Very pleasant warm and dry day (the forecast rain never came) for the first event of the season at Snape Wood near Wadhurst.  A very strong turnout of 305 runners in the senior race for the this two lap hilly course, however being early season the recent dry weather the course was dry and fast, unlike some previous years when the event was after Christmas.

Full results are available on the Results Page, highlights

  • Well done to Lewes AC first team: followed by Wadhurst Runners and Hastings AC third
  • 1st Man Craig Sharp from Central Park Athletics, 2nd Richard Robinson of Lewes AC, 3rd Scott Richardson of Wadhurst Runners
  • 1st Lady Emma Dixon of Brithton Tri, 2nd Rachel Hillman of Hailsham, 3rd Alissa Ellis of Hailsham   
  • Juniors
    - U8 Boys 1st Jonti Hudson (Wadhurst), 2nd Nathan Butcher (Wadhurst),
    - U8 Girls 1st Mollie Bune (Hastings AC), Hannah Beckett (Unattached) 3rd Mia Picco (Crowborough Runners)
    - U11 Boys 1st Finlay Goodman (Unattached), 2nd Ilya Korchev (Eastbourne), 3rd Luke Draper (Wadhurst)
    - U11 Girls 1st Phoebe Datchler (Central Park Athletics), 2nd Harriet Nickolls (Crowborough), 3rd Georgina Nickolls (Crowborough)
    - U13 Boys 1st Joshua Wakefield (Unattached), 2nd James Backhouse (Wadhurst), 3rd Zante Westbrook (Crowborough)
    - U13 Girls 1st Darcy Pring (Lewes), 2nd Eve Taylor (Crowborough), 3rd Zoe Wright (Lewes)
    - U15 Boys 1st Andie Hedger (Brighton Tri), 2nd Bobby Smith (Central Park Athletics), Giovanni Currah (Wadhurst): short course* 1st James Jewell (Brighton Tri),
    - U15 Girls  1st Hope Sankey (Bexhill Tri), 2nd Maddie Brandt (Unattached) 3rd Lottie Crathern (Brighton Tri): short course* 1st Rae Lafey (Hastings AC), 
    - U17 Boys 1st Billy Wooton : short course* 1st Camaron Sharp (Central Park Athletics), 2nd Luca Picco (Crowborough)
    - U17 Girls no entrants
    *Some U15 and U17 runners turned at the U13/U11 turn point so ran the 1.25 mile course

There are about 500 photos on the photos page taken by my wife Lorraine West.  Feel free to download any photos (there is no charge)

Graham