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Weather Not Expected To Affect Schools XC

It is not expected that the weather will affect the Inter Counties Cross Country, taking place this Sat, Feb 2, at Popham Airfield, Hampshire. If it is cancelled for any reason, a notice will be posted on this website as soon as possible.

Numbers On The Up For The Sussex 10K Road Champs

More road runners have entered this year's Sussex county 10K road Championships, being held as part of the Chichester 10K on Sunday.

Over 350, an increase of 70 runners, have signed up for the county event. There are due to be 20 men’s teams and 15 women’s teams represented.  

Fastest for nearly 50 years

Amber Anning ran the fastest ever 400 metres by a Sussex woman when winning her seeded race indoors in Vienna on Saturday.

Her time of 53.35s was well over a second faster than the second girl and was the fastest by any British U20 woman this century. In fact not since Marilyn Neufville clocked 53.01s indoors in 1979 has anyone run faster.

All the races were seeded at this large Viennese meeting and the Sussex runner was actually seeded 14th but in her race she outstripped the opposition from the outside lane and lifted her seeding to sixth.

Bronze medal for Tarragano at Parliament Hill

Brilliant running from Brighton & Hove’s Tomer Tarragano, Brighton Phoenix’s Almi Nerurkar and Nicole Taylor (Tonbridge) highlighted the racing at the South of England Cross-country championships at Parliament Hill on Saturday as far as Sussex were concerned.

Indoor Internationals and S o E Cross Country

Three Sussex athletes are lined up for Indoor International competition for England over the next ten days.

On Saturday Brighton & Hove’s, Amber Anning, following her successful defence of her South of England U20 200m title, will be racing over 400m in Vienna and the following weekend she will be racing, again over 400 metres, in Iceland.

On Sunday George Mills (Brighton Phoenix), another South of England winner at Lee Valley at the weekend, will be racing over 800 metres in Bratislava alongside Saltdean’s, 60m hurdler, Cameron Fillery.

Three Golds for Sussex at Lee Valley

There were a clutch of medals for Sussex athletes at the South of England Indoor championships at Lee Valley over the weekend with a clean sweep in the senior 800 metres for Brighton Phoenix athletes.

In fact Phoenix had four athletes through to the final of the senior 800m with George Mills, a Brighton University Student who is still only 19, winning the title in 1:50.72s ahead of Spencer Thomas 1:51.28s and Archie Davies 1:52.14 with Finley Bigg filling fifth place in 1:55.45s.

Run-a-way winners at Sussex Masters

There were run-a-way victories for all six winners of the Sussex Masters Cross country championships at Coombe Farm on Saturday.

The races were well supported over this new testing course in spite of the damp and cold conditions.

Schools Athletes Brighten Grotty conditions

The depressing conditions on Wednesday did nothing to depress the enthusiasm of the five hundred plus youngsters who contested the Sussex Schools (Brighton Marathon) cross country championships at the Waterhall grounds at Brighton.

Master's Champs at Coombe Farm

Sussex try out a new cross-country course this weekend when the Sussex Masters Championships are held at Coombe Farm near Lancing on Saturday.

As the popularity of Cross-country racing has increased in Sussex over the past few years officials are eagerly searching for more courses for the Championship and League events which involve athletes in five age group at six fixtures between October and March each year.

Entries are good and all athletes this year will run a 5-mile course starting with the over M50/M60 men’sage group at 1.00.

Sussex Schools Cross-country (Prov)

The following are provisional results from the Sussex Schools, Brighton Marathon, Cross-country championships which were held at Waterhall, Brighton on Wednesday.

Conditions were uncomfortable and tributes need to be paid to the officials as well as course markers and marshals who cannot dash away to the comfort of the School bus when their stint is complete.

Thanks are due to everyone who was involved in the organisation of the event.

Senior Boys:

Tomer Tarragano – BHASVIC = 1st