday.     


Thursday 10th May – Ad hoc interval training session led by Amanda. Meet 6:15 pm at the Cricket Pavilion, on the top part of Oaklands Park.


Thursday 10th May – Evening run led by Vicki. Meet 6:30 pm at Bognor West Park (PO21 2RB).


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



Marcus Hammerton flew over to Madrid for the Rock n’ Roll half marathon. The event also included the full marathon and a 10k. Marcus clocked 1.50.34 in 4194th place.

Results from the Ditcham Park 10k and 5k races appear not yet to have been published.


Please note entries are now open for the 2018 Surrey and Sussex Masters’ Championships being held at Ewell Court, Epsom, on Sunday 3rd June. Entries close on the 18th May with no late entries or entries on the day. For more details and entry check out the Sussex Athletics website.

Peter Anderson wishes to hear from you about running in the next two West Sussex Fun Run League matches on Sunday 13th May (Hedgehoppers at Portslade) and the on Wednesday 16th May (Beach Run at Littlehampton). His contact details are telephone 07786 036820 or email nadandpeter@btinternet.com.

The next Southern Athletics League match at Poole is on Sunday 20th May. Anyone interested please contact Phil Baker via 01243 533784. It is a fun day and transport organised. All welcome.  

Good luck to everyone running this weekend to include the Moonlight Walk in aid of St. Wilfrid’s Hospice and on Sunday the Three Forts Marathon and Half.