Press Releases 2019

All Press Releases are by our PR Officer Oliver Jones unless otherwise stated.. 

14.04.2019
The ' South Downs Way 50 'was the big event of the weekend for some of our club members. A challenge of running ability and mental endurance across stunning hills and countryside. First home for the club in an awesome time was Mark Nicholls (07:49:25) followed by Oliver Day (08:38:48), Sharona Harrington (09:07:12), Jamie Goodhead (09:23:51), Simon Thompson (10:10:38), Nick Dawson (10:42:57), Chania Hemsley - Smith (11:52:44) and Helen Pratt (11:52:44). Great going by everyone.  

Elsewhere on Saturday Karen Harvey and Steve Roberts took on the LDWA ' Capital Challenge '. A 28 mile walk around London taking in all the capitals parks and sites. Steve finished in (8hrs 50 mins), Karen finished in (8hrs 51mins). 

On Sunday Lancing was a hive of activity as a lot of our runners took on the ' Lancing College 10k '. Gary Woolven was first home for the club (42:02) followed by Leigh Smith (42:16), Ross Wiggins (42:26), Alan Fry (47:41), Gary Amor (49:26), Mark Santer (51:12), Sally Symes (56:52), David Leen (01:01:10), Ben Page (01:04:54), David Clark (01:12:01) and Jocelyn Coppard (01:19:41).  

Elsewhere Ann Savidge and Vivien Smith traveled to Germany to take on the ' Berlin Half Marathon '. Vivien finished in a time of (02:55:57), Ann finished in (02:55:58).  

Picture: (Mark Santer, Gary Amor and David Leen at Lancing). 
Courtesy:  (David Leen).



07.04.2019
A fairly quiet weekend but still a fair amount of Burgess Hill Runners out competing. The inaugural ' AW20 ' Adur and Worthing 20 mile event. Starts at Shoreham Beach Green and goes along the seafront path out to Lancing, Worthing  and then Ferring. You turn round and come back the same way. Paul Sargent was first home for the club in a time of (02:11:06) followed by Jon Boxall (02:21:26), Andrew Bishop (02:40:54), Alan Fry (03:09:55), Florence Wolfe (03:09:55) and Oliver Jones (03:31:17).  

Elsewhere Trevor Symes and Sally Symes took on the ' Mels Milers 10k. Sally was first home for the club in (52:28), Trevor was not far behind (53:00).   

A couple of weeks ago Mark Santer took on 'Tough Run 15k ' at Crystal Palace. Mark finished in a time of (01:17:34).

Photo:  (Alan Fray and Flo Wolfe at the AW20) 
Courtesy: (Jon Lavis)


31.03.2019
The ' London Landmarks ' half marathon was the event for a small group of Burgess Hill Runners this week. Caroline John and Kevin Cross both finished the race in a time of (02:01:41) followed by Simon Lock (02:04:20) and Rebecca Slattery-Kavanagh (03:36:51).
 
On the south coast in Hastings four of our runners took on the half marathon. Andrew Bishop with a great time of (01:35:57) followed by Tshepho  Mati (01:53:38), Tlou Mati (01:53:39) and Hugh Stevenage (02:06:30).

Elsewhere Richard Copeland travelled to Eastleigh to compete in the ' Hendy Ford ' 10k. Richard completed the distance in (01:07:47). 

Picture: (Tlou Mati , Hugh Stevenage and Tshepho Mati at the Hastings Half Marathon).
Courtesy: (Tlou Mati)



24.03.2019
The big event of the weekend was the ' Moyleman Trail Marathon ' in Lewes. The event starts behind the local prison and makes its way up onto the South Downs for 26.2 hilly miles. Philip Wallek was first home for Burgess Hill in a cracking time of (03:34:12) followed by Oliver Day (03:37:33), Jamie Goodhead (04:01:48), Sharona Harrington (04:07:44:), Simon Thompson (04:59:13) and Helen Pratt (06:19:53).    

In London a few of our runners took on the ' Hampton Court Palace ' half marathon. Quite popular with the club over the last few years, you run along side the river ' Thames ' and in the grounds of the palace. First home for BHR was Neil Philpott (01:32:15) followed by Kirsty Armstrong (01:32:28) and Tracey Golbey (02:28:40). 

