Let’s start training again

Autumn/winter training about to re-start

If you have been getting a bit fed up with no training over the last few weeks then you’ll be pleased to know that we are about to re-start training in order to get you fit for the forthcoming winter cross-country season and also of course for the 2020 summer track and field season.

Our first evening session is this coming THURSDAY OCTOBER 10 – under the floodlights at Imberhorne UPPER School. From 7pm to 8pm for all age-groups from those in school year 6 upwards. The middle distance group will also meet at Imberhorne at 7pm before going out on the road.

Our first indoor training session will take place on TUESDAY OCTOBER 15 in the gym at the Imberhorne LOWER school in Windmill Lane. From 7 to 8. Again this is open to all age-groups from those in school year 6 upwards.

There is a charge of £2 for each of these sessions, although if you have a training season ticket there is of course no charge.

Sunday morning sessions at East Court will start on SUNDAY OCTOBER 20. We will start at 10.30 and finish at about 11.45. These sessions are suitable for sprinters and jumpers as well as for those who like middle and longer distance runs.

East Grinstead Schools cross-country races on Sunday October 13

We are now very close to the schools cross-country races at East Court on this coming Sunday. This is always a great day with something like 300 runners across the 4 races with lots of parents and grandparents cheering them on.

The East Grinstead Lions will be there to provide a range of refreshments and we’re bound to have an ice-cream man there as well.

We can always do with help on the day. In the morning from 9am to get the course ready and then from about 12.30 for the races themselves. If you can help on the day then contact Belinda Sims or Lester Medcalf. Or simply turn up on the day and get involved.

World Athletics Championships

I was very fortunate to be able to sit in front of my television and watch all but one day of the World Athletics Championships. And while we might have hoped for another medal or two for Great Britain’s athletes I thought the athletics itself was great – and especially the backwards and forwards in the field events as the athletes responded to one another. Especially in the final of the mens shot with the top 3 separated by just one centimetre.


What’s happening in the next couple of weeks ?

Thursday 10 October – Outdoor training at Imberhorne UPPER school for all age-groups from 7 to 8.

Sunday 13 October – Cross-country races for primary schools and secondary school years 7 and 8 at East Court. First race at 1.30.

Tuesday 15 October – Indoor training at Imberhorne LOWER school for all age-groups from 7 to 8.

Thursday 17 October – Outdoor training at Imberhorne UPPER school for all age-groups from 7 to 8.

Sunday 20 October – East Court training from 10.30 to 11.45. For sprinters and jumpers as well as for longer runners.

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