Newsletter 5th July 2019

Training/Activities for next 7 days.  

Monday 8th Julysee below.

Foundation Group – Meet at 6:30 pm for a 6:45 pm start outside Rugby Club on the top part of Oaklands Park (car park entrance off Wellington Road). Penultimate week of six weeks undertaking various training activities within the park. Led by Vicky and the team.

Development Group Meet at 6:30 pm for a prompt start by the pavilion for the cricket pitch on the top part of Oaklands Park (car parking off Wellington Road). A session, favoured by Mo Farrah, will be led by Tom who has entitled it “The Slippery Slope” that concentrates on negative splits starting with six minutes flat out and after recovery five minutes flat out right down to one minute.  

Stretch Class Eighth week of course in the upstairs gym room (Studio) at the Chichester College from 8:00 pm. Duration one hour.  

Remember Tom Craggs is taking the sole “Monday” session on 15th July.

Tuesday 9th July see below.

Event Group - Meet 6:30 pm at Trundle Car Park (not Oaklands Park) for 5 x 3 minutes hill reps. Led by Keith.


Wednesday 10th July – see below.


Summer Trail laid by Karen. Meet Dukes Road, Slindon (SU951074) anytime between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm. From Chichester take the A27 eastwards and on dual carriageway between the two roundabouts at Fontwell take the sharp left turn into Dukes Road with the entrance to the National Trust car park about 300m on the right. Distance seven miles maximum with a shorter option of four and half miles offered by Karen. All runners run at own risk and must report in and out to the Trail Run Organiser.


Many thanks to Peter and Liz for laying the trail last Wednesday from Goodwood Triangle enjoyed by 49 runners (and walkers).


Thursday 11th July – see below.


Club run led by Vicky suitable for all abilities with meet 6:30 pm at West Stoke car park for Kingley Vale.


Track session at Bishop Luffa School starting at 6.30pm led by Amanda.



A squad of fifteen U20 and U17 juniors went over to Kings Park, Bournemouth despite the closure of the M27 on Sunday 30th June for their third match in the Youth Development League. They accumulated 239 points finishing in fifth place. 

It was a brilliant second place for Mark Clayton on Sunday 30th June in the Martello Half Marathon at Seaford clocking 1.23.46. 

On a hot evening where else could you be than at Steyning for the challenging 10k Round Hill Romp as part of the West Sussex Fun Run League. There were 548 finishers including twenty-three from the club who accumulated 102 points for 10th team place. Our squad was 82nd Rob Stapley, 94th Tim Brown, 99th Marcus Hammerton, 104th Mike Moorcroft, 108th Sarah Morris, 114th Tony Cooley, 123rd Jon McElhill, 140th Nadia Anderson, 161st Peter Dunne, 163rd Jan Hill, 167th Amanda Godfrey, 170th Kevin Williams, 184th Tom Blaylock, 192nd Elizabeth Robinson, 253rd Nicki Jolly, 267th Peter Anderson, 280th Jeremy Harrison, 290th Sue Baker, 307th Jill Renson, 324th Sandra Nemorin-Noel, 343rd Stacey Killon, 354th Gary Tompsett and 387th Eleanor Harrison. 

Night at the Darts at Chichester College:

Always wanted to go to the darts but never been able to go! Here's your chance to see some of the world's best darts players and entertainers. Featuring: Former World Champion, Andy `The Viking` Fordham, World number 10, Ian `Diamond` White, Dancing, Devon `The African Warrior` Petersen and PDC Legend, Wayne `Hawaii 501` Mardle. The MC is Sky Sports Legend John Gwynne and the event also features the PDC Cheerleaders.

Tickets range from £15 to £35  and as sports club members (applicable to all Chi Run members) there's a discount of £5 off each ticket redeemed by entering the promotion code “Collegestaff”. Tickets can be bought through the event site on the link:

Clash of the Empires - Darts Exhibition

Fully stocked bar and food will be available on the night. Any questions please call the event organiser on 07539 209525


A reminder that the next Southern Athletics League fixture for seniors, veterans, U20 and U17 men and women is our “Home” match at Basingstoke on Saturday 13th July. Everyone  welcome, to either compete or help. Please contact Phil Baker for more details and to book your place via either philbaker5@btinternet.co.uk or 01243 533784.

The next three WSFRL matches are on Sunday 14th July (Hove Hornets), Sunday 28th July (Henfield Seven Stiles) and Wednesday 7th August (Highdown Hike). As always, pre-enter with Peter Anderson via either nadandpeter@btinternet.com or 07786 036820 please.

Good luck to everyone running this weekend and do let John know about your race results.