Horsham Joggers News – 2nd Sept

Final Time Trial – 8th Sept at 7pm

Meeting at Itchingfield Primary School you can pace yourself against an “undulating” 5k road route.

HJ Merchandise

New t-shirt: we’ve made a preliminary order of the new “race” t-shirt and it’s possible that they will arrive in time for the Barns Green half marathon. Listen for announcements about this at a Tuesday club night soon.

Event clips: we’ve had a few expressions of interest – please let Fiona know if you would like to order a set – remember, the price goes down the more we order.

Hoodies: will be available soon.

Black track tops: still available in sizes L, XL and XXL for a special price of £15.

We still have a few 25th anniversary cotton t-shirts available, size Small, price £2.

See Fiona or email info@horshamjoggers.co.uk for more information

Barns Green Half Marathon

Thanks to all those who have been taking part in the BG training sessions. I hope you have enjoyed them. The same pattern of activity will continue for the next four weeks, i.e. a gentle Tuesday run, some hills or interval training on Thursday and a long run at the weekend. The test run of the full BG route will be on Sunday 13th September, to give you a feel for what to expect on the day. After that we’ll be tapering to make sure you are fresh for race day.

I’ll be publishing some thoughts about race strategy on facebook during the week before 27th. In the meantime, if you have any feedback about this year’s training programme please get in touch.


Race Clock hire

Did you know that Horsham Joggers look after the race clock for Sussex Athletics Network (SAN). The clock is on hire about 8 or 10 weekends of the year to various clubs in the network and can be hired by other clubs and organisations as well. Hire rates are £60 for clubs affiliated to SAN or £70 for unaffiliated clubs. Full details and booking forms are available from Paul Aylett or can be found here:
Race Clock Hire

Alf Shrub Memorial 5 – Sunday 4th Oct

This is an important event with strong local connections to an amazing athlete who lived in Slinfold. A locally based film/TV producer is planning to make a documentary on his life and extraordinary achievement including footage shot at this years event. There is an additional prize for the best Alf Shrubb look alike. In addition, all finishers will receive a replica medal won by Shrubb for breaking the World three mile record in 1902. With all of this taking place we need to get as many along to take part as we can.

Equinox 24 – Sept 19th/20th

Jayk Valentine O’Connell is organising a team to do the 24 hr Equinox race. It’s a 24hr race held on September 19th/20th at … Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire. We had a team of 8 but unfortunately 3 of our team have had to pull out. We are looking for people to fill the places. If anyone feels up to it, Kirsty Anstee-Brown, Matthew Anstee-Brown and Caroline Banks are looking to transfer their places. Myself and Graham Clarke will be organising a run/drink to sort out the preparation soon so if you would like any additional info please get in touch. Email Jayk on jaykthunder@icloud.com

Handy hints – hydration

There are so many articles to choose from, but maybe we start with a link to simple tips to Hydration. Its short and snappy: