Happy Christmas everybody – summer’s not that far away

Did you know that from now on the days will get longer – the sun will begin to appear earlier and will disappear later.  Which means that we are nearer to the summer of 2021 than we are to the horrible summer of 2020. A summer which we also hope will enable our athletes to do rather more running, jumping and throwing than they did in the summer just gone – even if we won’t be fully back to normal.

Whether our part of Sussex will avoid going into Tier 4 after Christmas we’ll have to wait and see. I have to admit that I had forgotten how close we are to Surrey – Felbridge is of course in Surrey – and it caught me by surprise at the number of athletes who could not come to our Sunday morning East Court training this week because they live just the wrong side of the Sussex/Surrey border – one athlete living 5 yards the wrong side.

We hope, whichever tier you are in, that you will have a good Christmas, even though it will be rather different to what you have experienced in the past – and, we hope, different to the Christmas you will have next year.

A reminder of training sessions in the next couple of weeks (subject to coronavirus rules):

Tuesday December 22 – extra Christmas midweek session at East Court from 10.30 to 11.45.

Thursday December 24 – no training at Imberhorne.

Sunday December 27 – no training at East Court.

Thursday December 31 – extra Christmas/New Year midweek session at East Court from 10.30 to 11.45.

Thursday December 31 – no training at Imberhorne.

Saturday, January 2 – races at Ardingly Showground

Sunday January 3 – training at East Court from 10.30 to 11.45.

Thursday January 7 – evening training back at Imberhorne Upper School from 7 to 8.

Ardingly Showground races on Saturday January 2

Start your new year with some races at Ardingly Showground. 1 mile runs for young athletes and 5,000 metres for older athletes. There will also be one 10,000 metres race. See www.pb5k.co.uk for more details.

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