Top Sussex runners set for Alf Shrubb race

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Entries are now open for the Alf Shrubb Memorial 5mile race in Slinfold on Sunday October 6.

The run is held in memory of Alfred Shrubb, who was born in Slinfold and was one of the finest runners ever produced in this country, holding no fewer than 15 world records between 1903 and 1904.

Despite this he is relatively unknown, only in recent years being accepted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame so the race is held to commemorate a great local athlete.

Competing this year will be top Sussex runners Neil Boniface of Horsham Joggers and James Baker, while Lucinda Potten will be out to break her own course record.

The race is open to serious and fun runners, and organisers are keen for those interested to sign up early to avoid congestion on the day.

Advanced tickets are £8, and £10 on the day (10.30am deadline for an 11am race start). To download an entry form go to www.sussexraces.co.uk

Children’s fun races are also taking place (£1 entry on the day).