Club News

LATEST:     -- April training schedule listed below --


[updated: 24th April 2017]

  • London Marathon: Well done to our two London runners Jonny (3:15:48) and Luisa who smashed her previous best finishing in 4:29:42.
  • WSFRL Lewes 10K: Well done to all our Lewes 10K runners. Good conditions this year with a dry course and not too windy led to some good times. Next up is the Portslade Hedgehoppers 5M race on Sunday 7th May.
  • Boston Marathon: Well done to Reg in the Boston Marathon finishing sub-3:30 in a time of 3:27:21
  • Photos: Couple of photos from London and Lewes 10k added to the photos page
  • Future races: Events page updated with races in July and August.
  • 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:

    29th Apr – East Grinstead 10M
    30th Apr – Haywards Heath 10M
    1st May – Burgess Hill 10K
    21st May – Horsham 10K
    21st May – Bognor 10K
    29th May – Friston Forest 10K
    4th Jun – Worthing 10K
    17th Jun – South Downs 1/2 Marathon
    18th Jun – Worthing Race for Life
    25th Jun – Go Dad Run 5K or 10K
    2nd Jul – Bewl Water 15M
    2nd Jul – Summer Plod 6.5M or 21M
    11th Jul – Beat the Tide 10K
    12th Jul – Brighton Phoenix 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…


April Club Night
Training Runs:

Tue 4th Meet at club: Lyndhurst Rd, Brougham Rd, sea front to Heene Rd, up Heene Rd to Richmond Rd and back to club (5.0M)
Thu 6th Meet at club: Charmandean run anticlockwise (4.2M)
Tue 11th Meet at Hill Barn car park: speed work on and around football pitches
Thu 13th Meet at Sea Lane Café: Foreshore run (4.7M)
Mon 17th WSFRL – Lewes 10K. 11:15 start at Lewes Leisure Centre
Tue 18th Meet at Sea Lane Café: River Rife practice run #1
Thu 20th Meet at Honeysuckle Lane car park: Field loops, 1.4 or 0.6M laps
Tue 25th Meet at Nepcote car park: Chicken Hill run (up the hill!) (3.6M)
Thu 27th Meet at Sea Lane Café: River Rife practice run #2

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

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.


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