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Sussex has a new World Champion

We have a new World Champion in Sussex.

Brighton & Hove’s Emma Dixon, who was runner up in the Sussex senior cross-country championship in January has won the World Junior (20-24 age group) Sprint Triathlon Championship in Rotterdam.

Cross-Country Relay battles

A record number of teams lined up for the Sussex Cross-country relay championships on the Downs at Goodwood and they produced a fine afternoon’s racing on Saturday.

Drizzly rain for the first couple of races and intermittent showers during the afternoon failed to put a damper on the racing.

Individual results will not be available until Monday but most of the team results are known.

The weekend

A series a fine placings, on the roads, at Crystal Palace last weekend could be transposed to the Downs at Goodwood on Saturday when the Sussex Cross-Country relays championships are held in conjunction with the Chichester Open Cross-Country relays.

Starting at 12.00 noon with Under 13 races  there will be races for Under 15s at 12.45am and the senior races, which include Under 17s and Veterans, at 1.30am for Women and 2.30am for Men.

One hundred and sixty teams have been entered for this year’s event which should produce some good racing.

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Major Clash

There is a major clash for Sussex senior athletes this weekend when the Relay championship clash with the Barnes Green Half-marathon, which incorporates the Sussex Championships on Sunday.

It is only the senior age groups that will be affected and then probably only the major teams but it is a clash that will cause problems for the leading Sussex distance runners.

The South of England Championships will be held at the Crystal Palace and will cater for all age groups with many Sussex clubs expected to be competing while the Barnes Green races will start at 10.00am.


Mixed fortunes for Sussex Schools Combined Eventers

There were mixed fortunes for the three individual Sussex School athletes who travelled to Boston for the finals of the English Schools Combined events championships.

Despite having a slightly lower key season that last year the ever reliable Matt Smith (BHASVIC), in his final year at these championships had a good result in the Senior (U19) decathlon by placing tenth with 5470 points.

He did manage to include one Pb in his ten events with a run of 18.07s in the 110m hurdles.

Team Triumph for Sussex Schools Junior Boys - - UPDATE

The Sussex Junior (U15) boys’ team won the England Schools team championship at Boston on Saturday with Adam Lindo (Downlands) just missing winning an individual medal but was selected for the International match.

After a tremendous battle with Essex the Sussex quartet took the title with a total of 8276 points to 8224 with Somerset in third place with 7752.

Although Sussex had won several team titles at these championships in recent years this if the first time they have won the Junior Boys title.

Sussex Schools Squad at Boston

A group of Sussex School athletes complete the 2017 Sussex track season when they travel to Boston for the English Schools Combined events championships.

All seven of the athletes qualified from the Area Championships, back in June, when the junior boy’s team had well beaten the Hampshire squad to win the Junior (U15) boys team title.

Adam Lindo (Downlands) had won the individual title from Spike Gleave (Eastbourne) while Seb Wallace (Forest) and Tom Ridley (Worthing) made up the team.

Slaughter sets record at Sutton

While the youngsters provided the numbers of competitors it was 60 year Brian Slaughter who provided the records at the Sussex Combined Events championships at Sutton over the weekend.

Slaughter from Eastbourne Rovers has been a fixture of the Sussex athletics scene for the past forty years and he has always been a force in whatever age group he is in.

Slaughter, who had won the National M60 Decathlon title at Sheffield the previous weekend with 7,075 points, where he also beat American opponent in the Biannual UK/USA match.

Brilliant results for Sussex at Inter-counties

There were five Sussex winners on a rain and windswept day at Horspath, Oxford, in the Southern U15 and U20 Inter-county match over the weekend.

Holiday’s played havoc with most County teams but the Sussex Under 15s excelled themselves with a brilliant second team spot scoring 123.5 points to the winning Kent team’s 124.5 while the decimated Under 20 squad, ably supplemented by some U17 athletes did exceptionally well to finish in sixth team place.

All in all it was a fine performance by the Sussex athletes many of whom had to battle with severe weather.