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Year 7 & 8 Cross Country

The programme and course map for the Yrs 7 & 8 Cross Country Races to be held at Christs Hospital School on Thursday 19th March 2015, have been made available on the Schools:Championships page

The championships are open to all schools affiliated to the Sussex Schools AA. Affiliation details and a list of those Schools who are currently affiliated can be found on the Schools:Information page

Sussex Youngsters Shine in Regional Sportshall

The County Sportshall team had their best overall results for several years at the South East Regional Sportshall Finals at Burgess Hill on Sunday. Both the U15 Girls and the U13 boys placed third, the latter missing silver by just one point, whilst the U15 boys and U13 girls came fourth.

Bronze for Beth at Sheffield

Hurdler Bethany Close was the only Sussex medallist in the British Universities Indoor Championships at Sheffield over the weekend.

Racing in the 60m hurdles the Brighton & Hove hurdler, who was running for Bath University, struck bronze when clocking 8.66s after beating the eventual champion Karla Drew (Southampton) in the semi-final in 8.61s.

Running in the men’s 3.000m Sam Bennett (Lewes/Birmingham) took sixth place in 8:28.41s while Crawley high jumper Robyn Pettit, who is at Portsmouthl, cleared 1.69m to place seventh in her event.

Emanuel and Grice set Pbs at Birmingham

Lee Emanuel (Sheffield/Hasting) and Charlie Grice (Phoenix) set the fastest indoor 1500 metre times by British runners this season at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix at Birmingham on Saturday but again it was Emanuel who got the better of the head to head clash for the Sussex athletes.

In a strong international clash the British runners were never in the mix for medals as the pace was fast from the start with Kenyan and America runners battling it out at the front.

Great running by Sussex Runners in the mud at Parliment Hill Fields

Five Sussex runners gained Top Ten places in the National Cross-country Championships over the usual muddy Parliament Hill course at Hampstead Heath on Saturday but individual medals escaped the grip of the Sussex runners.

In the Senior Men’s race Ben Tickner led his Brighton Phoenix team into ninth team spot, one of the highest ever team placing by a Sussex Club.

Sussex Indoor Championships

There was a large dip in the number of senior athletes supporting these championships this year, but in total only seven fewer entrants than last year, as support from younger athletes continues to grow. Consequently most senior events and many of the U20 events were between no more than three or four contestants.

James Baker has done it again!

James Baker has done it again

No other Sussex runner has contested more Sussex League races than Chichester’s James Baker nor won as many League titles and he did it again at Lancing on Saturday. 

No he did not repeat his victory at Plumpton before in November, in fact his third place was his lowest placing of the season but together with his run at Plumpton and his second place over the Lancing course he took his umpteenth League title with 6 points.