Sussex School's teams will be heading to Newbury on Saturday for the South East Schools Inter-counties but they will minus several of their top athletes.
In this very crowded time of the season, Southern Championships last weekend and finals of the Sussex League next weekend, some of the leading athletes including five of the six Sussex Schools champions, understandably will give the match a miss.
Never-the-less Sussex will field representative teams in all six age group races with probably the largest senior girl’s and boy’s teams for many years.
The first four athletes to finish in the Sussex Schools championships last month gained selection for the English Schools championships so many of the of the those runners on Saturday will be staking a claim for one of the other four places in the various teams.
There are also expected to be Sussex runners in actions of the BUCS cross-country championships which are being held at Uxbridge on Saturday.
On Sunday the prestigious Chichester 10km Road Race, which also incorporates the Sussex 10k championships,willbe held at the Goodwood Motor Racing circuit.