Summer track and field is under way

Senior Match at Hastings

The summer track and field season got properly under way on Saturday down in Hastings where the senior team were competing against Horsham, the combined Lewes/Haywards Heath team as well as the host club. A coolish wind blew from time to time – unfortunately against the sprinters – but the weather wasn’t too bad. Dry and, at times, bright and sunny.

The ladies team was able to cover many of the events and we started with a double first from Lois Drummie and Sarah Killick-Bird in the 400 hurdles. Abby Beswick wasn’t able to do any sprinting and so spent much of the match with Cat Shin throwing things – however Abby sneaked out of the throws to jog round the 400 and 800 while Cat triple-jumped for the first time in 3 years.

Naomi Insole (800m) and Katie Wheeler (1500m) made their first appearances in the senior league, as did Sam Curtis in the mens 800m and James Pringle in the mens sprints. The men however had too many gaps to fill although they had their own double first – in the shot putt with Lincoln Campbell and Eddie Vermeer. Eddie went on to complete a successful afternoon for him with wins in the A string hammer and discus while Phil Rogers won the B string javelin.

We finished a rather distant fourth. Our next senior match is on Sunday May 21 a bit nearer to home at Horsham.

Forthcoming matches

Now that the summer season has started we are seeing a busy few weeks with the following matches coming up:

Saturday April 22 – under 13 and under 15 (school years 6 up to 9) at Brighton

Sunday April 30 – under 17 and under 20 (school years 10 up to 13) at Dartford

Tuesday May 2 – under 13 (school years 6 and 7) at Crawley’s K2

Sussex County Championships – May 13 and 14

The Sussex County Championships take place at K2 over the weekend of May 13 and 14 – but entries have to be in by April 25. So enter NOW !

Have you paid your annual membership fee ?

Annual subs should have been paid by April 1. If you haven’t yet paid then please do so in the next few days. We would prefer you to pay by bank transfer, but we will of course accept cash or cheques on Tuesday or Thursday evening training sessions.

And training fees are now £2 for each session – though you can buy a training season ticket for the next year for £75.

Training in school Easter holidays

A reminder that we continue to train as normal on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during the school holidays.

What’s happening in the next few weeks ?

Tuesday 18 April – training at Imberhorne for all from 7 to 8.

Thursday 20 April – training for all at Imberhorne from 7 to 8.

Saturday 22 April – Match at Brighton for school years 6, 7, 8 and 9.

Tuesday 25 April – training at Imberhorne for all from 7 to 8.

Thursday 27 April – training for all at Imberhorne from 7 to 8.

Saturday 29 April – First Academy session for school years 4 and 5 at Imberhorne from 11 to 12.

Sunday 30 April – Match at Dartford for school years 10, 11, 12 and 13.

Tuesday 2 May – match at K2 for school years 6 and 7.

Tuesday 2 May – training for all athletes (except school years 6 and 7) from 7 to 8. Training may be at Sackville rather than Imberhorne. Watch this space for more information.

Thursday 4 May – training at Imberhorne for all from 7 to 8

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