News from last week’s primary schools cross-country races

Some excellent performances from our primary school athletes in the Mid-Sussex Schools cross-country championships which were held at Oakmeeds Community College in Burgess Hill last Wednesday morning. Not surprisingly it was very very very wet. Both the girls and boys races had about 60 runners and in the girls race Millie Robertson surprised herself by coming an excellent 8th.

We had a few more of our athletes in the boys race. Jack Sanders was struggling with an injury and did well to complete the race, albeit near the back. Fin Gadd came about half-way down the field and Josh Colegate did very well to come 20th. However the star of the show was Daniel O’Sullivan who was in the top 3 or 4 on the first lap, but then went to the front on the second lap and held on to win the race by about 10 metres. In addition Ollie Dallas, who has another year at primary school, came 14th. So very well done to Daniel, and to the rest of the athletes, who did their best in difficult conditions.

As a result of these performances Daniel and Millie will go on to represent Mid-Sussex in the Sussex Primary Schools Championships in March.

A slight change to one of our training sessions this week. The Tuesday circuits group will meet in Imberhorne School’s new Sports Hall with an 8 o’clock start rather than the usual 7.30 start.

What’s happening this week ?

TUESDAY JANUARY 21st – circuits session at Imberhorne’s Sports Hall from 8 to 9.

THURSDAY JANUARY 23rd – training for all at Imberhorne School from 7.

SATURDAY JANUARY 25th – long and triple jump training for invited athletes at Imberhorne from 10 to 11.30.

SUNDAY JANUARY 26th – training at East Court from 10.30 to about 11.45.

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