MSMW 2020 Event Update

Thank you all for bearing with us at this difficult time for everybody and, as promised, we have a further update on your Mid Sussex Marathon and Half Marathon entry.

We have been doing our best to keep people informed using email and social media. If you have not seen any of our posts about the decision to postpone races, you can find background information on our website here and the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend website

At this stage we would also like to thank the running community who, despite having to deal with this terrible situation in their own lives, have been overwhelmingly supportive of us. We have received so many messages of support and so, from the bottom of our hearts a huge and sincere thank you. We do look forward to celebrating together the return of normal services.

Just to reiterate our earlier statements, we recognise your commitment in paying your entry fee for the race this weekend and do hope that you consider our proposal to deal with the postponement of the event is fair.

First of all, we are looking to stage the event later in the year and as soon as we are able to confirm those dates we’ll be back in touch.

With a significant number of other events also rescheduling to later in the year a rearranged date may not be convenient for you. Therefore, if you cannot attend the rescheduled date we will offer a free deferral to next year’s Mid Sussex Marathon and Half event.

What to do now

You do not have to make your choice now. We still need to confirm the rearranged event date and 2021 race dates and we’ll hopefully let you have those within the next month (we also need to recognise that venues and landowners are also going through a tough time and will no doubt have workload issues). Once you have those dates you can make a decision then.

Hopefully this provides you with an appropriate update at this time. Our team is currently having to send this and similar messages for over 50 events – and there could be more added to that list as time goes on. Our own staff are currently self-isolating and working from home and so whilst we will get around to answering each and every message, it may just take a little time for us to do so.

We promise to keep you all updated.

Thank you once again for your patience and stay safe. 

The Nice Work Team

Mid Sussex Marathon 2020 Postponed

Following todays UPDATE UKA & HCAFS STATEMENT, the Mid Sussex Marathon 2020 is now postponed and will no longer take place on 23rd to 25th May 2020.

We are in the process of dealing with all the logistical difficulties this brings, such as checking venue availability and will try to reach a decision on a new date as soon as possible. Our aim is to hold the event later in 2020.

If you have already entered , we will contact you directly with details of your options once these are confirmed. Please bear with us in the meantime and keep checking back for updates.

Hurst Team are taking part in MSMW2020!

Pupil and staff wellbeing is of paramount importance at Hurst College and informs our decision-making at every level. We believe that good mental health is the basis for a happy and successful life at school and beyond. Our dedicated Director of Staff and Pupil Wellbeing works closely with pastoral leaders and all other staff across the college.

We are delighted to be sponsoring the Mid Sussex Marathon this year and will have a team of runners taking part. Follow us on Twitter to find out how they get on.

Fancy a pre MSMW2020 warm up event?

Lindfield Village Run 2020 Sunday 17th May 2020

The Lindfield Village Run 2020 offers you an opportunity to warm up with a 10K or 5K a week prior to running in The MSMW 2020.

Race Start Times: 10K starts at 10.30am. 5K starts at 10:45am.

The Lindfield Village Run is now a well-established event which sets out two cross county runs: a 10k Village Run and a 5k Family Fun Run. Both take place mostly on paths and tracks through the West Sussex countryside in the immediate vicinity of the village of Lindfield. It has often been described as an old-fashioned cross-country run with plenty of multi-terrain, some slippery surfaces and the odd cow in fields!

The Run starts and finishes at HICKMANS LANE RECREATION GROUND in Lindfield where this local fundraising event, takes on the feel of a professional run on Sunday 17th May 2020. The volunteer community organisers from the King Edward Hall committee arrange everything the runners need to have an enjoyable yet competitive morning run-out in the countryside.

This years’ event is no exception to the excellent standards set by the team. Runners can enjoy:

· Easy online booking for both 5K and 10K events – NOW OPEN!

