Some race results are included below but also see Results tab for results for in recent races.
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.
Super 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).
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.
Cold, muddy 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.
I thought 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.
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.
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.
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.