The more senior athletes from Sussex were also in fine form at Horspath on Saturday where Brightin & Hove picked up individual and team medals at the South of England Master’s cross-country championships.
Masters age groups are in five year bandings but team events for this event are in ten year bandings. In the highly competitive M40/50 race Chris Smith (TVH) who runs for Haywards Heath in Sussex League events, had a battle with Sussex M40 champion Howard Bristow, before pulling well clear for victory in 29:22 to 30:09 with James Skinner (Haywards Heath) placing fourth in 30:42 as well as being the first M45 runner to finish.
In the team even Brighton & Hove took third place with 50 points to Thames Hare & Hounds 30 and TVH’s 44 points. Matt Bristow in 19th place and Louis Taub 29th closed in the Brighton team.