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Sussex best for Phoenix at West London

Brighton Phoenix set a Sussex best at the South of England cross-country relay championships at Wormwood Scrubs on Saturday with a fine fifth place.

Sussex participation in this event has never been very strong and for many years no Sussex club has travelled to the event.

Phoenix, who missed the County event the previous weekend, made an excellent showing at the West London course.

Good spread of Title winners at Goodwood.

A course record for Eastbourne’s Eleanor Strevens plus good racing weather and record entries highlighted the afternoon when the Sussex cross-country relays were held on the Downs at Goodwood on Saturday.

More than two hundred teams contested the afternoon’s event totalling over 700 runners and no less than nine different clubs won titles, but only Arena 80 (3), Brighton & Hove (3) and Crawley (2) won more than one title.

Record Entries for Sussex Cross-country Relays

The postponed Sussex Cross Country Relays at Goodwood will be held on Saturday with record entries.

Pre-entries have exceeded 200 teams for the first time while another record is the number of Sussex clubs who have entered teams - 18 so far.

The two week delay in the start of the Cross-country season should mean that many of the athletes will be chaffing at their bits and we could be looking for the best Championship start to the season, albeit a couple of weeks late.


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