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P1060814Pett 12 March 2017 (race 6 of 6, hosted by Hastings Runners)
The threatened rain held off to make a very pleasant day for the final race of the season. And excellent selection of cakes afterwards.

Team: First  Hastings AC, Second Lewes AC, Third Hailsham Harriers

Men: First Kieran Booker (Hastings AC), Second Ashley Humphreys (Eastbourne Rovers), Third Sebastion Cirillo (Eastbourne Rovers)

Ladies: First Karen Murdocck (Hastings AC), Second Sally Norris (Lewes AC), Third Alissa Ellis (Hailsham Harriers)

As usual please see the photos tab for photos from the event taken by Lorraine West.

As this was the final event the race was followed by the presentations for the season.

Team: First  Lewes AC, Second Hastings AC, Third Hailsham Harriers

Men overall: First Gary Foster (Hastings AC), Second Ashley Humphreys (Eastbourne Rovers), Third Sebastion Cirillo (Eastbourne Rovers)

Ladies overall: First Alissa Ellis (Hailsham Harriers), Second Sally Norris (Lewes AC), Third Michaela Furlong (Hailsham Harriers)

For a full list of the awards by age category please click here and for Junior click here

Thanks for the season go to:
My wife Lorraine West for taking all the photos and managing the Facebook page
Pete Standen for doing the results for the first 5 races and helping me with the results today along with Adrian Thomas
Roger Stone our chairman and treasurer for pushing everything along
Tempo or Eastbourne for providing the Award vouchers at a discount
All the clubs and volunteers who put on the events
And to everyone who participated


Graham West: website coordinator

P1060312Heathfield Park 12 February 2017 (race 5 of 6, hosted by Heathfield Road Runners): new event

Stunning location for this new event.  Had a bit of everything, gravel tracks, mud paths, lakes, steep hills up and down, woodland and Gibraltor Tower.  I thought on the second lap after the long up hill that the final mile would be a gentle descent to the finish, then we turned right down a steep hill, and what goes down must go up, bit of a killer hill at the end.  A great course.  Our thanks go to Dominic and his family for allowing us to put on this event in such a great location.

Team: First  Hastings AC, Second Hailsham Harriers, Third Lewes AC

Men: First Gary Foster (Hastings AC), Second Tom Oliver (Eastbourne Rovers), Third Sebastion Cirillo (Eastbourne Rovers)

Ladies: First Stacey Clusker (Hastings AC), Second Sally Norris (Lewes AC), Third Alissa Ellis (Hailsham Harriers)

Juniors First by category: Girls U17 Rebekah Coomber (Eastbourne Rovers), U15 No entries, U13 Bethany Casse (Wadhurst Runners), U11 Charlotte Lester (Unattached)
Boys U17 No entries,  U15 Tommy Brooker (Bexhill Runners and Tri), U13 Sam Gilliam (Bexhill Runners and Tri), U11 Finlay Goodman (Unattached)

Please see the results tab for full results.

Also see the photos on the photos page taken by the league official photographer Lorraine West.

Ashdown Forest 15 January 2016 (race 4 of 6, hosted by Crowborough Runners)IMG_6486

Proper winter welcomed us for the fourth race: cold foggy and sleet but that did not put people off with 225 runners in the main race adn 17 in the Junior event.  Plenty of mud on the course so a proper winter day and proper cross country.

Team: First Lewes AC, Second Hastings AC, Third Hailsham Harriers

Men: First Ashley Humphreys (Eastbourne Rovers), Second Gary Foster (Hastings AC), Third Peter Wood (Crowborough Runners)

Ladies: First Stacey Clusker (Hastings AC), Second Alissa Ellis (Hailsham Harriers), Third Claire Burnham (Hastings AC)

Juniors First by category: Girls U17 Poppy Ellis (Hailsham Harriers), U15 No entries, U13 Charlotte Lester (Unattached), U11 Georgie Lester (Unattached)
Boys U17 Jake Baily (Crowborough Runners),  U15 Hector Ellis (Hailsham Harriers), U13 Cassius Hebden (B/PH), U11 Ziggy Henry (Hasting AC)

Please see the results tab for full results.

Also see the photos on the photos page taken by the league official photographer Lorraine West.

IMG_6288Newplace Farm 18 December 2016 (race 3 of 6, hosted by Uckfield Runners)

It was a mild day but a little foggy.  The course was relatively dry this year compared to previous years.  The race was followed by tea and cake in the barn, tea and cake is always welcome at the end of race.

Team: First Hailsham Harriers, Second Lewes AC, Third Hastings AC

Men: First Peter Wood (Crowborough Runners), Second Gary Foster (Hastings AC), Third Ashley Humphreys (Eastbourne Rovers)

Ladies: First Susan Fry (Hailsham Harriers), Second Alissa Ellis (Hailsham Harriers), Third Olivia Webb (Hailsham Harriers)

Juniors First by category: Girls U17 Poppy Ellis (Hailsham Harriers), U15 No entries, U13 Fraya Henry (Hastings AC), U11 Naomi Frais (Brighton Tri)
Boys U17 Jake Baily (Crowborough Runners),  U15 Toby Whithian (Crowborough Runners), U13 Sam Gillam (Bexhill Runners & Tri club), U11 Ziggy Henry (Hasting AC)

Please see the results tab for full results.

