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Travel to Sale and Bedford for leading Sussex Athletes.

This weekend’s activities are centred on Bedford and Sale for the leading Sussex athletes.

The Crawley senior men’s team have to travel to Lancashire for the opening fixture in Division three of the British Athletics League on Saturday while at Bedford the annual BUCS championships are being held over three days and many leading Sussex U20 and senior athletes usually contest this event.


We urgently need volunteers to support the officials in the track & field events at the County Track & Field Championships on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May.

Whether it is pulling a tape measure, raking a pit, returning throwing implements or noting the order athletes finish in a track race,  your support will help the event run smoothly and to time. 

Southern Athletics League

Sorry about the delay in getting the first round of the Southern League matches to you but although most the matches were held on 14th April the Hastings match in Div 3 SE was not held at Carshalton until this weekend and results are not yet available.

There were mixed fortunes for the Sussex teams on the 14th with only one Sussex victory in a series of matches.

Wins for Sussex Clubs and many promising performances as YDL 2018 kicks off

Bathed in glorious sunshine, the county's youngest athletes travelled across the South East for the opening round of this season’s Youth Development League (U13/U15). In the near perfect weather conditions both Brighton & Hove AC and Horsham Blue Stars were in winning form.

With a local match hosted by Lewes AC, Brighton led from start to finish and ended 135 points clear of second placed Medway & Maidstone, scoring 595 points to 459.5. Lewes came fourth with 426.5.

News Pages

Unfortunately Reg Hook has been indisposed for a couple weeks and unable to keep up with the News pages.

Hopefully these will resume in the next few days.

Fine fourth place for Charlie at Commonwealth

Charlie Devall Grice was just a few metres away for a medal in the Commonwealth Games 1500 metre final on the Gold Coast on Saturday in one of the best runs of his career.

Charlie Da’Vall Grice (Brighton Phoenix) placed an agonising fourth in a highly competitive 1500m final won by Kenya’s Elijah Manangoi in 3:34.78.

The 24-year-old Brighton man took up the perfect position on the first couple of laps, sitting in with a pack that allowed Kenyan duo Elijah Manangoi and Timothy Cheruiyot dictate the pace.

Round-up and weekend

The change of direction of the course for last Saturday’s Sussex Road Relay championships at Christ’s Hospital seems not to have affected the runners and although no course records were broken (six succumbed last year) a couple were approached.

The races were thought to be one of the best of these championships though a strong wind, more than the change of direction, were considered to have greater effect on the times.

Relay Double for Brighton Phoenix

Brighton Phoenix repeated their senior double victory at a highly successful Sussex Road Relay championship at Christ’s Hospital on Saturday but it was not as convincing as last year’s run-a-way victories.

In the men’s championships that completed the afternoon’s racing Brighton & Hove’s Will Gray led through the first of the six legs comfortably clear of Phoenix’s Finn McNally while Tom Niner extended the lead by a couple of seconds over the second leg.

Reverse running at Christ's Hospital

There will be a new look to the Sussex Road Relay championships at Christ’s Hospital on Saturday as the race will be run clockwise, rather than the normal anti clockwise.

Athletes will be expected to keep to the right side of the course so they will actually run exactly the same distance so existing course records will probably stand. The changes have been implemented for Health and Safety reason as a short part of the course is run on the public highway.

The first race, the U13 Girls, will start off the racing at 11.00.