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The Crowborough Runner “A Newsletter not a Snoozeletter”

January 2014 Xmas and New Year 2014 Issue

Immediate stuff Save your tokens from Waitrose to put your green token in the Crowborough Junior coaching box in FEBRUARY, you’ll be helping the club to raise funds Next Cross Country = Snape Wood 2nd Feb Reach me at tony@hufflett.com. Let us all know what you’ve been up to Tony Next Issue: early Mar (start of every odd month)


RACES RUN... BEACHY HEAD MARATHON 26th Oct 2013 (forgot to write it up last time, sorry!) Ian and I struggled round the course and down and up and down and up the Seven Sisters in this classic event. Weather cold but fair. Organisation and refreshments excellent, Highly recommended to all. Great run by Anna well done as 10th Lady home – outstanding! Well done also to Chloe, and Veronique who competed in the walking option for the event Tony

122 Anna Tolmacheva 708 Tony Hufflett 709 Ian Gowing 1281 Chloe Kirkin 1489 Veronique Stone 1557 finishers

4:01:46 5:05:13 5:05:13 6:42:51 8:06:02 (walker)


BACK TO THE TRENCHES 18k

Congrats to our pair of hardcore mudrats Barry and Katerina who survived this one and finished in an OUTSTANDING 16th and 17th overall at 1h45 out of 113 finishers

Above: Katerina stepping over the nasty poison arrow tripwire obstacle (I think that’s Barry behind her – he’s just taken one in the right shoulder!)

Barry recovers and surges forward again …


CROSS COUNTRY 10th November 2013

ESSCCL Firle

(photos were in last issue) POS 37 57 62 83 102 104 109 125 132 133 141 144 145 155 156 162 168 178 193 209 212 213 223 224 225

NAME ALAN STEWART ROD CHINN KEVIN BATTELL JULIAN FORD BRYAN TAPSELL ANNA TOLMACHOVA PETER BURFOOT DAVE HYNES JAMES WELBURY CAROL WOODWARD AUDREY NIOUCEL MARY NIGHTINGALE DAVID POTTS LOUISE ELLIS ROGER STONE RON CUTBILL NATALIE WELSH ALBERT KEMP STEVE HICKEY MELINDA MACKAY BRENDA STYLES SHARON WHEELER RICHARD KING SARAH WRENN SARAH HILLIARD

TIME 36-37 38-23 38-43 40-12 41-28 41-54 42-23 43-14 43-49 43-52 44-41 45-00 45-09 46-05 46-05 47-05 47-44 48-33 51-09 54-02 55-00 55-00 62-08 67-17 67-19

CLUB CROW CROW CROW CROW CROW CROW CROW CROW CROW CROW CROW CROW CROW CROW CROW CROW CROW CROW CROW CROW CROW CROW CROW CROW CROW

CAT M50 M50 M50 M50 M50 SW M60 M50 M50 F55 F35 F35 M40 F35 M50 M50 F45 M65 M40 F45 F60 F45 M60 F45 F45

Juniors 1 2 3

MATTHEW McCARTHY JAMES McCARTHY JOE ALLEN

O8-37 O8-38 O9-02

CROW 13 CROW 13 CROW 11

1st 2nd and 3rd for the Juniors well done!


