Dates for the Diary
31st Jan – Worthing Splash Point 4 (WSFRL) – note online entry only – closing date 27th Jan
7th Feb – Chichester 10k – note closing date 22nd Jan
14th Feb – Worthing Half
20th Feb – Quiz
28th Feb – Brighton Half
6th Mar – Eastbourne Half (SGP race)
15th Mar – Learn to Run Course starts
28th Mar – Lewes Easter Monday Race (WSFRL)
2016 CHALLENGE TROPHY
At the recent committee meeting we agreed to keep the existing four events within the hj Challenge Trophy (Chichester 10k, Haywards Heath 10m, Barns Green Half and The Steepdown Challenge 5m) despite Chichester 10k losing it’s SGP status. The rational for this being that Chi10k is ideally placed within the spring marathon build up and is usually well attended by hj’s finest. Also, no other 10k events fit the calendar as well as Chi10k! ***PLEASE NOTE: Closing date for Chi10k is 22nd Jan 16 with NO ENTRY on the day!***
For those who aren’t familiar with the Challenge Trophy and want to take part; each year we select four events (10k, 10mile, half marathon and WSFRL) and those members who take part are automatically entered into our “internal club championship”. Prizes are awarded at our annual hj awards ceremony at the end of the year. Awards are given to the overall club winner (Shield and trophy) and each five year age category winner from Seniors to V70’s. So if you enter any of the selected races, you could win a trophy! Why not give it a go?
LONDON MARATHON TRANSPORT
Last year we didn’t run a minibus to London due to poor uptake over recent years. However, we did receive some feedback from London regulars who felt that this service should still be offered by hj. If you are running London in April and would benefit from transport to and from the event, please email info @hj to express an interest. If enough joggers get in touch and it becomes viable to fill 16 seats then we will review the decision whether to run the bus up town!
Sandra and Andy Spriggs are organizing a quiz for the Motor Neurone Disease Association with Alan Swetman as quiz master. This event has sold out in previous years and so tickets will be sold on a first come basis, so book early to avoid disappointment.
The date is 20th February 2016 at 7.30 pm at Warnham Village Hall, Hollands Way, Warnham RH12 3RH. £10 per person to include supper (bring your own drinks) Maximum of 6 per team. Tickets from Andy Spriggs : andyspriggs@tiscali .co.uk
A donation will be made to St Catherine’s hospice.
LEARN TO RUN
The next Learn to Run course is due to start 15th March 2016. Flyer and booking form attached below.
We need volunteers for the learn to run course every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Anybody who would like to volunteer please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Run Away Weekend
The weekend of 9th/10th July sees our first ‘Run Away Weekend’. The concept was to find a location not too far away offering a parkrun with a local race the next day.
This will be in the New Forest with the Brockenhurst parkrun on the Saturday morning and the New Forest 10 (miles) the following morning, also at Brockenhurst.
Those wishing to go will be responsible for obtaining their entry to the New Forest 10 and finding accommodation. The NF10 starts at 11:15am so reachable on the morning from Horsham for a day trip but best to get there in plenty of time because of the traffic. There are also fun runs for all ages from 10am.
For any further information or to let us know if you intend going please speak to Paul Chandler on a club night or email email@example.com
HJ KIT UPDATE
Race vests and t-shirts are available at Up & Running in Horsham. The race vests are £20, and the t-shirts £22. You’ll need to pay by cash or cheque. PLEASE NOTE: the race vests and t-shirts count as official club kit for races, and must be worn at any league or cross-country events in which you might earn points for Horsham Joggers – e.g. West Sussex Fun Run League or Sussex Grand Prix events. They’re pretty smart, so why not wear them for other events too, and spread the word about our club!
HJ Hoodies: you will shortly have the opportunity to order a new HJ hoody. Look out for the survey link on facebook soon. Orders must be placed and paid for by 14th February, and the goods should be available a few weeks later.
HJ caps and EventClips: caps are available to order at £12 from Fiona Clifton, and Paul Chandler has a stock of HJ event clips at £2.15.
Black track jackets: we still have several black HJ jackets available in sizes XL and XXL, at a special price of £15. Sizes S, M and L can be ordered for the full price of £25. See Fiona Clifton for details.
WSFRL: Worthing Lido 4
Our next WSFRL race is on Sunday 31st January. Because of the large numbers of runners entering this race, the organisers have said they may not be able to offer entries on the day. To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enter in advance – online entries only this year. The online entry form is available through the link below – remember to enter as a Horsham Jogger to get your reduced entry fee (£3 compared to the £7 full price).
Horsham Joggers’ WSFRL race (the ‘new’ Valentine’s Run)
As we’ve mentioned in a previous newsletter, we will not be staging the Valentine’s Run this year as the Committee have decided to relocate the event to a course and HQ that can handle the ever increasing number of runners we are attracting. The committee was considering a new date either in March or the autumn and at the Committee meeting this week, we have now opted for the autumn. This will allow us to trial alternative courses, and plenty of time to get the necessary permissions from the council and relevant landowners.
We will keep you updated as dates and details firm up. We will of course also need a new name for the event, and will be asking for suggestions in due course.
HANDY WEBSITES FOR YOUR MARATHON TRAINING from Raff Vitale
As it’s the period of Marathon fever, thought these would be appropriate for this month’s newsletter.
13 Rules to follow for marathon training:
13 rules for marathon training
How to run your first marathon:
How to run your first marathon
Marathon training – treatment offer
Suzanna Frisby, Horsham Jogger and local osteopath, is making the attached treatment offer available to Horsham Joggers training for a marathon.
If you have any articles for inclusion in the next newsletter please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st January.