B&H athletes shine at National Indoor Age Group Champs 24/25.02.18
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Monday, 26 February 2018 22:45

Brighton and Hove athletes scooped two medals including a gold, at the National Indoor Age Groups championships at Sheffield over the weekend.

Pride of place went to Brighton & Hove’s Amber Anning who in her first year in the U20 age group romped away with the 400m title in a new indoor pb of 54.55s which suggests that she looks well in line for another stunning track season. In the same age group club mate Tom Eames was one of six Sussex athletes who came back to Sussex with a bronze medal. In a tactical 1500m Eames, who has been running cross-country as well this season narrowly avoided being taken down by a falling athlete on the final lap, before being outsprinted and squeezed to finish third in 4:04.96s.

Harry Reinecker-Found was seventh in the U17 High Jump and Tom Ridley tenth after clearing 1.81m and 1.77m respectively in a historic competition in which Highgate Harrier Dominic Ogbechie leapt to an Age 15 World record of 2.22m.

Ruby Anning reached the semi-final of the 60m U15 sprint and just failed by 1/100th to make the five athlete final of the 200m with a personal best of 26.02s.

A Great Day Out For Brighton Youngsters at the English National XC Championships 24.02.18
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Monday, 26 February 2018 22:29

The biggest annual cross-country event - the English National Championships - was held at Parliament Hill London last Saturday.

It was a cold and sunny afternoon but the 35 Brighton youngsters who made the journey experienced a day to remember. Cross Country is the only event in which you can be rubbing shoulders literally with the best runners in the country. Despite several missing from the original club entries there were numerous excellent individual and team performances.

Stunning Bronze for Amber at British Champs 18.02.18
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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 23:01

17-year-old Amber Anning won a bronze medal in the 200m at her first Senior British Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham on Sunday.

She was the youngest athlete to make the final and ran brilliantly in the two earlier rounds with sub 24 clockings each time. In the semi she ran an indoor PB of 23.83 before medalling behind defending champion Finette Agyapong and hurdler Meghan Beesley who are both Commonwealth Games bound.

Wins and Championship Best Performances for Brighton Athletes at the Sussex Indoor Championships 17-18.02.18
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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 22:55

First to enter the record books, to equal an existing mark which has survived for 10 years and to better his lifetime best, was Harry Reinecker-Found jumping 2.00m in the Under 17 High Jump.

The other CBP was in the last event of the weekend, the Under 17 men's Triple Jump, where Louis Goffin exceeded the old record (12.26) in each of his four valid jumps. The first of these was his best at 12.75 - just 1 cm below his pb.

There were plenty of other good performances on the first of two days of the Championships, held as usual jointly with Surrey. This year the fields include almost 50 more athletes than last year and certainly the largest number in the past five years. Best supported of Saturday’s events was the under 15 Girl's 60m, requiring five heats and semi finals to get to the final, where Ruby Anning successfully defended her title winning in 8.09secs.

Other podium results for the club included:

Gold Medallists

Aneira Farrar-Daniel SW 60m

Lili Parker U20W 60m

Georgia Coleshill U20W Triple Jump

Louisa Connolly U17W High Jump

Jamie Lambert U20M 60mH

Rafe Brooks U20M Long Jump

Matt Smith SM High Jump

Silver Medallists

Natasha Russell U20W 60mH

Georgia Coleshill U20W Long Jump

Amber Purcell U13G Long Jump

Chela Ruiz-Cravinho U17W Long Jump

Merel Koemans-Collado, 60mH

Max Willemse U13B Long Jump

Arthur Haines U15B Long Jump

Tom Ridley U17M High Jump

Matt Smith SM Long Jump

Bronze Medallists

Bethany Smith U17W Long Jump

Natasha Russell U20W 60m

Francesca Walmsley U20W Long Jump

Louis Opoku U13B Long Jump

Train as an Official and help the club
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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 22:30

This is an important announcement to inform all Sussex athletics clubs that there will be an Officials Course at the Lewes track on Sunday 18 March 2018.

This will cover all four track and field disciplines of starter/marksman, timekeeper, track judge and field judge commencing at 10.00 am and continuing until about 3.30 pm.

It is of the UTMOST IMPORTANCE that all clubs do all they possibly can to increase the number of qualified officials we have here in Sussex.

Every track club in the county needs to increase the number of qualified officials among its members.

If anyone wants to discuss the requirements they are welcome to call John Gill on 01444 458953. Clubs often pay for you to attend the course. Speak to your club secretary.

Many medals as Brighton Youngsters Dominate Final XC League Fixture 11.02.18
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Monday, 12 February 2018 00:00

The final Sussex league meeting held in Stanmer park in the worst possible conditions, where the athletes had to battle against the wind, rain and muddy conditions underfoot, the Brighton teams despite illness and half term on the day won the u/13 and u/15 girls the u/13 and u/15 boys and u/17 men and overall we finished with 3 league titles and 2 runners up spots and 32 team members will be receiving medals which must be a Sussex record.

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