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Bronze for Hopkins at Exeter - - Hove Prom

An unhappy weekend for the Sussex Schools Combined eventers at Exeter meant that the Sussex athletes did not produce their normally fine results in the final of the English Schools Combined Events Championships at Exeter.

There was however a fine bronze medal in the Intermediate (U17) 5km walking championship which was held in conjunction.

Here Oliver Hopkins from Chailey continued to show improved form and again achieved a personal best to finish in third place in 27:28.65s.

England Schools Combined events and Hove Prom 10km

A trio of Sussex youngsters will be in action at Exeter this weekend in the English Schools Combined Events championships along with the race walking championships where Sussex Schools will also be represented.

Matt Smith (BHASVIC) will be contesting the senior decathlon while Alex Clayton (Brighton College) and Adam Lindo (Downlands) contest the junior pentathlon.

Oliver Hopkins (Chailey) will be competing in the 5km walk.

Hove 10km.

On Sunday Arena 80 will be organising their 9th annual Hove 10km road race.

Crawley go Nap in Under 15s

Both Crawley’s Katie Bristowe and Millie Noyce broke Sussex under 15 League records at the Final of this season’s League event at the K2 Leisure Centre on Friday evening.

Bristowe, who has already had a couple of bites at the Sussex record for the 75m hurdles this season.

Conditions were a bit gloomy and damp and not really suitable for breaking Sussex records but she was not far away from her best clocking 11.3s for the League while her County Records remained intact at 11.26s.

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