Press Releases 2020

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

A new year and lots of new running goals for Burgess Hill Runners club members. The Hangover 5 was the first WSFRL event of the year. This always takes place on New Years Day. The race starts just opposite Worthing college and is a nice but muddy run up onto the downs and back down again. The top ten point scorers were: Rob Shalloe (36:44), Kirtsy Armstrong (37:16) also 2nd lady, Neil Phillpot (37:56), Jamie Goodhead (38:56), Fred Sykes (42:16), Brian Kilkelly (42:37),Emma Jane Goodhead (46:44), Nicky Callus (47:53), Sally Symes (48:53), Jill Bennett (50:36).

Also a mention to Finlay Kilkelly who got a medal in the junior race.

Picture: (Burgess Hill Runners at 'Hangover 5')

Courtesy:(Douglas Cooper)

Burgess Hill Runners travelled a fair distance to compete  in races this week. Oliver Day took on the Country to Capital. This starts in Wendover and finishes in Little Venice, London. This 43 mile race takes in some stunning countryside as well as the the Grand Union canal path. Oliver completed this event in a good time of (07:16:49). Well done!

Elsewhere in Dorset Helen Pratt and Stephanie Harding took on the Dark Moors'10 mile event. An evening/night event that takes you round the Moors Valley country park. Helen finished in a time of (01:56:34) and Stephanie (01:56:35). Well done ladies!

Photo:  (Oliver Day after the Country to Capital race)
Courtesy: (Oliver Day)

Lots of different events for Burgess Hill Runners this week. On Saturday some of our runners took part in the Sussex Masters Cross Country. In the men's V60 team: Stuart Condie (37:47) 18th, Nigel Cruttenden (39:16) 29th and Benny Coxhill (40:16) 31st. Did a good job finishing in 5th place on the day. In the women's V45 Katherine Wallek (44:24) finished in 25th place in her first event. In the men's V40 race Philip Wallek (29:27) finished in 9th place, great job! In the V50 men's race John Palmer (47:20) finished in 56th.

On Sunday up in the Surrey hills some our club members took on the LDWA Winter Tanners event. A lovely event through some stunning countryside. In the 20 mile event Daniel Belton finished in (04:20:00) and Karen Harvey was not far behind in (04:35:00). In the 30 mile event Mark Nicholls (05:20:00) and Oliver Day (05:20:00) both finished in a good time. Well done everyone!

Elsewhere in London Helen Pratt and Matt Wilson took part in the Zeus run at Walton on Thames. Both completed the half marathon distance in (02:31:26).
In Crystal Palace Keith Brown took part in the 10k race. Keith finished in a time of (54:10).

Photo:  (Benny Coxhill, Stuart Condie and Nigel Cruttenden at the Sussex Masters XC)

Courtesy:  (John Palmer)