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Record Entries for Sussex Cross-country Relays

The postponed Sussex Cross Country Relays at Goodwood will be held on Saturday with record entries.

Pre-entries have exceeded 200 teams for the first time while another record is the number of Sussex clubs who have entered teams - 18 so far.

The two week delay in the start of the Cross-country season should mean that many of the athletes will be chaffing at their bits and we could be looking for the best Championship start to the season, albeit a couple of weeks late.

Another Gold Medal for Richards

On a very good day for racing Ian Richards of Steyning, after his 3 Golds in Malaga, easily retained his Sussex Men’s 10,000m race walking title at Broadbridge Heath on Saturday, in 55:18.8s. Although in a slower time than last year, after receiving a couple of warnings early on in the race, he finished well clear of fellow 70 year old Paul Gaston (Surrey Walking Club) who clocked 67:59.1s.

The weekend

The postponement of the Sussex Cross Country Relays at Goodwood on Saturday, the Relays will be held on 13th October, has left many Sussex athletes with an unexpected free Saturday.

For those seeking to run a little further than the 3/4km relay legs can however look to the annual Barns Green half-marathon which has again moved forward from its traditional October date.

There is also a 10km race at Barns Green.

This year Barns Green also incorporates the Sussex Half Marathon championship and the Half-marathon race will start at 10.00.

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