U20 / Senior Mens Season Overview

June 3, 2013


Sussex League Goodwood XC 20th Oct

Senior Men won the opening fixture with Kev Mason 2nd (now Worthing) and Matt Bristow 5th.  Ian Crowe-Wright was 2nd U20

Sussex League Plumpton XC 24th Nov

Senior Men also won this fixture  with Kev Rojas 3rd position, Ian Crowe-Wright 5th and 1st U20

Sussex League Bexhill XC 15th Dec

Senior Men fielded a weakened team partly owing to the clash with South of the Thames below, which resulted in 4th position in the match, but maintaining our hold on the league.  Dimos Evangelidis came 4th and Ian Crowe-Wright 10th and 2nd U20

Sussex League Lancing XC 2nd March

In the final fixture, we gave our strongest performance of the season and were led home by Howard Bristow (3rd), Andy Donno (4th) with Ian Crowe-Wright (7th) first U20.  Final Senior Mens League Position 1st.  Ian Crowe-Wright 1st U20 over the four matches, John Lowden 3rd V50 and Peter Witcomb 1st V60


South of Thames XC 15th December

Brighton regularly support this event as we compete with athletes and clubs south of the river.  This year we took a team of 6, Andy Donno, Howard Bristow, Matt Bristow, Jason Knight, Phil Caine, and Simon Ho.  Team Position 6, led home by Howard Bristow 23rd and Andy Donno 24th

Sussex Cross Country Championships 6th Jan

Senior mens team came second in this event and were led home by James McCarthy 5th, Howard Bristow 13th, Andy Donno 14th, Kev Rojas 16th Josh Mutch 18th, and Matt Bristow 19th.  Ian Crowe-Wright maintained his superb season with 3rd place in the U20 race.

Southern XC Championships 16th Feb

The re-arranged event due to poor weather meant that the Senior Mens team was a little depleted.  In muddy conditions, the 6 strong team scored 8th place with Andy Donno coming home in 34th in what was arguably his best race of the season.  In the U20 event, Ian Crowe-Wright finished in a superb 24th position.

National XC Sunderland 23rd February

It was a long trek to this race, and we were greeted, with very muddy wet snow which made running conditions very challenging.  The Senior Mens Team finished in 28th place with Kev Rojas leading them home in 99th place.


Goodwood Cross Country Relays 29th Sept

Cross country season kicks off with above, Brighton entered 3 Senior Mens teams.  The A Team finished 3rd with Andy Donno and Ian Crowe-Wright posting joint fastest legs 12:31, with the B team finishing 5th

6 Stage Southern Road Relays Aldershot 23rd Sept

Brighton sent two Senior Mens teams to this event.  I can’t find the final team positions, but the A Team secured qualification to the National 6 Stage Relays

6 Stage National Road Relays 13th Oct 2012

This event was hastily re-arranged and held at Clumber Park near Nottingham due to an outbreak of E-coli at Sutton Park.  The team finished in 26th position with Will Gray (14:56) posting the quickest leg for Brighton.  

Sussex Road Relays Christ Hospital 30th March

We supported this event with two teams.  Despite missing a few key runners, the A team held off a challenge from Lewes and managed to secure 2nd positions.

12 Stage National Road Relays Sutton Park  Birmingham 13th April 2013

Brighton was the only Sussex club to send a team to this event and we secured one of our best finishes in recent years with the team finishing 29th.  Ian Crowe-Wright continued to show his importance to the team with the quickest short leg (15:31) for Brighton with Howard Bristow posting quickest long leg time (27:35).  The Southern Road Relays were also held concurrently due to their cancellation in March and the team finished in a very respectable 13th position.