Also see the photos on the photos page taken by the league official photographer Lorraine West.

Warren Hill 13 November 2016 (race 2 of 6, hosted by Eastbourne Rovers)

Team: First Lewes AC, Second Hastings AC, Third Hailsham Harriers

Men: First Daniel Stidder, Second Darryl Hards, Third Gary Foster (Hastings AC)

Ladies: First Alissa Ellis (Hailsham Harriers), Second Fiona Demauny (Hailsham Harriers), Third Karen Murdock (Hastings AC)

Juniors First by category: Girls U17 Rebekah Coomber (Eastbourne Rovers), U15 Nina Elliott (Eastbourne Rovers), U13 Lucy Boreham (Brighton Tri), U11 Bethany Casse (Wadhurst)
Boys U17 No entries,  U15 Dexter Scott (Eastbourne Rovers), U13 Sam Gillam (Brighton Tri), U11 Ziggy Henry (Hasting AC)

Please see the results tab for full results.  There are just over 200 photos on the photos page taken by the league official photographer Lorraine West.

IMG_5729Snape Wood 9 October 2016 (race 1 of 6 hosted by Wadhurst Runners)

A very mild bright sunny day.  First time I have run this course and it has not been either anckle deep in mud or frozen solid but this the first year it has been the first race.

Team: First Lewes AC, Second Crowborough/Wadhurst, Third Heathfield/Uckfield.

Men: First Stuart Piper (Hastings AC), Second Tom Oliver (Eastbourne Rovers), Third Joshua Rudd (Seaford Striders)

Ladies: First Alissa Ellis (Hailsham Harriers), Second Helen Oliver (Winchester), Third Maria Barrow (Lews AC)

Juniors First by category: Girls U17 Poppy Ellis (Hailsham Harriers), U15 Hanna Frais (Bexhill), U13 Hope Sanky (Bexhill), U11 Arwen Evans (Wadhurst)
Boys U17 no entrants,  U15 Jimmy Greefield (Wadhurst), U13 Ferdi Abrahim (Bexhill), U11 Reus Brown (Hasting AC)

Please see the results tab for full results.  There are also over 200 photos on the photos page taken by the league official photographer Lorraine West.

Changes to rules for 2016/17 season  
There are a couple of changes this year:

1) for veterens there are now 5 year categories (awards for first 3 in each category) rather than 10 year.  For ladies from 35 and for men from 40.  Addtional categories have been added of ladied over 65 and Men over 70 to reflect the greater interest in runners in these cateogories.  As with seniors this is based on the best 4 events

2) for juniors each race will have a 1 lap 1 to 1.25 mile event for U11 and U13 whilst U15 and U17 will run 2 laps.  As in last year awards will be given for each age bracket boys and girls based on best 4 events.

We also have a new course this year Heathfield Park.  Please see events tab for full listing of the 6 events.

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Pett 21 February 2016 (race 6 of 6: Hosted by Hastings Runners)

Pleasant day after Firle, spoiled with mild temperatures 10c.  Plenty of mud so a proper cross country.

Team: First Lewes AC, Second Hailsham Harriers, Third Hastings AC.

Men: First Scott Richardson (Wadhurst Runners), Second Gary Foster (Hastings AC), Third Stuart Piper (Hastings AC)

Ladies: First Sue Fry (Hailsham Harriers), Second Tracey Custer (Hastings AC), Third Emma Rollings (Lewes AC)

Juniors:First Eleanor Strevens (Eastbourne Rovers), Second Adam Morrissy (Eastbourne Rovers), Third Hope Sankey (Hastings AC)

As this was the last race it was followed by the awards for the season.  The team event went to the wire this year with Lewes AC and Hailsham Harriers starting the final event in joint first place.  Some key results for the season are:

Team: First Lewes AC, Second Hailsham Harriers (just one point behind Lewes AC), Third Crowborough/Wadhurst.

Men Overall: First Scott Richardson (Wadhurst Runners), Second Daniel Stidder (Eastbourne Rovers), Third Peter Woodward (Crowborough Runners)

Ladies Overall: First Sue Fry (Hailsham Harriers), Second Alissa Ellis (Hailsham Harriers), Third Liz Lumber (Hailsham Harriers)

Juniors First by category: Girls U11 Eleanor Strevens (Eastbourne Rovers), U13 Lucy Boreham (Bexhill), U15 Hannah Frais (Bexhill), U17 Rebekah Coomer (Eastbounre Rovers)
Boys U11 Reus Brown (Hastings AC),  U13 Ferdi Ibrahim (Bexhill), Mark Griffin (Bexhill), U17 Harry Pitman (Eastbourne Rovers)

Please see the results tab for full results, including Cumulative and full list of awards for seniors and Juniors by category.  There are also over 200 photos on the photos page taken by the league official photographer Lorraine West.

