Southern XC Champs 27.01.18
Written by Pete Witcomb   
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 00:00

On a cold and damp day the Southern cross country championships were held in Stanmer park and the Brighton youngsters produced their best ever results in this event.

It was great to see so many youngsters who were running in this event for the first time against the best teams in the south and in big fields with up to 260 and many have another year in their age group.

Tom Eames stars at National Knole 10km X-country 13.01.18
Written by George Clayson   
Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:00

Competing for BHASVIC college, Brighton and Hove AC's Under 17 Tom Eames won the boys national Knole Cross-Country 10K race over the challenging Knole Park course in Sevenoaks.

With over 250 athletes trampling through the mud, it took a stunning performance from Tom for voctory by over 35 seconds.

The Knole run is one of the most prestigious schools cross-country races, with over 40 teams taking part and it features many of the country's top public schools XC teams.

The race has been run since 1973 and this was the first ever appearance by a BHASVIC and along with Eames fantastic first place the college and our club had three other runners - Tomer Tarragano, Jamie Boucher and Joe Clayson - in the top 12, which was the first time ever in the races history that a team had four athletes placing so high.

Overall the college came 6th in the team event behind winners The Judd School which was an amazing performance for a first appearance in the race.

Brilliant running from B&H Youngsters at The Sussex XC Champs, Bexhill 06.01.18
Written by Pete Witcomb   
Monday, 08 January 2018 11:11

The Annual Sussex Cross Country Championships were held at a very muddy Bexhill common, however that did not stop a record 51 Brighton youngsters turning out and there many excellent performances and we came away with 3 first team titles and 2 second team places. Individually there were 3 second places and a third place. Apart from our medal winners there was excellent back up in all our teams.

South of Thames Success for Carder & Bristow
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 18 December 2017 12:09

On what was a pretty bleak day for Sussex teams the Brighton & Hove Senior Women did very well at Aldershot on Saturday in the South of Thames Senior Team championship. They just missed the podium finishing fourth with 165 points to Kent’s winning total of 114. Seventeen year old Emma Gill led the team home in 13th place with Paula Blackledge placing 21st and Phoebe Connolly 27th.

Normally only four runners score in women’s team races, however here it was six to score over the 7½-mile course. The team was completed by Rosie Neill 30th, Cathy Ulliott, who was the second W50 in 32nd and Judith Carder who won the W60 title in 42nd.

Sussex athletes took the top two places in the M40 group with Howard Bristow in second place in 39:15s.

SIlver for Bristow at Masters South of England XC Champs
Written by Reg Hook   
Monday, 11 December 2017 00:00

The more senior athletes from Sussex were also in fine form at Horspath on Saturday where Brightin & Hove picked up individual and team medals at the South of England Master’s cross-country championships.

Masters age groups are in five year bandings but team events for this event are in ten year bandings. In the highly competitive M40/50 race Chris Smith (TVH) who runs for Haywards Heath in Sussex League events, had a battle with Sussex M40 champion Howard Bristow, before pulling well clear for victory in 29:22 to 30:09 with James Skinner (Haywards Heath) placing fourth in 30:42 as well as being the first M45 runner to finish.

In the team even Brighton & Hove took third place with 50 points to Thames Hare & Hounds 30 and TVH’s 44 points. Matt Bristow in 19th place and Louis Taub 29th closed in the Brighton team.

Sound Performances at Southern Inter-Counties XC Champs
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 18 December 2017 12:30

U17 Men -Bronze Team Medal despite the absence of Tom Eames who has dominated the age group in Sussex this year.

Tomer Tarragano 25th and Joe Clayson 65th.

U15 Girls -Lois Dooley 26th, Rebecca Losh 35th and Tatum Walker 88th.

U13 Girls-Eadie Yelling 26th and Ruby Wilson 53rd.

U13 Boys-Henry Yelling 20th and Will Matthews 54th

Well done to all the B&H athletes selected to represent Sussex.

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