Over in Reading Keith Brown and Leanne Cleaveley took on the half marathon. Keith completed the distance in (01:59:27) while Leanne finished in (02:15:39). 

Elsewhere Rob Shalloe took on the 'Fleet' half marathon. Rob got himself a PB with a great time of (01:26:11). Great work!

Picture: (Burgess Hill Runners at the start of the 'Moyleman Trail Marathon') 
Courtesy: (Oliver Day)

 

17.03.2019
Burgess Hill Runners travelled far and wide to feed their running needs this week and battled the windy weather. Up in Scotland, Debbie Saint and Hugh Stevenage took on the ' Inverness ' half marathon. Debbie finished in a time of (01:50:20) and Hugh completed the distance in (02:12:32). 

Slightly further south in Liverpool. Eileen Adlam took on the half marathon distance. She completed the race in (02:58:23). 

Meanwhile on the south coast in Worthing some of our runners took on the ' West Worthing 10k '. First home for the club was Kirsty Armstrong in (42:34) and was also the third placed lady. Neil Phillpot was next (43:07) and Oliver Jones (47:49).
 
Over in Lydd Daniel Belton took on the half marathon. Daniel completed the distance in a time of (01:46:52).
 
Down in Dorset a small group took on the 'Larmer Tree' races. On Saturday Karen Harvey (03:16:37) and Thomas Peel - Yates (03:16:37) both completed the hilly half marathon. On Sunday four of our brave runners took on the tough hilly marathon. Fred Sykes was the first home for the club (04:53:23) followed by Steve Roberts (05:46:25), Malcolm Johnson (05:50:07), Jane Owen (05:58:46) and Simon Lock (06:17:36).
 
Picture:  (Fred Sykes , Simon Lock , Steve Roberts , Malcolm Johnson and Jane Owen after the Larmer Tree marathon)
Courtesy:  (Steve Roberts)



10.03.2019
Lots of runners travelled to Steyning this week for the annual ' Steyning Stinger ' races. Two distances to choose from, full marathon and half marathon and a cooked breakfast at the end is included. Both courses are trail and climb up onto the ' Chanctonbury Ring ' on the south downs way, very hilly too. First home for the club and winner of the marathon was Paul Sargent in a great time of (03:27:01) followed by Philip Wallek (03:41:08), Robert Shalloe (03:49:37), Oliver Day (03:57:20), Jamie Goodhead (04:24:59), Neil Dawson (04:53:26), Jill Craigs (05:35:14), Nick Dawson (05:35:15), Philippe Ecaille (05:45:03) and Chania Hemsley - Smith (05:56:41). 

First home for club in the Half marathon was Neil Phillpot (01:56:52) followed by Kirtsy Armstrong (01:57:27), Steve Bird (01:59:49), Trevor Symes (02:03:26), Jack Maynard (02:13:38), Oliver Jones (02:14:10), Annette Maynard (02:14:19), Sharona Harrington (02:16:54), Liz Carter (02:26:08), Emma Buckland (02:26:09), Benny Coxhill (02:30:06), Simon Thompson (02:33:04), Chris Page (02:34:03), Sally Symes (02:36:48), Jayne White (02:38:33), Mark Craigs (02:40:42), Jocelyn Coppard (03:37:22) and Eileen Adlam (03:43:42).
 
Elsewhere further along the south coast in Eastbourne Oliver Dewdney and Hugh Stevenage took on the half marathon. Oliver completed the distance in (01:47:07) while Hugh finished in (02:06:04).
 
Last week Angie Bower travelled to Wokingham to compete in the half marathon. Angie completed the distance in (02:02:34).

