Good form for B&H youngsters at the South of England X-Country Championships, Saturday 24th January 2015
Written by Pete Witcomb   
Thursday, 29 January 2015 11:31

Well done to everyone who competed on Saturday on what was a beautiful day at Stanmer Park. There were some excellent performances and a special mention to Finn Halloren 36th in the U13B race and sister Niamh 63rd in the U13 Girls' race who both led home their teams. Ten of our U13's will still be in the same age group next year.

In the U15 and U17 boys races Tomer Tarragano in his first year came 52nd and Brodie Denholm also in his first year came 36th. Both will be running for Sussex in the inter counties in March. Another U15 boy Tommy Blanden did really well to dip under the first 100 in 96th. Stephen Ferroni one of the day's medal favourites was forced to pull out of the U17 race.

In the U17 girls race Nancy Jones came in 39th. The girls team has now been selected for the inter counties and in addition to Nancy well done also to Niamh, Flo Robinson and Olivia Monk and, in their first year, to Lois Dooley and Pia Lewis who are both reserves, and will hopefully get their chance next year.

Full results are on the Power of 10 or the SEAA website - CLICK HERE

Entry deadline looms for Sussex Indoor Championships
Written by Melanie Anning   
Thursday, 15 January 2015 14:22

The deadline to enter the Sussex AA Indoor Championships is 5th February. The Championships, run in conjunction with Surrey AA, take place across the weekend of the 14th and 15th February. The venue is the David Weir Leisure Centre (formerly known as the Sutton Arena), Middleton Road, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 1SL.

The championships are open to all age groups from U13. Entries close 5th February. For details and entry form CLICK HERE.

Train to be an official and support the club
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 15 January 2015 13:55

The following course are taking place at Haywards Heath on Sunday 1st March 2015:

Health & Safety – 1.5 hours £10

Level 2 Track - £30 All day

Level 2 Timekeeper - £30 all day

Level 2 Starter/Marksman - £30 All day

Click here for details via England Athletics website.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who may be interested, the Health & Safety course would be particularly useful for those people that help out who are not qualified and as a first step to further qualifications.

The club will pay for the above courses. Contact Mike Ellis Martin to let him know when you have booked onto the course This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Sussex Masters Cross Country Championships Sunday 17th January at Lancing
Written by Pete Witcomb   
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 20:24

After a great week for the Brighton youngsters in the Sussex Schools Cross Country it was the turn of the older members of the club who competed in very tough conditions at Lancing in the Sussex Masters Championships.

In the first race for the O/50 and O/60 Keith Newton stormed home in 1st place and with John Lowden in 5th and Tom Ulliot,the Womens team manager, in 18th. The three won the team title, by just one point from Horsham Joggers. In the pensioners O/60 race Peter Witcomb led home the team in 5th place , some 50 seconds faster than he ran last year. He was the 1st O/65.

The O/40 race was again very exciting with three teams in contention going into the last lap. With four to score David Benton had a great run to finish in 3rd place and with Graham Godden 7th, Adam Tribe 9th and, competing in his first Championship,Robin Sutherland in 15th place. This secured the team title by two points from our great rivals Phoenix.

Well done to everyone else who competed. It was a great afternoon for the club.

Launch of Elite Throws Academy
Written by Melanie Anning   
Thursday, 15 January 2015 12:46

Two of Britain's greatest ever throwers and our own Bob Willows, are behind a new throws academy which will be launched at Brighton University Sports Centre on 25th January 2015.

Shot Putters Judy Oakes O.B.E. and Mike Winch, alongside Throws specialists Karl Lasis and Bob aim to, "improve the chances of young athletes and their coaches" to fulfil their sporting potential.

The Elite Academy (South) will be open to youngsters aged between 13 and 23, who are ranked in the top 50 of their age group.

The Academy's activities will be centred at Lewes ACl, Brighton and Hove AC, Crawley AC and Brighton University Sports Centre. Indoor training facilities have been made available by Wave Leisure Ltd. on inclement days at Lewes, and Brighton University have ensured the very best of strength and conditioning facilities at their sports centre in Falmer.

The launch is at 10AM on Sunday 25th January 2015 at Brighton University Sports Centre, Falmer. For more information speak with Bob Willows or contact Judy Oakes on 079444 52059.

Stephen and Nancy Sussex Schools' Cross Country Champions
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 16 January 2015 21:33

Well done to Stephen Ferroni and Nancy Jones who won their age groups at the Sussex Schools' Cross Country Championships at Waterhall on Wednesday. Nancy had one of the narrowest margins of the day as she sprinted to the finish line to take the Intermediate Girls' title in fine style by four seconds. Stephen won the Senior Boys' race with a minute between him and the second placer. Congratulations also to Brodie Denholm and Tomer Tarragano who came third in the Inter and Junior Boys' Races respectively.

These four athletes are automatically selected for the Sussex team for the English Schools' in Blackburn in March. Great runs too from Niamh Halloren for 6th in the Junior Girls race and by Phoebe Connolly for 6th in the Senior Girls' competition. All top 20 finishers have been invited to represent the county at the forthcoming Schools inter-counties fixture.

Full results are on the Sussex site CLICK HERE and on Power of 10 CLICK HERE.

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