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June Jessop

It is with great regret that we have to record the death of Sussex timekeeper June Jessop.

June unfortunately passed away on Thursday 18th April, aged 77, just over a week after being admitted to the nursing home after spending 2 and half weeks in hospital.  

June was diagnosed with cancer just before Christmas but due to complications the surgeons were unable to operate and it advanced very quickly.


Best Brighton Marathon for Sussex

Sussex athletes probably had their most successful year in the Brighton Marathon winning a silver and a bronze medal in the men’s race and five athletes placing in the top twenty places.

In good racing conditions despite a north easterly head wind at the finish Peter Le Grice from Bristol won the race in 2:16:23 nearly two minutes clear of Crawley’s Paul Navesey and Ian Leitch (Brighton Phoenix) who both set personal bests and broke into the Sussex All time lists.

Suzanne Allday

It is with great regret we, rather belatedly, have to report the death of one of the Greatest ever Sussex athletes.

In July 2017 we lost the Sussex women’s shot putt record holder Suzanne Allday, nee Farmer and latterly Goddison.

As Suzanne Farmer, a member of the then Brighton Ladies Athletic Club, she won the English Schools intermediate discus title in 1950 and retained the title in 1951 at the start of a most impressive international athletics career.


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