Sunday 17th Nov 2013 Race No Firstname

Lastname

2529

Gary

2840

Rod

Chinn

472

John

Tighe

2135

Mary

1529

James

3194

Carol

3298

Louise

Brighton 10K

Cat Cat Gun Pos Gun Time Gun Pos Chip Time Chip Pos

Callaghan M40

Club

97

00:42:20

402

00:42:08

421

CROWBOROUGH RUNNERS

M50

40

00:42:32

424

00:41:58

410

CROWBOROUGH RUNNERS

M40

160

00:45:06

612

00:44:31

623

CROWBOROUGH RUNNERS

Nightingale F55

4

00:45:48

664

00:45:12

690

CROWBOROUGH RUNNERS

M50

76

00:46:28

723

00:45:52

749

CROWBOROUGH RUNNERS

Woodward F55

8

00:46:55

760

00:46:21

788

CROWBOROUGH RUNNERS

F35

111

00:51:23

1172

00:50:01

1194

CROWBOROUGH RUNNERS

Welbury

Ellis

2629

Swati

Patel

F35

153

00:54:24

1433

00:52:29

1440

CROWBOROUGH RUNNERS

3009

SPARE

ENTRY

TBC

5

00:57:20

1717

00:55:42

1771

CROWBOROUGH RUNNERS

2384

Annie

Sidgwick

F55

36

01:03:23

2215

01:01:17

2263

CROWBOROUGH RUNNERS

2090

Sarah

Hilliard

F45

266

01:10:13

2566

01:08:06

2597

CROWBOROUGH RUNNERS

3494

Dominique

Welbury

F55

56

01:14:15

2670

01:11:37

2677

CROWBOROUGH RUNNERS


Sunday 1st Dec 2013 The Race of the Year - Crowborough 10K Thanks to all Crows for amazing support and another successful annual event. Our runners 42 75

Alan Stewart Anna Tolmacheva

41:43 43:47

Professional Northerner Alan Stewart caught chuckling to himself at the minor undulations we dare call “hills” in the soft South

Le depart

Running so fast she’s just a blur … it’s Anna


Xmas Light Run An elite turnout of dedicated runners braved the stormy weather in pursuit of Christmas Lights, mulled wine and hot mince pies!! Cheers all and happy new year Ian

(I like the one below better – not sure why but it just seems more “inclusive” somehow - Ed.)


Sunday 22nd Dec 2013 ESSCCL Framfield

POS 30 48 58 61 68 83 87 94 101 119 128 140 146 149 154

NAME KEVIN BATTELL BRYAN TAPSELL DAVID POTTS ROD CHINN GARY CALLAGHAN PETER BURFOOT AUDREY NIOUCEL NATALIE WELSH MARY NIGHTINGALE ALBERT KEMP SWATI PATEL JAMES WELBURY THEO STEWART BRENDA STYLES SHARON WHEELER

TIME 36-26 38-18 39-21 39-48

CAT M50 M50 M40 M50

PTS 179 166 158 156

40-02 41-50

M40 M60

150 137

42-08 42-48

F35 F45

189 185

43-28 47-03 49-38 51-30 53-15 54-20

F55 M65 F35 M50 F35 F60

182 120 169 113 157 154

55-06

F45

151

Och aye the New James loses his shoe

Six brave men and seven brave women braved the mud, bravely! I counted them all out and counted them all back; no one was lost in the mire, the mire that was Newplace cross country! It seem to rain for about 24 hours nonstop leading up to the race then stop just before the start of the junior race at 10.30am. The constant rain ensured the course was particularly wet, with Sussex clay ensuring the mud was of the best quality. A scenic location; with the last part or the course running alongside the lakes. Then the final short climb to the finish. . Crowborough Juniors did very well again: First Jasper Baker (Lewes AC), second James McCarthy (Crowborough Runners), third Matthew McCarthy (Crowborough Runners) Crowborough runners seniors came 5th in the race and we are 5th out of nine teams overall after three races. First senior team was Lewes AC followed by Hailsham Harriers in second place and Heathfield/Uckfield third


Head Honcho and friend It’s muddy out here! Reach for the stars

Nathalie – glides home

James ‘where’s me shoe’ Welbury


Gary- ‘this is not my sort of surface’

Brenda – still smiling

Audrey – toughs it out

Sharon – just loved it


New Year’s Day walk 1st Jan 2014

Great turnout in poor conditions Brilliantly hosted by Julie, THANK YOU. 4 of us decided to do a walk rather than join the 15 runners. So led by Archie, a friend of Julie’s mother with his two dogs, Denise, Elaine and I set off in the pouring rain over fields to arrive at Palesgate Lane. There was a stream of water running down the right side of the road as we climbed and then turned left into the lane leading to the Oast House. At the top we turned left then left again back onto Palesgate Lane. By the time we reached the railway bridge, the whole road was a stream and at the ford it was an impressive sight to see the water from the road rushing to join the already fast flowing stream (see photo below). A thoroughly wet but enjoyable walk and we then joined the runners and dried out with warm drinks and lots of food at Julie’s house. Thank you to Julie and her mother for entertaining us all.


