Latest News – September 2018 Newsletter

September 28, 2015

Newsletter September 2018

The 35th Brighton 10K – Sunday 18th November

The Brighton 10K is an annual fundraising event for the club. Money from the event has been used to provide transport for some of the Brighton and Hove teams competing all over the country, as well as for providing help for individual or small groups of athletes depending on need. Also, the roof of the clubhouse was recently completely replaced at a cost of over £10,000 which was provided by the proceeds.

This year the event is being run on the seafront and we need a number of volunteers to help look after the runners and marshall the route. Please try to come along and help, it is your club and this is a way you can make a real difference. Your coaches and officials put in hours of unpaid volunteering work and it would be great to help repay them a little with a contribution of your time.

The event starts at 9.30 and ends at 12.30 (although volunteers (depending on tasks may be needed a little outside these hours.

Emma Bristow is co-ordinating volunteers from the club so please e-mail her with your availability.

Thank you in advance, this makes a real difference.

Recent team results

The track season has now finished and there were some great results across the age groups

Under 13 League Final

Brighton and Hove again won the Sussex Under 13 league final with some fine performances from athletes including a county and league record for Dulcie Yelling in the javelin. Well done Sarah Yelling and thanks for all your hard work putting teams together this year. See the results at:Po10

Inter-Counties Under 15 and Under 20

Great performances in the Inter-counties event from Tom Eames in the Under 20’s 1500m, Edan Cole in the javelin, Tom Ridley in the high jump. In the Under 15’s Luke Twigger in the javelin, and Ruby Anning in the 200 metres performed brilliantly. See the Sussex Athletics Website for details. 

Southern Athletics League (SAL)

There was a great result for Brighton and Hove at the final SAL match on 18th August winning the match and promotion from Division 3. There were some great performances and a real range of athletes from young to mature who worked their socks off. Special mention though to Serena who has worked tirelessly this year to cajole and encourage people to compete. Thank you Serena.

Masters Athletes

There have been some great results from our Masters athletes in the British Masters at Birmingham

Sarah Hewitt Discus 1st, weight throw 1st, shot 2nd, hammer 4th.

Jo Wilding – HJ 1st, 400 2nd, 200 3rd.

Tracy Brockbank- jav 3rd, hammer 6th.

(Thanks to Becky for that information)

Also at the Sussex Combined Events Championships on 9th September there was (again) a clean sweep of the medals for B&H. Julia Machin broke the British record, Jo Wilding gained an excellent silver and Judith Carder Bronze.

National rankings

Don’t forget, you can find athletes performances and results on the power of 10 website which can be found at Rankings

Spotlight on coaches

Richard Carter

Club member since June 1975 – Club coach since 1999

Former GB international and Track & XC National Champion

Coaching group is School Year 4-7 Boys and Girls – Under 11 and Under 13 – all events covered – run, jump, throw and relays

Tuesday and Thursday nights 6:00 – 7:00 pm at Withdean Stadium

Team manager for Under 11 and Under 13 SportsHall team

Julia Machin

I train on Tuesdays 5-7 and Thursdays 5-7, then sat 9-10.30.

Coach profile: A former international athlete for 20 years in high jump and heptathlon representing England in the commonwealth games, and GB in Europeans, Europa cup and world cup over many years.I am a member of the National athletics development programme. I am a level 3 coach in jumps and strength and conditioning. I also have a combined event level 2 qualification. I have coached athletes to international standard

Upcoming Fixtures


4th Sportshall League 1 (prov)

Tanbridge School, Horsham

10th Sussex Cross Country League Race Stanmer Park, Brighton

18th Brighton 10K Brighton

24th South of Thames 5 Miles

UK Cross Challenge & European Trials

And finally…

We always need people to help with the running of the club, so if you think there is anything you can help with please contact Mike

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