MILLIE CABLE made the 120-mile round trip to the Lee Valley athletics centre open meeting on Sunday worthwhile by breaking her own U15 girls’ 200m indoor club record, knocking almost half a second off her old mark by recording 28.3s.
Livvy Connor and Ella James chose the nearer option and entered the Crawley early season outdoor open. Ella (U17W) set a new outdoor best in the High jump with 1.45m.
Livvy (U15G) sent two new lifetime bests, starting with 4.71m in the long jump (a PB by 16cm) and then knocked three tenths of a second off her 100m PB, recording 13.45s.
The Lewes vaulting squad will be looking forward to Saturday’s 10am official opening by the Mayor, Councillor Dr Michael Turner, of the new £18,000 vault bed and cover.
Lewes Athletics Club will be putting on its annual Easter Monday Fun Runs, all starting from the running track at the Lewes Leisure Centre in Mountfield Road.
There is a 10k run for those aged 15 and over starting at 11.15am which takes the runners over the scenic Brooks area to the south of Lewes. If 10k is a little too far there is also a two-mile run starting at 10.45am – and even a Toddler’s Trot around the running track starting at 10.30am.
It’s a day for all the family, with refreshments and reduced entry for a family to go swimming.
Entry forms can be downloaded from www.lewesac.co.uk or picked up from the Leisure Centre. Entries will also be taken on the day.
n ON Sunday March 13, three senior Seaford Striders travelled to Pippingford Park in the Ashdown Forest, near Nutley. Here they were to take part in a very tough outrageous cross-country event. In many ways it resembled The Grizzly and Tough Guy Events which are held further up country.
Held on an eight-mile circular course, it started on a series of up and down very steep muddy hills, before wading through streams with water up to their armpits. The course then went through a series of bogs, crawling over a net, climbing over some hay arrangements and finally climbing over the Votwo Wall.
Gary Lee, Matthew Eade and Adrian Campbell said they really enjoyed their day which was made even better as they won the First Team prize and Adrian was first Vet Man.
On Sunday March 20, 28 Striders travelled to Hastings for the third event in the 2011 Sussex Grand Prix, the very popular Hastings Half Marathon. This event, now in its 27th year, attracts many runners from the UK as well as abroad and has featured as one of the top events in the UK for many years. This year was no exception with 3,778 runners and walkers finishing the course.
First home for the club was Ryan Stewart with an excellent run in 50th position overall with a time of 1h.21m.16s. First lady for the club was Natalie McCreath with yet another great run and a personal best time for this distance of 1.39.32s.
Bill Young is one of only 13 others who have completed all 27 events.
Seaford also collected team prizes for second UK club (team of four) and third Masters (team of four).
In the boys’ Mini-Run, first for the club was Daniel Carr in 7m.16s, followed by Kyle Lawrie in 7m.29s.In the Girls’ Mini-Run, first home for the club was Annie Line in 8m45s, followed by Alice Line in 9m.16s, and Hannah Dray in 11.46.
OTHER TIMES (ADULT RUNNERS): Dave Dunstall 1.22.47, Phillip Carr 1.23.42, Clifford Events 1.23.59, Colin Hannant 1.24.09, Gary Hatcher 1.27.33, Adrian Campbell 1.31.34, Gary Lee 1.33.44, Hayden Skilton 1.37.45, Kevin Ives 1.38.50, Geoff Gray 1.39.32, Kevin Fuller 1.40.45, Luke Greenwood 1.41.51, Sue Garner 1.49.01, Rob Webber 1.54.27, Chris Le Beau 1.55.16, Julie Moore 1.55.52, Karen Clinton 1.58.44, Ian Walker 2.00.49, Mark Chadd 2.01.06, Fern Ketley 2.07.11, Becky Green 2.10.33, Victoria Wheeler 2.12.48, Anne Flavill 2.14.34, Alex Parsons 2.21.03, Bill Young 4.15.48.