Club run Saturday Dec 14th

Nice photo (Ed)

Sunday club run 5th Jan 2014


JUNIOR NEWS by Dave H. Following on from a successful 2013 season, I am looking forward to the forthcoming year. The Tuesday night sessions were very well attended last year with up to 50 athletes on some nights. The newly created Saturday group is slowly growing in momentum and what we lack in numbers at the moment is made up by enthusiasm shown by the athletes. We are attracting new members on a regular basis and hope this will continue as we approach the Spring. A special note of thanks to Jane and Nicky for helping with this new initiative. The results at our outings have been very impressive so far. 

 

At Firle XC Crowborough managed to achieve a 1-2-3 with sterling performances from Matthew McCarthy (1st) James McCarthy(2nd) and Joe Allen (3rd). This was followed by another good performance at Framfield where we achieved a second (James M) and third(Matthew M). This could have been even better had James not stopped at the wrong finishing line!! On January 5th we visited Tonbridge Summerhill School and once more there were strong performances from Joe Allen, Rory and Elliott Keen. On Wednesday 15th January both Matthew and James ran in the Sussex Schools Cross Country Championships. The first 20 represent the county. Both ran extremely well finishing 25th and 44th respectively out of a field of 159. It was particularly disappointing for Matthew as he had not been well prior to the event and only missed out by a few yards.

With a good years training I am sure we will see them in County colours next year! Good luck to Joe as well as he will be trying for a Schools County place at Christ’s Hospital at the end of February. May I take this opportunity to thank all the Junior coaches who helped out during the past year. We also will have the benefit of 3 new Level 2 coaches by summer and this will be a great asset to the club.

Matt and James If anybody can help out at some of our Junior sessions whether it be a Tuesday or Saturday then please contact myself or Katerina. Also there is funding available for new coaches to attend courses and should you be interested please feel free to contact me.


CLUB NEWS Maggi and Brenda do it again! Congratulations to Maggi and Brenda, our prize winners in the 2013 Sussex Grand Prix Running Series. Maggi was 3rd lady in the V5 category and Brenda was 3rd lady V7 – it is at least the FIFTH year in a row that they have both won prizes, which is a fantastic achievement. My records do not go back any further than 2009 so maybe it is even more than 5 in a row. It is also the fifth year in the row that the ladies have won prizes and not a single man has won one. Come on, guys, surely one of you can break into the prizes this year? The awards presentation will be, as usual, at the Jack and Jill pub in Clayton on Friday 7th February. There will be free snacks and nibbles. Can anyone wanting to attend please let me know so that I can co-ordinate car sharing. Roger

The prize giving for 2013 will be held at the Jack & Jill pub in Clayton on Friday February 7th – food will be provided.

Ostend to Bruges 10 mile race: Sunday, 2nd March. We plan to do a Bruges weekend again - share a car and a room and it's a cheap weekend. Ostend to Bruges is a well organised fast and flat 10 mile race mainly on traffic free towpaths. It’s their 21st anniversary race: http://www.oostendebruggetenmiles.be/en/menu.php?DOC_INST=7 Chocolate to die for!! http://visitbruges.be/ Race entry £13.50 includes bus to start (Ostend), T shirt and free Belgian beer and cake. Car share too - please contact James if you are interested by January 21st.

