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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Just get through December and then into 2017


Kevin B of Crowborough Runners taking a rest day around Brighton before his own race last weekend 
With the local conclusion to the Sussex Racing league http://sspimg.com/sussexRRL2016 - that's pretty much the end of the local county Road Racing season for the faster ones and the club competitions for 2016. With the temperature dropping like the proverbial stone it's time to start wrapping up, hitting the gym and getting through the winter training regime, also known as Cross Country !! The local leagues here in Sussex are already two races down in the four meetings of that season - and have had very pleasant weather for it so far.

We haven't covered any races this weekend just gone - and the Crowborough 10k apparently was a good run out this year (but I did cover the school play with video - and can recommend this editing suite - it's free http://sspimg.com/davinciresolveeditor and frankly amazing)

Running in Thongs at Seaford 10, as the Australians call them...

Next weekend 
is the sold out Seaford Striders Mince Pie 10, and the AAT Guildford Hogs Back which still has a few entries available - so enter that now http://sspimg.com/hogs-back-entry-2016 so we're looking forwards to seeing you there ! Don't forget the tinsel fancy dress...


The early part of the Hogs Back Road race - before the hills, or the proper fancy dressers
The last races in December are:

The Reigate Holly Run - Sunday the 11th December - used to be massive, still a great course and all age groups from juniors through to seniors - http://sspimg.com/RPAC-Holly-Run-Entry
The start of the Holly Run - one of the junior races

And Brutal Longmoor - on New Years Eve - just down the A3, because you'll be going stir crazy after Christmas and you will need a run out http://sspimg.com/Brutal-Run-Entry before going back to work aren't you! And you can earn a party night out afterwards....

One day they will wear fancy dress to a Brutal Race.

So whats up next in 2017?
We're really looking forwards to the new gallery hosted on Photoshelter we have been busy putting in holding galleries for the currently confirmed races so far for January and February - check them out here:
http://sspimg.com/2017-Events (and did you see all the other years of images now loaded on there... all of 2016 is on there so time for those last minute Christmas gifts ?)

We'll be getting into setting up the busy March races on the gallery soon too, but here's a quick link to get your entries in for the big ones on the busiest of all days - the 19th of March - one month before the popular Southampton (enter here) and London Marathons on the 23rd of April.

Just be careful if you enter Southampton with your partner - things happen !
Call for Entries - before they are full - here's two of the more popular races that will get sold out before you realise after Christmas - so get in now !

The Brooks Fleet Pre-London Half Marathon - closed road speed
The Brooks Fleet Pre-London Half Marathon - raising funds to build new local running club and track facilities this Half Marathon is one of the eminent pre-London warm up races which attracts a large local field from clubs, teams, running, Military and fitness groups with a great many charity runners. It is ALWAYS sold out with 3500 max entries - with a closed road course and a 3hr time limit - its a eternal favourite - so don't get caught in the post-Christmas rush and get it now here:


You too will look this cool at the Winter nuts challenge. Ok, this cold. My Mistake.
The Nuts Challenge Winter Series
It's the toughest OCR of the year, with very few completing 4 laps of the energy sapping super massive multi obstacle course. It's Nuts. http://sspimg.com/Nuts-Winter-2017-entry
I'm reliably told that one lap is "Plenty thank you", and quite good fun with your friends from the club (whichever that club is).

In other news - live videos
we're going to try to do more live videos during races - hopefully during the starts and depending on power available - at the finish. We used to do loads, but fell out of practice.
Live streaming is certainly "now a thing" on useful places like facebook and youtube so we're going to do a bit more experimenting and see what we can bring you if we have a good enough 4G signal.
Please subscribe to our youtube channel here : http://sspimg.com/SSP-Youtube and if anything is going on - they you'll be the first to know ! (heaven forbid we end up the next great youtubers - if that is actually a thing).

Here's our little broadcast from Not the Brighton 10k last weekend... https://youtu.be/T39ydlpsdns


I know there was something deeper and more meaningful I was going to write here - but that clearly missed me, so enjoy the last few days before we start the crazy christmas pressure, I hope you enjoy browsing the entire 2016 gallery that is now loaded and reminisce on your running year so far -  http://sspimg.com/new-SSP-gallery  The usual side effect is that it makes you happy - so take the chance to make this a long term thing and get yourself or your friends a permanent reminder.

until next time
Anthony







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