Firle 31 January 2016 (race 5 of 6) (Hosted by Lewes AC)

Plenty of weather for this one, fog, rain and wind, good thing was the wind was behind us coming back up the hill.  I have always thought of this as one of the not so muddy courses being on chalkland which is freer draining thas the weald clay courses, but today there was some pretty good quality mud on this one.

Team: First Lewes AC, Second Hailsham Harriers, Third Heathfield/Uckfield.

Men: First Scott Richardson (Wadhurst Runners), Second Josh Burgess (Lewes AC), Third Daniel Stidder (Eastbourne Rovers)

Ladies: First Issy Coomber (Lewes AC), Second Sue Fry (Hailsham Harriers), Third Fiona Demauny (Hailsham Harriers)

Juniors:First Patrick Connolly (Brighton and Hove AC), Second Mark Griffin (Brighton Tri), Third Sam Gillam (Bexhill)

See the results tab for full results and there are about 170 photos on the photos page taken by the league official photographer, Lorraine who bared the elements.  I won't apologise for the rather foggy pictures, that is just how it was.

 

Ashdown Forest 17 January 2016 (race 4 of 6) (Hosted by Crowborough Runners)

Winter arrived for this one with snow on the ground for a scenic backdrop for the days photos.  Personally I wore as much clothes as possible but there were still the hardy few running in shorts and vest.  The cake at the end was most welcome, mind hot soup would have been good at the end.

Team: First Hailsham Harriers, Second Lewes AC, Third Crowbrough/Wadhurst.

Men: First Jeff Pyrah (Hastings AC), Second Scott Richardson (Wadhurst Runners), Third Ashley Humphries (Brighton and Hove AC)

Ladies: First Sue Fry (Hailsham Harriers), Second Fiona Demauny (Hailsham Harriers), Third Megan Taylor (Lewes AC)

Please see results tab for full results (including cumulative for the first 4 races) and the photos tab for over 350 photos taken by the official league photographer Lorraine West.

IMG_3907Newplace Farm 13 December 2015 (race 3 of 6) (Hosted by Uckfield Runners)

The mild weather was back for the gently undulating but seriously muddy Newplace Farm couse, some proper mud.  Another good turn out with 245 runners in the main event.  The race was followed by teas/coffee and mince pies/cake in the Barn, a bit of cake always goes down well at the end of a race.

Team: First Lewes AC Second Hailsham Harriers, Third Crowbrough/Wadhrust.

Men: First Scott Richardson (Wadhurst Runners), Second Ashley Humphries (Brighton and Hove AC), Peter Woodward (Crowborough Runners)

Ladies: First Sue Fry (Hailsham Harriers), Second Alissa Ellis (Hailsham Harriers), Third Megan Taylor (Lewes AC)

Please see results tab for full results and the photos tab for pictures taken by the official league photographer Lorraine West.

DSCF8465Snape Wood, Wadhurst 22 November 2015 (race 2 of 6) (Hosted by Wadhurst Runners). 
After the midl November to date had to dig out some winter running gear for this one.  But it was dry day, little wind and bright and you sooned warmed up going up that first hill.  This is a 2 lap undulating Woodland course with some reasonably decent mud in places

Team: First Hailsham Harriers, Second Crowbrough/Wadhust, Third Lewes AC,.

Men: First Daniel Stiddler (Eastbourne Rovers), Second Scott Richardson (Wadhurst Runners), Peter Woodward (Crowborough Runners)

Ladies: First Alissa Ellis (Hailsham Harriers), Second Jo Curren (Hailsham Harriers), Third Liz Lumber (Hailsham Harriers)

Juniors: Ziggy Henry (Bodyworks) was first in the Under 11's race, Ferdi Ibrahim (Bexhill) first in the U13, Mark Griggin (Bexhill) first in the U15 and Rebekah Coomber (Eastbounre) first in the U17

Please see results tab for full results and the photos tab for pictures taken by the official league photographer Lorraine West.

Team results now include Bexhill and Run Wednesdays/Seaford.  First race results have been amended to reflect this and revised results are on the results page.

We Would like to thank the Forestry Commission who have given us rare special permission to organise the race in the beautiful woods and Chewton Rose who supplied a trophy memento to the junior category boy and girl winners.


DSCF82072015/16 starts at Warren Hill, Eastbourne on 18 October 2015 (race 1 of 6) (Hosted by Eastbourne Rovers). 
The season started on mild sunny day at Warren hill at Beachy head with a record turn outof 269 runners for the main event: with the 31 runners in the junior even that makes 300 in all.

 

Team: First Lewes AC, Second Hailsham Harriers, Third Hastings Runners.

Men: First Daniel Stiddler (Eastbourne Rovers), Second Peter Woodward (Crowborough Runenrs), Matthew Bradford (Lewes AC).

