EG 10k today – winter training gets underway later this week

East Grinstead 10k

It was good to see a number of our people helping out at Sunday morning’s East Grinstead 10K starting at Imberhorne Upper School, organised by the local triathlon club. I also saw a few of our people actually running in the 10k – Sam Curtis of our active athletes, secretary Becky Barrow (with husband Ian finishing in the top 10 I think), and a couple of former athletes Olly Thompson and Andrew Medcalf – both of whom feature highly in our list of best ever performances, though in different events.

I think there were a few other mums and dads running who I probably didn’t recognise in their running gear ! When I look at the results I’ll probably realise who you were.

We’re back at training this week

It’s October and it means that we are about to re-start training after our September break. So on Thursday October 4 we’ll start preparing for the summer season of 2019 at Imberhorne Upper School. The session will run from 7pm to 8pm. We would like to make a prompt start at 7 and so we’d like you to arrive by 6.50.

We are expecting a large number of new under 13 athletes – from this summer’s academy and from our lengthy waiting list.

Then on Sunday October 7 we start our Sunday morning sessions at East Court. These sessions run from 10.30 to 11.45 and we meet at the mansion at the top of the infamous East Court hill. We hear that people think that these sessions are only for cross-country/middle distance runners. This is not true. Sprinters, jumpers and throwers will benefit from the hill runs, while those of you who like running longer distances have the room to do this.

Sunday morning sessions will run throughout the winter up until April, although there will be no session on October 14 because of the schools cross-country races. There is no charge for these Sunday sessions.

Schools cross-country races on Sunday October 14

The schools races are a big event – and it is probably the biggest sporting event in East Grinstead with hundreds of athletes and lots of mums and dads, brothers and sisters, grand parents etc cheering them on.

We already have a good number of our athletes and parents who will help out on the day, but we can always use more of you. If you are able to help then please contact Suzie Shelley. We will be getting the course ready in the morning from about 9.30 – and some more hands to help would be very welcome – with the races themselves starting at 1.30.

What’s happening in the next couple of weeks ?

Thursday October 4 – training re-starts at Imberhorne Upper School from 7 to 8

Sunday October 7 – Sunday morning training re-starts at East Court from 10.30 to 11.45

Thursday October 11 – training at Imberhrone Upper School from 7 to 8

Sunday October 14 – cross-country races for primary schools and for years 7 and 8 at East Court. Races start at 1.30 – getting the course ready starts at 9.30 !!

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