The importance of sport, outdoor education, creative & performing arts

Advocates of co-curricular activities, Hurst College explains why they play a big part in the lives of their students.

“What particularly strikes visitors to Hurst College is the vibrant dynamic community and the importance placed on an all-round as well as a core academic education. Students are enabled and challenged to make the most of their talents and the huge opportunities which are available. The college is ambitious for its students to achieve the best that they can in all that they do, recognising and encouraging both engagement and achievement. Whilst the best possible academic grades are critical, Hurst believes the development of the key skills, qualities and values which are so important in life come more from engagement with life beyond the classroom. 

Hurst regard co-curricular activities – such as sport, outdoor education, creative and performing arts – as being key to the all-round education of each student. The college offers a wide range of activities for all students during the school day. The programme is designed to encourage them to try new skills, move beyond their comfort zones, and gain experience in a safe and supportive environment. 

It is the intention that through these activities, students will not only acquire certain skills and develop certain qualities, but will also be introduced to a sport, hobby or pastime which will give them pleasure throughout their lives.  

Whether such activities are more physical or challenging in nature, service-oriented or cerebral, students are encouraged to pursue at least one significant activity throughout their time at Hurst. Co-curricular activities include the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Combined Cadet Force (CCF), community service, environmental conservation and the Hurst farm. Other activities include clubs for books, film, mechanics, dissection, ICT, creative arts, golf and sport. During the week, a host of additional activities are scheduled including fitness training, swimming and other sports, alongside sessions for drama, choir, orchestra, dance, the Top House competition, debating and workshops for art and DT students. 

Above all else at Hurst, nobody is ‘beneath the radar’ or ‘on the bench’. Each child is an active member of the community, who is encouraged, supported and enabled to realise their potential.”
April 2022, Hurstpierpoint College

THANK YOU TO MSMW 2022 SPONSORS & PARTNERS

A huge thank you to this years wonderful sponsors and partners, for their donations for prizes, venues, catering. Helping to make this years marathon happen:

  • Hurst College
  • Roche Diagnostics
  • Wisdom Sports, Haywards Heath 
  • Herbert Sports, East Grinstead 
  • GR Teamwear, Burgess Hill
  • Shokz
  • East Grinstead Rugby Club
  • The Burgess Hill Academy
  • Woodlands Mead School  
  • Meridian FM
  • Burgess Hill Radio 
  • Places Leisure  

and all our wonderful volunteers!

Double European Athletics  Champion, Paralympian  Fabienne  Andre Backs Mid Sussex Marathon Virtual Event. 

Virtual Race 2022 16th April – 2nd May.

As an inclusive event there is something for everyone, with Fun Runs and Mile races each of the 3 days for younger participants and new runners.

Those unable to attend the in-person event can take part in our virtual race, between 16th April and Monday 2nd May 2022.

Double European Athletics Champion, Paralympian Fabienne Andre is an advocate of this year’s Virtual event: “Participants can take part wherever and however suits  them, walking, in a wheelchair, on a scooter or a bike – the more creative the better!”

Fabienne Andre

Join us and be part of the action!

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

Yay, we can now unveil this years T-shirts! Read on to find out how you can get one.

Mid Sussex Marathon Finishers T-Shirt

Thank you to everyone who completed our poll asking you what colour T-shirt you wanted this year. We hope you like it. Fancy one? Just sign up to the Mid Sussex Marathon today and we’ll be there to present one to you at the finish line!

Volunteer T-Shirt

If running is not your thing, we still need volunteers to help out at each event, so why not become a volunteer and you’ll go home with one of these fab T-Shirts!