Press Releases 2019

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

12.08.2019
The big race of the weekend was the North Downs Way 100. Three Burgess Hill Runners took on this 100 mile distance race. The race begins in Farnham and finishes in Ashford, taking in the beautiful and undulating scenery of the North Downs Way. Nick Dawson and Neil Dawson were the first home for the club both finishing in (28:35:20). Philippe Ecaille also completed the race in (29:39:50). Great work by all three runners, awesome stuff and club legends!

Last week saw Hugh Stevenage take on the Lunar - Tic Marathon in Shoreham on Saturday evening. This is a day/night event which starts at dusk with runners completing three laps of nine miles. It gets darker with each lap as the sun sets. Hugh finished in a time of (05:49:16).
  
On Sunday Burgess Hill Runners took a big squad to Seven Stiles WSFRL in Henfield. The top ten point scorers for the club were: Oliver Day (25:41), Jack Maynard (28:03), Alan Fry (30:14), Tshepo Mati (30:43), Andrew Bishop (30:53), Sally Symes (32:17), Tlou Mati (32:45), Nicky Callus (33:11), Annette Maynard (34:09) and Chania Hemsley-Smith (35:26).

Sophie Walton was second lady in the Junior mile race finishing in (8:02). Alice Walton finished 19th lady in the junior race.Well done!

Photo:  (Nick Dawson, Neil Dawson and Philippe Ecaille finishing the NDW 100).
Courtesy:  (Mark Craigs).
 


28.07.2019
A big favourite with the club and with the local runners is the Wakehurst Willow. This is a lovely race and has been a hit ever since it started a few years ago. Burgess Hill Runners sent a big contingent of runners yet again. Jon Boxall was first home for the club in (31:11) and sixth overall, followed by Oliver Day (33:25), Neil Phillpot (34:49), Kirsty Armstrong (34:50), Flo Wolfe (40:31), Chris Page (45:13), Rebecca Norton (46:55), Hugh Stevenage (47:26), David Leen (49:12), Matt Wilson (49:26), Dawn Fahy (52:01), Ben Page (54:28), Wendy White (54:56), Pauline Sutherland (58:07), Anita Harris ((01:01:30) and Ruth Day (01:01:31).

On Sunday Keith Brown took on the Asics London 10k. Keith finished in a time of (51:36)

Elsewhere in Caterham Chris Page and Katie Thompson took on the Caterham Rotary Half Marathon. Chris finished in (02:04:25) and Katie got round in (02:25:22). 

Over in Elmbridge David Clark took on the 10k race. David finished the race in (01:05:42).

Photo:  (Keith Brown at the Asics London 10k)
Courtesy:  (Keith Brown)



21.07.2019
A few Burgess Hill Runners took part in the 'Phoenix 10k' down on Brighton seafront on Wednesday. First home for the club was Kirsty Armstrong (40:37) followed by Ross Wiggins (40:51), Richard Jerome (41:58), Emma Leeson Mcmanus (43:36), Gayle Tyler (47:11), Claire Giles (01:00:15) and Tracey Golbey (01:06:13).
  
On Sunday, the WSFRL continued over in Brighton in the form of the 'Hove Hornets Stinger'. A tough course on a very warm morning. The top ten point scorers were: Rob Shalloe (46:41), Neil Phillpot (47:12), Kirsty Armstrong (47:19), Jack Maynard (49:10), Oliver Dewdney (53:29), Oliver Jones (54:17), Tshepho Mati (54:17), Stuart Boyd (54:35), Nicky Callus (57:05) and Sally Symes (57:14).
  
The Juniors did well in the mile race. Jake Armstrong finishing (3rd), Obakeng Mati (4th) and Will Potts (11th).

Elsewhere on Worthing seafront a few of or runners took part in 'Beat The Tide' in the afternoon. Steve Bird (42:12) followed by David Clark (01:06:12) and Malcolm Slater (01:08:32).

Meanwhile over in France, Christelle Maugiron took on the 'Trail de l'Ebron' 16km race. Christelle finished in a time of (02:03:35). Fifteen minutes faster than last year.
  
