|Last year more teams competed in the Sussex Cross-country Relay championships at Goodwood than contested the South of England Cross-country relay championships at Wormwood Scrubs.
This year Phil Baker moved the Sussex event forward one week so as not to clash with the South of England championships that are being held on Saturday.
Just how many Sussex teams will make the trip to West London however to compete remains to be seen but it is the major event for competition this weekend.
|Sussex runners dominated the Barns Green half-marathon on Sunday in a race that did not boast the overall quality that was normal for this event a few years back.
In the past it has been non Sussex runners who have taken most of the top places but this year there were three Sussex runners in the top four places.
It was local runner Neil Boniface who chalked up an impressive victory over James Baker from Chichester clocking 71:05 to 72:22 with Alistair Moses from Reigate filling third place in 76:59 and Louis Taub (Brighton & Hove) taking fourth spot in 77:46.
The first veteran to finish was also a Sussex runner in the person of Chis Gilbert from Lewes who clocked 78:36 placing ....
|Everyone should have gone home happy after the Sussex Cross-country relay championships at Goodwood on Saturday when no less than six clubs won team titles.
More the one hundred teams completed the 13 different championships with fittingly the promoting club, Chichester winning four titles as did the Brighton & Hove City club.
Hastings took two titles while Arena 80, Horsham Joggers and Phoenix took one a piece.
Conditions were pretty good for runners though the officials may have suffered a little as a strong North East winds swept across the start/finishing field on top of the Downs.
Two members of the Arena 80 squad that won the South of England Veterans Road Relay title the previous weekend stepped down; age wise, to the ....
|Both the Brighton & Hove City and Phoenix qualified for a place in the National Road relay championships when the made the top twenty in the South of England championships at Aldershot on Sunday.
Neither was able to field their strongest teams but both did well with Brighton & Hove
gaining a "Top Ten" placing.
Kevin Rojas clocked 18:16 for fifth place on the opening leg, which was to prove the tenth
Fastest lap of the day.
Andrew Donno dropped to 10th in 19:33 and Josh Mutch 11th in 19:29 at the half-way mark
Howard Bristow with 19:11 moved up to tenth and Dinos Evangeidis up to eighth in 19:20
while Matt Bristow slipped one place on the final leg in 20:23 to finish in ninth place...
|There were some fine performances from the Sussex youngsters on the second day of the English Schools combined events championships at Birmingham.
The U17 girls did not manage to retain their team title but they lost Livvy Connor, who had won the Area Schools and the Southern titles, though a back injury, and Beth Crocker, Katie Garland and Anna Short pulled out all the stops to move up from third overnight to take second team place behind Warwickshire and ahead of Essex.
Crocker added a 5.27m long jump, a 29.12m javelin throw and a 2:34.14s 800 metres to Saturdays efforts and moved up one place to a brilliant sixth with 4307 points.
Garland moved up four places with 5.38, 24.14m and 2:40.86s to ....
|The Worthing & District Harriers womens team led the Sussex challenge in the South of England Road Relay championships at Aldershot on Saturday when they finished a brilliant 11th.
Rebecca Moore had an excellent opening leg in 13:39 to finish 14th while Sue Scott took the team up to 12th in 13:57 and Emma Taylor-Gooby clocked 12:56 and lifted the team into fifth place with the seventh fastest lap overall.
On the final leg Rachel Gifford was unable to hold this place and dropped back to 11th with 15:51, which is certainly the best ever placing any Worthing senior team has ever achieved in this event.
The Masters event was run in conjunction and here the Arena quartet were convincing winners of the ....
|There was a bronze medal for Emily Ghose in the English Schools walking championships at Birmingham.
The only Sussex walker in the championships this year Ghose clocked 20:09.74s to take third place in the junior girls 3,000m race.
Also at Birmingham the Sussex Schools Intermediate girls team made a steady start to their defence of their English Schools Heptathlon team title but they have a big fight on their hands, even to stay in the medals.
After the first four events the Sussex team are placed third some four hundred points behind competition leaders Warwickshire.
Beth Crocker is leading the Sussex girls in seventh individual place after clocking 12.64s for the 80m hurdles, high jumping 1.61m, putting the shot 9.01m and running the 200m ....
|The Sussex Schools Intermediate girls Under 17 Heptathlon team have a tough fight on their hands when they defend their team title at the English Schools Combined Events finals at Birmingham.
Back in June, at Crawley, they romped away with the South East Area title with their four team members filling the first four overall.
However Hampshire, who had finished second in June have Kiera Barker, who was competing in the World Youths championships in June, in the team and she is a 5000 point performer who could well swing the team title in Hampshire’s favour.
Sussex will field their victorious team from June of Livvy Connor, Kate Garland. Anna Short and Beth Crocker and much will depend on their, and of course ....
|Rebecca Moore from Worthing brushed aside the windy and tough conditions on the promenade at Hove on Sunday morning to break the course record at the Arena 80 promoted Hove Prom 10km road race.
Moore, who finished 11th overall, finished one minute clear of close rival Julie Briggs (Arena 80) clocking 37:31 to Briggs 38:31 while Briggs was also the first veteran to complete the course.
Camilla Bishop (Brighton & Hove) took third place in 41:31.
John Kettle from Herne Hill was the first runner to cross the finishing line in 34:45 comfortably clear of Matt Bristow who clocked 35:26 with Graham Godden clocking 35:56 in third place.
|There was almost a complete Sussex field in the annual Hellingly 10km Road race last Sunday, which incorporated the Sussex Championships.
There was no doubt about the overall winner and indeed the Sussex champion as Jon Pepper (Phoenix), the reigning Sussex Cross-country champion strode well clear of the opposition over this testing course to clock 31:38, nearly one minute clear of former 10km champion James Baker from Chichester who recorded 32:31 with Howard Bristow Brighton & Hove) who was half-a-minute adrift in 33:07 to take the bronze.
Fiona Clark (Arena 80) put nearly two minutes between herself and club mate Emily Proto in the womens event clocking 38:02 to 39:54 to repeat Peppers run and take both Open and County titles while ....