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Indoors this Weekend - Steyning 15km

Indoor athletics dominates the athletics picture for Sussex athletes this weekend with the Sussex Indoor championships being held at the Sutton Arena in conjunction with the Surrey County Championships.

Track events will be held on Saturday and the field events on Sunday.

They will however be missing a couple of the leading Sussex athletes who have been invited to compete at the Muller International Invitation Games at Birmingham.

League Winners on Minimum Points

Five athletes scored minimum points to win this season’s Sussex Cross-country League titles plus two masters who were the only ones to complete all three races in their age groups.

Youngsters Bethany Cook (Bodyworks) U15 girls and Miles Waterworth (Crawley) U13 boys both dominated strong opposition to stamp their authority on their age groups as did Alex Richer (Horsham) in the U17 women though her races were held in conjunction with the senior race.

Windy Conditions at Bexhill

Saturday produced an extra obstacle for the runners in the final Sussex Cross-country League races of the season at Bexhill Down when they were confronted with a persistent 24 mph south west wind. Course manager Terry Skelton described the conditions as “the strongest wind I can remember since I have been marking the course”.

Apart from the wind conditions were good, dry with firm going.

Racing as always was strong with several new faces winning their events.

British record and five medals at National Indoors

Sussex athletes scooped up three silver and two bronze medals and a British U20 400 m indoor record, at the British Indoor Championships and European trials at Birmingham over the weekend.

Final Sussex League at Bexhill Down - British Indoor champs

The foreshortened Sussex Cross-country League for the 2018/19 season reaches its climax at Bexhill Down on Saturday.

The Sussex League originally started as a three race competition last century with a commitment to contest all three runs to be eligible for League medals. However for more than a couple of decades now we have held four fixtures with individuals only needing to contest three races although the team positions are decided over all four runs.

Officials Course At K2

Level 1 Officials Courses are being held at the K2, Crawley, on 31st March 2019. It will cover the following modules:

31 March 2019

 

Health & Safety

10-12:00

SO/0458HS

K2 Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley, Sussex RH11 9BQ

£10

31 March 2019

 

Level 1 Field

12:30-4:30

SO/0458FD

K2 Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley, Sussex RH11 9BQ

£20

31 March 2019

 

Level 1 Track

12:30-3:00

SO/0458TR

SCHOOLS XC CANCELLED

OWING TO THE WEATHER, THE INTER COUNTIES SOUTH EAST SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPS, DUE TO TAKE PLACE AT POPHAM AIRFIELD, HANTS, TOMORROW, FEBRUARY 2, HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 

The weekend

Competition this weekend is mainly split between Popham Airfield, near Basingstoke in Hampshire, Goodwood and Reykjavik in Iceland so it will be cold where ever you are.

The South East Schools Inter-counties Cross country match will be held at Popham and Sussex will be fielding teams in each of the six races and many of the runners will be striving to catch the selector’s eyes for the teams for the English Schools championships at Leeds in March.

Weather Not Expected To Affect Schools XC

It is not expected that the weather will affect the Inter Counties Cross Country, taking place this Sat, Feb 2, at Popham Airfield, Hampshire. If it is cancelled for any reason, a notice will be posted on this website as soon as possible.

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