Last week Helen Pratt and Allison Willcox took part in the 'Unicorn Frolic' in Dorset. Helen completed 3 laps (16 miles) in (04:35:45) and Allison completed 2 laps (10.5 miles) in (03:26:25).
  
A couple of weeks ago a group of our runners (Jack Maynard, Annette Maynard, Karl Richards, Simon Thompson, Sarah Thompson, Steve Roberts, Andy Sayers, Howard Griffin, Sally Symes, Trevor Symes, Harry Symes, Laura Walton and Kevin Cross) traveled up to Scotland to take on the 'Three Peaks Challenge'. They attempted to climb 'Ben Nevis', 'Scafell Pike' in the Lake district and 'Mount Snowdon' in Wales. Unfortunately things were against them and bad weather and time prevented them completing this difficult challenge. They did manage to raise a good amount of money for charity though.

Also the Burgess Hill Runners Junior Academy ran the 'Club Handicap event' for the second year. This is a timed event very similar to the senior club event. Will Potts was the overall winner with a very well paced race.
  
Photo:  (Christelle at the 'Trail de l' Ebron)
Courtesy:  (Christelle Maugiron)



14.07.2019
Lots of mid - week running action for Burgess Hill Runners this week. The WSFRL continued with the 'Roundhill Romp'. Top ten point scorers were: Mark Nicholls (40:18), Jamie Goodhead (42:45), Kirsty Armstrong (42:46), Neil Phillpot (43:47), Jack Maynard (47:44), Andrew Bishop (49:39), Flo Wolfe (51:23), Sally Symes (53:29), Christelle Maugiron (55:34), Chania Hemsley-Smith (58:14). Burgess Hill finished 6th place overall with 111 points.

Elsewhere on Wednesday over at Sheffield Park , lots of club runners took on the 'Redwood Run'. First home for the club was Jon Boxall (31:14), 3rd overall, followed by Kevin Cross (40:12), Gayle Tyler (42:39), Cath Beckett (44:17), William Whitehead (44:30), Emma Buckland (44:55), Caroline John (46:00), Carole Mills (46:46), Rebecca Norton (47:16), Matt Wilson (49:17), Steven Gray (53:00), Vivien Smith (53:43), Dawn Fahy (53:44), Wendy White (55:36), Ann Savidge (57:53), Gene Lowson (59:19), Katie Thompson (01:00:13), Anita Harris (01:00:17), Jocelyn Coppard (01:16:14), Rebecca Slattery-Kavanagh (01:16:14)and Malcolm Slater (01:16:15).

On Saturday the local 'St Lawrence Fair' run took place in Hurstpeirpoint. Long course results were: Rob Shalloe (41:05), Jonathon Herbert (41:42), Chris Alden (44:10), Stuart Condie (47:26), Sally Symes (49:45), Nicky Callus (51:09), Debbie Saint (51:12), Phillip Wallek (52:27), David Clark (01:08) and Malcolm Slater (01:33:10). 

Elsewhere in Petersfield our runners took on the 'Serpent Trail' events. A lovely event with some great scenery. First up was the 50k. Nick Dawson finished in a time of (06:53:31), beating last years time by half an hour. Neil Dawson was not to far behind in (06:59:40).
 
In The 10k Rebecca Slattery - Kavanagh finished in (01:45:12), followed by Dawn Fahy (01:45:48) and Clare Peake (01:56:08). 

On Sunday over in Bewl, Ross Wiggins and Chris Page took on the 'Bewl 15'. Ross was the first home for the club in (01:58:04), Chris finished in (02:32:07).

