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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

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.