Last Wednesday February 4th we had a number of athletes taking part in the Mid-Sussex Primary Schools Cross-Country races at East Court – as well as some of our older helpers who were getting the course ready for the races. In the girls race Lucy Williams from Turners Hill School came an excellent second. Lucy has been a regular Sunday morning trainer (along with her younger sister Hattie) at East Court since our own cross-country races in October.
In the boys race there was an early surprise when Ollie Dallas – one of the favourites for the race – was knocked over in the first few yards. By the time he had recovered he was some 200 yards behind everybody. Although he then chased after the runners and finished the race he was some way behind the runners at the front. But coming home in first place was Ben Aubrey with Cameron Wells doing well to come 11th.
The first 13 in each of the 2 races will now go on to represent Mid-Sussex in the All-Sussex Primary Schools championships on March 7th.
We have an important weekend coming up with 14 of our members taking part in the Sussex and Surrey Indoor Championships at the Sutton Indoor Arena. And the last cross-country league match of the winter takes place on Saturday at Lancing. This last race was originally due to take place at Bexhill, but the course has not recovered from the bashing it took in the Sussex County Championships on a very wet day in early January. Hence the move to Lancing.
What’s happening this week ?
Tuesday February 10 –circuits session at Imberhorne school gym for invited athletes. Meet 7.25 for a prompt start.
Thursday February 12 – training for all at Imberhorne from 7pm.
Saturday February 14 – day 1 of the Sussex and Surrey Indoor Championships at Sutton.
Saturday February 14 – last Sussex Cross-Country league match of the winter. Please note that it will be held at Lancing Manor, and not at Bexhill as was originally planned.
Saturday February 14 –there will be NO long/triple jump training this week.
Sunday February 15 –day 2 of the Sussex and Surrey Indoor Championships at Sutton.
Sunday February 15 – training at East Court from 10.30 to 11.45.