Tick Tick Boom – Tickner’s Wolf Stride in Full Effect at Stanmer! - - - - - - - - - - - - - Kevin Mason
Bright, sunny conditions made a brilliant backdrop for the SEAA Champs at Stanmer Park on Saturday. The commentator went as far as describing the conditions as ‘tropical in comparison to recent years’ championships’!
The racing started in style with James Puxty (Tonbridge) edging Zakariya Mahamed (Southampton) and Lachlan Wellington (Portsmouth) in the U15 boys, the silver medal won by a hair’s breadth.
In the U15 girls, Almi Nerurkar (Phoenix) had a fine run to take 6th place in her first year in the age group; and will be looking to build upon that next year.
More local interest came further up the age groups, in the U20 women’s race, where Grace Baker (Aldershot/ Hastings), Nicole Taylor (Tonbridge/ Crowborough) and Leah Harris (Worthing) were all looking to take advantage of the ‘home venue’. Both Baker and Taylor ran in the large lead group for the first lap, before Baker and her Aldershot team mate, Amy Griffiths, increased the pace to drop the chasing peloton. Baker and Griffiths were locked together and entered the woods 1km from the end side-by-side; however Griffiths’ superior track speed was shown as she tore through the final downhill section to win the 6km race in 23:05 to Baker’s 23:17. ..
Southern Stamina Sapper at Stanmer on Saturday - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Kevin Mason
Stanmer Park will host the 2015 South of England Cross Country Championships this Saturday. The last time Brighton played host was in 2012, which featured brilliant conditions, with the Winter Sun shining brightly despite the cold. Saturday promises similarly excellent weather.
Stanmer is, by cross country standards, usually very firm underfoot; ..
Two of Britain's greatest ever throwers are behind a new throws academy which will be launched at Brighton University Sports Centre this weekend. Shot Putters Judy Oakes, O.B.E. and Mike Winch, alongside Throws specialists Karl Lasis and Bob Willows aim to "improve the chances of young athletes and their coaches" ..
Under 20 800 metre runner Spencer Thomas (Phoenix) led the Sussex medal charge in the South of England Indoor championships at Lee Valley over the weekend when he took the gold medal in a tactically run U20 800m final.
After a good battle in his heat, where he finished second to ..
After a gap of two years Keith Newton took a tumble but returned to winning ways in the Brooks Sussex Master’s Cross-country championships at Lancing on Saturday while Fay Cripps completed a hat trick of victories in the Women’s race and Jeff Pyrah defended his M40 men’s race.
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Record Number complete Sussex Schools Championships.
Conditions for the Brooks Sussex Schools Cross-country championships at Waterhall, Brighton were much milder than the dire warnings given out in the preceding few days. Indeed with almost continuous sunshine and underfoot conditions good they proved much better than last year.
The switch to Wednesday from the traditional Saturday date for ..
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