Key races for Arena 80 members for February

The Harvey Curtis Cup and 1st Super Series race of the year
Sunday 4th February – Chichester 10k
This is a key race for Arena 80 as we start our bid to retain the HCC team trophy for the 3rd year running. There are 6 races in this year’s HCC and we need to score our best 5 of 6. This also kicks starts the club’s Super Series challenge which incorporates all 6 of the HCC races so it’s a double whammy for our club members. Your support in these races will be and is much appreciated. 

Last cross-country race of the 2017/18 season
Saturday 10th February – Stamner Park, Brighton
Entries – on the day at a mere £5.00.
The last race of the XC season comes to a head here. The men are having a solid season in division 1 and looking to further consolidate their 5th position. The ladies are having another stellar XC season and going in to the last race in an excellent position. One last push here would possibly see us land a potential team gold. It’s been encouraging to see so many new members having a go this season and looks encouraging for next season now. If you are able to make this one then let your captain’s know PLUS it’s double cake day as well so let’s start the Arena year off with a high.

The first ever Arena parkrun series race
Saturday 17th February – Preston Park
A brand new club challenge for 2018 is the 6 x parkrun races headed up by Al Silvester. You’ve all seen the emails about this one and it’s a great opportunity to get our Arena athletes all in one place. Here is the first of the 6 races which is the age graded scoring race. As always a great showcase for the club.

The National Cross Country Championship
Saturday 24th February – Parliament Hill
Here is something a little different to the normal races around. This is a top opportunity for our club athletes to compete with other top class clubs and runners. There is a men’s and women’s race and we are looking for teams of 6 per team. Sam Bennett is our lead on this one so please contact him at: and the deadline for entries on this is Friday 12th January so not long to go I you wish to be entered. See post on website for more details. The club will pay the entry fee for this one however if you put your name and then don’t run the club will need to claim the fee back from you.

There are some nice races to get your teeth in to over the coming weeks so good luck to you all and thank you for your continued support in making Arena 80 such a great club.