Further afield... Salzburg Marathon and other races, Austria, on May 4th. It won't be a waltz but the hills will be alive with the sound of running and it's a beautiful place with lots to see incl Mozart’s House, castles etc and the cakes are to die for. There are a variety of races to choose from incl: marathon, half marathon, 10K and relay race plus a breakfast run. Marathon course has PB potential - it is actually very flat. BA fly direct from LGW and Ryanair / The Luftwaffe go there from STN. Train also a possibility. If you are interested you might want to have a chat with James. http://www.salzburg-marathon.at/bin/sam_default/index.php http://www.salzburg-marathon.at/bin/sam_marathon/races.php


Hi I am doing London in April and have chosen to run for Bliss as both of my babies were premature so not sure if anyone wants to sponsor me!:) Regards Nicky

Beginners & Improvers. We now have a core group of about 12 who currently attend the Monday sessions on and around the track. Two of our runners, Sophie Cheek and Lucie Rexstrew completed their first 5K race before Christmas taking on the Tonbridge Park run (below). And didn't they do well.

Some of the group have also moved up to the Wednesday run and some Sunday runs. Please spread the word as we welcome anybody even if they have not done any running. It’s amazing how quickly the body can adapt and start increasing distances. Also, if you have been injured and want a more gentle session than Tuesday, feel free to attend on Monday. You will also be given just as hard a session as Sid's if you want (say, if you can't make the Tuesday one week)!


A BIG WELCOME to New Members:

Welcome            

Steve Bolton Emma Bowers Sophie Cheek Deborah Dixon Lindsey Greenstreet Steph Kirkin Lucie Rexstrew Paul Rundle Anthony Shaw Claire Styles Kyrie Vanstone Jamie Woolgar

BE SAFE! Hi VIS VESTS ARE AVAILABLE ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLUB RUNS We have bought some vests for use on Weds if folks forget Flashers are OK, but what if they fail?

WINTER RUNNING Want to get better grip at the Cross Countries? Want to run in the snow and ice without falling over? Got an old pair of off-road shoes. Try the IceGripper studs: http://www.icegripper.co.uk/run/stabilicers-cleats-for-sport-and-overshoe-pack-of-25.html (Icespike)


MOTHER MARY SAYS........ “LET’S GET SOME GOOD PRESS COVERAGE IN 2014” Having had a few articles printed in The Courier recently it would be great if we could continue the coverage and help raise the profile of the club locally by getting a regular spot. This is where I need your help: please send me results and a good photo of any races you have done, along with interesting facts e.g. the location; good results (a PB or a good placing); money raised for charity; particularly challenging nature of the event or other noteworthy details. I don’t need an essay, just a few bullet points is fine and I will do the rest. Photos needs to be good quality, from a camera not a mobile phone, ideally with lots of smiley faces and all in club colours. Give me names from left to right in the pic. If there are children in the pic you must have the parents’ consent to publish. Copy needs to be fresh and newsworthy so don’t hang about – email me by Monday evening for that Friday’s issue. A word of caution – the article can be edited by the newspaper to fit the space, sometimes altering the sense of the piece and headlines are applied by them, not me! Thank you and I look forward to receiving your contributions. Mary Mary.nightingale@virgin.net


XMAS PARTY!


Ian’s Xmas Quiz (See Appendix at end of the Newsletter for all the gory details – questions and full answers)

Christmas Party Table results :     

Mary's Table 18 D Gary's Table 20 D+ Chloe's Table 24.5 C John's Table 28 BAnnie's Table 36 A


Bryan and Anna receive the award from Elspeth Turner of Sussex Athletics. The presentation was held at the Grand Hotel Brighton on November 29th An evening of glitz and glamour to celebrate the achievements of the county's most talented sportsmen and women, volunteers and coaches. The 11th annual Sussex Sports Awards, hosted by Active Sussex, welcomed regular host, BBC Sussex DJ Danny Pike and Olympic badminton silver medallist Gail Emms MBE, who gave an inspirational talk about her journey to sporting success. Entertainment was provided by Brighton-based Parkour Group, The Urban Playground Team - sponsored by Wave Leisure.


