A post from our ladies cross country captain.
Hello Arena ladies. For the new members of the club, I am the Arena 80 ladies XC captain. Although this message symbolises the end of summer……the good news is that it means the beginning of the Cross Country season!
As an introduction to the world of XC for those who haven’t participated before here is a quick overview. The league consists of 4 local races all of 5k. They start at 2.05pm on a Saturday and there is one per month October to February. Entry cost is around £5. The Arena ladies currently hold gold V40 and silver for the senior team. Would be great to repeat or better the success this season!!
There are also some stand alone XC races that I will be highlighting and asking for participants.
A lot of people overlook XC races in favour of road races but these races are a great part of winter training. They are also good fun, often hilly, sometimes muddy and a great team event. We always finish by eating delicious cake! Anyone is welcome and we would love to see some new faces this season. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions.
Dates for your XC diary:
Sat 30th Sep XC relays (teams of 3) each run 4K Goodwood
Sat 14th Oct league race 1 Goodwood
Sat 11th Nov league race 2 Bexhill
Sat Dec 2nd league race 3 Lancing
Sat 9th Dec SEAA masters and inter county XC Oxford
Jan 6th XC Champs Bexhill
Jan 20th XC masters Lancing
Feb 10th League race 4 Stanmer.
For now please let me know by 15th Sep if you would like to run in the relays on 30th Sep . This event is paid for by the club so please only say yes if 100% committed. Also is anyone is willing to get the XC season off to a start by bringing a cake???
Long post over. Dani Tarleton