2016 Schools Cross Country

Congratulations to all those athletes who took part in the cross country races today – you all did brilliantly and we hope you enjoyed it. A big thank you to all those who helped make the day go so well, the officials and helpers, the East Grinstead Lions Club, Meridian FM, the Mayor and particularly…

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Sussex County Championships

We had a very successful couple of days over the weekend at K2 with 23 medals – plus one medal from the Surrey Championships held at Kingston. This is the highest number that I can remember in my time with the club.

The results below speak for themselves with, in particular the sprinters and the female horizontal jumpers, doing very well. In the under 15 girls long jump both Amber West and Jemma Edgar produced pbs while the rapidly-improving Henry Aronson produced 2 new pbs – and his 300 metre time equalled the under 15 club record set last year by both Tom Dean and Jamie Osborne.  Lois Drummie’s 300 hurdles time in the Surrey championships was also a new under 17 club record, shaving a small amount from our own record set last year.

There was one significant improved club record – by an athlete who only finished fifth in their event. In the under 17 ladies hammer – throwing 3k – our former athlete Vicki Pellett was first with just under 46 metres while our own Georgia Volrath-Dale went well over 30 metres for the first time with a best of 34.60 metres.

Phil Rogers has been working hard with the relay teams over the last couple of weeks and, as you can see, the work paid off with 3 of the teams coming home first. The under 17 men had a bit of luck as the Horsham team finished a long way in front of us but were disqualified – mind you all 4 of our athletes have another year in the age-group. The under 15 girls came close to making it a clean sweep but were just edged out in the last few metres.

And I’ve just heard that our 50 plus year old Lincoln Campbell ran in the senior mens 100 metres in the Kent championships at Ashford – he got through the heats and came 6th in the final where some athletes were some 30 years younger than him.

Here’s a complete list of the club’s medal winners:

3rd places

Emmie van Lieshout U15 girls 100 13.4

Mia Russell U15 girls HJ 1.45

Jemma Edgar U15 girls LJ 4.51

James Hulme U15 boys 200 25.3 (25.2 in heat)

Henry Aronson U15 boys 300 40.3

Henry Aronson U15 boys 800 2:08.0

Abby Beswick U20 ladies 100 12.5

Sarah Rusling Senior ladies 100 13.9


2nd places

Mia Russell U15 girls hurdles 12.5

Amber West U15 girls LJ 4.54

Naomi Insole U15 girls TJ 8.77

James Hulme U15 boys 100 12.4

U15 girls 4 x 100 53.6 – Mia Russell, Emmie van Lieshout, Amber West, Jemma Edgar

Lois Drummie U17 ladies 300 hurdles 47.59 at Surrey Championships

Jamie Holme U17 mens 200 23.5

Jamie Holme U17 mens 100 11.9

Sarah Rusling Senior Ladies 200 29.3

Sarah Rusling Senior Ladies LJ 4.67


1st places

U15 boys 4 x 100  50.2 – Jamie Allbeury, James Winter, James Hulme, Ethan Carrick

U17 men 4 x 100 47.6 – Rienel Bronilla, Owen Lawrence, Jamie Osborne, Jamie Holme

Abby Beswick U20 ladies 200 25.8 (25.5 in heat)

Abby Beswick U20 ladies LJ 5.33

Sarah Rusling senior ladies TJ 9.88

Senior Ladies 4 x 100 52.2 – Roisin Bell, Sarah Rusling, Lois Drummie, Abby Beswick


Matches this coming Saturday May 30 matches

On May 30 we have 2 league matches. Our senior athletes go to Poole while our under 13 and under 15 athletes have a match at Bexley. This will inevitably stretch our ability to judge our share of field events – as well as providing timekeeping and track judging support – and we could do with help at both matches.

We also need someone to look after the under 15 athletes for the match at Bexley on Saturday.


What’s happening over the next week ?

Tuesday May 26 – training for all at Imberhorne from 7pm.

Wednesday May 27 – schools combined events at K2

Thursday May 28 – training for all at Imberhorne from 7pm.

Saturday May 30 no academy training this week.

Saturday May 30 – senior match at Poole. Meet at Imberhorne by 7.55 for coach to the track at Poole.

Saturday May 30 – under 13/15 match at Bexley DA8 3AT. Meet at Bexley track by 10.30.





Schools Cross Country Races

Today saw the annual schools cross country races for children from years 4, 5 and 6 (primary schools) and years 7 and 8 (secondary schools) take place at East Court.  Despite being the wettest races anyone could remember, there was a fantastic turnout from all of the schools and some excellent races to watch.  Special…

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