A very muddy Sunday training session

Last week

Last weekend (January 16/17) Abby Beswick took part in the South of England Under 20 Indoor Championships at Lee Valley. On the Saturday she ran in the 60 metres sprint and got through to the semi-final with a best time of 7.94 seconds. On the Sunday she took part in the 60 metres hurdles, her first competitive hurdling since 2014. She got through her heat into the final where she finished 5th in 9.13 seconds.

Then on Monday evening we saw the East Grinstead Courier Sports Award evening at Lingfield Racecourse. I’m very pleased to be able to tell you that Eddie Vermeer won the Best Coaching award while Callum Stone won the award for the best young sports person of the year, with Henry Aronson as runner-up in the same category.

Congratulations to all 3 of them and what a great way to start the year.

Training in the mud on Sunday morning at East Court

Last week I told you about the Sunday morning group playing in the snow while they were training. This week they had a slightly different experience as they ran through the woods at East Court, accompanied by Karen Wells and Lester Medcalf (who both walked rather than ran).

It was extremely muddy, as you can imagine, but the athletes seemed to find it great fun (with the coaches of course well aware of the help that mud training can give to an athlete), and they went out of their way to jump into some of the steams and to do some mud slides on their backsides.

Definitely to be done again, though parents might not be too happy with the amount of mud the athletes took home with them.

What’s happening over the next week ?

Tuesday January 26 – circuits session at Imberhorne from 7.30. We hope to be back in the gym this week.

Thursday January 28 – training for all at Imberhorne. Juniors from 7 and seniors from 7.30.

Saturday January 30 – long and triple jump at Imberhorne from 10 to 11.30.

Sunday January 31 – training at East Court from 10.30 to 11.45.

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