When the results for the race were released we had slipped back into 2nd place behind Arena 80. Our runners headed into the Gunpowder Trot knowing big points were needed (and that hopefully all of Arena 80 were on holiday!). They didn't disappoint and we got a great score but it was a tense time at Worthing Striders WSFRL HQ as I waited for race results.
I'm proud (and very excited) to announce that the final results are in and Worthing Striders took 1st place for Club Improvements of 2016 - yes, folks............. FIRST!
This is a fantastic result for the club and is a massive jump from finishing 14th in 2015; it's a real testament to the hard work those competing have put into their training throughout the year. I want to say thank you to everyone who took part: from the 23 members who completed one race each to the 3 members who racked up over 10 races each and every member between posting 2-9 races. We did it!
The final West Sussex Fun League Annual General Meeting is on the 20 November and I will find out then if there is something we will be able to display at the West Worthing Tennis Club to celebrate this achievement.
In addition Worthing Striders finished in 14th for 'Club Rankings' which is an impressive jump from finishing in 17th last year. Such a good year.
The season starts again on the 1 January 2017: come and join us for the West Sussex Fun Run League. Watch 'Club News' for future announcements from your new Club Representatives Ian Puttock and James Oram.
Here's some stats for the 2016 season:
Worthing Striders Attendance:
Total Individual Runners = 57
Female = 21
Male = 36
1st = Lewes AC (1444 pts)
2nd = Burgess Hill Runners (1428 pts)
3rd = Crawley Saints & Sinners (1402 pts)
1st = Worthing Striders (145 pts)
2nd = Arena 80 (144 pts)
3rd = Lewes Ac (105 pts)
Top 3 Most Attended Female Worthing Strider:
1st = Laura Carter (15 out of 16)
2nd = Stef Ransley (7)
3rd = Elaine Sinclair (6)
Top 3 Most Attended Male Worthing Strider:
1st = Paul Hurley (14 out of 16)
2nd = Ian Puttock (10)
3rd = Keith Bolton (9)
Top 3 Female Worthing Strider Point Scorers:
1st = Laura Carter (71 pts)
2nd = Elaine Sinclair (32 points)
3rd = Grace Henderson (29 pts)
Top 3 Male Worthing Strider Point Scorers:
1st = Paul Hurley (80 pts)
2nd = Ian Puttock (70 points)
3rd = Robert Henderson (57 pts)
Top 3 Races attended by Worthing Striders:
1st = Lido 4 (27)
2nd = Hangover 5 (22)
3rd = Beach Run (17)