Conditions for the second of this season’s Brooks Sussex Cross-country League events at Plumpton College were much better than anticipated and the rain that had dumped on the helpers who had spent the morning marking the course eased in time for the several hundred runners at noon. The temperature was mild for the time of year with 13/14 degree temperatures and it was difficult to think back two years when on the equivalent Saturday in November the races were very nearly abandoned because of the heavy over-night frost making the course treacherous in places.
By and large however it was gloomy, nay dreamy afternoon but a shroud of thick mist that crowned the Southdowns Way from Lewes to Clayton but luckily that is where it stayed all afternoon.
At the end of the afternoon the uncrowned “King of the Sussex League”, James Baker from Chichester broke a two year famine of League wins with an impressive one hundred metres victory in the senior men’s race.
Baker will be 38 early next year and he is not that far away from stirring up the Over 40 Masters group at national level.
The previous weekend he had taken a fine fifth place in the Gosport ..
2 out of 3 podium places ain't bad for Sussex athletes at the Brighton 10k - by Kevin Mason
The 2014 edition of the Brooks Brighton 10k attracted some 3500 entrants from near and far. The course avoided the Prom and the pathway, remaining entirely on road.
The race started swiftly, with a huge crowd going through 1km in 3minutes flat; however Kev Rojas (Brighton) and Paul Whittaker (Southend) were ..
Paul Whittaker from Southend won the “Brooks” Brighton & Hove City 10km Road race on Sunday morning in 30:41 from Jon Pepper (Phoenix) 30.48 and Kevin Rojas (Brighton & Hove) 31.03 while Katrina Wooton (Coventry) won the women’s race in 34:52 from Brighton & Hove’s Helena Tobin 35:15 and Nicola ..
9.30 Start for Brighton & Hove City 10km on Sunday.
Apart from a light south-easterly wind in their faces on the run home conditions for the annual “Brooks Brighton & Hove City 10km road race” on Sunday morning are looking good.
A full field of three thousand runners are expected to line up for the start in Madeira Drive at the ..
It was not so many years back that the annual “Priory” cross country relays at Reigate would boast more than one hundred teams and most Sussex clubs, would be represented.. Horsham, Worthing, Chichester, Hasting, Phoenix, Arena 80, Brighton & Hove and Crawley would field teams with some fielding two or ..
Lewes steeplechaser/middle distance runner Rob Mullett has certainly been showing fine form on the road in the U.S.A where he currently lives.
At the “Bowling Green 10km road race in Kentucky last month he not only defeated a couple of Kenyan runners to win this high class race but he also ..
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