Ladies: First Fiona Demauny (Hailsham Harriers), Second Jo Curran (Hailsham Harriers), Third Maria Barrow (Lewes AC)

Juniors: First Cameron Swatton (Eastbourne Rovers), Second Dextor Scott (Eastbourne Rovers), Third Harry Pitman (Eastbourne Rovers)

A runner Ben Smith joined us in this event. He's doing 401 marathons in 401 days the was marathon number 48 for him, he ran the Cross Country route as the 5 miles.

Please see results tab for full results of the day and full list of awards and photos tab for pictures taken by the official league photographer Lorraine West.

We would like to give a special mention to the Bookers in Eastbourne for supporting the event



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08 March 2015 Blackstock Farm (race 6 of 6)
A bright dry day for the last race.  The race consists of 1 lap of a field and then 3 main laps eahc with two sharp climbs to push that heart rate to max.

Team: First Lewes AC, Second Heathfield/Uckfield, Third Hastings Runners.

Men: First Peter Woodward (Crowborough Runners), Second Gary Judges (Hailsham Harriers), Third Gary Foster (Hastings AC).

Ladies: First Helen Sida (Lewes AC), Second Sally Norris (Lewes AC), Third Riz Mazlan (Hastings Runners)

Juniors: First Leo Standen-Payne, Second Ross Chaplin (Hailsham Harriers), Third Erin Wright (Hailsham, Harrers)

As this was the last race of the season the race was followed by the presentations.

Team: First Lewes AC, Second Hailsham Harriers, Third Heathfield/Uckfield.

Please see results tab for full results of the day and full list of awards and photos tab for pictures taken by the official league photographer Lorraine West.

We would like to give a special mention to the Salvidge family, Bookers in Eastbourne, Tesco's, Sainsbury's and Stringtown Supplies in Polegate for supporting the event by their generosity.

DSCF756501 February 2015 Ashdown Forest (race 5 of 6)
Another cold but bright and sunny day but with a fairly mean northly wind.  This event is an undulating course over what is actaully Heathland, in spite of the name not many trees so not much shelter from the wind but plenty of good quality mud.  Everyone seemed to go for the optional extra 1 mile to make it a 6 mile course, why not get your monies worth.

Team: First Lewes AC, Second Hailsham Harriers, Third Heathfield/Uckfield.

Men: First Peter Woodward (Crowborough Runners), Second Stuart Piper (Hastings Runners), Third Jonathan Burrell (Lewes AC).

Ladies: First Sue Fry (Hailsham Harrier), Second Emma Rowlings (Arena 80), Third Liz Lumber (Hailsham Harriers)

Juniors: First Ziggy Henry (Wadhurst), Second Rebekah Coomber (Eastbourne), Third Freya Henry (Wadhurst)

Please see results tab for full results.

Also see the photos page for photos taken by Lorraine West.

 

 

IMG_217011 January 2015 Pett (race 4 of 6)
A cold but bright and sunny day.  This event is an undulaitng mix of field and Woodland.

Team: First Hailsham Harriers, second Lewes AC, third Hastings AC.

Men: First Gary Judges (Hailsham Harriers), second Stuart Piper (Hastings Runners), third Mark Goodman (Hastings Runners).

Ladies: First Sarah Roff (Hastings AC), Second Sue Fry (Hailsham Harriers), third Allisa Ellis (Hailsham Harriers)

Please see results tab for full results.

Please see the photos page for photos taken by Lorraine West.






IMG_189228 December 2014 Firle Beacon (race 3 of 6)
A cold but dry day.  A tough event with the finish higher than the start, a fast descent for just over a mile then a long ascent for nearly 3 mile before the final 1 mile slightly downhill.  This is a chalk downland course soo free draining and not very muddy.

Team: First Lewes AC, second Hailsham Harriers, third Heathfield/Uckfield.

Men: First Josh Guilmant (Phoenix AC), second David Bradford (Lewes AC), third Max Pickard (Crowborough).

Ladies: First Sarah Roff (Hastings AC), Second Allisa Ellis (Hailsham Harriers), third Liz Lumber (Hailsham Harriers)

Please see results tab for full results.

Also see the photos page for photos taken by Lorraine West.


 

IMG_173514 December 2014 Newplace Farm (race 2 of 6)
For those who like mud this race did not disappoint.  A cold frosty start to the day but the sun come out so by the start of the junior race at 10.30 it was a pleasant fresh day.  For this cross country league a fairly flat course but the mud made sure everyone worked for their tea and cake afterwards.

Team: First Lewes AC, second Heathfield/Uckfield, third Hailsham Harriers.

Men: First Gary Judges (Hailsham Harriers), second Peter Woodward (Crowborough), third Max Pickard (Phoenix).

Ladies: First Allisa Ellis (Hailsham Harriers), second Sida (Lewes AC), third Karen Murdoch (Hastings AC)

Please see results tab for full results.

Also see the photos page for photos taken by Lorraine West.




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14 November 2014 Whitbread Hollow (race 1 of 6)
Mild but DSCF7186blustery with a challenging headwind as you want up the hill on the back leg of each lap of this 3 lap course, always a great combination a hill and head wind.