Sunday Runs and Water Rota - Jan 2014 If you have been a member of Crowborough Runners for a while, you will no doubt know all about the water rota. But we are delighted that we have quite a number of new members of the club (welcome to all of you) and so bear with us while we explain the system again. We ask all members to take their turn on the water rota (rota for 2014 is below). It involves driving your car round to provide water for those doing the club run on a Sunday morning and also giving a lift back to anyone who is unable to complete the training run. It normally takes 2 hours but sometimes a bit more. Water equipment is provided (container and plastic cups) and someone on the run will organise the route and agree with you the meeting places for water so all you need to do is:       

if you cannot make the date you have been allocated, please arrange to swap dates with someone else arrange with the previous person on the list to collect the water kit from them make sure the container is clean and fill it up with water beforehand turn up at the start of the run (mostly 8:30am from the leisure centre) drive to each of the meeting points and hand out water to the runners when they arrive the optional purchase of a packet of jelly babies to offer to runners with the water is much appreciated hand over the water kit to the next person on the list

We are trying to ensure that the Sunday runs are suitable for everyone, varying the type of course (on road and off road) and length. The traditional length is 10 miles, but there will be some 6 and 8 mile routes as well as some optional add-ons for those who want to run further, particularly during the spring marathon training season. Can faster runners please note that you should run back to behind the slowest runner from time to time to allow re-grouping. This is particularly true at water stops where runners should arrive together so everyone can have time to take a drink and the same amount of rest before setting off again. This means everyone runs for the same amount of time, with faster runners covering more distance. Obviously if runners want to run for a longer time than the normal 1½ - 2 hours, they will have to the extra time without the group – in these cases, it makes sense to ask around and arrange to buddy with someone else who is also doing a longer run. The club Sunday runs are not held on the days of popular races (Sussex Grand prix races, East Sussex cross country league, London and Brighton Marathon) so there are about 30 each year, which means your turn only comes round every 12-18 months. If for any reason you cannot or are not willing to take part in the rota, you must let Bryan and Roger know so that we can take you off the list. Thanks to everyone for participating. It makes Sunday runs more sociable and enjoyable, helps beginners to build up their distances and more experienced runners to put in some solid training. If you have any questions, please contact either of us. Bryan and Roger


A great page to PRINT

HERE IS THE WATER ROTA ‌ Date

Day

12-Jan-14 19-Jan-14 26-Jan-14 02-Feb-14 09-Feb-14 16-Feb-14 23-Feb-14 02-Mar-14

Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday

09-Mar-14 16-Mar-14 23-Mar-14

Sunday Sunday Sunday

30-Mar-14 06-Apr-14 13-Apr-14 20-Apr-14 27-Apr-14 04-May-14 11-May-14 18-May-14 25-May-14 01-Jun-14

Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday

04-Jun-14 07-Jun-14 08-Jun-14 15-Jun-14 22-Jun-14 29-Jun-14 06-Jul-14 13-Jul-14 16-Jul-14 20-Jul-14 27-Jul-14 30-Jul-14 03-Aug-14 10-Aug-14 17-Aug-14 24-Aug-14 31-Aug-14 07-Sep-14 14-Sep-14

Wednesday Saturday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Wednesday Sunday Sunday Wednesday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday

Run ESSCCL Pett Club Run Club Run ESSCCL Snape Wood SGP Chichester 10K Club Run ESSCCL Blackstock Farm SGP Eastbourne Half Marathon SGP Worthing 20 Club Run SGP Hastings Half Marathon Brighton Marathon London Marathon

SGP SGP SGP SGP

Haywards Heath 10M Hastings 5 Miles Horsham 10K Rye 10M

SGP Worthing 10K South Downs Way Relay

SGP Heathfield 10K SGP Bewl 15M SGP Phoenix 10K

SGP Bexhill 5K

SGP Newick 10K SGP Hellingly 10K SGP Hove Prom 10K

Who ---Andy Parkin Brenda Styles ------Katerina Clark ---------Pippa Purnell ---Ashley Box ---Kevin Battell Dave Stewart ------------Sharon was Louise Ellis ------Dave Fee Catherine Beltramini ---Lynda Brown ---Lydia Godfrey ---David Potts Nathalie Welch ---Emma Bowers Annie Sidgwick Alan Edney ---Liz Davies -------


