The accent is very much on the Younger athletes this weekend as the National U17 and U 15 championships are being held at Bedford on both Saturday and Sunday.
Nearly forty Sussex athletes are entered including a quintet of medal winners at the England Schools Championships at Birmingham in July and are eager to collect some more medals.
Stephen Ferroni (Brighton & Hove) who took the silver medal in the U17 3,000m is hoping to win another medal at Bedford.
Finley Bigg (Phoenix) goes in the U17 400m, Joe Fuggle (Tonbridge) in the 400m hurdles and Livvy Connor (Lewes) in the pole vault while in the U15 age group Lillie Franks in the high jump and all aiming to improve on their bronze medals from Birmingham.
Archie Davies (Phoenix) who finished fifth in the U17 1500m at Birmingham is entered for both the 800 and 1500m but is capable of challenging for a medal whichever event he contests while club mate Sophie Mansfield, who just missed a place in the 800m final at Birmingham will be keen to erase this memory.
Lottie Hoare (Brighton & Hove) will be eager to improve on her sixth place in the U17 hammer event and Worthing’s Rosie Forrester (Worthing) ..
Deadline Looms for the Sussex Combined events Championships
Entries for the Sussex Combined Events Championships double in price this weekend and close altogether on the 6th September. The event, run in conjunction with Surrey AA, takes place at Sutton Arena in Carshalton over the weekend of the 13th-14th September. So far entries are low and in some ..
Sussex had probably their best ever Inter-Counties result at Bedford over the weekend despite the absence of many of their top athletes.
Most counties seemed to suffer, as did Sussex, with many leading athletes choosing to miss this fixture for various reasons.
There were four gold medals for Sussex and the women ..
A weakened Sussex team contest the Inter-counties . Grice attemtps The One Mile at Birmingham
The new Sussex senior team manager, Craig Cox, was hoping to improve on last year’s medal tally at the Counties Athletic Union championships at Bedford this weekend despite the absence of several leading athletes.
Last year Dan Stepney won the one-mile event and Kim Baptiste won the 200m while Chris Wakeford ..
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Sussex athletes scoop up medals at The Crystal Palace
Three Sussex athletes returned proudly from the South of England U15/17 track and field championships at Crystal Palace at the weekend having won Gold medals. The most outstanding was probably Amber Anning (Brighton & Hove) who in her first ever triple jump competition won the U15 girls' title with a ..
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