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Sussex 10k road race at Chichester

The provisional Sussex 10k Road Race Championship results have been published revealing Ross Skelton (Brighton Phoenix) and Rebecca Moore (Southampton) as the champions.

Run in conjunction with the Chichester 10k road race at Goodwood, Skelton beat his club mate Max Dumbrell by nearly one minute as he placed fourth overall in 30:51 to Dumbrell’s fifth place in 31:47.  Local runner, Harry Leleu, was sixth overall in 32:03 to take the County bronze.

Richard Allen from Aldershot was the overall winner in 29:45 just two seconds clear of Andy Maud (Highgate).

Parking at The Amex for final Sussex League races

There will not be any parking at Stanmer Park for the final races in the Sussex Cross-country League on Saturday, but parking will be available at the Amex Stadium.

Runners and spectators etc should stay on the A27 and take the Falmer exit to the Amex car park.

There have been record fields in the League matches this year, but the final match of the season usually produces the smallest fields of the season as some athletes have already completed their three races and two are already assured of individual titles.

Fine running at Newbury -UPDATE -

There were top ten places for a trio of Sussex runners in the South East Schools Inter-counties match at Newbury in damp to wet and muddy conditions on Saturday.

It was Olivia Wiseman (Bishop Luffa) who chalked up the highest placing of the day when she finished an excellent fourth in the Intermediate (U17) race and there a fine runs by Alex Richer (Millias) and Lois Dooley (Shoreham) in the same race placing 18th and 23rd respectively and Milly Dickinson (Kings Hove) 26th.

Sussex XC League Medals To Be Awarded At Road Relays

Mainly due to the lack of facilities for producing results at Stanmer Park, it will not be possible for the results team to produce the results sufficiently fast and accurate to be able to make prompt presentations at the last XC League fixture next Saturday, February 10.  As a result no individual or team medals will be presented on the day.

The weekend highlights

Sussex School's teams will be heading to Newbury on Saturday for the South East Schools Inter-counties but they will minus several of their top athletes.

In this very crowded time of the season, Southern Championships last weekend and finals of the Sussex League next weekend, some of the leading athletes including five of the six Sussex Schools champions, understandably will give the match a miss.

Never-the-less Sussex will field representative teams in all six age group races with probably the largest senior girl’s and boy’s teams for many years.

Olympian at Steyning-London Games

Double Hungarian Olympian Gyula Dudas made his debut on the Sussex Race walking scene at the weekend when he finished second in the Steyning Athletic Club’s “Open” 15km road walk.

Dudas who raced in both the 2000 and 2004 Olympics has been living in Brighton for the past decade and his walking has been restricted to training and walking the Brighton Marathon for the past two years.

He met his match however in the person of super vet Ian Richards M65 who has been ruling the roost in Sussex for several years.

Gold and Silver for Sussex runners in Stanmer Park

There were several fine performances by the Sussex Young Athletes at the South of England Championships including gold and a silver medal and several Top 10 individual placings as well as some Top 10 team places.

They certainly had the best of the conditions at Stanmer Park and avoided the rains that affected the senior races and, of course, it was the early races that churned up the ground to make the terrain quite testing for the later races.

Pre-paid parking SOLD OUT at The Amex for the Southern Cross Country Champs

The South of England officials breathed a sigh of relief when the Albion were drawn away in this weekend’s F.A cup,  as it meant there would be parking at the Amex stadium for the SEAA Cross Country championships after all.

It was a risky decision, made in December, to bring the championships to Stanmer Park again this coming Saturday as there was a chance that there would not be any parking locally. Entries for the championships, one of the most important races of the winter,  closed in December, before the F.A. cup venue was confirmed.


Sussex has come up trumps with volunteers for the SEAA XC Champs. However, there are  two positions to fill as car park attendants. One is at the Amex Stadium and the other is at Moulsecoomb Primary School,The Highway, Brighton BN2 4PA. The first is part of a team; Moulescoomb is a single person job seeing in 20 minibuses.

In view of the importance of these two positions, the urgency of the situation and the lack of further volunteers the SEAA is prepared to make a contribution to anyone who would help out.

The duties:-

Hoyte retains title at Lancing

Caroline Hoyte from the Arena 80 club was the only runner to retain a title at the Sussex Masters cross-country championships at a dreary and damp Lancing Manor on Saturday.

Hoyte is the most prodigious Sussex cross-country runner having won more Sussex senior titles than any other athlete. Although she is now in the W45 age group, as last year, she won the Overall race at Lancing finishing more than one minute clear of W35 winner Alissa Ellis from Hailsham.