Sussex Schools Athletics Association News

Tough Weekend for Sussex Schools runners

Sussex School’s cross-country runners face a tough time at Leeds this weekend when they compete in the English Schools Cross-country championships in possibly snow at Temple Newsam.

Sussex have lost a couple of their leading runners from Saturday’s race through injuries which makes life even tougher if they are going to get the high team placing that looked possible earlier in the week.

Nerurkar Selected for England Schools Team - World Champs - Half-marathon

Almi Nerurkar has been selected to represent England at the ISF World Schools Cross-Country Championships in Paris, France next month.

Following the National Championships last Saturday the English Schools’ Athletic Association has selected a very strong team for this prestigious U18 competition. They hope to build on the incredibly strong performances at last summer's ISF World Schools' Track and Field Championships held in Nancy, France, where BHASVIC's Amber Anning was a member of the victorious girls' team. 

Schools Cross-Country championships cancelled

Owing to the dangerous underfoot conditions and the promise of more snow on Thursday morning the Sussex Schools Year 7/8 has been cancelled for 2018.

Apologies to potential competitors but unfortunately it has not been possible to reschedule for this season.


Weather threatens Schools Cross Country

Officials from Sussex Schools AA organising the Sussex Schools Year 7 & 8 Cross Country Championships on Thursday are monitoring conditions at the venue and the weather forecast. A decision as to whether or not to cancel the event will be made on Wednesday morning (28/02/18) and it will be announced here on this web site as soon as possible on Wednesday. This will enable schools to amend plans for Thursday if necessary.  

Great Battles for Sussex Schools Cross-country titles

Twelve months back the almost certain winner of the Sussex Schools Inter (U17) boys cross-country championship was sent off course and he finished up with the bronze, instead of a gold, medal

On Wednesday at the Waterhall course in Brighton Thomas Eames (BHASVIC) now in the senior age group put everything to right as he proved a convincing winner of the Senior (U19) title in his first attempt in 24:26s, his third impressive victory on ten days.

Junior Javelin Record

Despite the loss of three potential medallists at Birmingham over the weekend it was another good year for Sussex Schools in fact they seem to be going through a fairly rich patch.

For the fourth successive year they have won ten medals at these championships, this year it was six golds, which was one more than last year, but overall 2016 just had the edge.

There was also an unusual bonus this year as junior girl javelin thrower Lizzie Korczak set a new Sussex record.

Six Golds for Sussex at English Schools

A brilliant second day at Birmingham saw the Sussex Schools team record one of their best ever English Schools results beating last year’s tally of five gold medals but overall equalled the 2016 total of ten medals.

Despite the loss of three potential medallists this was an excellent result for Sussex on a weekend when there were not any real disappointments and a couple of bonus medals.

Anning makes the Commonwealth - The Weekend

Amber Anning has been selected to represent England in the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas later next month, but not in for the 400 metres.

Anning, who had to withdraw from the final of the National U20 400 metres because of a twinge two weeks back, lost her number one spot and almost assured place in the team to Liverpool’s Emma Alderson but has been selected for the 200 metres and the 4 x 400 metres relay.

Junior Boys Win at Kingsmeadow

The Sussex Schools junior Boy’s team were brilliant in the South East Schools Combined Events championships at Kingsmeadow over the weekend.

With a series of fine performances Adam Lindo and Spike Gleave filled the first two places in the Pentathlon and with Seb Wallace and Tom Ridley placing eighth and ninth the Sussex team trounced Hampshire by nearly three hundred points for victory.