Sussex Schools Athletics Association News

Sparkling third place for Sussex Schools at Crawley

It was a great afternoon for Sussex Schools in the Inter-counties Schools match on Saturday.

In dull and blustery conditions that was a hindrance to most athletes at K2 the Sussex team finished a splendid third in a tight match that saw Kent lead all the way and win with 612 points with Surrey taking second place with 548 points after Sussex had held second place for much of the match.

Sussex had to settle for third place with 515 points to hold off Hampshire who scored 504 points.

Clash of Major Events

This weekend is one of the most important of the season for the main body of senior school athletes as the County Schools championships clash with the Senior and U20 Area championships.

Most Sussex eyes are likely to be focussed on the K2 Leisure Centre at Crawley and the 85th Sussex Schools Championships.

Many young athletes will already have survived their Area championships and the cream of these will be aiming for one of the sixty athletes who will gain a place in the Sussex Schools team to compete in the English Schools championships at Birmingham next month.

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.

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.

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.

Nerurkar Selected for England Schools Team - World Champs - Half-marathon

Almi Nerurkar has been selected to represent England at the ISF World Schools Cross-Country Championships in Paris, France next month.

Following the National Championships last Saturday the English Schools’ Athletic Association has selected a very strong team for this prestigious U18 competition. They hope to build on the incredibly strong performances at last summer's ISF World Schools' Track and Field Championships held in Nancy, France, where BHASVIC's Amber Anning was a member of the victorious girls' team. 

Schools Cross-Country championships cancelled

Owing to the dangerous underfoot conditions and the promise of more snow on Thursday morning the Sussex Schools Year 7/8 has been cancelled for 2018.

Apologies to potential competitors but unfortunately it has not been possible to reschedule for this season.

 

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