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Mud Walloping for Sussex titles at Bexhill
As always the New Year opens with the major county cross-country championships and again these are being held at Bexhill Down on Saturday.
The weather has not been kind to us in the last couple of weeks and the rain will make the almost permanently muddy course even more testing.
However the conditions will do little to deter the athletes and both the senior events could be corkers for the individual titles.
Jon Pepper (Brighton Phoenix), who has not been seen over the country in Sussex this season but has had an impressive victory in Surrey to his name, will be aiming to add a fifth successive Sussex title to his name and if he does he will rank alongside Brighton & Hove’s Andrew Bristow as winner of five titles.
He will still be little short of fellow Brighton & Hove athletes Hugh Foord and Peter Standing who have both won nine titles.
The main danger looks likely to be club mate Finn McNally who has shown some cracking form on the road with a 29:47 clocking in the Telford 10km last month and will probably be the strongest challenger although a 10km run on the road bears little comparison with 7 ½-mile of ..

Roger Wardale
It is with great regret that we have to report the death of Roger Wardale at the age of 78.
Until the past few years Roger had been one of the Counties leading sprints coaches but was one of the longest serving Coaches, official and administrators in the county.
In his active ..

Run-a-way wins in Preston Park.
Ian Richards from Steyning notched his fifth successive victory in the Boxing Day race walk in Preston Park, Brighton and Brighton & Hove’s eighteen year old Stephen Ferroni won his fourth running title.
Ferroni, who became the youngest ever winner in 2012, chalked up the largest ever margin of victory ..

Boxing Day races.
After more than eighty years the Boxing Day races, the longest running road race in Sussex, will go ahead as usual this coming Saturday starting at 10.20am.
In the early 1930s it was started by Jack Davis, the then Athletics reporter of the then Sussex Daily News as well as the ..

Silver for Beth
Crawley’s Beth Crocker struck silver at the South of England Indoor combined events championships at Lee Valley at the weekend with series of fine efforts.
With a 60m hurdles in 9.68s a high jump of 1.62m shot put of 10.09m, a long jump of 5.43m and fine 800m clocking of 2:26.5s ..

Silvers for Ferroni and Taylor at South of Thames - Large field for Alf Palmer
A brilliant run from Stephen Ferroni saw him join an elite band of Sussex runners who have won a medal in the South of Thames Senior Cross-country championship at Tonbridge on Saturday.
The eighteen year old Brighton & Hove runner is certainly the youngest Sussex runner to get amongst the medals ..

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