Club News

LATEST:     -- WSFRL Windlesham House run (9th Aug) has been cancelled --    -- July training schedule listed below --


[updated: 22nd July 2017]

  • WSFRL Seven Styles and Highdown Hike: Please let Dave know asap if you plan to run either of these. Seven Styles is Sun 30th (details on WSFRL page) and Highdown Hike is the following Wednesday (7:30pm Aug 2nd)
  • Knock-out cup final: congratulations to Luisa on winning the Knock Out final. All results on the results page
  • Race Blogs: Bryan has added a bloggage and photos from his recent Scafell Pike marathon. With Scotts and Jonny’s that’s three new ones to read 🙂
  • WSFRL Windlesham House: The race has been cancelled for this year as there are outstanding planning issues unresolved with just a month to go
  • Future races: Events page updated with local..ish races for October with plenty to choose from with 5K to 38miles and road to trail and everything in between
  • Team Photo: The group photo from Hove Park is posted to the photos page
  • Changing First Claim club: From the 11th Jan 2017, England Athletics registered runners must use a new online process to change their first claim club. This only applies to EA registered runners
  • Pick of some of the upcoming local races:

    6th Aug – Harting 10M trail race
    13th Aug – Henfield Half Marathon
    26th Aug – 13 The Hard Way
    27th Aug – Arundel Castle 10K

  • England Athletics Registration: Please read this briefing from UKA regarding changes to UKA registration and entry to races held under UKA rules. It is saying that each athlete MUST be UKA registered with a personal registration in order to enter under a club name, meaning using the GRR club UKA registration number is no longer permitted. The only other option is to enter UKA affiliated races as “Unattached”.

    It is also worth noting that if you are a member of more than one club, you must enter under your ‘first claim’ club for any race with a UKA or TRA permit

  • Club records: The fastest times and ‘top-10′ times for the standard measured distances have been moved to here from the Excel spreadsheet.
  • Media Reviews Some recent running related articles of interest:

    – Four running myths busted
    – Why do hills? All you need to know about hill running
    – Runners World Article on knee osteoarthritis in runners
    – Runners World Article maintaining good hydration when on running in hot weather
    – The dangers on Ibuprofen: No links from here, but there’s an article in the current Trail Running magazine about the dangers of talking Ibuprofen when running in excess of the half marathon distance. Ibuprofen can damage the kidneys and on long runs and with blood supply diverted to muscles, there is a greater risk of kidney damage and its use is not recommended
    – Marathon tips :The golden rules of marathon running. We all know them and for whatever reason we all occasionally break them. The last 10K is where races are won or targets met…
    – Ultra running :Why do it? Maybe here’s why. This especially works for the editor of this page… Witnessing ‘lesser’ athletic specimens defeat athletes who are physically superior to them because of some eternal drive or spirit is what keeps me in this sport…


July Club Night
Training Runs:

Tue 4th Meet at Hill Barn: short speed work session
Wed 5th WSFRL – Roundhill Romp 20K (7:30pm)
Thu 6th Meet at Honeysuckle Lane: Run along lane then down to Roger’s Farm and back via Gallops (2.5/3.8M)
Tue 11th Meet at Nepcote: Chicken Hill run (down route) (3.6M) – XC practice run
Wed 12th WSFRL – Beach Run 5M (7:30pm)
Thu 13th Meet at Nepcote: Round Cissbury Ring (4.5M) – XC practise run
Tue 18th Meet at Sea Lane Café: River Rife Final (though anyone can run round too!)
Thu 20th Meet at Nepcote: Hilly run following dew pond route but instead of going along valley bottom, climb the big hill! (5.4M)
Tue 25th Meet at Hill Barn Rec: Hangover 5 route (4.4M) – XC practise run
Thu 27th Meet Nepcote: XC Round #4, up lane and around Cissbury Ring (4.5M)
Sun 30th WSFRL – Seven Styles 4M (11:00am)

Sat Nav locations for our summer meeting points:

  • Hill Barn Lane car park: BN14 9QG. Car park is opposite the entrance to the golf club
  • Sea Lane Café: BN12 4HR
  • Honeysuckle Lane: BN13 3BT. Car park is at the end of the lane
  • Nepcote: BN14 0SQ. The parking area is on the left before the tree line and house on right
  • Sainsburys: BN14 9LA. Park in the NE corner of Sainsburys car park and walk through to the road where the metal barrier blocks the road on the way up to Worthing United FC ground

General Info:

The History of the West Sussex Fun Run League. Tim Boone of Arunners has written a book on the history of the WSFRL beginning with its formation some 30 years ago. As well as covering the historical development of the league, last year Tim ran every WSFR league race and in the book he describes his experiences of each in “full colour”! (An excerpt from our Hangover 5 race is on the Hangover 5 Tab). After recovering costs, all proceeds go to charity.

New Member Flyer for Notice Boards.You can download and print copies of the flyer for new members by clicking this link. There are also copies on the club notice board.


July 2017



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