Today’s schools cross-country races

Another great day for the schools cross-country championships at East Court this afternoon. As promised the rain kept off until we were coming home and the athletes had good conditions to run in. A total of about 270 athletes took part in the 4 races, cheered on by lots of parents, grandparents and teachers. The full results are on the “Off Track” section of the website.

Some of the athletes in the primary schools races will be selected to represent East Grinstead Schools in the Mid-Sussex Primary Schools Championships. These championships are scheduled to take place on Wednesday January 14th and athletes won’t have far to travel as the races are planned to take place at East Court. Successful athletes should hear later this week or early next week. Normally 20 athletes from our races will be selected – though athletes from Notre Dame and Ardingly schools are not eligible to compete in the Mid Sussex races.

From the club’s point of view it was great to see Izzy Sims winning the year 7 and 8 girls race for Notre Dame with sister Maddie winning the primary schools girls race – they both have another year in their age-groups. In the year 7 and 8 girls race we also had Jemma Edgar coming home in second place, Antonia Deeley 4th, Katie Wheeler 5th, Daisy Herriott 6th and Erin Harnett 8th. Danny O’Sullivan was an excellent second in the boys year 7 and 8 race with Ollie Dallas winning the boys primary school race. But a big well done to all the athletes who took part and got round the course.

A reminder that this Friday evening we will be holding our main social evening of the year when we present our successful athletes from the summer with a range of medals and trophies.

What’s happening over the next few days ?

Tuesday October 14 – Circuits session at Imberhorne Upper School gym for invited athletes only. Meet at 7.20 for a prompt start at 7.30.

Thursday October 16 – training for all at Imberhorne from 7.

Friday October 17 – social presentation evening at Sackville School from 7.

Saturday October 18 – Academy training has now finished.

Sunday October 19 – training at East Court from 10.30 to 11.45 or so. Arrive by 10.25 please.


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