Cranleigh was the main destination for the Burgess Hill Runners last weekend.
With a 15 mile and 21 mile option available, it often becomes the race of choice for those training for the upcoming marathons. Leading the club home in the 15 mile variant was Matthew Cawthra (2:08:49).
Oliver Dewdney and Caz Wadey were close behind in 2:08:49 and 2:47:04 respectively. Alison Dunks was the first BHR to finish in the 21 mile event with a superb time of 2:57:20. She was followed by Jay Wadey (3:10:50), Neil Dawson (3:17:58) and Nick Dawson (3:19:53).
Four of the club’s runners took part in the undulating Hastings Half Marathon. James Sorbie was first club member home in 1:38:40, followed by Owain Powell (2:04:00), Hannah Watkins (2:27:00) and Anita Harris (2:27:05).Kirsty Armstrong was the 1st female at the Balcombe Bull Run and 11th overall with a time of 34:35. Richard Copeland completed his first 10k in a time of 1:02:47 at the Eastleigh 10k.
The club also held their annual awards ceremony last Thursday.
The winners were:
Junior Academy Performance - Alfie Geere
Junior Academy Most Improved Runner - David Burke
Junior Academy Coaches’ Award - Abbey Trotter
Black Cap Handicap - Kevin Walker
Back Caalf Trophy - The Craigs Family
Social Award - Helen Pratt
Committee Award - Andy Sayers
Chairman’s Award - Jay Wadey
Fun Run Champion Male - James Sorbie
Fun Run Champion Female - Fay Robers
Spirit of the WSFRL - Malcolm Slater
Daytime Group Most Improved Runner - Tracey Golbey
Daytime Group Coaches’ Award - Jacqui Sims
Hazel Holmes Shield - Jane Harle
Beginners/Improvers Coaches’ Award - Vanessa Corrick
Coaches’ Award (Most Improved Runner) - Gary Foley
Coaches’ Award - Neil Grigg
Club Championship Male - James Collins
Club Championship Female - Sharona Harrington
Male Senior - James Collins
Male Vet 1 - Gary Woolven
Male Vet 2 - Simon Thompson
Male Vet 3 - John Palmer
Male Vet 4 - Andy Sayers
Male Vet 5 - Nigel Cruttenden
Male Vet 6 - Stuart Condie
Male Vet 7 - Malcolm Slater
Female Fsenior - Hannah Watkins
Female Vet 1 - Sharona Harrington
Female Vet 2 - Emma Buckland
Female Vet 3 - CatheQrine Kempton
Female Vet 4 - Linda Russell
Female Vet 5 - Sue Lyle
Female Vet 6 - Jenny Nicoll
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