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More National Championships this weekend

Following last weekend plethora of Indoor Championships there are even more National Championships this weekend with the ECCA Cross Country championships at Parliament Hill Fields on Saturday and the England Athletics ”Age Group” Indoor championships at Sheffield on both Saturday and Sunday.

Parliament Hill is always a tough course and it is not known how many Sussex clubs will be sending teams to the championships though Brighton & Hove are hoping to get a senior team there although several of the leading senior Sussex athletes will not be competing.

A set of medals at weekend's National Championships

Thanks very much to Martin Etchells who had a very busy weekend as Meeting Director for the Sussex Indoor championships and then produced reports while I was sans computer for several days.

There were few medals for Sussex athletes at the weekend’s National Indoor championships at Birmingham and the BUCS Championships at Sheffield.

Just one gold medal and that fell to County 400m hurdles record holder Bethany Close who forsook the hurdles and raced to a clear cut 200m victory in 24.35s.

Final League placings

Brighton & Hove’s Jamie Knapp and Nicholas Hollan-Ellidge (Crawley) confirmed their Sussex League titles at Stanmer Park on Saturday, but neither really needed to run.

Knapp choose to sit it out having won the first three senior races but Hollan-Ellidge lined up with the rest of the U13 runners and duly won his fourth race of the season to score 3 points to Henry Yelling’s (Brighton & Hove) 7 points while Max Dumbrell (Brighton Phoenix) scored 9 points to Knapp’s 3 points.

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