- Last Updated: 15 November 2014 15 November 2014
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- Last Updated: 26 January 2015 26 January 2015
Bright sunshine with a cool wind was the weather for the SEAA Cross-Country Champs held at a dry Stanmer Park where the underfoot conditions were mostly firm.
The U15Boys event was the first race of the day and it featured Crawley AC's best performance when Tom Thayre finished 33rd (16:00) over the 4500m, hilly course. Tom was backed-up by teammates Sam Gadsdon (215th 19:12), Reu Evans (219 19:33) and James Greetham (226 20:37)
The Senior Men had to face a gruelling 15km race and not surprisingly Crawley's first finisher was ultra-runner Paul Navesey who was a fine 72nd (55:28). Completing a weakened team were: Michael Hobbs (317th 63:10); Gavin Newton (570 71:08); Dave Cook (576 71:16) and Dave Tibbals (639 73:42). Maybe not finding 15km far enough(?), earlier in the day, Michael, Gavin and Dave T had decided to also run in the 5km Tilgate parkrun!
Injuries continue to weaken the Senior Ladies team and the only runners in the 8km event were Susan Aldridge (111 37:01) and Ann Buckett (314 47:39)
However the Senior team promises to be strengthened soon as there was a really good turn-out of U17 Women, and with at least three other runners missing there were still 6 runners: Jasmine McMurray (67th 20:42), Kennagh Marsh (78 21:07), Sophie Dowle (81 21:12), Olivia Dowle (94 21:30), Jessica Robinson (132 24:37), Hannah Westwood (133 24:40). Elsewhere Jo Boxall was running the London Indoor Games at Lee Valley where she set a new pb of 2:19.77 when she won her U17W 800m race.
- Last Updated: 22 January 2015 22 January 2015
After the third match, the girls Brighton, Horsham and Crawley are now on equal league points so, whichever team wins the final match on Sunday 8th February will be the winner of the league!
Congratulations to the Boys who are currently in the lead with a close margin of one point ahead of Horsham.
League Table after 3 matches :
1) Crawley (830) 17pts
2) Horsham (770.5) 16pts
3) Haywards Heath (594.5) 11pts
4) Brighton (502) 9pts
5) Chichester (297) 6pts
6) East Grinstead (111) 2 pts
1) Brighton (804.5) 15pts
2) Horsham (801) 15pts
3) Crawley (793.5) 15pts
4) Haywards Heath (479) 8pts
5) Chichester (461.5) 7pts
6) East Grinstead (95.5) 1 pts
- Last Updated: 19 January 2015 19 January 2015
Demonstrating a high degree of stamina, Jono Ketley had to race over the 800m distance 3 times in one day to qualify for the Senior Mens final where he finished 5th (1:56.66).
Beth Crocker equalled her pb of 1.65m to finish 6th in the U20W High Jump, Beth also made the final of the U20W Long Jump where she set a distance of 5.08m for 7th place. Another athlete equalling a pb was Scott Devlin who cleared a height of 4.10m to finish 7th in the U20M Pole Vault.
Jason Hussain (Senior Men, 22.58) and Frederick Afrifa (U20M, 23.05) both made the semi-finals of their 200m events. Jason also made the semis of the Senior Mens 60m (7.26) as did Stefan Mitchell (7.20).
Now based in Yorkshire, Jo Rowland competed in the Northern Athletics U17 / U20 / Senior Championships held in Sheffield and in a classy 60m Hurdle final she clocked a time of 9.12. Jo won Silver in the Senior Women's Shot Putt with a season's best distance of 13.11m
- Last Updated: 18 January 2015 18 January 2015
Although the athletes faced heavy rain on the journey to Lancing, by the time the races were held it was dry and quite cold. Underfoot conditions were better than the athletes had faced for the main championships at Bexhill, although there were a few slippery sections to overcome on the downhill.
The first race of the day was the combined M50/M60 5mile event which had two long ascents to the dewpond atop the Downs. Taking M60 individual Bronze was Tony Lintern, and along with Dave Beattie and Walter Hill the team won M60 Gold.
Having a fine run Mark Parry, now well recovered from the injuries that kept him out of the sport for nearly two years, finished 9th in the M50 race.
The Ladies had to face the climb to the dewpond once and the W35 team of Helen Reynolds, Sue Aldridge and Anne Matthews took the team Bronze.
Facing the course last and with three climbs, the M40s had a six mile race. Neil Smith had a fine run with a strong finish to finish second and clinch the Silver medal