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Throws Courses

Former Olympic and Commonwealth Games throwers are coming to Sussex during the winter to hold some “Coaching Throws” workshops for Coaches and Teachers at the Lewes Athletic Centre.

Judy Oakes MBE, who has made more international appearances for Great Britain and England teams than any other athlete, will be leading on the shot putt with Mike Winch taking the Discus throw, former Commonwealth Games Champion Mick Jones the Hammer and Bob Willows the Javelin throw.

Skelton in form at Portsmouth

Ross Skelton from Hastings is currently showing his best form to date and running for Brighton Phoenix he turned in a tremendous run in the Great South Run at Portsmouth last weekend.

Storm Brian was at its most severe on the Saturday and caused the cancellation of the 5k race but Sunday, although still pretty breezy, was much milder and former European 10k silver medallist Chris Thompson from Aldershot managed to retain his title in a nippy 48:32.

Grice off to Australia - - Preview

Charlie Grice can been assured of a warm spring next year as he has been selected to compete in the 1500m at the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast next April.

Grice missed out on a place in the World Championships team earlier this year as he was beaten in the Trials by three Scotsmen but in Australia he will be sporting the England vest as he had done in the 2014 Games in Glasgow. In Glasgow Grice reached the final of the 1500m where he finished seventh but will, obviously, be aiming on improving on that placing and maybe getting amongst the medals.

Bright10 win for Evans - The Weekend.

Lewes Athletic Club’s Tom Evans, along with several other leading Sussex runners, gave the Sussex Cross-country League event at Goodwood a miss last weekend to concentrate on the “Bright10” road race at Brighton on Sunday and he did it to good effect.

Evans, who is primarily a triathlete and James Westlake (Crawley) who is a footballer fought through the early stages of the race but Evans moved clear for a handsome victory in 51:46 to the Crawley runner’s 52:33 with David Wilson (Thames Hare and Hounds) in third place in 52:30.

Evans wins at Peterborough - The Sidas at Chester. Sussex League at Goodwood.

After several weeks of Relay Racing it is the turn of the Sussex Cross-country League to open the head to head racing with the first of this season’s events at Goodwood on Saturday.

12.30 sees the start of the League events when the U13 Girls line up for their event and they will followed by the Boys then the U15s and U17 boys before the senior take to the stage with the Women, including U17s, at 14.00 and the Senior men at 14.35.

Before the League races are runs for U11s at 12.00.

Inter County Selection

SEAA Inter-counties,Horspath Oxford -  9th Dec 2017

Those of you in the u13/15/17 age groups plus U20s and Senior women please note you have the chance to represent Sussex at the South of England inter county event at Horspath Oxford on Sat 9th Dec.

Selection for this event will be made after the first or second league race dependent on when the teams have to be in by.

Spannagl and Evans fastest at Goodwood

Johanna Spannagl made a most successful return to competitive athletics at the Sussex Cross-country Relays championships last Saturday.

A decade ago the Horsham Blue Star Harrier was one of the most promising middle distance runners on the Sussex scene and she still holds the Under 15 course record at Goodwood but studies prevented her fulfilling her promise. Now back in action she can prove a real power on the Sussex athletic scene at least.

Cross-country Relays

Provisional results from the Cross-country relays are now posted but fastest laps times are only available for the U15 and U13 age groups. The rest of the results may not be available until mid-week after Clubs have checked their names.

The senior team results have already been changed as Brighton & Hove had a “Non Sussex” runner in their team so Lewes step up to be champions ahead of Chichester and Brighton Phoenix.

The M40 title was won by Haywards Heath, M50 by Brighton & Hove and M60 by Crawley.

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