There will be no training on Boxing Day or on 28th December due to Leisure Centre opening hours. Training will resume on 2nd January.
We have just been informed that the track is closed for the rest of the day. Therefore there will be no training tonight. We will let you know about Thursday as soon as we hear more.
West Suffolk AC entered the Eastern Counties cross country championships with a team of “Wild cats”.
This is the first time in 20 years that our under 13 and under 15 girls have taken part in this competition.
The under 13 girls team consisted of Lila Battell, Lorna Coull, Eva Marshall, Marni Sillitoe, Molly Howell and Lulu Lawson.
The club had a very successful day at the races with Lila Battell becoming the first ever winner From West Suffolk AC, Lorna Coull had a good run finishing a very close third, Eva Marshall finished strongly for the West Suffolk team to be their third place finisher followed by Marni Sillitoe and Molly Howell and Lulu Lawson, in her very first race for the club, also finished well.
This effort was good enough to give the team the race winner and the team trophy.
The under 15 girls did not have a team but both Libby Stinson and Amber Walton performed well, Amber was hindered by an administration error and was not allowed to finish. Libby had a good race and had the fastest finish of all the runners. Joe Bradford was the only runner for the under 15 boys he had a good run and finished well but had no backup from his team mates.
All in all a good day out for the West Suffolk team.
If you want to compete in either the SEAA (Brighton) or the National Cross Country Championships (Parliament Hill), and many have said they do, you will need to pay for these events in the club hut BEFORE 9th December.
As in previous years, £10 each covers entry fees and coach booking, refundable on the coach to those who compete.
I will need to spend time making these entries (in alphabetical order for one race forsooth!) and cannot take late entries though people can enter themselves: up to 15th December for SEAA and up to 12th January for the National.
I can’t promise mud on the Brighton course, but Parly Hill usually delivers………
Senior Men should be warned: at the SEAA race it’s 15K on a very hilly course.
David Cripps MIHM
West Suffolk AC have been allocated one place at next years London Marathon on April 22nd 2018.
If you are keen to take up this place, please could you let either Gordon Palmer, Christine Anthony or Dave Cripps know by Monday November 14
U13 Girls are now 2nd in the East Anglian League. Let’s make sure we have a full team for the final fixture on 20th August and see if we can finish top and get to the League Final.
There will be no training on Tuesday 27th December.
Training on the 29th December will finish at 8pm rather than the normal time of 8:30.
Training will resume as normal on Tuesday 3rd January.
Well done to the Senior Men and Under 13 Girls for making it to the final for the EAL. Signup sheets are now in the club hut so get your names down and indicate your preferred events.
There are no non-scoring places available at the finals so spaces in the team are limited. All those who sign up will be considered, however the final team selection will be made by the team manager and may be selected from any eligible club member.
If you can’t get to the track to sign up but would like to compete please contact Fraser, email@example.com , to sign up.
This weekend sees the last East Anglian League match of the the season before the final. The Senior Men, Senior/U17 Women and U13 Girls have the best chance to get into the final as long as we put out strong teams this weekend. Contact Fraser firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
This Sunday is the last Eastern Young Athletes League match of the season. The signup sheet will still be in the club hut on Thursday or you can email Sarah at email@example.com.