A quieter week

With the school holidays now under way we have had a quieter week with numbers at training having reduced – as we expect. As well as the usual training a few of our coaches – Karen Wells, Phil Rogers, Malcolm Green and Lester Medcalf – helped at the Ashurstwood Sports Day on Wednesday morning.

There was an Open Meeting at K2 on Wednesday evening with 4 or 5 of our athletes taking part – I saw Olivia Aston winning her 100 metres race and continuing the good form she has shown over the summer.

We also had 4 athletes competing for Sussex in the Under 13 Inter-county match at Kingston on Sunday. Millie Davis and Olivia Aston both did non-scoring 100 metres races. Millie won her race in 14.38 seconds with Olivia in a slightly faster race coming third in 14.36 seconds. Maddie Sims was a bit below her best in the 800 metres and Hannah Plumb threw the javelin just over 21 metres.

A reminder that training continues throughout the school summer holidays

We will continue to train all through the school summer holiday period. Tuesdays from 7 to 8.30 at Sackville and then Imberhorne on Thursday evenings – although Tuesdays will probably move back to Imberhorne towards the end of August. Have you noticed how the evenings are beginning to shorten ?

Open Meeting at Horsham on Sunday 7 August

The Horsham Open meeting is normally one of the best local ones and I would encourage you to go along. Go onto Horsham Blue Star’s website for more details – though I do have entry forms which I’ll bring to training. Field events start at 11.30 and track at 12

Sussex (and Surrey) Combined Events Championships on September 10 and 11. Extra training available.

Not too far away we will have the Sussex and Surrey Combined Events championships in September. We have done well at these championships over the last few years and we’d like that to continue.

For those athletes who are interested in competing we will arrange extra coaching sessions in those events that athletes don’t normally do. If you are at all interested in taking part in the combined events please talk to Lester Medcalf – he has entry forms as well.

What’s happening over the next week ?

Tuesday August 2 – training for all at Sackville from 7 to 8.30 for all athletes.

Tuesday August 2 – Open Meeting at Tonbridge School.

Thursday August 4 – training for all at Imberhorne. 7 to 8 for under 13s and 7.30 to 8.45 for older athletes.

Saturday August 6 no academy training this week.

Sunday August 7 – Open Meeting at Broadbridge Heath track in Horsham.

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