SET YOUR PACE! 2021 GOES VIRTUAL

THE 10TH MID SUSSEX VIRTUAL MARATHON & HALF MARATHON WEEKEND 1ST-31ST MAY 2021.

Due to the on-going pandemic, the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend will now be a virtual event once again.

Simon Adby, Race Director said “Our highest priority is the service and experience we provide to our runners and we did not deem it possible to confidently plan a live event with there still being so much uncertainty about the circumstances within which we would be able to operate. Substantial investment is required a minimum of 6 months in advance of staging a live 3-day event and being a not-for-profit event we deemed the current uncertainty to be too much of a risk. 

Despite all the odds, The Virtual Mid Sussex Marathon in 2020 was a complete success, with over 400 people taking part, most managing the full 26.2 miles over the month. The flexibility provided the challenge needed for serious runners whilst giving people who never would have believed they would complete a marathon a chance to experience the exhilarating feeling of achieving something amazing.” He added. “This is the 10th year so we want even more people to get involved. We don’t mind how old you are, how experienced you are or even how you do it! Walk, run, hop, skip or in a Wheelchair its up to you, and the more creative, the better!

Registration is now open for our 2021 virtual event, Mid Sussex Marathon

Set your pace.

As challenging as ever, runners complete a marathon or half marathon distance during May 2021. For the full Mid Sussex Marathon experience, this can be completed over 3 consecutive days (Marathon: 10 mile, 10 mile, 10 km; Half Marathon: 5 mile, 5 mile, 5 km), or take the challenge at your own pace across the whole month.

Participants will receive a fabulous Mid Sussex Marathon T-Shirt and our coveted 3-part medal!

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!

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!

Why We’re Supporting The NSPCC #2

“When parents find it tough, we provide advice through our Helpline for adults concerned about a child, and work with those at risk in our family centres around the UK.” 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

New Sponsors Announced for MSMW 2020

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 Hurst College as joint official sponsors of MSMW2020, partnering with the event for the first time! They will partner another sponsor to be announced soon!

We would like to thank Hurst for their commitment to the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend 2020.