What could be better than a cold wet and windy day for athletics ?

Sussex Open Meeting on Sunday October 4 at Lewes

In horrendous conditions at Lewes – heavy rain and very strong gusty winds – 3 of our athletes competed in the Martin Etchells Open Meeting at Lewes. The wind was blowing against the sprinters in both the 100m and 200m and meant that pbs were most unlikely. Scott Clark did both of the sprints with times of 12.17 and 24.87 seconds while Dorian Satzmari did 12.20 seconds in his 100 metres.

Dorian also did the long jump with puddles most of the way down the runway and, not surprisingly given our inability to provide him with any long jump training over the summer, he had problems finding the take-off board. In fact he didn’t hit the board in any of his six jumps – but a best jump of 5.75 metres in such conditions was a good performance. (One of the other jumpers had real problems with all 6 of their attempts being no-jumps.)

The Sussex County Championships didn’t take place this year, but at the Lewes meeting, the 3000 metres championships took place at the end of the afternoon. Josh Hobbs was running in the under 20 mens race and gained our only championship medal of the summer season when he came second in a time of 9 minutes 49.12 seconds. So very well done Josh.

Our club president spent his day down in Lewes getting very very wet while helping to judge the 4 long jump events that took place during the day.

Thursday evening training at Imberhorne Upper School

A good turn out last Thursday at Imberhorne and let’s hope for similar numbers this coming Thursday evening.

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