Brighton Win Southern Athletics League
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Tuesday, 12 August 2014 10:56

Knowing that they almost certainly needed a victory to secure the Southern Athletics League title, Brighton and Hove took a big team for their match against hosts Stevenage, Norwich and Croydon.

On a day of surprisingly warm sunshine-the forecast had been average at best-punctuated by two biblical downpours Brighton secured victory comfortably in a match that was a tight three way tussle at the half way point.

Brighton used their strength in depth to great effect fielding two athletes in every event bar one and their team spirit was evident in the vociferous support given from the sidelines from the starter’s first pistol to the last discus thrown.

Withdean Open 27th Aug
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Tuesday, 12 August 2014 10:52

Anna selected for England
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Thursday, 17 July 2014 13:49


Anna Short was selected to run as part of the England U20 4x100m relay squad on July 15th at Cardiff and took the anchor leg to secure 5th place, this resulted in her claiming her first England vest. Anna has had a spectacular season - her first as an U20. She was a very close second in the Southern Championships 100m at Crystal Palace, literally a vest width separated her from the gold and she was given the same time as the winner, 11.94 secs - wind assisted. This resulted in an invitation to the British Championships at Birmingham competing against the best of senior 100m sprinters in the UK - a very steep learning curve. 

July's English Schools was a disappointment for Anna after she failed to qualify for the final of the 100m, but she was part of the Senior girls' relay team alongside Holly Turner, Katie Garland and Bethany Close, who set a Sussex Senior/U20 and club record of 47.98 secs in their heat.    

Anna is a member of the 'Jumps Group' and she is the first to give credit to her training partners - Tom French, James Hollins and Ben Radcliffe - for pacing her during those cold winter nights on the track. No Sprinter can reach good times without the help of their group.

English Schools’, Birmingham- Alexander Stadium, 11th – 12th July 2014
Written by Melanie Anning   
Monday, 14 July 2014 10:45

Stephen Strikes Silver, Katie leaps to Bronze plus a Sussex Senior Womens' Relay Record 


Stephen Ferroni added a silver medal to his ever-expanding trophy cabinet with a fantastic run in the Inter Boys 3000m. He battled down the home straight on the heels of arch rival Ben Dijkstra to cross the line in a time of 8:42.48. It is all the more remarkable that this was only Stephen's second track race of the year. In his first in May, he qualified for the schools' with his PB time of 8:37.3. Stephen's success has earned him a second international vest in the Home Counties International at Cardiff this weekend. 

Multi Eventer, Katie Garland pulled out all the stops to jump a personal best of 5.66m for third place in the Senior Girls' Long Jump. Unfortunately Katie pulled a hamstring during the competition and had to withdraw but had done enough to secure her medal. Katie's injury meant the 4x100 Senior Girls Relay team was depleted for the final where they came 7th. However in their earlier heat, the original line up of Holly Turner, Katie, Anna Short and Bethany Close had set a Sussex Senior/ U20 and B&H club record of 47.98 secs. 

Sussex Under 13 Championships, Sunday 6th July 2014
Written by Peter Witcomb   
Thursday, 10 July 2014 17:37

In perfect conditions 32 of our Under 13 athletes competed in the Sussex championships held in the beautiful Withdean Stadium. They won a total of 22 medals, six golds, eight silvers and eight bronzes. Added to this were many personal bests and a fantastic  crowd supporting all the athletes.

Pride of place goes to Danny Ross-Horton, who not only won three golds, but had three personal bests in the 75msprint, Javelin and long jump where his 4.82m was just short of the CBP, showing his all round ability. Danny also  anchored the relay team of Jamie Arnold, Dominic Pay and Adam Firsht to 3rd place in the relay.

Under 11 Sussex Quadkids Championships 6th July 2014
Written by Richard Carter   
Thursday, 10 July 2014 17:31

The youngest section of the club had a bumper day at their Champs held at Withdean in conjunction with the U13 Championships. With a total of 24 athletes out of 76 competitors, we were assured a sea of red and black, and the performances ensured that we had a large contingent battling for medals.

The boys started on the grass with the Howler throw, where our Harrison George threw an incredible 38.16 (76 points) to lead after the first event with Sam Duncan on 70 points (35.34m). The girls were up on the plateau for the Standing Long Jump where both pools produced a longest jump by a Brighton & Hove athlete with Ruby Anning jumping 1.96 (57) and Blossom Campbell 1.99 (58 points) to the fore.

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