East Sussex Sunday Cross Country League

The East Sussex Sunday Cross Country League consists of nine teams compiled from 12 clubs (three teams are made up from two clubs). Club teams must consist of both men and women and include a range of ages. 

Every year six cross country races are organised. Each one of these is approximately five miles and they take place once a month from October to March. There are usually three races before Christmas and three after. Courses vary from open downland to very muddy woodland courses. Individual age category and club awards are made at the end of the season. All abilities are welcome.

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Lewes AC wins the Sussex Sunday Cross County League

With six league matches taking place across East Sussex with eleven competing teams from 15 Sussex clubs it was down to the last race at Pett Village on Sunday 21st February to decide the eventual league winner. Going into this final event two teams Hailsham Harriers and Lewes AC shared first place so both teams turned up determined to win the league. In a closely fought battle at Pett Lewes AC came out victorious and won the league from the Hailsham team by just one point.

With events taking place across Sussex including Eastbourne, Wadhurst, Framfield, Ashdown Forest, Firle Beacon and Pett Village a deep knowledge of Sussex mud was obtained. Throughout the league over 430 senior and veteran runners from the participating 15 clubs turned out at least once for their club. Mixed teams of 20 runners were required to make up the teams which included men and women across age categories from senior to veteran. Each race averaged 240 competing club runners.

For all the individual and team results go to the East Sussex Sunday Cross Country League web site.