Club News

LATEST:     -- WSFRL Hickstead, Sun 8th Oct. Please let Dave or Bryan know if you wish to enter --    -- Winter is coming 🙁 If you'd like a club hoody let Bryan know --


[updated: 21st September 2017]

  • WSFRL Tilgate: Disappointing result at Tilgate finishing last in the points total for the race with just 5 runners. Well done to those that made it for one of the nicer runs in the league season. The next WSFRL race is Hickstead on Sunday 8th October
  • Pick of some of the upcoming local races:

    24th Sep – Barns Green Half Marathon or 10K
    1st Oct – Lewes Downland 5M or 10M
    8th Oct – Chichester 10K or Half Marathon (clashes with Hickstead)
    15th Oct – Bright 10
    28th Oct – Beachy Head 10K or Marathon
    19th Nov – Brighton 10K
    2nd Dec – Worthing Running Sisters 5K/10K
    3rd Dec – Downland Devil 9

  • 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
  • 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…


September Club Night
Training Runs:

Tue 5th Meet at club: Broadwater Road, Grove Lodge, Offington r/abouts, Rectory Rd (4.7M)
Thu 7th Meet at club: Charmandean run, anticlockwise (4.5M)
Tue 12th Meet at club: sea front speed work
Thu 14th Meet at club: Lancing loop (5.6M)
Sun 17th WSFRL – Tilgate Forest (11am)
Tue 19th Meet at Broadwater Green: Run to Hayling Rise for Hill Reps
Thu 21st Meet at club: Lyndhurst Rd to sea front, Heene Rd and back to club (5.0M)
Tue 26th Meet at club: sea front speed work
Thu 28th Meet at club: Twittens run (4.2M)

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.


September 2017



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