Return to Withdean Saturday 26th October

October 3, 2013

It looks like we not only have a date for our return home to Withdean Stadium, but also a grand reopening event organised by Freedom Leisure. 

Read more for the plan for the day:

Withdean Sports Complex Community Track open celebration

Saturday 26th October 2013 (12:30- 3:30pm)


Event timings:


gates open for people to arrive

VIP arrival and guided to Stadium changing block Lounge for refreshments



official welcoming to event by PA announcer

Opening speeches from:

Councillor Bowden BHCC

Denise Cobb Mayor of Brighton and Hove

                            Sally Gunnell MBE



Handing over of the Cheque Photo op andSpeeches by Sports England Rep



Official ribbon cutting (Sally Gunnell MBE) on 100m Finish line



         Mascot race 100m start / finish – photo ops



Family Toddler races1 lap of the trackall comers welcome (buggies, wheelchairs,

Young children (400m).




8-13 Youth Race 1 lap of the track (400m) – start finish line


         14+ 1 Mile event (4 laps of track) Post the new unofficial fastest 1 mile of the track



race 2 (if needed)


race 3 (if needed)



         Event close



Field throwing – coached howler throw (javelin) – 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Long Jump  & triple jump coaching – 1:30 – 3pm


Other site activities:


Squash taster sessions with Nick Davies Courts 7/8 1:30– 3:00pm


Myride family Classes 12:45 – 13:15 (virtual) staff assisted

                                       13:30 – 14:00 (live instructed)

                                       14:15 – 14:45 (virtual) staff assisted

                                       15:00 – 15:30 (virtual) staff assisted


Hard hat tour of First floor gym area (no equipment installed) TBC today from westridge but currently no major obstacles to this happening. 12-4pm