Evening all! Just a few bits of news this time so let’s get on with it shall we?

The Chairman’s bit…….

As summer pushes on I would just like to personally thank everyone who continues to lead Tuesday groups. You help in ensuring that everyone especially new members do not get left behind is immeasurable.

I just wanted to brush up on a few housekeeping guidelines to taking a group, please bear in mind these are only suggestions and I do not want to put anyone off thinking of taking a group, but they will help to make your fellow runners feel more at ease!

  1. Make sure everyone knows the route.
  2. Nominate someone to be a back marker
  3. Check someone has a mobile phone in case of emergency.
  4. Regroup if possible during the run.
  5. When you finish ensure your back marker has returned.

Bank holiday Monday see’s the Horsham Round taking place so please get your teams together and send them in on the registration form to info@hj and don’t forget we will have a “bring your own food to cook” BBQ after!

September brings Horsham Parkrun’s 2nd anniversary on the 3rd and also for some hardy folk the Bacchus on the 11th! As this is a day of heavy drinking as well as running, the idea has been floated of hiring a coach. If you are interested please email info@hj or reply via social media.


WSFRL update

From September and beyond, all entries for WSFRL races will be made as a block club entry. Monies must be received four days before the race. This is in line with other clubs.

There are 5 races left in the calendar:

4th Sept  Fittleworth 5

11th Sept Tilgate Forest

9th Oct    Hickstead Gallop

30th Oct   Steepdown Challenge

6th Nov   Gun Powder Trot (Horsham Joggers)

Jenny Boyd will be taking monies for race entries, paid in advance. You can pay for all races, or individually if preferred; £3.00 per race.

6th Nov is Horsham Joggers “Gun Powder Trot”. Race members are requested to reserve this date to volunteer as marshals or helpers on the day.

HJ Merchandise: clearance sale

Are you in need of a t-shirt to cover yourself up with after a race? If you are a size Small, why not grab one of the remaining 25th anniversary t-shirts: they are good quality cotton in grey with a maroon HJ logo. Fiona will have them available for the next couple of weeks at a clearance price of £2. First come, first served.

Continuing the anniversary theme, there are 3 women’s black 30th anniversary technical t-shirts remaining: 1 in size 14, and 2 in size 16. The sizes come up a little small, so would be ideal for size 12 and 14 runners respectively.  Clearance price of £5 for a technical tee – get in!

We also have some of the black track jackets, 1 each in unisex sizes Small and Large, and several in both XL and XXL.  These are ideal for keeping yourself warm after after a summer run. Originally offered at £25, these will be for sale at £15.

This offer will run until the end of September, after which we will be donating the leftover garments to charity clothing banks. Please see Fiona at any Tuesday or Thursday session, and bring payment by cash or cheque.

Leadership in running fitness course (LIRF)

In October there will be another LIRF course run by England Athletics and open to all hj members who want to gain some training in leading others. The club is happy to fund this training for any members who intend to use it to lead a group or assist with learn to run course etc. For more details please click below:

England Athletics – LIRF

Drinking water at BBHLC

Following concerns from a few members about the availability of fresh water after long runs, the BBH Duty Manager has said that the drinking water tap is in the disabled toilet on the ground floor by the gents. So if members want to fill up water bottles then they can use this tap. If they just want a cup of water then there is a jug of cold water in the cafe area that people can use to fill up beakers. The duty manager said he would speak to the staff on duty on Sunday to make sure that they direct people to the ‘disabled’ toilet and not the ordinary toilet.

Dates for your diary

Will Page 10k (SGP) – Sunday 28th August

Horsham Round – 30 mile relay. Monday 29th August with BYO BBQ afterwards

Fittleworth 5 (WSFRL) – 4th September

Final Itchingfield time trial – 6th September at 7pm!

Hellingly 10k (SGP) – 11th September

Tilgate Forest 5 (WSFRL) – 11th September

*****Save the date – The legendary hj quiz night – 11th November (detail to follow)****

And finally – A Bit of Fun: What is your running spirit animal?!

What’s Your Running Spirit Animal?