News from here and there

Last Thursday evening was a bit of a non-event. Severe traffic problems caused by work at the Felbridge traffic lights either delayed people’s arrival or, in some cases, meant that athletes never arrived. In addition the snow flurry that we had in the afternoon left a thin layer of snow on the track which was rapidly turning icy. So we decided to cancel the 7 o’clock training – but for the 7.30 athletes that actually managed to arrive we used the industrial estate car-park for their session to avoid the ice on the track.

And we had to cancel Saturday morning’s long and triple jump session because of the snow we had overnight and on Saturday morning.

On Friday we had a couple of our athletes who go to Notre Dame School taking part in the regional independent schools cross-country races at Shoreham. Naomi Insole was in the year 9 and 10 race and she did really well coming home in first place ! And in the year 7 and 8 race Izzy Sims came second. So very well done to both girls as they progress into the national races. (Both girls will be in the same age-group next year.)

This coming Wednesday February 4th the Mid-Sussex primary schools cross-country championships take place at East Court – girls at 1pm and the boys at 1.20. We will have a number of our younger members taking part. If anybody is free in the morning and could help with getting things ready then please turn up and pitch in.

And a last reminder that entry forms for both the Sussex and Surrey Indoor Championships on February 14th and 15th have to be sent in by the end of this coming week. If you intend to compete then fill that form in now.

What’s happening this week ?

Tuesday February 3 –circuits session at Imberhorne school gym for invited athletes. Meet 7.25 for a prompt start.

Wednesday February 4 – Mid-Sussex primary schools cross-country championships at East Court. Girls race at 1.00 and boys as 1.20.

Thursday February 5 – training for all at Imberhorne from 7pm.

Saturday February 7 –long/triple jump session at Imberhorne for invited athletes. Start at 10 am with 11.30 finish.

Sunday February 8 –training at East Court from 10.30 to 11.45.

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