HORSHAM JOGGERS NEWS – 3RD JULY

Well it’s been a while since we issued a newsletter so we best crack on then……………….

THE CHAIRMAN’S BIT

Hands on Sports Therapy – Tony Schofield took his first session with us last Tuesday and we hope you enjoyed it! He is offering some great deals on treatments and massages, check them out here http://www.handsonsportstherapy.org/#!the-therapy-club/l01ba

Horsham parkrun turns 100! – On Saturday 16th July our local parkrun hosts its 100th event! Where has the time gone! Anyway the theme is “100 not out” so the order of the day is a cricket or all white theme! We love to see as many of you as possible so be by the pond 8.50am for a 9am start! Also afterwards we will be hosting (weather permitting) a picnic brunch with a few games, bring your own food and drink it should be a beautiful morning.

Ride London – For the third year there is an opportunity for HJ members to be involved with this event on Sunday 31st July . We man one of the drink stations in the Leith hill area. Due to road restrictions we need to be in place early (7am ish) and will be free to go by about 2pm. Kit and lunch are provided and I guarantee it is an event not to be missed. More specific timings and locations will follow. If you are interested email info@horshamjoggers.co.uk and mark your email “Ride London” and we will pass it on. Or have a word with me (Phil Liberman) at club or parkrun!

Race attire – We now have our lovely race t shirts which have made a great new addition to our club clothing line! Could we please respectfully ask that if you are entering a club event or have entered a race through the club name you wear ether the club race vest or t shirt and not learn to run t shirts, 30th anniversary t shirts etc we are rightfully proud of our club and in return we want to show it off to the world in the most professional way! Thank you

Horsham Round – This fabulous 29mile relay event will once again be starting from Horsham Park Bandstand and will include some selected local teams by invitation only. We’ll be taking team registration forms soon so if you can put together a team, watch this space and Facebook for details of how to register.

WSFRL entries – As from September, entry to WSFRL races will only be available en mass via your club rep (Jenny Boyd). This is to allow the league to simplify the registration admin and keep costs low. Most league clubs already operate this group entry system with hj bucking the trend! So from September onwards, if you want to enter up to two days before the race, please ensure you let Jenny know and more importantly PAY YOUR MONEY as we cannot sub anyone for the entry fee on a “I’ll pay you later” basis.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Steyning Round Hill Romp (West Sussex Fun Run League)Wednesday 6th July 2016 (Beer and BBQ Afterwards)

New Forest – 10 miles (Runaway weekend). Sunday 10th July

Phoenix 10k (SGP) –Wednesday 13th July

Horsham Riverside Walk – 13 miles. Saturday 16th July (see: horshamtowncommunitypartnership)

Seven Styles Fun Run – 4 miles (West Sussex Fun Run League)Sunday 24th July

Bexhill 5k (SGP) – Wednesday 27th July

Highdown Hike – 3.6 miles (West Sussex Fun Run League)Wednesday 3rd August

Hove Hornets Stinger – 9.5 miles (West Sussex Fun Run League)Sunday 21st August

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

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

HJ HOODIES ORDER

Orders for the HJ hoodie have now been taken are will be processed for manufacturing. If you haven’t paid by the deadline date (30th June), you won’t be getting your hoodie. Harsh but fair!

HIGH WEALD TRAILS

We are lucky enough to be surrounded by beautiful tracks and trails, none more so than the High Weald Landscape Trail and St Leonards Forest. The scenery is breath taking and the opportunity to seek solitude during a solo run or chat with friends on a group run is second to none. However, we have been contacted by the land owners and local farmers and asked to remind our members that they must stick to the designated rights of way and not deviate onto private land which is marked as such. The future of our events and other local races (Heron Way 10k for instance) relies on the good will of the land owners and we need to maintain this relationship.

THE TWINNING BIT – BEER AND SAUSAGE ANYONE?

Horsham Joggers and Mel’s Milers triumph in Lage!

Horsham Joggers & Mel’s Milers were represented at the 45th International Horsterberg Volkslauf series of races In Horsham’s German twin town, Lage. Carol Hoare And Amanda Reilly of Horsham Joggers participated in the 10k event and on an extremely warm morning over an undulating course through forest, returned excellent times of  1hour 3mins  and 1hour 10mins respectively resulting in their leading the field in their respective age groups. Mel’s Milers Colin Shaw took part in the half marathon coming home in a time of 2hours 5 mins to take the honours in the M70 age group. As is customary, the host club T G Lage warmly welcomed the Horsham party & entertained them over the weekend with sightseeing visits, parties & barbecues.

Lage 2 Lage 1

If you’d like to go next year, please see attachment below for a visit to Lage in May 2017. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. David Maurice

letter re visit to Lage May 2017 _1_

KIDS ATHLETICS COURSE

I am running an athletics course for young children over the summer. I am doing it with Mel from Mel’s Milers at the BBH track. Could you possibly send out this flier to Horsham Joggers? Thanks, Sam Lloyd-Smith

Mini Athletics Flyer

(Consider it done Sam! – Ed)

HORSHAM 10K – 2017

I know, I know, it’s ages until the next one but there will be some key changes to next years race, including Horsham Joggers taking on the entire event after many years in association with The Lions Club. This will open up some key roles which will need to be filled by the end of this year so that we can share the responsibility among the team leaders. If you have ever wanted to get involved and organise a section for the day, please email info@horshamjoggers.co.uk Some of the roles to be filled will include; Race Secretary, Chief Marshal, Clerk of the Course, Road Restriction team leader, Sector Marshals, Break Down team leader etc. Thanks, Paul Aylett

As Looney Tunes used to say; That’s all folks! – Ed