40th anniversary celebrations coming on Saturday (updated for news of the cross-country races)

Sussex Cross-Country League match on Saturday

We had 6 runners at the first cross-country league match of the winter down in Stanmer Park, which is close to Brighton & Hove Albion FC’s ground. I have now seen the results and there were some excellent performances from our athletes.

May Sippetts got things going in the first race and in a field of 40 runners she did very well to come 8th in the under 11 girls race. The under 11 boys race had over 60 athletes and our two runners both came in the top half – with Oliver Maranzano 18th and Luke Higgins 29th. Oliver still has another year as an under 11 cross-country runner.

For the under 15 boys Cameron Wells gave pole-vaulting a miss and, like May, he finished 8th. Another of our vaulters, Isaac Lancaster, was a little lower down the field of about 60 runners.

Antonia Deeley completed our squad in the under 17 girls’ race – a race which combined the under 17s with the under 20s, seniors and veterans into a field of more than 150 runners. Antonia was the 13th under 17 to finish.

The second league match will soon be here – it is on Saturday December 1 at Lancing Manor.

40th anniversary and annuals awards presentation evening

A reminder that we are celebrating our 40th year this coming Saturday November 17 at East Grinstead Rugby Club from 7.30. During the evening we will also present a number of cups and trophies to those of our athletes who have performed well in the summer of 2018. And all athletes up to and including our under 17s will receive a certificate showing their best performances over the 2018 track and field season

Tickets for the evening are still available at £10 each. If you haven’t yet bought your ticket then talk to Phil Rogers, Karen Wells or Suzie McCallum. Contact one of these good folk if you need to know a bit more about the evening.

What’s happening in the next week ?

Monday November 12 – circuit training at Imberhorne Upper School from 6.30 to 7.30.

Thursday November 15 – training at Imberhorne Upper School from 7 to 8.

Saturday November 17 – 40th anniversary celebration at East Grinstead Rugby Club. 7.30 start.

Sunday November 18 – training at East Court from 10.30 to 11.45.

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