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What is the West Sussex Fun Run League?

In 2022, there were 17 running clubs in West Sussex that participated in in this league and the most successful clubs are those that have at least 25 members participating in each event.  This is because the highest points that a club can achieve on attendance is 25 points and points for race positions are added.

You can find out more information about this via this link here West Sussex Fun Run League (WSFRL) | horsham joggers.  The fixture list is typically published at the start of each year, with the first race on New Year’s day being appropriately named the Hangover Five!

Compared to other races, the WSFRL races typically cost £5 for adult entry with many clubs providing junior races in addition, for a lower entry fee and shorter distances.

Apart from the fun and challenge of these events which are held all over West Sussex, other benefits include:

  1. There is a free T-shirt for completion of all the races.
  2. There is a glass shield WSFRL 10 as described below.

HJ members who have completed 10 or more WSFRL events in the calendar year will be presented with the glass shield at either the AGM or the awards evening, depending on when the results can be analysed in time.  Volunteering at the Gunpowder Trot counts as completing one event.  To avoid double counting, running the Gunpowder Trot and volunteering at the same event is treated as one.  The WSFRL 10 awards for 2022 will be present at the AGM to be held on Friday 21 April 2023.

Race Directors Wanted

The two key events that the club organises each year are the Horsham 10k and the Gunpowder Trot, held in May and November. 

Geoff Parker who has been the race director of the Horsham 10k for many years has decided to hang his hat but will remain as Race Director for one last time in 2023.  We would like a member to take up the position and shadow Geoff in the next few months, with the view of taking over the role for the Horsham 10k going forwards from 2024.

The race director for the Gunpowder Trot for 2022 was Paul Morley and was Margaret Wadman before that.  The club also need a race director for this event in 2023 and going forwards.

Both events have a core team of supporters who have experience, but the club require a leader to direct and control the many activities that make these 2 events successful.

We also need a Lead Marshall to take over from Lin Whiting for the 10k in 2023.

If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact

Many thanks to Geoff, Lin and Margaret for their excellent work and their commitment to the Club