Picture: (Annette Maynard and Jack Maynard at the end of the 'Steyning Stinger ' half marathon)

Courtesy: (Annette Maynard) 




03.03.2019
Brighton was the place to be this week as the half marathon took place. Runners from all over the south coast and a very big group from Burgess Hill Runners took part. First home for the club was Jonathan Cocker in a time of (01:18:13) followed by Jamie Topping (01:21:33), Jon Boxall (01:23:32), Alastair Carter (01:27:50), Jamie Goodhead (01:29:31), Emma Leeson Mcmanus (01:35:58), Richard Jerome (01:36:04), Ross Wiggins (01:37:15), Andrew Bishop (01:38:46), Jack Maynard (01:41:47), Jean Leak (01:44:19), Debbie Saint (01:45:28), Alan Fry (01:45:51), Annette Maynard (01:47:28), Mark Santer (01:49:26), Benny Coxhill (01:53:12), Phil Latham (01:53:59), Simon Lock (01:55:02), Flo Wolfe (01:55:18), Jackie Osborne (01:55:50), Lee Crow (01:56:14), Yasmine Allfrey (01:57:10), Jonathan Lane (01:57:53), Ben Crampton (01:58:29), Keith Brown (02:01:55), Steve Osborne (02:03:36), Rebecca Norton (02:06:27), Jonathan Leak (02:12:28), Jane Sykes (02:13:15), Wendy White (02:14:04), Claire Giles (02:14:13), Caroline John (02:16:22), Stephanie Harding (02:17:00), Mark Craigs (02:19:11), Joanna Head (02:25:20), Tracey Golbey (02:25:35), Fiona Leen (02:28:10), Kevin Walker (02:30:25), Kelly Tomsett (02:30:53), Allison Wilcox (02:42:46). 

Elsewhere on Sunday Nick Dawson took on the very hilly ' Lenham '  trail cross marathon, which takes in part of the ' North Downs Way'.  NIck finished in a time of (06:01:20). Earlier in the week Wendy White and Jocelyn Coppard took on the ' Grease Lightning ' timed event in Walton on Thames. They both completed 6.6 miles in (01:22:17). 

A week before Neil Grigg traveled to Spain to take on the Seville marathon. A great time of (03:08:41) was posted by Neil. Ben Crampton stayed nearer to home as he took on the ' Tunbridge Wells ' half marathon. Ben completed the distance in (02:27:49).
 
Picture: ( Burgess Hill Runners at Brighton half marathon)
Courtesy: (Mick Richards)




17.02.19
A big event for Burgess Hill Runners each year is the ' Worthing ' running festival. This year they added an additional 10k distance to the normal half marathon and mini mile. A large contingent from the club turned out again this year. First home for the club in the half marathon was Rob Shalloe (01:26:19) followed by Emma Leeson Mcmanus (01:34:35), Richard Jerome (01:36:10), Johnathan Herbert (01:40:33), Andrew Bishop (01:41:00), Nicky Callus (01:55:02), Matt Wilson (01:56:11), Sheryl Caldecourt (01:56:46), Jane Owen (01:58:35), Hugh Stevenage (01:58:38), Simon Lock (01:58:59), Chris Page (02:03:41), Claire Giles (02:09:41) and Patrick Maher (02:17:46). 

In the 10k distance Mark Santer finished in (48:09) and Liz Hayward (01:16:19).   

Elsewhere a few of our runners travelled to London to take on some races. In Walton on Thames, Ann Savidge (02:30:36) and Elizabeth Cooper (02:30:42) both completed 13.1 miles in the ' Doughnut Dash ' timed event.  

Over at ' Queen Elizabeth ' park in Stratford, Tlou Mati took on the half marathon. Tlou finished in a great time of (01:56:22). 

Picture:  (Ann Savidge and Elizabeth Cooper at the ' Doughnut Dash' ) 
Courtesy:  (Ann Savidge) 
  


10.02.19
Burgess Hill Runners travelled far and wide this week to take on some big running events. The ' Arc of Attrition ' is well known as a very tough race, which starts in Coverack and finishes in Porthtowan, Cornwall. A 100 mile race that goes from coast to coast. Jamie Goodhead took on this mighty race and completed it in a great time of (31:47:31). 

Also on Saturday Helen Pratt took on the ' Viking Challenge ' in Kent. Helen completed 15.75 miles in (02:29:57). 