The individual results can be downloaded from the Results tab.  The team results will be added as soon as they are available (expected Tues 11 Nov)

Team: First Lewes AC, second Hailsham Harriers, third Brighton Tri club.

Men: First Max Thomas (Hastings AC), second Daryl Hards (Non Scorer), third Matthew Bradford (Lewes AC).

Ladies: First Sarah Roff (Hastings AC), second Yacine Leghamara (Non Scorere), third Lara Barazzuol (Lewes AC)

 

There are 280 photos on the Photos tab so most runners should be in there somewhere.








Rotary club grant
The ESSCCL has received a grant from The Rotary Club of Chichester to encourage the furtherance of running numbers especially Juniors of both sexes. They expressed a wish to buy a further banner with the balance on attracting Juniors.

We wish to thank The Rotary Club of Chichester for their generosity.

 

23 February 2014 Blackstock Farm (race 5 of 5)DSCF6345

New course this year, 2 lapper with plenty of mud.  The weather was mild and dry great day for running and a super new course.

First team was Lewes AC with Hailsham Harriers in second place,  Heathfield/Uckfield were third

Men: first Robert James (Lewes AC), Gary Judges (Hailsham Harriers), third Chirs Gilbert (Lewes AC).

Ladies: first Sarah Roff (Heathfield Runners), second Olivia Webb (Hailsham Harriers), third Sue Fry (Hailsham Harriers)

Full results are on the results page.  Also see the photos page.  Thanks to Ray Edmondson, from Uckfield Runners, for taking the photos.

This was the final event so was followed by the presentations for the season

First team for the season was Lewes AC, Second Hailsham and third Eastbounre/Seaford

Overall male winner was Gary Judges (Hailsham) with Jonathan Burrell (Lewes AC) in Second place and Ben Messer (Lewes AC) in third 

Overall Ladies: first Sarah Roff (Heathfield Runners), second Emma Rollings (Arena 80) and third Olivia Webb (Hailsham Harriers)

Please see the results tab for a full list of the awards including all the age categories.

Big thanks to Louise Cottham and Stuart from Heathfield runners for helping with the results this year.
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02 February 2014 Snape Wood(race 4 of 5)
Another 'proper' course with plenty of muddy.  Whilst wet underfoot, and showers before the start the rain held off and the sun came out.  This is a hilly two lap woodland couyrse.  The event was hosted by Wadhurst Runners.

First team was Hailsham Harriers, second place,  Heathfield/Uckfield and Lewes AC third

Men: first Ross Skelton (Hastings AC), Matt Southam (Eastbourne Rovers), third Wes Mechen (Hailsham Harriers).

Ladies: first Sarah Roff (Heathfield Runners), second Olivia Webb (Hailsham Harriers), third Emma Rollings (Arena 80)

Juniors 800m: first Ziggy Henry, second Alex Bailey, third Freya Henry:  1600m, first George Dyer, Secons James McCarthy, Third Matt McCarthy.

Full results are on the results page.  Also see the photos page for 149 photos from the event so most runners should find themselves somewhere.  The pictures were taken by my wife Lorraine as official photographer.

12 January Pett (Race 4 of 6) cancelled
Pett which was to take place on 12 January has been cancelled due to water logging on course which would result in too much damage to the fields and possible safety issues.


DSCF608822 December 2013 Newplace farm (race 3 of 6)
It seem to rain for about 24 hours non stop leading up to the race then stop just before the start of the junior race at 10.30am.  The constant rain ensured the course was particularly with Sussex clay ensuring the mud was of the best quality.  A scenic location with the last parts running alongside lakes until the final short climb to the finish.  The event was hosted by Uckfield Runners.

First team was Lewes AC followed by Hailsham Harriers in second place and Heathfield/Uckfield third

Men: first Patricic Hough (Lewes AC), second Peter Woodward (Unattached), third Tadgh McGings (Unattached).

Ladies: first Emma Rollings (Arena 80), second Olivia Webb (Hailsham Harriers), third Alissa Ellis (Hailsham Harriers)

Juniors: first Jasper Baker (Lewes AC), second James McCarthy (Crowborough Runners), third Matthew McCarthy (Crowborough Runners)

Full results are on the results page.  Also see the photos page for 126 photos from the event so most runners should find themselves somewhere.  The pictures were takn by my wife Lorraine as official photographer.


10 November 2013 Firle Beacon (race 2 of 6)
DSCF5730Super day for it with the Sun shining even if a bit cold and very windy, how I loved that headwind over the last mile, just what I needed after that long climb.  Being rememberance sunday prior to the start there was a reading and 2 minutes silence before the stampede down the hill.  Thanks to Lewes for hosting this event.  Another record breaking attendance with 226 finishers in the senior race.

First team was Lewes AC followed by Hailsham Harriers and Eastbourne/Seaford

Men: first Jonas Orarback (Lewes AC), second David Bradford (Lewes AC), third Gary Judges (Hailsham Harriers).

