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No 4th XC League Fixture

After a number of attempts by many clubs and officials, we have sadly been unable to find a suitable venue for a 4th Sussex Cross Country League fixture on March 2nd.

BHASVIC Success at Knole - Sussex Schools

Tomer Tarragano warmed up for Wednesday’s Sussex Schools cross-country championships with a great victory at the prestigious Knole Run event at Sevenoaks for BHASVIC on Saturday.

Over 240 runners featuring some of the best x- country schools in the country raced over 5.8 miles of undulating parkland in the beautiful setting of Knole Park in Sevenoaks.

Tarragano led from start to finish to continue his recent excellent form and his winning time of 31:31 was nine seconds clear of the much fancied Edouand Long from Eton College.

As you were at Sussex Championship.

It was a case of deja vu for half of the ten races at the Sussex Cross-country championships at Bexhill Down on Saturday with five of the ten individual titles being retained by the reigning champions.

Underfoot conditions at this notorious muddy course were the driest experienced since the course was first used by Sussex for championship or League races some sixty year ago. There was a chill North West wind that made it very cold for the officials who do not have the opportunity to move about much for the four hours plus duration of the Championships.

Great battles expected at County Championships

2019 will start as is traditional with the County Cross-country championship, which will again be held in the mud at Bexhill Down organised by Terry Skelton and the Hastings Club.

The day’s races start when the non-Championships Under 11 races are held, girls. at 11.10 and boys at 11.0 and the championship races start at 11.30 when Eleanor Strevens (Eastbourne) will, probably successfully, defend the U13 title she won last year and at 11.45 Miles Waterworth (Crawley) looks likely to take the U13 Boy’s title having won both of this season’ Sussex League events.

Boxing Day Races

The oldest continuous Road Race to be held in Sussex will be held in Brighton’s Preston Park on Boxing Day.

Although not boasting more than 100 years of Racing like last Saturday’s South of Thames event the “Boxing Day race walk” was introduced by the Brighton Labour club in 1933 and has been held every year, apart from the War years.

Sussex results at South of Thames since 1888


Saturday’s team victory by Brighton & Hove in the South of Thames Senior cross country championship is believed to be only the fourth Sussex win since the race was started in 1888.

Teams from Eastbourne, Hastings and the then Brighton & County Harriers were involved from the start and the first victory was in 1902 when the County Harriers took the title with 138 points.

Such was the quality of this race that it was nearly seventy years before there was another victory when Brighton & Hove, in 1971 scored just 77 points.

Sussex Masters nominated for World Awards

Sussex Masters, race walker Ian Richards (Steyning) and Combined eventer Brian Slaughter (Eastbourne) have been nominated by the British Masters Athletic Federation for the World Masters Athletics Annual Awards.

This is a result of their multi British Titles and Records this year along with European and World Championship Medals both indoor and out.

The awards are due to be announced before the end of the year.


Triumphant double for Brighton & Hove at South of Thames -UPDATE

It was a triumphant and historic day for Brighton and Hove athletes when they won both individual and team titles at the South of Thames Senior 7-½ mile cross country championship at Beckenham Palace Park.

Stephen Ferroni turned in a cracking run to become the first Sussex winner since Crawley’s Kevin Holland won the title in 2002 and led his team to the first Sussex team victory since they won the title in 1980.