Looking forward to the primary schools (and years 7 and 8 secondary schools) cross-country races

We will be holding the East Grinstead primary schools championships next Sunday October 12th at East Court. The races will start at 2 o’clock for girls and 2.30 for the boys. There will also be races for secondary school years 7 and 8 at 12.30 (girls) and 1 o’clock (boys). As always we will need help in getting the course ready in the morning from about 9.30 and then later in the day to make sure the races themselves go smoothly. If you can offer some help then please contact Jackie Stayton or Lester Medcalf.

Let’s hope for better weather than we had last year when it poured with rain all day.

Results will appear on the website as soon as we can get them up – we hope this will be sometime on Sunday evening.

We are not far away from the club’s presentation night on Friday October 17th at Sackville School. This will start at 7 pm and tickets are £5 for adults and £3.50 for anyone at school or university. The ticket entitles you to a buffet supper and you can book your ticket from Jane Clark, either at Thursday training or by phone on 01342 325038. We will also hold a raffle in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

We will send an e-mail to all club members with more information about the evening.

Thursday evenings are now devoted to autumn and winter training in preparation for the summer of 2015. We need our athletes to be rather more disciplined. In particular athletes who are part of the 7 o’clock group need to arrive by 6.55 at the latest so that we can make a prompt start. We had too many athletes joining in at 7.10 or even 7.15. If you continually arrive this late we may send you home without training.

And athletes in the 8 o’clock group should not arrive until about 7.30 and should then warm up. We recognise that in the autumn and winter there isn’t too much spare space for warming up – but from 7.30 to 8 the younger athletes have priority over the available space.

What’s happening over the next few days ?

Tuesday October 7 – First circuits session of the winter at Imberhorne Upper School gym for invited athletes only. Meet at 7.20 for a prompt start at 7.30.

Thursday October 9 – training for all at Imberhorne from 7.

Saturday October 11 – last Academy training session at East Court from 10.30.

Sunday October 12 – no Sunday morning training at East Court this week.

Sunday October 12 – schools cross-country races at East Court. Help needed at all times of the day from 9.30 onwards.


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