John Rogers’ funeral and some indoor and cross-country news

It was good to see such a large turn-out for John Rogers’ funeral earlier today at the Sussex and Surrey Crematorium in Crawley. There were a large number of athletes of different ages – some who competed in the club’s early days, some from more recent times and a number of current athletes resplendent in the their blue and yellow club fleeces. Plus a number of friends and colleagues from other athletics clubs in Sussex.

Keith May spoke of John’s involvement within the wider world of Sussex athletics – especially his senior field official duties, while Lester Medcalf spoke of John’s own athletics career at Woodford Green as well as his various roles within East Grinstead AC, and especially his coaching role.

Some more news of recent indoor performances. Yesterday at Eton Wayne Gadd had a busy time with 2 60 metres hurdles races in 9.10 and 9.12 seconds, a 5.57 metres long jump and a shot putt of 9.66 metres. And last Wednesday Lincoln Campbell did a couple of 60 metres races at Crystal Palace in7.67 and 7.73 seconds – and it was good to see Lincoln at John’s funeral today.

And Saturday saw the last Sussex Cross-Country league match of the season at Bexhill. Liam Rieley did well in the under 15 boys race after his recent broken arm. The senior men had 4 starters in Tim Ivorson, Tim Best, Steve Warner and Lance Quirico – but injury forced Lance out of the race part-way though.

What’s happening this week ?

TUESDAY MARCH 4th – circuits session in Imberhorne gym from 7.30.

THURSDAY MARCH 6th – training for all at Imberhorne School from 7.

SATURDAY MARCH 8th – long and triple jump training for invited athletes at Imberhorne Upper School from 10 to 11.30.

SUNDAY MARCH 9th – last Sunday morning training at East Court from 10.30 to about 11.45. From next week Sunday morning training will take place at Imberhorne Upper School.

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