On Sunday a group from the club travelled to London to compete in the ' Winter 10k '. Jean Leak was first home for the club in a time of (56:19) followed by Jonathan Leak (56:21), Matt Wilson (57:01), Helen Pratt (58:00), Wendy White (58:48), Angela Smith (01:01:44), Malcolm Slater (01:07:53), Dawn Fahy (01:08:04), Pauline Sutherland (01:08:04), David Clark (01:08:35), Emma Myers (01:09:50), Eileen Adlam (01:12:17) and Jocelyn Coppard (01:15:45).

Also on Sunday Hugh Stevenage took on the Chichester Priory 10k. Hugh finished in a time of (50:27).   

Picture:   (Burgess Hill Runners at the London ' Winter ' 10k) Courtesy:  (Pauline Sutherland).     



03.02.19
A run packed weekend for Burgess Hill Runners this week. On Saturday Neil Dawson travelled up to Walton on Thames in London to compete in the ' Pick n Mix ' movies timed event. Neil completed 26.2 miles in (04:11:01), Great time!  

Elsewhere on Saturday Oliver Jones and Mercy Dennis - Smith took on the ' Maverick Innov 8 Original ' Sussex event in Amberley. A tough course with two big hills near the start which take you up onto the South Downs Way. Oliver completed the 15km in (01:43:40) and Mercy completed the 8km in (57:04). 

On Sunday four of our runners travelled to Shoreham to take on the ' Darkstar ' marathon. First home for the club was Paul Sargent in a time of (03:51:52), followed by Sharona Harrington (04:22:26), Simon Thompson (05:19:10) and Phillipe Ecaile (06:09:18). 

Picture:  (Oliver Jones and Mercy Dennis - Smith at the Maverick event) 
Courtesy:  (Mercy Dennis - Smith). 
   


27.01.19
This week six of our runners decided to take on the ' Winter Tanners '. This is an LDWA organised event that starts in Leatherhead .You can choose between a 20 mile walk/run or a 30 mile walk/run that takes you across the beautiful surrey hills. Steve Roberts (04:41), Thomas Peel - Yates (05:37), Karen Harvey (05:37), Simon Thompson (05:38) and Sarah Thompson (05:38) all finished the 20 mile course. Jill Craigs (07:15) and Nick Dawson (07:15) finished the 30 mile course. Great effort by everyone. 

A week before our very own ultra men Jamie Goodhead and Mark Nicholls continued their good form with their first ultra marathon of the year. Country to Capital is a 45 mile event which starts in Wendover and finishes in Little Venice. Follows the ' Grand Union ' towpath into London. Mark Nicholls completed the event in (06:05:30) and Jamie Goodhead (06:20:45). 

Picture: ( Simon Thompson, Sarah Thompson, Karen Harvey and Thomas Peel - Yates at ' Winter Tanners '). 
Courtesy: (Simon Thompson).



13.01.19

The New year started off with a tough run up to the south downs on new years day. First race of the WSFRL season in the form of the ' Hangover 5 '. Leading Burgess Hill Runners home was Oliver Day (36:53) followed by Neil Phillpot (37:33), Glynn Merritt (38:18), Jamie Goodhead (38:26), Kirsty Armstrong (38:36), Sharona Harrington (40:36), Annette Maynard (44:07), Cath Beckett (47:35), Emma Jane Goodhead (48:50) and Chania Hemsley - Smith (49:26).   On the Saturday the cross country season resumed at Bexhill. Thomas Lawson finished in (4:50), 16th out of 43 in the junior race. In the mens Senior race (12k) 109 finishers: Philip Wallek (47:49) 52nd, Jack Maynard (01:04:57) 106th, Chris Marr (01:05:00) 107th. In the ladies U20/Senior race: Emma Leeson McManus (30:32) 44th out of 72 finishers. Well done all of you.  

Before the New year Jamie Goodhead took on the Portsmouth marathon. He finished in a time of (03:33:46). Elsewhere Oliver Jones took part in the ' Frozen Phoenix ' event. He completed half marathon distance in (01:52:26). 

Picture: (Burgess Hill Runners at the ' Hangover 5 ') Courtesy:  (Annette Maynard)   


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