There were medals for Sussex runners and Clubs in the “South of England Masters” cross-country championships which were held in conjunction with the Inter-counties at Biggleswade on Saturday.
Two individual medals and three team bronzes meant it was a pretty good afternoon’s racing for Sussex at Shuttleworth Old Warden Park.
Competing in the M40 race Brighton & Hove’s Howard Bristow was in great form running into second place, behind Chris Greenwood from Invicta, and he led his team into third place in the M40-49 age group team event with Graham Gooden, who finished sixth in the M45 group and Adam Tribe who placed 12th in the same event.
In the W50-59 Brighton & Hove’s Gail Nerurkar was 11th, while Jenny Hughes, third in the W55 race and Fiona Jamie 17th in the same event completed the scoring three.
Under 20 Martha Coyle ran a fine race to come 11th and and received a team silver medal. The Under 13 girls’ Sussex team just missed the medals filling fourth team spot with Lois Dooley the fourth scorer in 16th place. There was a fifth team spot for the Under 13 boys and Adam Firsht in 41st completed the scoring four. Patrick Connolly placed 52nd in the same race. Olivia Monk was 46th in the U15 girls’ race.
There were further fifth team places for both the Boy’s and Girl’s Under 15 teams with Tomer Tarragano 27th the second Sussex Athlete home. Brodie Denhom was 40th in the U17 Men’s race.