The 7th race of the club championship; this is a very challenging route starting from Jempsons Supermarket at Peasmarsh with some punishing climbs along narrow, scenic country lanes both on the way out and back including the middle section of the Beckley 10kms course. The race start is at 10.00am; is chip timed; and online entries are currently available at nice work. Please note that this bank holiday weekend is invariably blessed with good weather, so current forecast is 20C. The vast majority of runners suffer badly in hot weather, so you need to be well hydrated beforehand and pace yourself sensibly. Not a single runner broke 60mins for this Sussex Grand Prix race last year – Leo Cacciatore finished a very creditable 8th in 63.24 out of a field of 196 runners, which included circa 20 HRs.
Please note that to be eligible to score championship points, you need to be a paid up HR club member and also need to wear an HR top. The use of headphones is not permitted in this event, as the roads are not traffic free.
To recap: there are 3 separate club championships – first past the post; age graded; target times.
At the end of the year your points for your 8 best races are added together to give your total points score in each category.
For the target times championship only; you must complete at least 3 of the 7 – 8 club races. In addition you can obtain 200 bonus points in this category by marshalling at one of the club races. If you choose not to marshal a race, then you have no chance of winning! As there are a limited number of marshals required for each race, then it pays to marshal early on in the calendar year as you may find later in the year that all the marshalling slots are already taken!
Nick Brown (Race Secretary)