A quiet week with not too much happening. Last Sunday (August 3rd) Tom Dean was representing Sussex in a South of England under 15 match in Hendon in North London. There were 9 runners for the 800 metres and for reasons I don’t understand at all they decided to have 2 heats in order to eliminate 1 of the 9 – why on earth they didn’t ask 2 runners to share one of the 8 lanes and just have a final I don’t know. Indeed Tom volunteered to share a lane to make that happen.
Anyway Tom got into the final where he finished fourth in a time of just under 2 minutes and 6 seconds. He also did the long jump – what seems a long time ago now Tom won the long jump at the Sussex Championships back in May – where he jumped 5.26 metres.
During last week Abby Beswick went to Tonbridge on Tuesday evening for their Open Meeting. Not quite at her best in the 100 and 200, but a shot putt of exactly 10.00 metres was a new pb and beat her own under 17 3k club record.
A reminder that this coming week sees an Open meeting at Brighton on Wednesday (August 13th) evening. And the day before we will be helping to run the Ashurstwood Sports Day for infant and primary school children at the John Pears Playing Fields. Abby and Lois Drummie will be doing some hurdles work, Jacquie Russell will be in charge of the howler throwing and Lester Medcalf will be doing some jumping. And everybody will get together to organise some sprint races at the end.
Otherwise normal training sessions this week but with the South of England under 15 and under 17 championships at Crystal Palace on Saturday and Sunday. I’m not too sure who we will have competing – Abby and Lois plus, I think, Vicki Pellett and Jamie Holme if he’s fit. We wish them well.
What’s happening over the next few days ?
Tuesday August 12 – Ashurstwood Sports Day for infant and primary schools
Tuesday August 12 –– training for all at Imberhorne from 7.
Wednesday August 13 – Open Meeting at Brighton.
Thursday August 14 –training for all at Imberhorne from 7.
Saturday August 16 – South of England Under 15/17 championships at Crystal Palace day 1.
Saturday August 16 – academy training at Imberhorne from 10.30
Sunday August 17 – South of England Under 15/17 championships at Crystal Palace day 2.
Saturday August 17 – long/triple jump training at Imberhorne from 10 to 11.30. Please note that this session is on Sunday this week and not Saturday