Ladies: first Sarah Roff (Heathfield Road Runners), second Emma Richards (Hailsham Harriers), third Emma Rollings (Arena 80)

Juniors: first Matthew McCarthy (Crowborough Runners), second James McCarthy (Crowborough Runners), third Joe Allen (Crowborough Runners)

Full results are on the results page along with 176 photos on the photos page.  The pictures were takn by my wife Lorraine as office photographer with the assistance of young Eva Harker (the daughter of one of the Uckfield Runners) who took some really good photos (Eva's photos are first, hence the photos are not in order taken).


13DSCF5503 October 2013 Whitbread Hollow (race 1 of 6)
What a difference a week makes: last Sunday I ran the Lewes 10 and everyone was complaining it was too hot!  Not a problem today as the rain came down.  Still this is cross country, and we run whatever the weather: and in spite of the weather there was record breakeing turn out with 213 finishers for the senior race. Thanks to Eastbourne Rovers for hosting the event.

First team was Lewes AC followed by Hailsham Harriers and Eastbourne/Seaford

Men: first Ross Skelton (Hastings AC), second Kris Everett (Hastings AC), third Scot Harris (Eastbourne).

Ladies: first Emma Rollings (Arena 80), second Sarah Roff (Heathfield), third Sally Norris (Lewes)

Juniors: first Ziggy Henry (Wadhurst Runners), second Alfie Johnstone (Crowborough Runners), third Jack Bailey (Heathfield Road Runners)

Full results are on the results page.  There are also just over 200 photos on the photo page.  There are some unintended special affects on some courtesy of the rain.  The photo's were taken by my wife Lorraine, who braved the elements, now the offical league photographer.  Feel free to download photos.


24 February 2013 Pett (race 6 of 6)
Cold, mudDSCF4738dy and windy but but dry so a treat after Ashdown forest but still a 'proper' cross country course.  The course consists of 1 lap over an undulating course of woods and fields.  After the event we had Tea and cakes and the benefit of shelter which went down a treat.

First team was Hailsham Harriers followed by Lewes AC and Heathfield Road Runners/Uckfield Runners in third place.

Men: first Edward Hickman-Casey (Eastbourne), second Sean Parker Harding (Hastings AC), third Martin Bell (Hailsham).

Ladies: first Olivia Webb (Hailsham), second Sue Fry (Hailsham), third Sam Alvarez (Hailsham)

Being the last race this was followed by the presentations for the Season.

Team result Overall, Frist Lewes 8 points, Second Hailsham 10 points and joint third Eastbourne/Seaford and Heathfield/Uckfield both with 23 points (for team lowest points wins).

Overall the first three men were 1.  Sean Parker-Harding (Hastings AC 797 points), 2. Edward Hickman-Casey (Eastbourne 796 points) 3. Gary Judges (Hailsham 790 points)

The first three women were 1.  Sue Fry (Hailsham 798 points), 2. Olivia Webb (Hailsham 793 points) 3. Sam Alverez (Hailsham 793 points)

Individual awards are given for the first 3 finishers in each of the age brackets, Senior Men, Men 40, Men 50, Men 60, Men 65, Senior Women, Women 35, Women 45, Women 55 and Women 60.  There is a link to all awards on the Results tab.

It has been a very competitive season reflected in a number or close results this year, in addition to the first and second team separated by just 2 points and a joint third team result on individual results there equal points within the top 3 for Men 40, Women 35 and Women 60: we have not seem that before.  The first and second man was decided by just 1 point.  Where there are finishers with equal points the position is decided based on the highest individual race result (and if that is the same the next highest etc).

For Full Results including cumulative see the Results page.  Thanks to Pete Standen and My son Matt (he is the one in the photos sitting at the computer bribed by scones) for producing the results.

There are 119 Photos kindly taken my wife Lorraine on the photos page.

10 February 2013 Ashdown Forest (race 5 of 6)
I tDSCF4603hought the previous race at Snape Wood was cold and muddy but this one added wind and rain to cold and even more mud, certainly a 'proper' cross country course.  The course consist of 1 lap small and I large lap over an undulating course with amazing woods but offering little shelter from the wind and rain: for a forest remarkably lacking in trees.

First team was Lewes AC followed by Hailsham Harriers and Heathfield Road Runners/Uckfield Runners in third place.

Men: first Sean Parker Harding (Hastings AC), Second Gary Judges (Hailsham), Third Edward Hickmen-Casey (Eastbourne).

Ladies: first Julie Briggs (Arena 80), second Sue Fry (Hailsham), third Sally Norris (Lewes)

Juniors: first James Mullineux (Crawley AC), second Katie Titmus (Heathfield), third Rebekah Coomber (Eastbourne).

Full Results are on the Results page.

In the meantime 146 pictures have been uploaded to the photos page.  The observent among you may have noticed my wife Lorraine had a young assistant, Eva Harker (daughter of Catherine one of our Uckfield Runners).  So thanks to Lorraine and Eva for suffering the elements to take the photos.