Photo: (Rebecca Slattery - Kavanagh,Clare Peake and Dawn Fahy at the 'Serpent Trail')

Courtesy: (Rebecca Slattery - Kavanagh) 


07.07.2019
Burgess Hill Runners are celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year and some of our club members decided to re- enact a relay race from the clubs past. This relay started in Burgess Hill and finished in the town of Saint - Valery (France). The race consisted of two legs to the ferry port, then the crossing and staying overnight in Dieppe. Then 3 or 4 legs from Dieppe to Saint - Valery. Lots of fun was had and no injuries to report. The runners that took part were: David Anscombe, Peter Crowley, Marie-Anne Crowley, Stuart Condie, Vivienne Condie, Douglas Cooper, Keith Delderfield, Diane Delderfield, Kim Gow, Rainer Hirt, Jonathan Herbert, Malcolm Slater, Gayle Tyler, Flo Wolfe, Kevin Walker and Thomas Peel-Yates.

Also earlier in the year some club members took part in a 'Monopoly' run around London. Another great event as the club members had fun trying to find as many locations on the monopoly board as they could in an hour. 

On Monday Oliver Jones took on the 'Marathon Madness' event, he opted to do three half marathons in three days. Day 1: Worthing (01:57:09), Day 2 : Goring (02:04:01) and Day 3 at Highdown Hill (02:12:54). A total of 39 miles completed in (06:14:04). 

Elsewhere Gayle Tyler took on the 'Wythall' 10k. Gayle finished in a time of (47:16).

Kirsty Armstrong continued her fine form at the 'Eastbourne' 10k. Kirsty finished in a time of (41:33) and third placed lady overall. Well done!

Chris Page took on the  'Martello' Half marathon. Chris finished in a time of (02:11:16). 

Pictures: (Burgess Hill runners in Burgess Hill and St Valery)

Courtesy: (Flo Wolfe and Diane Delderfield)



30.06.2019
A busy week for Burgess Hill Runners this week,kicked off on Friday with the Robertsbridge 10k. Sally Symes finishing in (53:12).
On Saturday the Downland Dash WSFRL race was the big event for the club, our very own race. Top ten point scorers were: Kirsty Armstrong (33:00), Neil Phillpot (33:22), Jack Maynard (34:10), Ian Jones (34:50), Chris Alden (36:02), Annette Maynard (39:06), Tlou Mati (40:04), Christelle Maugiron (41:21), Caroline John (42:45), Nicky Callus (43:25).  Well done to two of our younger runners Dylan Wallek and Fergus Beauchamp who completed the senior event. Burgess Hill Runners finishing 4th overall . Well done!

The Juniors did well in the mile race. Owen Wallek leading the club home in (5:41), followed by Obakeng Mati (6:18), Oliver Hart (6:46), Matteo Soscia - Maugiron (7:57), Will Potts (8:36), Zoe Alden (9:00), Luca Soscia - Maugiron (10:16), Reece Roberts (11:31), Iris Alden (11:46) and Issac Collins (11:58).

Elsewhere on Saturday Claire Giles travelled to Dorset to compete in the Sydling Hill 10k race. Claire finished in a time of (01:22:16). 

On Sunday Hugh Stevenage took on the David Lloyd Ultra in Worthing. Hugh completed this 41 mile event in (10:27:43). Super achievement. 

Elsewhere Neil Grigg kept up his superb form in the Heathfield 10k. Neil Finished in (36:54), coming second overall, great work. He was followed by Ian Jones (46:06) and Flo Wolfe (52:41).

Photo: (Jack Maynard at the Downland Dash)

Courtesy: (Annette Maynard)


23.06.2019
A fairly quiet couple of weeks for Burgess Hill Runners. The WSFRL continued this week with the Hove Park 5k. Top ten point scorers were: Neil Grigg (19:19), Kirsty Armstrong (22:00), Oliver Day (22:15), Rob Shalloe (22:35), Neil Phillpot (22:36), Olivier Anscombe (22:47), Jack Maynard (23:12), Gayle Taylor (25:45), Tlou Mati (26:34), Annette Maynard (26:36).

Also on Sunday Karen Harvey and Rainer Hirt took on the Eifelmarathon in Germany. Rainer finished in a time of (05:58:46), closely followed by Karen (05:59:15).

Last week saw Phillip Wallek take on the Weald Ultra 50k race. Phillip finished in a great time of (04:44:14), 7th overall. Great going!

Also Mercy Louise took on the Jurassic Challenge on the south west coast. Mercy completed the 58k in (08:08:21). Great going!

