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James Turner heads Sussex in London

James Turner from Lewes headed the Sussex runners in the London Marathon on Sunday.

By and large it was not a vintage year for Sussex as far as high placings go but there were probably more Sussex runners inside 2 hours 40 minutes.

Turner, who is currently at Ambleside, is coached by Allison Benton and trains with her group when he is at home in Sussex. He will compete for Brighton & Hove when he returns from university this summer.

James Turner heads Sussex in London

James Turner from Lewes headed the Sussex runners in the London Marathon on Sunday.

By and large it was not a vintage year for Sussex as far as high placings go but there were probably more Sussex runners inside 2 hours 40 minutes.

Turner, who is currently at Ambleside, is coached by Allison Benton and trains with her group when he is at home in Sussex. He will compete for Brighton & Hove when he returns from university this summer.

Sussex County Entries

Athletes are reminded that they have just four days to enter this year’s Sussex Track and Field Championship.

Entries have to be postmarked either before or on Wednesday 29th.

There is a late entry date of May 6th but this will cost you £2 more per event.

Full details are on the website.

County 10k.

Looking further ahead the Sussex 10km Road Race championships is being held in conjunction with the Worthing 10km on Sunday 7th June.

Southern League and London Marathon

It is the turn of the seniors to start their League season this weekend with the major Sussex clash coming at Hastings on Saturday.

In the Division three South West clash at Hastings no less than four Sussex Clubs will line up against Holland Sports.

East Grinstead, Horsham, Lewes/Haywards Heath and of course the home club are the Sussex quartet in this fixture.

A good start for Horsham

Horsham Blue Star proved the most successful of the Sussex teams in last weekend’s Upper Age Group matches in the National Youth Development League.

Competing in North West two at Gillingham, the Horsham team finished second to the home team Medway, scoring 467 points to the winners 548 points, but they were well clear of third placed Bexley.

Sussex Schools Athletics Championship Timetable

The PROVISIONAL timetable for the 2015 Sussex Schools Championships to be held ad K2, Crawley on 13th June is now available on the Schools:Championships page. Please watch this space for the final times approximately 7 days prior to the event.

Tough Weekend for Sussex teams.

Sussex teams were all involved in tough matches in the Upper Age Group matches in the Youth Development League at the weekend.

Team results have not been published yet but Crawley seem, understandably, to have produced the best set of results in their Premier two league at Harrow.

Orla Brothers produced a couple of schools standard performances when winning the U20 200m in a personal best of 24.8s, despite still being a first year U17. Her second standard came with another win and another personal best in the U17 300m hurdles in 45.0s.

First of the Leagues get underway

League athletics gets underway for the 2015 season this weekend when the Youth Development League hold their first matches Upper Age Group (U20/U17) matches on Saturday.

Crawley contest the “Premier 2” division and will need to travel to Harrow while in division “South/West 1a” both the Brighton & Hove and composite Team Sussex travel to Southampton.

Horsham Blue Star in “North/West” will be in action at Medway while Chichester, in “South/West 2” will be in action at Hillingdon.

Another Kenyan Double

It was another Kenyan double in the Brighton Marathon and a triumph for Worthing runners, Chris Thomson and Sarah Kingston who led the Sussex runners home in both men’s and women’s races.

Conditions were generally good though a little breeze took the edge of some times while it was a little warm as the race progressed, and the pace was not quite good enough to set a course record.

A mid-finish result for Brighton & Hove at Birmingham

The Brighton & Hove Athletic Club flew the Sussex flag in the National 12 stage Road Relay championships at Sutton Park on Saturday and managed to finish in the top half of the field of 75 teams.

They had qualified with an excellent eleventh place in the South of England championship a couple of weeks back but the clash with this weekend’s Brighton Marathon and 10km race and a couple of top athletes away on Altitude training team manager Howard Bristow did well to get out a representative squad.

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