Monthly Archives: June 2015

Seaford Striders Second Annual Pub Run, 8 July 2015

This is a social run taking in five pubs in and around Seaford. There are opportunities to take short cuts if you don’t fancy  the full  course (about 9 miles – shorter than last year), or you can join en route. You may well need an extra layer or layers to put on as the evening cools. Don’t forget your cash for  drinks. Allowing for 15 minutes at  each  pub we should be at the last pub about 10.00pm.


The Downs to the Cuckmere  Inn   7.25 – 7.40
Alfriston Road to end of houses, right and left onto footpath to river, right at bottom of hill

Cuckmere  Inn to Cinque Ports   8.05 – 8.20
Footpath towards Cuckmere Haven, 2nd footpath on right to Chyngton Farm, Chyngton Way, Chyngton Road, left into Steyne Road, right into Crouch Lane

Cinque Ports to White Lion   8.50 – 9.05
 Left into East Street, Avondale Road, Blatchington Hill, left into    Belgrave Road

White Lion to the Wellington   9.15 – 9.30
Edinburgh Road, left along seafront, left into The Causeway

The Wellington to the Seven Sisters   9.45 – 10.00
Church Street, right into Clinton Place, left into Broad Street North, Blatchington Road, Sutton Drove, left into Hindover Road

Summer Solstice Run 2015

The run starts from the Sailing Club and we were lucky to have a lovely evening, which was ideal for running.  A delayed start was necessary due to a traffic hold up in Newhaven and the run started at 7.10. Two cones beyond the fishermen’s boats were the turning point and by the time of the return to the Sailing Club, approximately 5k had been run.

Thanks to Ian, the Sailing Club Commodore, and Tom Roper, we were able to enjoy a drink in the clubhouse after the race.

There were 33 runners in all, although unfortunately, Phil Robinson arrived late, due to the hold up and therefore his time is shown separately. It was great to see so many juniors running; an encouraging sign for the future.

1 17.44 Gareth  Hutchinson
2 18.13 John Rudd
3 18.46 Billy Mokes
4 18.53 Scott Hitchcock
5 19.33 Alfie Preece
6 21.19 Luke Borland
7 21.38 Jo Richard
8 22.42 Christian Morton
9 22.47 Anna Norman
10 23.19 Jo Plant
11 23.25 Pete Weeks
12 23.41 Rob Webber
13 23.45 Chris Wrathall
14 24.21 Howard Squires
15 24.32 Oscar Morton
16 24.49 Jackie Webber
17 25.04 John Gillespie
18 25.56 Tom Batts
19 26.29 William Squires
20 26.31 Justin Squires
21 26.53 Trevor Jones
22 27.15 Stephen Humphreys
23 27.17 Maddy Quinn
24 27.19 Harry Quinn
25 29.39 Tyler Derby
26 27.50 Hilary Humphreys
27 28.20 Andy McDonald
28 28.36 Ben Pumphrey
29 29.45 Tom Roper
30 30.50 Olivia Lyons
31 31.13 John Kingshott
32 32.50 Harry Kinsella
34 19.47 Phil Robinson (late start)


Seaford Half results

As is only proper, in a race on our own territory, Seaford Striders put in some impressive performances in the Seaford Half Marathon. Josh Rudd was first Strider home, and seventh overall, in 01:34:32, while close behind was Billy Moakes, twelfth, in 01:38:09.

Tony Cross finished in 01:48:12 and  Karen Clinton was first lady Strider in  02:13:22.

Full results are on the Newhaven, Peacehaven and Seaford Lions site. Thanks to the Striders who marshalled at the A259 crossing and the Juniors drinks station in Bishopstone.

Seaford Striders Second Annual Pub Run: 8 July

This is a social run taking in 5 pubs in and around Seaford, starting and finishing at the Downs. There are opportunities to take short cuts if you don’t fancy the full course (about 9 miles) or you can join en route. You may well need an extra layer or layers to put on as the evening cools. Don’t forget your cash for drinks. Allowing for 15 minutes at each pub we should be at the last pub about 10.00pm. Directions for the run to follow.

Second Annual Pub Run

Summer Solstice 5k Run: 24 June, 19:00 at the sailing club

The run starts and finishes at the sailing club, and runs east towards Seaford Head and back. The club will be open at the finish for drinks and meals, and you can watch the sailing on the bay. Anyone requiring a meal must prebook with the sailing club caterers via Tom Roper. Menu available shortly.

We’re very grateful to Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club for allowing us to use their facilities.

Solstice Run 2015

Marshals for the Seaford half marathon

On Sunday 7 June the Seaford Half Marathon takes place, and the Striders will be marshalling as usual.

Adult marshals should either meet at Race HQ, Seaford Rugby Club on the Salts Recreation Ground at 8:30 am, or go straight to our marshalling point for 8:45 am,  the A259 crossing  between the junction with Marine Parade and that with Bishopstone Road.

Junior marshals will be providing the first drinks station in Bishopstone village and should meet at Bishopstone church at 8:30 am. Mums and dads welcome.

Nordic walking with Kathryn

Kathryn McDonald, a long-standing members of the club, writes about Nordic walking.

Having decided that, due to an unrelated back injury, I would have to stop running , I looked for an alternative means of getting out into the countryside. I turned to Nordic walking. Nordic walking uses poles so the upper body muscles are used as well as the legs and the poles help to propel the walker along – this means he or she works harder than usual yet the support given by the poles makes it feel easier!

Nordic Walking is a specific fitness technique and is not to be confused with trekking, hill walking or trail running as the poles are not planted in front of the walker/runner but in a specific way that increases the use of the upper body. It can be done by anybody, anywhere and does not require expensive equipment or clothing.

Nordic Walking is believed to be one of the fastest growing fitness activities in the world and is used by individuals, personal trainers, health clubs, physiotherapists, doctors and health promoters because it is highly effective, affordable and fun!

Nordic Walking technique must be learnt correctly if the participant is to get the most out of the activity.Nordic walking

With this I can remain mobile, have less fear of falling and I still get a good cardiovascular workout. I was amazed how much easier walking up hills was with my poles and how I could now cover unstable terrain with confidence. My posture has improved along with my confidence.

Due to constant pain and lack of solutions I took matters into my own hands and trained first as a gym instructor, and then as a personal trainer, before I could embark on training to become a Nordic walking Instructor with Nordic Walking UK last August.

It is a great social activity and I would like to offer the experience to others in the Seaford area. In the holidays I have recently managed parts of both the Pembrokeshire Coastal path and Suffolk Coast path, although where it had been washed away in Suffolk the beach was heavy going. Many enjoyable walks along the South downs from Birling Gap, Crowlink and Seaford Head Nature Reserve are now all within my reach again. I feel I have a new lease of life. Introductory sessions and poles can be provided and once the technique has been mastered the health benefits can be enormous.

I can be found most Wednesday nights at the Downs Leisure Centre with the Seaford Striders at 7 p.m as I hope to set up a Nordic walking group within the club for non-running members. Weekends are also good to get out into the countryside.  I can cater for both beginners groups and those who want to extend their range
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