Photo: (Burgess Hill Runners at Hove Park)

Courtesy: (Jayne Leaney)



09.06.2019
Lots of Burgess Hill Runners were out on bank holiday Monday racing in the sunshine. Lindfield 10k and 5k have become popular with the club and this year was no exception. First home for the Burgess Hill was Leigh Smith (49:39) followed by Jack Maynard (53:43), Andy Bradford (55:32), Annette Maynard (56:59), Yasmine Allfrey (01:00:59), John Palmer (01:03:26), Chris Page (01:07:57), Ben Page (01:15:41), Karl Richards (01:15:51), Nicola Saunders (01:19:29) and Malcolm Slater (01:38:45).
Dawn Fahy and Pauline Sutherland completed the 5k in respective times of (34:49) and (39.10). 

Up In London a few of our runners took part in the ' Vitality 10000 '. Dave Oldfield was the first over the line for the club (52: 03) followed by Matt Wilson (53:45), John Schofield (55:37), Hugh Stevenage (55:37), Karen Sargent (01:09:55) and Sally Symes (01:17:12).

On the following Sunday a big group Burgess Hill  runners took part in another club favorite ' Worthing 10k '. Oliver Day (39:51) followed by Rob Shalloe (41:58), Kevin Cross (45:17), Oliver Dewdney (45:23), Alan Fry (45:52), Andrew Bishop (45:56), Chris Alden (46:20), Emma Leeson-Mcmanus (46:47), Stuart Condie (47:23), Tshepho Mati (48:05), Annette Maynard (48:22), Tlou Mati (49:49) PB, John Palmer (50:49), Florence Wolfe (50:58), Caroline John (51:03), Mark Craigs (52:39), Sally Symes (53:25), Hugh Stevenage (54:00), Angela Bower (56:56) PB, Ben Page (58:32), Claire Giles (59:57), Jayne Leaney (01:01:17), Wendy  White (01:01:31), Steven Gray (01:03:36), Gene Lowson (01:04:04), David Clark (01:04:23), Malcolm Slater (01:10:14) and Richard Copeland (01:10:14).

Elsewhere on Sunday at Borde Hill some of our runners took on the ' Focus 10k '. Jonathan Herbert was first home for the runners ( 51:19) followed by Yasmine Allfrey (54:23), Malcolm Johnson (01:02:50), Jane Owen (01:04:46) and David Leen (01:11:08).
  
Picture:  (Malcolm Slater in action at the Lindfield 10k )
Courtesy:  (Chris Saunders)


02.06.2019
There was mid week action for Burgess Hill Runners as they took on the WSFRL Littlehampton beach run. A favourite with the club and lovely fish and chips afterwards. The top ten point scorers for the club were: Mark Nicholls (31:07), Rob Shalloe (33:38), Kirsty Armstrong (34:00), Neil Phillpot (34:00), Oliver Dewdney (34:21), Jack Maynard (35:04), Andrew Bishop (35:11), Annette Maynard (39:25), Flo Wolfe (40:25) and Sally Symes (41:41). Club finished 9th overall with 114 points.

On Saturday Cath Beckett took on the Edinburgh Half Marathon. Cath finished in (01:57:04). 
 
On Sunday a few of our runners took on the 10k race at the Brooklands motor race circuit. Jonathan Cocker was first home for the club in (35: 24), finishing in second place overall. Followed by Kirsty Armstrong (41:19) who was the first female home and Ben Page (59:45). 

Elsewhere Oliver Day completed the Liverpool Marathon in an amazing time of (03:21:30), a new personnel best for a road marathon. 

Photo:  (Burgess Hill Runners at Littlehampton)

Courtesy: (Jayne Leaney)



26.05.2019
A hectic week for Burgess Hill Runners. It all started mid week with the ' Trundle View ' WSFRL in Chichester. The top ten point scorers for the club were: Oliver Day (34:40), Rob Shalloe (35:51), Kirsty Armstrong (35:56), Jack Maynard (36:05), Neil Phillpot (36:44), Oliver Dewdney (37:10), Andrew Bishop (38:40), Annette Maynard (42:44), Tlou Mati (44:57 and Sally Symes (45:35).