Finally a ladies ‘NEXT’ watch was found at the event.  If this is your watch please contact us via the Contact Us link below.


13 Ja
DSCF4445nuary 2013 Snape Wood, Wadhurst (race 4 of 6)
A cold day for this course of woodland and mud, a 'proper' cross country course.  This is a 2 lap undulating course through scenic woodland although, the u turn back up a hill when you think you are on the final descent to the finish is a special treat.  In spite of the cold weather a good turnout with 139 runners for the main race.

First team was Lewes AC followed by Hailsham Harriers and Crowborough Runners/Wadhurst Runners in third place.

Men: first Ross Skelton (Hastings AC), Sean Parker Harding (Hastings AC), third Gary Judges (Hailsham).

Ladies: first Sally Norris (Lewes), second Sam Alveraz (Hailsham), third Olivia Webb (Hailsham)

Juniors: first Alfie Johnstone (Hastings AC), second Jack Bailey (Heathfield), third Katie Parker (Eastbourne).

Full results on Results tab.

Pictures kindly taken by my wife Lorraine have been uploaded to the photos page.

 

30 DecembeDSCF4265r 2012 Firle Beacon (race 3 of 6)
A bright dry day but with a cold wind.  Firle Beacon could not be discribed as sheltered so we were able to enjoy the full unfettered force of the wind.  Still itw as  very good turnout with 170 runners no most doubt seeking to run off some excess Christmas Fayre

First team was Lewes AC followed by Eastbourne and Hailsham in third place.

Men: first Robert James (Lewes), second David Bradford (Lewes), third Edward Hickmen-Casey (Eastbourne).

Ladies: first Sue Fry (Hailsham), second Sam Alveraz (Hailsham), third Olivia Webb (Hailsham)

Juniors: first Toby Todah (unattached), Jasper Baker (Lewes), George Dyer (Eastbourne).

Full results on the results tab. 

The photos taken by my wife Lorraine have been posted to the Photos page.  There are 123 photos so most runners should find a photo of themselves.

11DSCF4146 November 2012 Warren Hill (race 2 of 6)
Another glorious sunny day, blue skys and again sea views.  We have been spoiled so far this year.  Following a 2 minutes silence to commemorate Rememberance Sunday the race was underway.  There is only one hill on this race, you run down it for 2 miles and then back up. with a roughly level stretch at start and finish it makes a course of approximately 5 miles.

First team was Lewes AC with Hailsham Harriers in second place and Eastbourne Rovers third.

First man home was Edward Hickman-Casey Eastbourne Rovers followed by David and Matthew Bradford of Lewes in second and third place.

First Lady was Vicky Clark of Arena 80, second Sue Fry of Hailsham Harriers and third Jo Curran also of Hailsham Harriers.

In the Junior race Tom Thayre of Crawley AC was first followed by Jack Bailey of Heathfield Road Runners and Dylan Halpin of Eastbourne Rovers.

Please see the Results Tab for full results

As usual my wife Lorraine kindly acted as website photographer do please check out the photos on the photo page.  There are 128 photos so most runners should find themselves somewhere.


14 October 2012
Whitbread Hollow (race 1 of 6)

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The sun was out, blue skys and Sea views what a pleasant start to the season.  This first race is an undulating three lap course by the Sea near Eastbourne.  You could have sunbathed on the beach afterwards: maybe some did.  A very strong turn out with 175 runners for the senior race  and 18 in the Junior race

First team was Hailsham Harriers narrowly beating Lewes AC, third was Eastbourne Rovers

First man was Dan Anderson and second Sean Parker Harding (both of Hastings AC), third Edward Hickman-Casey (Eastbourne Rovers)

First Lady Sue Fry, second Jo Curran and third Liz Lumber (all of Hailsham Harriers)

In the junior race Max Philips (Crowborough) was first followed by Jack Bailey (Heathfield Road Runners) and Ziggy Henry (Wadhurst Runners) in Third place

Please see the Photo's tab for more pictures.  There is well over 150 photo's so most runners should find themselves in at least one photo.  The Photos were kindly taken by my wife, Lorraine: if you were wondering why someone you don't know was taking your photo you now know why.


Results for season 2011/12

There is a link to the full results on the results tab including awards for the different age categories.  The overall results for the season are:

First team was Lewes AC, Second Hailsham Harriers and equal third Crowborough/Wadhurst and Heathfield/Uckfield

Men overall: First Kris Everett (Hastings AC), Second Lee Ashworth (Hailsham Harriers), third Jamie Larkin (Hastings AC)

Ladies First Emma Richards (Hailsham Harrier), Second Sam Alvarez (Hailsham Harriers), third Jo Curran (also Hailsham Harriers)

Full results are on the results tab including Cumulative results for 6 races.

Photos are on the Photos page with again my wife enduring standing in a cold field to take the pictures.  Also thanks to my son Matthew and Peter Standen who assisted in compiling the results today.

