Downlands Dash - Saturday June 24th 2017

posted 19 May 2017, 14:22 by Neil Grigg

Downlands Community School, Dale Avenue, Hassocks, BN6 8LP (limited parking on site) 

Multi terrain flat course – fields, footpaths and woods – around 5 miles. Minimum age 14 
Toilets, changing rooms and refreshments. Medals for Junior race finishers.

Runners have free entrance to the School Fayre,
others accompanying and attending Fayre pay £1

Start Times:
12:00 for the Toddler run
12:10 for the 1 Mile race for Juniors (U14’s)
12:30 for Downlands Dash (over 14’s)

Entry Fees:
Downlands Dash: WSFR League members £3.00 / non-members £5.00
Junior 1 mile race: £1.00
Entries on the day:  £5.00 / Unattached £7.00, Juniors £1.00

Postal Entries to:
Jay Wadey, 94 Fairfield Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 8NT, enclosing a S.A.E (9x6). 

Closing date for postal entries 19th June 2016, after which collect numbers on the day.

Entry form available for download below.

Important Session Changes - Wednesday 1st March

posted 22 Feb 2017, 14:05 by Neil Grigg   [ updated 26 Feb 2017, 13:32 ]

Due to an event at Burgess Hill Girls School, we will unfortunately have no access to the school for any sessions next week (Wednesday 1st March).

The 6:30pm and 7:00pm sessions will meet outside The Triangle Leisure Centre, to the side of the main entrance.

There will be no 7:30pm session as it is a Track night at Lewes Leisure Centre, meeting from 7:45pm if anyone would like to join.

Summer Session Changes - WSFRL Fixtures

posted 22 Feb 2017, 09:46 by Neil Grigg   [ updated 2 May 2017, 09:27 by BurgessHill Runners ]

During the summer, there will be changes to some Wednesday night training sessions due to WSFRL fixtures.

These are:
  • Wednesday 17th May - Trundle Hill
  • Wednesday 5th July - Roundhill Romp
  • Wednesday 12th July - Beach Run
  • Wednesday 2nd August - Highdown Hike
  • Wednesday 9th August- Worthing Harriers Windlesham House 4
On these dates, there will be no Development or Performance sessions.  6:30pm Beginners' & Improvers' Sessions will take place as normal.

Summer Track Sessions

posted 22 Feb 2017, 09:39 by Neil Grigg   [ updated 22 Feb 2017, 09:40 ]

The last of our Wednesday Night Winter Track Sessions will be on Wednesday 5th April.

We have arranged Monday Night Summer Track Sessions for:
  • Monday 15th May
  • Monday 19th June
  • Monday 17th July

As normal, these sessions will take place at Lewes Leisure Centre, meeting at 7:45pm for an 8:00pm start.

Learn to Run

posted 8 Feb 2017, 00:50 by BurgessHill Runners

The next Learn to Run Group is starting at 18:30 on the 1st March 2017

10 week course from Couch to 5K

Contact Details:

Angie Steel 
Back to Exercise Coordinator
07876 898045


posted 29 Sep 2016, 13:01 by Neil Grigg

As the evenings are now, sadly, starting to draw in, hi-viz clothing must be worn for all Wednesday evening sessions.

We only have a limited supply of hi-viz at the school so please remember that for your safety it is your responsibility to make sure that you have something available.  Runners without hi-viz will not be able to join the sessions.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation with this.

Downlands Dash 2016 - Final Results

posted 3 Jul 2016, 13:45 by Neil Grigg

The finalised results for the 2016 Downlands Dash are available below.

Well done to all participants and thank you to everyone who supported the event.

Wednesday Night Session Car Parking

posted 29 Feb 2016, 10:52 by Neil Grigg

When using the car par at Burgess Hill School for Girls, please remember the following:
  • Please only park in the allotted spaces
  • Please do not to obstruct the minibus bays as access is needed
  • Please do not to park in front of any spaces if cones have been placed there
  • The car park is a one way system 
  • There is also a car park by the junior school, which is the car park closest to Silverdale Road
There are so many of us now on Wednesday evening that parking can be an issue.  Please ensure you leave plenty of time, consider car sharing or using alternative parking along Keymer Road, Silverdale Road, Ferndale Road or Oak Hall Park.

Thank you all for your co-operation.

Downlands Dash 2015 - Provisional Results

posted 27 Jun 2015, 09:38 by Neil Grigg

Links to the provisional results for the 2015 Downlands Dash are available below, please confirm details of any name changes etc. as soon as possible.  The results will be finalised in ten days time so please ensure any feedback is provided by then.  Full results will also be published on the WSFRL website.

Downlands Dash 2015 - Provisional Junior Results

Well done to all participants and thank you to everyone who supported the event.

Mid Sussex Triathlon Club - Collaboration

posted 12 Jul 2014, 02:53 by Jon Lavis   [ updated 12 Jul 2014, 04:48 ]


Due to the close links that we have with the Mid Sussex Tri Club, we have been working together to offer members of both clubs the chance to take advantage of each others benefits.

You may have already seen a link to MSTC on our website but see below a list of options that are available to all of our members 

Email from Pete Harris of MSTC:

We are keen to forge closer links and I've been keeping our committee appraised of developments.  What you have listed below is really constructive and I'm sure some of our members will be interested in taking advantage of the track sessions, pub runs and longer Sunday runs.  We already have a number of joint members and I can only see this increasing.  However, I'm pleased that we are exploring ways our members can make use of each others facilities without necessarily having the expense of joining both clubs.  I can see benefits to BHR members who might have temporary injuries and be unable to run but could still cycle or swim and thereby help maintain CV fitness, and equally there are benefits to MSTC members who might need more intensive run training e.g. those embarking on Ironman distance events for whom your "long runs" would be excellent.
The following are things that Mid Sussex Tri Club can offer BHR members 
  • coached swim sessions/lessons for beginners,
  • indoor turbo bike sessions for anyone that happens to have a turbo trainer (winter period) and our Thursday night spin and body conditioning (stretch) classes held at the Dolphin LC all year round.  We've already had several BHR members attend our spin class (there is a nominal charge of £1 to cover the costs or room hire for MSTC and BHR members alike),
  • we are planning to host a cross country event on a country estate later in the year which may be of interest to BHR members,
  • we run junior "Tri-Hub" training events throughout the year in an attempt to introduce triathlon to younger members in case any of you have kids that might be interested,
  • we do open water swimming in Ardingly Reservoir in the summer months (Tuesday evening and Saturday morning) but you need a wetsuit for these and because of the hoops we have had to jump through with Ardingly Reservoir Activity Centre and South East Water all open water swimmers do need to be a member of MSTC,
  • we could possibly open up our weekend bike rides to BHR members.  These are organised by different members usually via our (closed) Facebook group but I could publicise details to you as these are arranged,
  • we also offer potential members 3-4 freebie sessions before actually joining MSTC in the same way that you do.

Mark Craigs
Burgess Hill Runners

To contact Mid Sussex Triathlon Club Click here

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