The last matches of the 2016 summer season

Under 15 and Under 13 final matches of the season

A common feature of the 2 final matches of the season – Friday evening for the under 15s and Sunday afternoon for the under 13s – was that we weren’t the only club affected by a shortage of athletes. Presumably still a number of athletes on holiday before most of the schools go back on Tuesday.

The Friday match for the under 15s saw us coming sixth out of the 10 clubs despite having just 4 girls – though we had 7 boys. Star performance came from Antonia Deeley in the 1500 metres which she won in a new pb of 5 minutes 13.0 seconds, while there were a couple of B string first places for Ethan Carrick in the sprints. Tyler Sidey did well with a long jump of exactly 5 metres in his first match and Zack Lamont produced a couple of B string second places in the 800 metres and long jump. Pb of 1.45 metres for Luke Davison in the high jump and a healthy javelin throw of over 26 metres for Luke Thompson. And while not producing any pbs thanks to Harry English for doing all three sprints (100, 200 and 300 metres) as well as a leg of the sprint relay.

I don’t yet have the results from Sunday’s under 13 match.

Tuesday and Thursday evening training sessions

This week sees the last of the summer’s evening training sessions. Outdoor Tuesday evening training at Imberhorne will re-start next spring but Thursday evenings will re-start on October 6 after a three week break. Our coaches (and indeed our athletes) need a break before we start preparing for the summer of 2017.

Combined Events Championships this coming weekend

This coming weekend will see a number of our athletes competing in the Sussex Combined Events Championships at Sutton – with Ethan Scott in the Surrey Championships at the same venue. We wish them all well and hope that the weather is kind to them.

Sunday September 25 – East Grinstead 10k race from Imberhorne School

This event takes place in the morning and if you can help for a couple of hours that would be much appreciated. Speak to Lester Medcalf on 01342 315589 or lestermedcalf@btinternet.com in the first place.

Sunday October 9 – Primary Schools Cross-Country Races at East Court

We will need help in the morning to set up the course and then from mid-day to help with the races themselves. We need most help from mid-day onwards. There is a note from Belinda Sims with more details on our facebook pages.

If you can offer help then contact either Belinda Sims (details on facebook) or Lester Medcalf as above.

What’s happening over the next week ?

Tuesday September 6 – training for all at Imberhorne from 7 to 8.30 for all athletes. This is the last Tuesday evening session on the Imberhorne track (until next spring).

Thursday September 8 – training for all at Imberhorne Upper School. 7 to 8 for under 13s and 7.30 to 8.45 for older athletes. We then have a break for 3 weeks before re-starting on Thursday October 6.

Saturday September 10 – day 1 of Sussex and Surrey Combined Events Championships at Sutton.

Saturday September 10 – academy training at East Court from 11 to 12.

Sunday September 11 – day 2 of Sussex and Surrey Combined Events Championships at Sutton.

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