Just two points prevented the Brighton & Hove City Club from notching up thier first South of Thames Senior Cross-country team championship for thirty years at Coulsdon on Saturday.
There have been very few Sussex team winners at this prestigious event and the Brighton & Hove Club’s last victory was way back in 1980 but they did have a tremendous victory in the 12 aside match.
In the championship event, 6-aside, Tonbridge, whom Ryan Driscoll from Crowborough had a cracking run to finish fourth in 44:56, scored 114 points to the Brighton & Hove team’s 116 with Herne Hill Harriers a further six points back in third place.
Kevin Rojas and the rapidly improving Max Dumbrell had a great battle for Brighton honours with Rojas clocking 45:21 for this tough 7 1/2-mile race in seventh place and Dumbrell just five seconds adrift in eighth place.
Team manager Howard Bristow took tenth place in 48:45 and Andrew Donno placed 16th in 46:07 while the six man team was completed Ashley Humphreys in 35th place in 47:59 and Matt Bristow 43rd in 48:48.
Zared Hale 53rd, Louis Taub 60, Martin Brookes 68, Adam Tribe 71, David Boyce 73 and Niall Robinson 92 completed the winning scoring dozen. ..
The Brighton & Hove and Crawley Clubs are likely to be the only Sussex clubs supporting the South of Thames “Senior” cross-country championships at Coulsdon on Saturday.
Once one of the most prestigious Cross-country races in the South of England it is still ranked only second in importance to the South ..
Missing from the weekend’s report from Horspath was mention of some fine running from a couple of Sussex athletes who have been part of the Sussex Cross-country scene for fifty years.
Back in 1964 Peter Witcomb and Dave Beattie were both prominent members of the Brighton & Hove and Sussex Young ..
Silvers and bronzes for Sussex at Oxford Inter-counties
Nicole Taylor and Joe Brody both took bronze medals in the South East Inter-counties at Horspath, Oxford, while the Under 17 women finished second in their team event and the Under 13 boys were third.
It was a splendid effort for the Under 17s, who despite the frosty and cold ..
Could it be the U17 Girls team that shows the way for Sussex at the South of England Inter-counties Cross-country championships at Horspath Oxford on Saturday?
After last year when Sussex finished with two winning teams and two teams placing second hopes are not quite so high this season and ..
A reminder to all Athletes, Coaches and Team Managers that the closing date for the South of England Cross Country Championships, being held on 24th January at Stanmer Park, Brighton, is this coming Friday, 12th December. Entries can be made on line via the SEAA website. It would be ..
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