21-Sep-14

Sunday

28-Sep-14

Sunday

05-Oct-14 12-Oct-14 19-Oct-14 26-Oct-14 02-Nov-14 09-Nov-14 16-Nov-14 23-Nov-14 30-Nov-14

Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday

Deborah Dixon SGP Barns Green Half Marathon SGP Lewes Downland 10 ESSCCL

------Ian Gowing Sam Fee Steve Hickey

ESSCCL SGP Brighton 10K Crowborough 10K

---Clare Styles ----


SGP Race Calendar 2014

A great page to PRINT

Here is the latest race calendar for the Sussex Grand Prix running races this year. Dates in red are still provisional. Any questions please let me know Regards, Roger PLEASE COME AND DO THE SGP RACES WE NEED YOU! 1

February

9th

Chichester 10k

2

March

2nd

Eastbourne Half

3

March

9th

Worthing 20

4

March

23rd

Hastings Half

5

May

4th

Haywards Heath 10m

6

May

11th

Hastings 5 Mile

7

May

18th

Horsham 10k

8

May

25th

Rye 10m

9

June

5th

Worthing 10k (Wednesday)

10

June

22nd

Heathfield 10k

11

July

6th

Bewl 15

12

July

16th

Phoenix 10k (Wednesday)

13

July

30th

Bexhill 5k (Wednesday)

14

August

24th

Will Page 10k, Newick

15

September

7th

Hellingly 10k

16

September

21st

Hove Prom 10k

17

September

28th

Barns Green Half

18

October

5th

Lewes Downland 10 mile

19

November

16th

Brighton 10k

20

November

30th

Crowborough 10k

There are two important rules changes for 2014 

SGP points for the big races (Chichester 10K, Hastings 1/2 , Brighton 10K and Barns Green ½) will be allocated on the basis of chip time to avoid rewarding slower runners who push their way to the front at the start The results of club runners who are not affiliated to England Athletics will count in the SGP competitions but obviously any such runners will have to pay the race organisers the £2 supplement for non-affiliated runners.

Please let me know if you have any questions or visit www.sussexgrandprix.co.uk for more details Roger


CLUB NOTICES From Andy Parkin, Club Secretary Recent information received by Club 1. Registered athletes – make sure you get the most from the sport Athletes who are registered with England Athletics are able to access a range of benefits and offers through the athletes’ online portal. These include offers on products at the England Athletics store as well as with partners such as Sweatshop.

2. New resource to help clubs and volunteers

We are pleased to announce that England athletics have re-launched the Volunteer Toolkit, a set of resources to help clubs and other organisations in their work with Volunteers.

3. Latest coaching resources at uCoach.com

uCoach is the online resource for athletics coaches in the UK – a one-stop shop for coaches to access information about coach development, coaching qualifications, events, news and coaching resources. Updates from 29th October to 4th November are listed.

4. Guide to improve access for disabled people in sports clubs released A guide to improve access for disabled people in sports clubs was released by the EFDS recently. “Access for All: Opening Doors” aims to break down one of the main barriers for people with a range of impairments- venue accessibility

5. Message from Eric Hardwick, Race Director Hastings Half Marathon. We would like to Invite your members to take part in this year's Sussex Championships being hosted at The Hastings Half Marathon on Sunday 23rd March 2014. Full details of Awards and Prize Money can be viewed at the Hastings Web site www.hastings-half.co.uk. also details of qualification. Could you please advise your Athletes that under Sussex Rules, to take part in the Championships, they must enter by the 14th March. They can still enter The Event after this date, but would not qualify for the Sussex Champs. we look forward to seeing you at Hastings. Best wishes, Eric. Eric Hardwick M.B.E. Race director 30th Hastings Half Marathon on the 23rd March 2014. Also Hosting the Sussex Athletics Half Marathon Championships Enter now at Visit http://www.hastings-half.co.uk/

6. A full list of coaching and officials courses taking place in the next few months is attached.


7.