 

19 February 2012 Snape Wood (race 6 of 6)

Certainly aDSCF2360 cold one this one, still a few brave souls in shorts and vest as I went for the lets see how much clothes I can put on option.  The first time we have run the course which was an undulating course of woodland and field, made for challenging by compacted snow on the course: still the snow made for some good photos.

 

First team was Lewes AC, Second Crowborough/Wadhurst and third Heathfield/Uckfield

First man was Kris Everett (Hastings AC), Second Mike Page (Crowborough), third Shaun Parker-Harding (Hastings AC)

First Lady Emma Richards (Hailsham Harrier), Second Sam Alvarez (Hailsham Harriers), third Olivia Webb (also Hailsham Harriers)


DSCF223029 January 2012 Ashdown (race 5 of 6)

Cold but dry and little wind so conditions were good for running.

First team was Lewes AC, Second Heathfield/Uckfield and third Crowborough/Wadhurst

First man was Max Thomas (Hastings AC), Second Kris Everett (Hastings AC), third Robert James (Lewes AC)

First Lady Sam Alvarez (Hailsham Harriers), Second Caroline Wood (Arena 80) and third Maria Judd (Lewes AC)

For the Juniors Jack Hilliard (Crowborough Runners) was first, Lewis Clark (Hastings AC) second and Zac Ellis (Crowborough Runners) third

Full results are on the results tab.  Cumulative results for 5 races are also on the results tab.

Photos are on the Photos page with again my wife enduring standing on a muddy path to take the pictures.

08 JaDSCF2138nuary 2012 Pett (race 4 of 6)

After the biting cold of the previous race this felt like spring, the sun stayed hidden but with no detectable wind the conditions were ideal for running.

First team was Lewes AC, Second Hastings Runners and third Heathfield/Uckfield.

First male was Lee Ashworth (Hailsham), second James Cox (Heathfield) and John Lowden (Lewes).

For the ladies first Holly Wheeler (Hastings AC), second Jo Curran (Hailsham) and third Sally Norris (Lewes).

For the Juniors first Alfie Clark (Hastings AC), second Rebekaa Coomber (Eastbourne), third Katie Titmus (Heathfield)

Full results are on the results tab.  The results include cummulative individual results for the first 4 races.

Check out the Photos on the Photos page.  With my normal loyal photographer otherwise occupied Bev Chapman kindly volunteered to be the race photographer.


18 D100_1840ecember 2011 Firle Beacon (race 3 of 6)

Well winter certainly arrived for this one: slippy road up to Firle Beacon bitting wind when you got there.  Still I spotted a few brave soles in shorts and vest as I comptemplated whether I had bought enough clothes.  First time on this course, very scenic view of the sea to one side and most of Sussex to the other.

First team was Hailsham, second Lewes AC and third Crowbourgh/Wadhurst.

First male was Kris Everett (Hastings AC) second Tom Morris (Lewes) and third Lee Ashworth (Hailsham).

For the ladies first Emma Richards (Hailsham), second Sam Alvarez (Hailsham) and third Jo Curran (Hailsham).

Full results are on the results sheet.

See Photos for Phots taken by my wife Lorraine.

1PICT00223 November 2011 Warren hill Eastbourne (race 2 of 6)

Another unseasonally warm day.  I have prevulsy been battered by the elements at Warren Hill but this year it was a treat of warm sunshine

Since the race was held on Remembrence day there was a short reading and 2 minute silence before the start of the race.

Very scenic course with only one hill (OK the hill is 2 miles long)

First home was Ross Skelton (Hastings AC) followed by Robert James (Lewes) and Kris Everett (Hastings AC)

For the ladies Emma Richards (Hailsham) followed by Sam Alvarez (Hailsham) and Caroline Wood (Arena 80)

In the Junior race Alfie Clark (Hasting AC) was first followed by Daniel Stidder (Eastbourne) and Nathan Wren (Hasting AC)

First team was Hailsham, Second Lewes and third Hasting AC

It was so mild some runners opted for a picnic in after the race.

16 October 2011 Whitbread Hollows (race 1 of 6)PICT0029

Season started off with a glorous factor 30 day, with not a cloud in the sky and warm temperature felt like a mid summer off road run rather than the start of the cross country season.

Hailsham were first team followed by Lewes Ac and Hasting AC. See the results tab for full team and individual results.

See the photos page for the photos from the day taken by my wife Lorraine.

 

 

13 March 2011 Awards for 2010/11 season

The Cross in hand eve100_0713nt was followed by a good a selection of cakes, always welcome after a run and the award presentations.

The full awards are set out in on the results page in the results for Cross in hand so in this seciton I will just set out overall men ladies and team

Overall Men: 1 Mike Page, 2 David Bradford, 3 Matthew Bradford

Overall Ladies 1 Gill Wheeler, 2 Emma Richards, 3 Sam Alvarez

Overall Team 1, Lewes, 2 Hailsham, 3 Crowborough

Lewes and Hailsham were equal on points: Lewes took the victory because they had beaten Hailsham in 4 of the 6 races.

The results under Cross in Hand include cumulative results for all runners.



 

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