On Thursday Flo Wolfe travelled to Hastings to take on the Out of the blue 10k race in Battle. Flo finished in a time of (51:57). 

On Saturday the club took a 3 teams of runners up to London to take part in the annual Green Belt Relay. An early start on Saturday morning saw 33 runners get in mini buses and travel to the start in Hampton Court. This is a team event that consists of a total of 220 miles ran over two days around the green belt of London, split into 11 legs each day and finishing in Kingston upon Thames. Each leg is between 6 and 13 miles and has a difficulty rating depending on length, undulation and navigation. Burgess Hill entered 3 teams along with another 51 teams from around London and surrounding areas. A great event as you get to see and run through some lovely countryside and trail paths. Quite a few club records broken this year but the hall of fame event was Annette Maynard coming first place in her age category on leg 18.
  
Elsewhere on Saturday two of our brave runners took on the North Downs Way 50. A tough 50 mile event that involves quite a lot of undulation and technical trails paths on the 50 mile route. Simon Thompson was first home for the club in a time of (10:55:34) followed by Helen Pratt (12:48:15). Well done both of you!

On Sunday a small contingent of Burgess Hill Runners travelled down to compete in the Bognor Prom 10k. Kirsty Armstrong was first home for the club finishing in (41:03) and second lady. She was followed by Neil Phillpot (46:56), Emma Leeson Mcmanus (46:57), Hugh Stevenage (54:00) and Richard Copeland (01:07:56).

Elsewhere on Sunday Lynne Braine and Gemma Taverner took on the Run Wisborough 10k. Lynne was first home in a time of (55:19) and Gemma finished in (01:00:38).

Photo:  (Burgess Hill Runners at the end of the ' Green Belt Relay)

Courtesy:  (Kevin Walker)




19.05.2019
Another busy weekend of running for Burgess Hill. On Saturday Paul Sargent took on the Arun River marathon and conquered it . Finishing in first place with a great time of (03:21:44). Also on the same day Hugh Stevenage travelled to Eastbourne to compete in the ' Trackstar ' marathon. Hugh finished in a time of (04:39:51).

On Sunday the third WSFRL of the year Hedgehopper 5 took place in Portslade. A  nice out and back route up on to the downs, some lovely views. Top ten point scorers were: Rob Shalloe (35:53), Kirsty Armstrong (37:05), Jack Maynard (37:33), Trevor Symes (38:27), Andrew Bishop (39:18), Annette Maynard (42:04), Flo Wolfe (43:47), Tlou Mati (44:53), Sally Symes (45:41) and Suse Potts (46:08). Burgess Hill finished in 4th place with a total of 104 points.

The  British Airways Gatwick events proved popular again this year with the club. In the 5k event Neil Grigg finished in a time of (16:50) and taking first place, great work! he was followed by Charlie Laing (26:07), Amy Mills (30:39) and Caroline Santer (38:18).

In the Half marathon Jon Boxall led the club home in a time of (01:25:24) followed by Oliver Day (01:29:44), Neil Phillpot (01:34:31), Oliver Dewdney (01:38:24), Lee Crow (01:47:45), Mark Santer (01:49:03), Gary Amor (01:49:42), Gordon Skeats (01:58:03), Christelle Maugiron (01:58:28), Matt Wilson (02:06:47), Carole Mills (02:11:16), Leanne Cleaveley (02:16:15), Nina Ecroyd (02:18:05), Wendy White (02:18:11) and Steven Gray (02:25:09).
 
