It was another excellent day at the Sussex Schools Cross Country Championships held in awful conditions at Waterhall. In the four races held no fewer than 20 of our youngsters finished in the first 20. They have all been invited to compete for Sussex in the South East Schools Championships in Chelmsford.
In the year 8/9 girls race nearly half the Sussex team will come from Brighton. First home was Rosie in 8th, Xanthe 9th, Macy 10th, Sophie 15th, Esme 16th, Maddie 17th, Mollie 18th and Tilly 19th.
In the year 8/9 boys race Alexander recorded his best ever performance finishing in 2nd place and was automatically selected to represent Sussex in the English Schools Championships in March. Also in the top 20 Fionn was 13th, Adam 15th and Jude 18th.
In the year 10/11 girls race Eadie had another excellent run in 4th and will join Alexander in the Sussex team. Not far behind came Ciara 8th, Emily 9th, Ella having her best run this season 10th, Ruby 14th and Lara 17th.
In the year 10/11 boys race Henry came 7th and was the first year 10 to finish and Archie having his best run this season came in 10th.
With four more in each age group to be selected, we still have several who have a chance to make the final selection, which I believe will be made in the next few weeks so the Chelmsford race will be the main race to aim for.
Well done to everyone who competed. You all did your schools and Brighton and Hove proud.
by Pete Witcomb