I’ve been away for a little while and with the summer athletics season coming to an end I haven’t had much to tell you about. However we had the East Grinstead 10k race over this last weekend where a number of us helped with the marshalling.
A couple of our athletes took part and one of them not only came first but set a new record time for the race. So very well done to Josh Hobbs who continued with his successful end of season runs – a broken wrist in the spring meaning he had to wait a few months before being able to compete.
And one of our coaches, now in the over 50 age-group, also did very well to come 14th overall and second in the over 50 age-group. So well done to Oli Thompson.
And as an aside I happened to be marshalling alongside Alan Moore. Alan holds our club marathon record which he set in the London Marathon in 1985. Josh may have his eyes on Alan’s record.
We are still in our “break from training” period though it won’t be too long before we re-start. A number of our academy athletes have been training on Saturday mornings at East Court in preparation for the primary schools cross-country championships – this coming Saturday October 2 will be their last session.
We were also planning to re-start our Sunday sessions – for all age-groups – on Sunday October 3. But we will now wait until Sunday October 17 before starting these Sunday morning sessions. Before then we will re-start Thursday evenings under the floodlights at Imberhorne Upper School on October 7.
And talking about the primary schools cross-country races a reminder to you all that we the Athletic Club organise these races and we always need help. The races take place at East Court on SUNDAY OCTOBER 10. If you can spare a couple of hours in the morning then come along to help mark out the course – we’ll start that at 9.30. And if you can spare a couple of hours in the afternoon then come along and do some marshalling or one of the other jobs that need doing when the races actually happen. Belinda Sims would love to hear from you.