This winter’s Sussex Squad for Under 13 and Under 15 athletes, organised by Fiona Newport on behalf of the Sussex Athletics Network, begin next Sunday (2nd November) at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre from 10.00am till 1.00pm. The first day will involve the athletes being tested on sit-ups, medicine ball throw, short sprint and standing long jump. They will then work with coaches on core/strength work designed for work over the winter.
The other squad dates are 7th December, 28th February both at Broadbridge Heath and an event specific day to be held at Lewes on 22nd March.
All coaches are welcome to attend, even if they do not have athletes in the Squad.
Reg Hook and Jon Bigg Honoured
Congratulations to our own news editor Reg Hook who has been named as Volunteer of the Year at the Brighton & Hove City Sports Awards. Reg, 80 was awarded for his outstanding dedication and support of local athletics for more than 50 years. He dedicates much of his time ..
On a blustery afternoon at the top of the Sussex Downs, record fields totalling over 550 finishers, competed in the first of the Brooks Sussex League fixtures at Goodwood on Saturday. All age groups were well supported with strong fields and there was competitive racing throughout the day.
The first fixture of the Brooks Sussex League at Goodwood delivered a battle for the ages in the 5 mile senior men’s race. Jon Pepper (Phoenix), who won the Surrey League race last weekend, Kevin Rojas (Brighton) and Josh Guilmant (Phoenix) charged from the gun and were well clear of ..
The Sussex Cross-country League gets underway for the 2014/15 season tomorrow on the Downs at Goodwood and the anticipated clement weather could well produce a total of 500 plus runners.
Despite the rather wet start to the month conditions are expected to be pretty good.
The League races will be preceded by ..
Sussex County AA has been offered a grant to provide sets of kit for the Med Ball Challenge – a scheme devised as a great way to introduce safe throwing techniques to children and to identify talent. The Challenge includes the 5 basic throwing techniques of Push, Throw, Heave, Fling ..
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