· Professional timing chips giving each runner an accurate start and finish time

· Fully marshalled and sign-posted routes for both 10K and 5K routes

· Colour coded race numbers for the 5K/10K runners so supporters can easily identify them and cheer on encouragement

· Secure bag storage tented village for all competitors

· Refreshments available for all from Slake coffee shop

· Warm up facilities provided by Potential Personal Training

· Physio facilities on hand from Six Physio team

· Medals for every participant, no matter what their time

· Free water stations around the courses

Online registration is NOW OPEN and available to book your race place. Visit http://www.kingedwardhall.org.uk/village-run/ for more information and access to the race entry booking system.

On the day registration will open between 8.30am-10am. However, we strongly advise you book online in advance to guarantee your place. We’re expecting up to 1000 runners this year, so don’t miss out! NOTE: Runners arriving after 10am will not be able to collect their number. Arrive early, soak up the atmosphere and relax before the run starts. Allow plenty of time to find a place to park!

Burgess Hill 10K

The Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend concludes on Monday 25th May with a 10k race in Burgess Hill. Find out more

Photo credit: Just Simon Photography

Don’t forget, we also have a half marathon this year, so you can also run 5K, 10K or complete the marathon distance over the 3 day event, details of all the races can be found here. No excuses, there is a race for everyone, sign up today!

Haywards Heath 10 Mile

The Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend continues with a 10-mile race in Haywards Heath on Sunday 24th May, which is part of the Sussex Grand Prix for 2020!

It’s a great family day out, so grab your place today! Find out more

Photo Credit: Just Simon Photography

Another New Sponsor for MSMW2020!

The Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend couldn’t take place without the generous support of our sponsors and partners and so we are very happy to announce Roche Diagnostics UK & Ireland will be joint official sponsors of MSMW2020, partnering with the event for the first time!

We would like to thank Roche Diagnostics UK & Ireland and Hurst for their commitment to the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend 2020.

Why we’re supporting the NSPCC #3

“We work locally in every community to protect children from abuse and neglect.  Through our ‘Speak out, Stay safe’ programme, we are visiting all primary schools across Sussex, delivering assemblies and workshops to help children understand the signs of abuse and where to go for help.  This year in Sussex, we hope to visit 168 schools and speak to 31,920 children.  For more information visit www.nspcc.org.uk/speak-out-stay-safe.” Kate Hershkowitz, NSPCC Community Fundraising Manager for Sussex

If you want to make a difference and help the NSPCC raise vital funds, download a sponsor form and get fund raising today!

To donate now, visit the NSPCC Just Giving Page here

Who are Hurst?

Interested in finding out more about our sponsors Hurst College?

Hurst College is a thriving independent school located within a 140-acre campus in West Sussex and offers a through-school education from Pre-Prep to Sixth Form.

With a vibrant, dynamic community, the college provides exceptional facilities for learning, placing huge importance on providing an excellent all-round education, with a strong academic core for every child. Academic excellence is the foundation of a Hurst education, but Hurst also offers extensive sporting, cultural, intellectual and social programmes, to help pupils develop key skills, qualities and values for life.

Academically selective, but not aggressively so, the school has an excellent track record, with improved year-on-year examination results, and the vast majority of pupils go on to Russell Group universities including Oxford and Cambridge.

The college achieved its strongest ever set of results at GCSE and A-level last Summer and was at the top of the rankings for GCSE and A-level value-added scores amongst UK independent schools – a key metric for parents who want their child “to do their best”. Hurst’s philosophy is to celebrate individual performance in all aspects of life, judging each student’s success against their own potential. The college was awarded excellent grades in all categories at its most recent ISI full inspection.

Hurst offers both day and boarding options (from Year 9) to enable families to choose which option suits them and their children best. The college’s balanced 21st century boarding approach means there is a choice of flexi (three nights) and weekly (five nights), both of which provide a healthy work-home balance, as pupils make the most of the educational and co-curricular opportunities during the week, leaving weekends free for quality family time.

In short, Hurst College aims to develop confident, successful, independent individuals with a good sense of themselves and the world around them, who will succeed in their lives whatever route they choose to take.

Find out more here!