Last updated 10th May 2013
First Aid Course for Run Leaders
Sunday 16th June at the University of Brighton Sports Centre, Falmer BN1 9PH
This course offers the opportunity to obtain the Emergency First Aid at Work qualification for only £50 (£40 if discount applies).
It is open to all leaders of Run England groups and anyone intending to set up a group.
Coaches or officials from Sussex clubs are also welcome to attend.
For further details please contact:-
Marion Hemsworth, Sussex Running Activator
Preston Park, Brighton is the latest venue to be added to the list of weekly parkruns in Sussex. The first one on 20th April attracted 276 runners. Like all parkruns it is open to all and free to enter, but necessary to register in advance. More runners and volunteers are always welcome.
Visit the parkrun website for more details : www.parkrun.org.uk/prestonpark
Other parkruns in Sussex :-
Brighton & Hove parkrun - venue : Hove Park, every Saturday 9:00am, web link : www.parkrun.org.uk/brighton
Eastbourne parkrun - venue : Shinewater Park, every Saturday 9:00am, web link : www.parkrun.org.uk/eastbourne
Crawley parkrun - venue : Tilgate Park, Crawley, every Saturday 9:00am, web link : www.parkrun.org.uk/tilgate
There are still a number of coaching courses in the South East region in April and May which are in danger of being cancelled
due to low numbers.
Please click on the Course Flyer link below, which has a comprehensive list of courses and details the costs and booking
Use the England Athletics website to book on to a course or contact Rebecca Turford for further help or information.
Disability Coaching - Open Sessions in Worthing
Claire Moyle, the Head Disability Athletics Coach at Worthing Special Olympics Club and Worthing District Harriers, will running
a series of three open coaching sessions on March 12th, April 23rd and May 14th at Worthing Leisure Centre Track.
Please click here for more details or email Elspeth Turner for further information : email@example.com
Club / School Links
Kate Wanstall and Simon Hasted have been appointed to carry out some initial work to investigate and then establish greater
links between selected clubs and schools in East and West Sussex. Both Kate and Simon come with a wealth of knowledge and
experience in a variety of sports and their management.
For more information they can be contacted via email : firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com .
Chip Timing Research
As chip timing becomes more widely available and more affordable for smaller races, I have researched the services and costs
of five companies in and around Sussex. Whilst this is not intended as a recommendation, it does offer some guide as to
what is on offer and the rough cost involved. Any feedback from Sussex clubs who have used these or other companies would
be appreciated. Please click here to see the Chip Timing Document. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with comments or feedback.
Sports Nutrition Presentation
SE Regional awardsSussex Athletics Network was awarded Network of the Year at the South East Regional awards hosted by England Athletics.
At the first Sussex Squad Day in December Ed Baker from Performance Hertfordshire gave a fascinating talk on Sports Nutrition for
Power Athletes. The notes from this presentation are now available for viewing by clicking here.
Network Chairman, Peter Masters, received the award at the presentation evening on 4th December at Guildford. Peter has been the driving force behind the Network since the first bid to obtain Network funding for Sussex through to the present day.
The award recognises the efforts of Peter and the whole Network team in helping to develop athletics activities in the County over the past three and a half years.
Sussex Endurance Squad Training
The third Endurance Squad session took place on Saturday 27th October at Camber Sands. It was a long and varied day, starting with hill reps in the sand dunes and then on to Hastings for some pool based sessions. Alan Swetman, John Clements and Dave Leach have been pleased with the way all the days have gone so far.
England Athletics Area Coach Mentor, Neville Taylor, would like to see more endurance coaches at the St Mary's days. The next St Mary's sessions will be on 11th November, 2nd December and 13th April. Please get in touch with Alan Swetman if you are an endurance coach who would like to attend : email@example.com