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Help needed for County Championships

We are in need of volunteers to support the officials in the field events at the Championships on 13th June. Whether it be pulling a tape measure, raking a pit or returning throwing implements it will help to make the event run smoothly and to time. 
If you are available to help, even if only for a short period of time, maybe while you are waiting for someone to compete, please contact Leanne Buxton at leannebuxton@hotmail.com, with you name and the time slot you will be able to help in. 

Athletes Sparkle at K2

The promised sunshine did not arrive for the Sussex Track and Field championships at Crawley K2 Centre but there was plenty of sparkle from the athletes particularly in the younger age groups.
Conditions were good for competition but I can only find one record amongst the nearly 80 events that were held during the six hour session.

For the youngsters the accent was not only collecting medals but also achieving English Schools Standards or improving on the ones they had already gained this season.

County Championship weekend.

The Sussex Track and Field championships swallows up the weekend with non-stop action taking place the K2 Leisure Centre from 11.00 on both Saturday and Sunday through to 5.00 on both days.

With the World Championships at Beijing plus the World Youth, European Junior and Commonwealth Youth championships all being held this season and the Universities still in full swing many of the leading County athletes will be giving the Championships a miss this year.

Cracking victory for Horsham.

The second of this season’s Upper Age Group matches in the Youth Development League at the weekend produced a flurry of English Schools Standards but paradoxically a competition for teams has produced a myriad of individual results but as yet on one team result is to hand.

That was a superb victory by the Horsham Blue Stars at Erith in “North East Two”.

Fast times at Withdean and Look ahead.

The Upper Age group of the Youth Development League take centre stage this weekend when they line up for their second match of the season at venues across the Southern Counties.

In Premier Two Crawley will be competing at Reading while in South West One A both Team Sussex and Brighton & Hove undertake the long journey to Poole for their match.
Horsham Blue Star will be in action at Bexley for their North East Two match while Chichester head out to Southampton for their South West Two match.

Track & Field Championships

The final timetable for the Track & Field Championships, being held at K2 next weekend 23rd & 24th May, is posted under the Track & Field News section of the website.

We urgently need people to help both days within the Registration area. If anyone is available to help either day please contact Keith May on kmaystar@aol.com

 

Sussex Schools Combined Events Championships

Calling all would be Jessica Ennis-Hill's and Daley Thompson's - the Sussex Schools Combined Events Championships take place at K2, Crawley on Wednesday 27th May. For year 7 athletes there is a quadrathlon (Hurdles, Long Jump, Shot and 800m). For Years 8/9 and 10/11, athletes add the High Jump to complete a pentathlon. This event is during the May half term and parents and athletes can enter themselves - it does not have to come via the school.

Sub 1:50 800m at Withdean?

The annual Brighton Phoenix Open meeting at Withdean on Wednesday evening hopes to produce many personal bests, particularly, in the “B.M.C 800 metre races”.

Included in the “A” race will be both Robbie Fitzgibbon and Spencer Thomas, who have both been selected to run for the Great Britain in the Loughborough International meeting on Sunday.
All these races are paced, to produce fast times, and Thomas, who clocked 1:50.89s indoors back in February it aiming to crack 1:50.

Fine Start for Crawley teams in British Leagues.

After relegation last year the Crawley women’s team showed their determination to return to Division one of the UK Women’s League with a fine victory in the opening match of the season in Division two at Crawley’s K.2 stadium on Saturday.

Scoring 238 points the home team trounced the opposition with Harrow some fifty points adrift in second place with 186, Havering 180.5, Glasgow 173.5, Bedford 171, Milton Keynes 160, Newham 132 and Reading 108.

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