Press Releases 2021
All Press Releases are by our PR Officer Mark Craigs unless otherwise stated.
Burgess Hill Runners were out on their travels again this week to race for the club. Mark Nicholls and Dawn Fahy ventured all the way to the Lake District to take on the Lakeland 50 mile event. Mark completed the event in a time of (11:12:43) and Dawn (22:44:03). .
Closer to home, the South Downs was the location for the Dawn on the Downs. A 10mile trail run with some of the best views around stretching far out to sea and the Norths Downs and Surrey Hills to the north. Christelle Maugiron was first home for the club in (1:39:04). She was closely followed by Oliver Jones (1:39:35).
Also David Leen travelled to London for the Asics 10k event. He finished in (1:03:18).
Picture: (Mark Nicholls at Lakeland 50)
Courtesy: (Helen Pratt)
Courtesy: (Andrew Biggs)
Courtesy: (Fred Sykes)
Courtesy: (Sam Mayes, Mark Craigs, Gayle Tyler)
Courtesy: (Jamie Goodhead)
Picture: (Mark Craigs at Eastbourne 10k)
Courtesy: (Mark Craigs)
A big race this week for a couple of Burgess Hill Runners. The South Downs Way 100 is a tough and gruelling 100 mile event that only the strong enter. Phil Wallek managed to finish this epic race in an amazing 8th place overall in a time of (18:00:05). He was followed by Sharona Harrington in a time of (21:33:22) shaving almost 3hrs from her previous attempt at this event. A truly fantastic achievement by both!
Next was the Crystal Palace Half Marathon where Andrew Biggs completed the distance in (01:39:39) ahead of David Anscombe who completed his first attempt at this distance in (02:04:09).
Elsewhere, some of our runners travelled to Dorney Lake to complete in the 10k event. Emma McManus was the first home for the club setting a new PB of (00:40:58). She was followed by Ian Jones (00:41:35) and Flo Wolfe (00:45:36)
Pictures: (Andrew Biggs & David Anscombe at the Crystal Palace Half Marathon & Phil Wallek from the SDW 100 challenge)
Courtesy: (David Anscombe and Oliver Day)
25.04.2021 ( by Oliver Jones)
The races are gradually starting to come back and this weekend a few of our Burgess Hill Runners decided to tackle the ‘ South Downs Way ‘ 50 mile. It starts in Worthing and follows the South Downs Way to Eastbourne and then diverts to finish at the running track. Jamie Goodhead was the first home for the club in (08:13:25), he was followed by Jonathan Herbert (08:55:31, Fred Sykes (09:12:17), Jane Owen (11:40:10) and Jayne Leaney (12:09:10). Well done everyone!. Also this week John Palmer and Annette Maynard travelled up to London to take part in the Alexandra Palace 10k. Annette finished in (48:25) and John came home in (57:04). A couple of weeks ago a few of our runners took part in the Ardingly PB 5k event. Times in order of fastest. Phil McManus (17:28), Sam Mayes (17:47), Kirsty Armstrong (18:54), Ian Jones (19:04), Emma McManus (19:52), Darren Parsons (20:11), Mark Santer (20:41), Flo Wolfe (21:04), Gayle Tyler (21:16) and Katherine Wallek (22:07).
Photo: (Jayne Leaney and Jane Owen after the SDW50)
Courtesy: ( Chania Hemsley - Smith)