Apologies for not updating the website recently – but I’ve been on holiday

I have been away on holiday for the last few days and that explains why I have not updated the website recently. I’m now back and am trying to catch up with everything – it will take me a couple of days to do so. However while I have been away we have had some high-level combined events performances from three of our athletes in last weekend’s South-East England Schools Championships at Lee Valley. Ryan Spivey we all know is an excellent combined eventer and he again produced the goods when he won the under 20 decathlon – including his first long jump over 6 metres with 6.33 metres. Abby Beswick has come on a lot over the winter and summer and perhaps surprised herself in the combined events by coming fourth in the under 17 heptathlon. Both of these athletes set new club records – in Ryan’s case beating his own club record from last year while Abby beat Raynor Harmsworth’s record from 1987 – and they will both go into the England Schools Combined Events Championships later in September. Tom Dean took part in the under 15 boys pentathlon and pulled himself up from about 20th to 13th place when he ran away with the last event – the 800 metres.

This coming week sees our own club championships on Tuesday and Thursday evenings – both with starting times of 6.30. At the end of the week we also have the English Schools Championships for Tom Dean, Vicki Pellett and Abby Beswick. Tom and Abby both have heats on Friday and, we hope, the final on Saturday while Vicki’s hammer takes place on Saturday. Abby will also be in the Sussex relay team.

And on Saturday the senior mens and ladies team have their fourth match of the summer at Aldershot.

What’s happening over the next week ?

TUESDAY JULY 8th– first night of club championships at Imberhorne from 6.30.

THURSDAY JULY 10th – second night of club championships at Imberhorne from 6.30.

FRIDAY JULY 11th – first day of English Schools Championships at Birmingham

SATURDAY JULY 12th – second day of English Schools Championships at Birmingham

SATURDAY JULY 12th – match for senior athletes at Aldershot.

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