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Round-up and weekend

The change of direction of the course for last Saturday’s Sussex Road Relay championships at Christ’s Hospital seems not to have affected the runners and although no course records were broken (six succumbed last year) a couple were approached.

The races were thought to be one of the best of these championships though a strong wind, more than the change of direction, were considered to have greater effect on the times.

Relay Double for Brighton Phoenix

Brighton Phoenix repeated their senior double victory at a highly successful Sussex Road Relay championship at Christ’s Hospital on Saturday but it was not as convincing as last year’s run-a-way victories.

In the men’s championships that completed the afternoon’s racing Brighton & Hove’s Will Gray led through the first of the six legs comfortably clear of Phoenix’s Finn McNally while Tom Niner extended the lead by a couple of seconds over the second leg.

Reverse running at Christ's Hospital

There will be a new look to the Sussex Road Relay championships at Christ’s Hospital on Saturday as the race will be run clockwise, rather than the normal anti clockwise.

Athletes will be expected to keep to the right side of the course so they will actually run exactly the same distance so existing course records will probably stand. The changes have been implemented for Health and Safety reason as a short part of the course is run on the public highway.

The first race, the U13 Girls, will start off the racing at 11.00.

Cook second in the Schools International

Bethany Cook helped the English Schools to victory in the Junior Girls race at the Schools International Cross-country event at Nottingham last weekend.

Cook, who has certainly been the outstanding Sussex cross-country runner this season winning every one of her races until she reached the English Schools championships.

Again Bea Wood from Wiltshire, who appears to have come rather late to what has been a hard and muddy season, got the better of the encounter.

English Schools Cross Country VLOG

Three of the athletes selected for the Sussex Senior Boys team for the English Schools Cross Country, Tom Eames, Joe Clayson and Tomer Tarragano have been producing vlogs through the season. Although Tom was injured and unable to compete, his colleagues have produced a final video of their personal experiences over the weekend at the ESAA Championships. It gives a real flavour of what the English Schools XC is all about for the athletes.

Sussex Record Breakers in Madrid - Brian Slaughter

Between 19-24th March, Madrid Staged the 12th Edition of the European Masters Indoor Championships where a record 4000 athletes from 40 countries took part demonstrating Masters Athletics is strong.

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.

A Silver and two Bronzes for Sussex Schools at Leeds

Cracking runs from Bethany Cook and the Intermediate Girls and Senior Boys teams highlighted a tough English Schools Cross-country championships at Newsam Park, Leeds on Saturday.

Although the muddy course was thought not to be quite as bad as it was a Loughborough the previous weekend and the snow did not arrive until the end of the event they did have to battle with  vicious North East winds.

Bethany Cook and Will Broom were the only Sussex athletes to place in the top twenty of the three hundred plus athletes who contested each of the six events.

Walking Races Cancelled

Because of the doubts about the Broadbridge Heath track being available tomorrow (Saturday) morning the Slater/Bryce and Sussex 10,000 metre track walks are cancelled.

It is hope to rearrange these later in the season.

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.

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