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Schools Update - Hastings Half

England Schools have updated last weekend’s Championships and have placed Tom James, who lost his chip in the mud, in a fine 26th place in the junior (U15) boys’ race, the first of the Sussex runners to finish.

This was a cracking run for the County Schools champion who lives over the border in Surrey but goes to school at Hazelwick.

This also lifts the junior team up from 18th team to a splendid 10th team spot. It does not however affect the boy’s Aggregate result and they remain in a splendid fourth place in Division One.

Appalling Conditions For League at Stanmer Park

The final Sussex Cross-country League match was held in almost battle ground conditions at Stanmer Park on Saturday. In the bitter cold, wet and wind, it was the poorest underfoot conditions I have seen, apart from snow, at Stanmer Park since it was first used for cross-country racing in 1954.

The ground had not recovered from the South of England Championships, two weeks back, and it would not be wise to schedule another match so close to such a major event in the future though the Sussex League date was fixed before the area championship.

Hoyte retains title at Lancing

Caroline Hoyte from the Arena 80 club was the only runner to retain a title at the Sussex Masters cross-country championships at a dreary and damp Lancing Manor on Saturday.

Hoyte is the most prodigious Sussex cross-country runner having won more Sussex senior titles than any other athlete. Although she is now in the W45 age group, as last year, she won the Overall race at Lancing finishing more than one minute clear of W35 winner Alissa Ellis from Hailsham.

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