I have received information from Sussex Athletics regarding further officials courses. They intend arranging a course for endurance officials. The course highlights all the nitty gritty aspects of race organisation that have to be considered by race directors and their helpers. If you are interested please contact me in the first instance. parkin_a@sky.com

8. St John Ambulance have advised that any of their courses must be booked through their county head office in Hollingbury. See web site www.sja.org.uk 9. Petworth Park 10K I am writing to inform you of an upcoming running race in West Sussex - the Petworth Park 10k. This two-lap course, set in the stunning surroundings of the Grade-I listed Petworth Park, is to st be held on Wednesday 21 May 2014 at 7.15pm. We're giving all local running clubs the chance to sign up before the event is advertised to the general public later this month. The price per entry is £14. You can enter online or by phone 0844 249 1895 – please note a 5% booking fee will apply. https://kiosk.iristickets.co.uk/k?v=NTIBO&item_type=103&general_event_event=2d4f7dee -6afe-475a-a838-029eb9ca7d5e

10. Team Whizz Kids is still recruiting.…and we’ve got a great deal for running clubs! If you can get 5 people to run the 2014 London Marathon for Whizz-Kidz, we can offer you a great discounted rate of £1000 sponsorship per person (down from £1600 per person). Additionally, we can offer a 50% reduction in the registration fee to £50 per person. So if you have any running club buddies, family, friends or colleagues etc who may be interested in running the London Marathon 2014 – put a team together and get in touch. call our Events Team on 0207 233 9696.

Andy Parkin Club Secretary Tel 01892 654719 E mail: parkin_a@sky.com


What we do together Our weekly events, “rain or shine” ... Sunday Club runs:

08:30 a.m. Goldsmiths Leisure Centre

Beginner Mondays:

Every Monday 18:30 p.m. – 19:15 pm (Goldsmiths track)

Tuesday Night Training:

Every Tuesday 18:30 p.m. (interval /speed training at 18:30 Goldsmiths track)

Wednesday night club run: Leaving from Goldsmiths Leisure Centre 19:15 easy pace/ 19:20 middle pace 19:30 the chasing group/late arrivals! Race Series SGP (Sussex Grand Prix) - contact Roger Stone. Links to clubs entry forms on SGP website www.sussexgrandprix.co.uk Most races can be entered via www.runnersworld.co.uk (small charge applies). East Sussex Cross Country - contact Bryan Tapsell website at www.eastsussexcrosscountry.co.uk

Crowborough Runners Committee 2013/2014 Secretary Andy XC Manager Bryan Development Officer James Chairman John Child Protection & Welfare Manager Julie 10K Director Kevin Road Race Manager Roger Membership Secretary Ron Treasurer Sarah Club Captain Sharon Newsletter Editor Tony Social Secretary Ian

Parkin Tapsell Welbury Tighe Harker Battell Stone Cutbill Hilliard Wheeler Hufflett Gowing


This Issues Caption Competition

Send your captions (unlimited entry) to me at tony@hufflett.com


Last Issue Competition GUESS THE YEAR - Start of the Tunbridge Wells Half WINNER = RUSSELL “After some research! - I'm going for 1985 as it shows starting out onto St.Johns Road.” Russell I believe this is a photo from the 1st year 1983, last year was the 30th anniversary. Ed.


How can I help out Crowborough Runners? In case you were wondering:            

Organise a Sunday Club run Help the Juniors on a summer Tuesday night Help the New Junior Track Club on a Saturday morning 9:45am Drive the support car on a Sunday Help out at the 10k Help out at our Cross Country (we have a year off this season) Host a Sunday run from your house Write an article for the Newsletter Volunteer for a post at the AGM Recruit a new member Run a Cross Country race as a Crowborough Runner Run an SGP race as a Crowborough Runner

P.S. when you’ve completed all of the above, please come and see me for additional homework!

(no-one has submitted this form to me yet?! – Ed)


Appendix: Ian’s Xmas Quiz Answers



The Crowborough Runner Jan 2014