March Newsletter

March 15, 2013

Read the March newsletter now, including reports on  the winter results, latest club news, and details of the summer fixures!

Winter updates:

The cross country season league races have been run and the club has had some great results:
The final races were at Lancing and at their conclusion we have had many medallists and several team victories and placings. Women under 13’s Amber Anning finished 2nd on the day and the team were also 2nd but overall they finished in Bronze position.
Women under 15’s on the day we had 3 girls in the top 10:
– Martha Coyle 3rd
– Nancy Jones 4th
– Ella Witt 9th

The team was 2nd on the day and they also finished in the overall bronze position.

Women Under 17’s : Esther Lutz-Davies finished 2nd on the day followed home by Steffi Paraskevas. Esther finished in 2nd place in the overall results.

Under 20’s: Emma Dixon dominated this age group and was a deserved winner and was followed by Rachel Titheradge winning silver.

Senior women: the team finished in 1st place on the day in Division 1 and 2nd overall with Nicola Silsby gaining 3rd place overall.
The ‘B’ team were also winners in Division 2 on the day and finished 4th overall.
The ‘C’ team finished 11th on the day and 12th overall.

There was a well won bronze for Judith Carder in the veteran’s over 55 category.

Boy’s Under 13’s: the ‘A’ team came 2nd on the day and 3rd overall with the ‘B’ team 10th at Lancing but 8th overall.

Under 15’s Dan Corbie was a fine 2nd in his race with the team 3rd, they were 7th overall.

Under 17’s Josh Woods continued his solid winter by gaining 3rd place on the day and gaining the bronze medal overall. The team finished 7th on the day but finished in 2nd place overall.

Under 20’s men: Ian Crowe-Wright was the dominant runner in this section and was 1st on the day and overall.

Senior’s: lead home by Howard Bristow (3rd) and Andy Donno (4th) the team finished first and were also winners overall. AGAIN!!
The ‘B’ team were 6th at Lancing and finished in 5th place overall.

John Lowden picked up the Bronze in the over 50 veterans section and Pete Witcomb was the champion in the over 60 group.

News and fixtures

As many of you will know the track is closing on the 8th July for re-surfacing. This will be a huge benefit to the club in the long term but it will make life “interesting” whilst the work is being done! We have booked the track at Lewes as our base and the nights we can have are Mondays and Fridays from 6pm-8pm so we need to know how many of the members will be using this facility. If you are planning on using Lewes then please tell your coach not me. The coaches will then pass on the numbers so we will have can plan accordingly.
Lewes does not have the equipment that we do so we will have to transport anything that we might need.

The summer track season is nearly upon us so the following are the fixtures we are involved in:

Youth Development League: Under 13/15:
Saturday May 4th/ June 1st / June 22nd / July 13th

Youth Development League: Under 17/20:
Sunday April 28th/ June 2nd/ June 30th and July 28th

Senior men/women:
Saturday April 20th/ May 18th/ June 15th/ July 13th/ August 10th

Under 13 league:
Wednesday May 15th/ June 26th/ July 24th

Under 15 League:
To be confirmed

County Championships at Crawley
Saturday/ Sunday May 25th/26th

County Under 13 Championships and under 11 Quad Kids
Sunday July 7th

Sussex Under 13’s Final
Sunday September 7th

Team managers:

Under 13’s = Pete Witcomb
Under 15’s = Janice Farrah-Daniel
Under 17/20’s = Josh Freed
Senior men/women = Richard Carter
Veterans = Mike Airey/ Judith Carder

Most of our matches are away this year due to the track work, coaches are laid on for travel outside of the county but not for local matches. Athletes are expected to make their own way to these and the County Championships.

Bob Willows :General Secretary