Photo:  (Burgess Hill Runners at Hedgehoppers 5)

Courtesy:  (Jayne Leaney)


12.05.2019
Early May bank holiday weekend and there was lots of running on offer for Burgess Hill Runners. Lots of runners from the club took part in the yearly Mid Sussex Marathon. This is a three day event of races that all add up to 26.2 miles. On the Saturday you have East Grinstead 10, Sunday is Haywards Heath 10 and on Monday you finish off with the Burgess Hill 10k. Its a good event which i had a chance to do last year, a good way to meet and get to know a lot of your team members. Marathon results (Overall): Oliver Dewdney (03:19:53), Jack Maynard (03:20:02), Annette Maynard (03:38:26), Martin Skeats (03:53:57), Mark Craigs (04:05:12), Jonathan Lane (04:05:25), George Wotton (04:09:48), Chris Page (04:11:35), Hugh Stevenage (04:25:20), David Leen (04:34:08), Claire Giles (04:49:46), Wendy White (04:52:47), Karl Richards (04:58:10), Pat Maher (05:00:46), Lynette Brown (05:36:30), Jocelyn Coppard (05:59:17), Malcolm Slater (05:59:17) and Eileen Adlam (06:11:56). Martin Skeats won 1st place overall in age category. Well done!

East Grinstead 10: Stuart Condie (01:21:19), Trevor Symes (01:25:05), Tshepho Mati (01:25:39), Nigel Cruttenden (01:25:55), Florence Wolfe (01:29:26), Tlou Mati (01:29:27), Sally Symes (01:32:35), John Palmer (01:35:02), Kim Cruttenden (01:46:19), Jayne Leaney (01:49:43), Steven Gray (01:55:33) and Nicola Saunders (02:01:45). Martin Skeats won 1st place in his age category and the ladies won the team prize.

Haywards Heath 10: Kevin Cross (01:20:32), James Sorbie (01:21:20), Christopher Marr (01:23:16), Gary Amor (01:23:58), Yasmine Alfrey (01:28:45), Christelle Maugiron (01:29:04), Laura Walton (01:32:11) and Ben Page (01:43:35).

Burgess Hill 10k: James Sorbie (47:26), Christopher Marr (48:51), Gayle Tyler (50:18), Mark Santer (51:49), Yasmine Alfrey (54:18), Caroline John (55:25), Nicky Callus (55:44), Rebecca Norton (56:20), Charlotte Russell (01:05:22) David Clark (01:10:28), Trudi Emery (01:12:07) and Alicia Lane (01:32:24). Martin Skeats won 1st place in age category and the ladies won the team prize.

Elsewhere on the Sunday over in Lancing and Worthing area a few of our runners took on the ' Three Forts Marathon '. Jamie Goodhead was first home for the club in (04:07:31) followed by Liz Carter (05:11:12), Emma Buckland (05:11:14) and Chania Hemsley-Smith (05:33:05).
 
Jon Boxall got a fantastic time in the Southampton marathon. (03:01:24). Well done!

Picture:  (Mark Craigs and our winning Ladies team trophies from the ' Mid Sussex Marathon')

Courtesy: (Oliver Day and Mark Craigs)



05.05.2019
Easter Monday saw Burgess Hill Runners turnout in big numbers for the second race.of the WSFRL , the ' Lewes 10k '. The top ten point scorers for the club were: Oliver Day (40:36), Jamie Goodhead (41:42), Rob Shalloe (43:06, Kirsty Armstrong (43:21), Neil Phillpot (43:44), Ian Jones (43:53), Jonathan Herbert (44:32), Rod Catton (45:00), Gayle Tyler (49:53) and Annette Maynard (51:48).
 
On the Saturday after Easter Katie Laa took on the ' Ranscombe Spring Challenge '. Katie completed 26.2 miles in a time of (06:38:53).Well done!

The biggest event of the year for most runners was the ' London Marathon '. A few of our runners had managed to get into the event this year. Phillip Wallek led the club home with a great time of (02:47:21) followed by Paul Sargent (02:52:54), Jamie Topping (03:05:13), Daniel Belton (04:00:41), Stephanie Harding (04:50:04), Matthew Wilson (04:54:01) and Allison Wilcox (05:46:34).
 
Elsewhere on Sunday down on the south coast in Angmering a large contingent of Burgess Hill Runners took on the ' Bluebell 10 ' events. In the 10k race Kirsty Armstrong finished in (42:58) first placed lady, followed by Mick Richards (01:03:21) and Fiona Turton (01:14:42).
 
