Newsletter 5th October 2018

Goodwood XC Relays

A reminder that the Sussex XC Relay Championships at Goodwood Country Park is taking place on Saturday 13th October. The event 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.

Thank you for those who have already offered to either run or help (or both) but we do require more runners to make up the teams. Please contact Phil Baker direct via 01243 533784 or philbaker5@btinternet.com. Likewise, all offers of help on the day please in similar fashion.   

Club Quiz/Curry Evening

The next club Quiz/Curry evening is being held at Chichester College on Friday 19th October with food served from 7:15 pm and first Q at 7:45 pm. Cost £8 per person to include curry (veg option), quiz and raffle ticket. Maximum teams of six but if not in a team we will organise them on the evening. Mixed selection of Qs’ and you do not need to be an “Egghead” to answer them! Please do let John know numbers attending soonest please by responding via the CONTACT US icon. All welcome including guests. 

Great South Run

New for the 2018 Simplyhealth Great South Run on Sunday 21 October are trialling a bespoke ‘Club Zone’ for a limited number of clubs and club runners. This exclusive Club Zone, ideally situated between the start and finish lines, will offer invited clubs a designated, marshalled area to meet up pre-race, store baggage*, have access to additional toilets and the opportunity to bring their own massage tables should they wish to do so. This area will be restricted to pass holders and the great news is that it’s FREE!

There is limited space available for this trial and can only accommodate approximately 750 people, so this note has been sent only to those clubs with 20+ registered runners. If there are requests for more than 750 spaces, club’s allocation will be drawn by ballot.

If our club is interested in being involved in this free trial, John is required to respond with the below details by Tuesday 9 October 2018. The Organisers will then confirm if our club has received a place with further information on how to get the most out of your club’s space in the Club Zone.

Club name: On-day contact name: Contact phone number: Number of Club Zone attendees:

John is not attending the event so someone will need to take forward as lead. Also, there does not appear to be a list of entrants online, so we do not know who is running from the club. If someone does come forward to lead we would also require the names of those interested in using such facility, if successful. As always just respond by using the CONTACT US icon.     

Training/Activities over next week.  

Monday 8th OctoberSession led by Amanda. Meet 6:30 pm in Room 2 of the Pavilion at Chichester College for intervals around the three sides outside the College with one side recovery (25/30 minutes).

Monday 8th 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 8th October Week 4 of Stretch Class in the upstairs gym room at the Chichester College from 7:45 pm. Duration one hour.   


Monday 8th October – Week 5 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 9th OctoberSession led by Keith. Meet 6:30 pm in Room 2 of the Pavilion at Chichester College for 800m repeats with three minutes recovery.


Wednesday 10th October Session led by Amanda. Meet 6:30 pm in Room 2 of the Pavilion at Chichester College for a jog up to Parklands and then 150m hill reps in Montague Road.


Thursday 11th October Group run led by Vikki. Meet 6:30 pm at venue TBA.  




On Sunday 16th September James Baker won for the 11th time the Butser Hill Challenge, a Category “B” Fell Run, in a time of 33.33.

It was fifth place with 99 points for the club in the delightful WSFRL match around Tilgate Forest, Crawley on Sunday 23rd September. Jason Snow led the team home in 34th place followed by 50th Emma Hughes, 71st Tim Brown, 72nd Marcus Hammerton, 73rd Helen Dean, 76th Sarah Morris, 98th Nadia Anderson, 112th Elizabeth Robinson, 119th – Tony Cooley, 137th Amanda Godfrey, 172nd Peter Shaw, 181st Peter Anderson, 194th Sue Baker and 292nd Jill Renson.  

Barnes Green on Sunday 30th September included two distances with the longer one being the Sussex Championships. In the half marathon James Baker finished second (1.12.30) with Chris Bird fourth (1.14.33), 28th Justin Eggins (1.25.06), 29th Graham Woodward (1.25.14), 32nd Seth Wise (1.25.24) and Keith Akerman (104th – 1.33.48). Jeremy Harrison ran the 10k clocking a PB of 53.39 in 185th place.

The Ageas Bowl the home of Hampshire Cricket was the base for a 10k on Sunday 30th September that included in the finishers Jason Snow (27th – 39.05), Marcus Hammerton (102nd – 43.22) and Richard Holder (116th – 44.09).

Last Sunday was busy with a team going over to North Worthing for a new match in the WSFRL Calendar at Windlesham School. It was well worth the journey as the club claimed 98 points in a very creditable fourth place. The squad was 41st Dan Busher, 44th Mike Moorcroft, 45th Emma Hughes, 46th David Pike, 52nd Tim Brown, 54th Simon Ludlam, 67th Claudia Milburn, 68th Nadia Anderson, 79th Elizabeth Robinson, 82nd Tony Cooley, 98th Tom Blaylock, 107th Amanda Godfrey, 131st Peter Anderson, 153rd Sue Baker and 227th Jill Renson.         

Miscellaneous Notices

Good news is that the England Athletics registration fee for individuals will remain at £15 for the year April 2019 to March 2020. The converse news is that the club’s registration fee will rise to £150.

Online entries for local club runners for the 2019 Moyleman (The Lewes Marathon) on Sunday 17th March including a relay option is now open. You can register and pay for entry via: Advance entry for 2019 Moyleman  

Peter Anderson via 07786 036820 or nadandpeter@btinternet.com would like to hear from you please about running for the club in the WSFRL matches at Great Walstead on Sunday 14th October and the Steepdown Challenge at Lancing on Sunday 28th October. 

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

Thank you to Amanda and Keith for organising the Winter Handicap yesterday (Thursday) evening.

Good luck to everyone running this week to include on Sunday many members (please wear your club vest) who are either running in or helping with the Chichester Half/10 mile and Relay event. Let’s hope for a great morning.  



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.