Back to normal this week
With the World athletics championships now finished we are back to normal this week with training on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The Tuesday session will be the last of the summer at Sackville – we will return to Imberhorne next Tuesday.
I was fortunate enough to go to the Olympic Stadium of the first evening – when Mo Farah won the 10,000 metres – and then again on the very wet Wednesday evening. That horrible rain made it extremely difficult for the lady long jumpers in their qualifying round. Indeed none of the athletes on that Wednesday evening reached the automatic qualifying distance of 6.70 metres. The weather was much improved for their final a couple of days later when the winner – USA’s Britney Reece – jumping just over 7 metres.
Senior match this coming Sunday August 20
Our senior athletes – adults plus those of you will be in school year 11 and above when schools start again – have their fifth and last league match of the season on Sunday at Dartford. It’s been a difficult year for our older athletes and we are likely to finish 11th or 12th out of the 16 clubs in our league.
Our younger athletes still have one match to come. Our under 15 team will be going to Brighton for their last match on the evening of Friday September 1 with the under 13s at K2 on Sunday September 3.
Combined Events Championships
The Sussex and Surrey combined events championships take place over the weekend of September 9 and 10 at Sutton in Surrey. We have contacted many of our athletes who we think would enjoy this event. Entries have to be in the end of August.
What’s happening this week ?
Tuesday 15 August – training at Sackville from 7 to 8.15. This is the last Tuesday evening session at Sackville. From the following Tuesday we will be back at Imberhorne.
Thursday 17 August – training at Imberhorne from 7 to 8.30.
Saturday 19 August – no Academy training.
Sunday 20 August – Senior match at Dartford DA1 1JP.