In the 10 mile race Jon Boxall (1:03:07) finished in second place overall, followed by Neil Phillpot (01:11:08), Richard Jerome (01:14:27), Oliver Dewdney (01:16:34), Jack Maynard (01:18:51), Oliver Jones (01:21:53), Annette Maynard (01:22:37), John Palmer (01:29:16), Liz Carter (01:29:33), Emma Buckland (01:29:34), Christelle Maugiron (01:29:42), Steve Roberts (01:29:47), George Wotton (01:32:35), Chris Page (01:32:47), Lynn Braine (01:33:08), Simon Lock (01:33:17), Rebecca Norton (01:33:42), Sheryl Caldecourt (01:34:56), Hugh Stevenage (01:38:11), Jane Owen (01:39:49), Jayne Leaney (01:41:30), Gemma Taverner (01:43:07) and Wayne Caldecourt (01:43:56).
 
A couple of weeks ago Leanne Cleaverley traveled to France to take part in the ' Paris Marathon ' . Leanne finished in (05:01:34).  

Neil Dawson took on the ' Crawley A.I.M ' 12 hour challenge. This was a track challenge and Neil completed 225 laps in the time, this equals 56.250 miles.
 
Photo:  (Burgess Hill Runners at ' Bluebell 10' )
Courtesy:  (Kirsty Armstrong).



21.04.2019
Everyone was centered on Brighton this week as the marathon came to town, along with the 10k and the inaugural bike ride. Lots of Burgess Hill runners were out to compete in this popular running event. First home in the marathon for the club was Rob Shalloe (03:10:15) followed by Jon Boxall (03:11:26), Andrew Bishop (03:22:35), Richard Jerome (03:42:58), Fred Sykes (03:48:37), Annette Maynard (03:51:37), Nigel Cruttenden (03:57:17), Flo Wolfe (04:12:46), Benny Coxhill (4:23:54), Tlou Mati (04:25:28), Jonathan Lane (04:29:30), Laura Walton (04:34:55), Jane Owen (04:42:32), Jayne Leaney (04:50:37), Katie Laa (04:54:12) Claire Giles (04:54:13), Kim Cruttenden (04:55:09), Malcolm Johnson (04:57:50), Chris Page (04:59:19), Hugh Stevenage (05:00:16), Angie Bower (05:03:50), Michelle Sutherland (05:05:13), Wendy White (05:08:54), Briege Toner (05:12:11), Ann Savidge (05:25:33), Viv Smith (05:25:33) and Lynette Brown (06:35:38). Super efforts by everyone!

In the 10k Alastair Carter led the club home in (38:32) followed by Steven Bird (39:41), Jonathan Herbert (41:49), Tshepho Mati (47:40), Jane Chantrill - Burns (56:38), Steven Gray (01:02:33), David Woodhouse (01:04:06) and Karl Richards (01:10:22). 

Elsewhere Kirsty Armstrong and Neil Phillpot took on the half marathon at the ' Goodwood Festival ' of running. Kirsty finished in a time of (01:30:49) and picked up the third female prize. Neil was not far behind in (01:34:06). 

Last week the club entered the 'Sussex Road Relays'. Each leg was 2 miles long. Women's senior team: Suse Potts (15:23), Wendy White (17:43), Tlou Mati (15:11). Overall time of (48:17) and 13th out of 17 teams. 
Women's V40 team: Kirsty Armstrong (12:02), Annette Maynard (14:50), Gayle Tyler (14:16). Overall time (41:08) and 8th out of 17, great performance! 
Men's senior team: Neil Grigg (11:07), Jack Maynard (12:34), Chris Marr (13:47), Steve Barrett (14:30), John Palmer (14:36), Rainer Hirt (16:03). Overall time (01:22:37) last place unfortunately.
Men's V50 team: Andy Sayers (13:38), Trevor Symes (13:31), Stuart Condie (14:02). Overall time (41:11) and 13th out of 17. 

Photo: (Ann Savidge and Viv Smith at Brighton marathon)
Courtesy: (Theresa Chalk)



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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