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GOOD TURNOUT FOR COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY RELAYS

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The Sussex Cross Country Relay Championships were held at Goodwood, on an area adjacent to the racecourse and saw a good number of teams competing in each of the age group events. The first races of the afternoon were for the Under 13 Boys and Under 13 Girls age groups, where teams of three each ran a lap of 2800m. The Blue Stars Girls team finished in 9th place with Emma Harrison running 12m34s on the first leg, Olivia Sharpe 11m38s on the 2nd leg and Lydia Barnett running 12m45s on the last leg. The Boys team saw Isaac Burt lead the team off, running 11m30s, he handed over to Micah Turfrey (12m17s), with Tom Wood running 12m04s to bring the team home in 12th place.

The under 15 Boys race, also run over 3 legs of 2800m, saw Dominic Barber lead the off, running 10m46s, he handed over to Charlie Ferris, who ran an excellent 9m44s to gain places, and Reuben Marsden, who also had a good run, saw the team home in 8th place, running 9m56s for his leg. The Under 17 Men’s team finished just outside the medals taking fourth place, with Ash Williams leading them off, running an excellent 13m25s for the 4000m lap. He handed over to Sam Richards who ran 14m01s, with Charlie Beckley running 16m29s on the final leg.

Luke Triccas went first for the Senior Men’s team, where teams of 4 ran over stages of 4000m each. Triccas ran 13m27s and handed over to Harry Eaton, who ran the fastest time for the team of 13m05s, Ryan Bowyer took over and ran 14m56s, with David Maclean running 16m45s on the last leg to bring the team home in 6th place.

The Barns Green Half Marathon and 10k races held the next day, saw Maxwell Dumbrell dominate the 10k race, leading from the start he ran an impressive 31m59s, with Bradley Burke, despite going off course, finishing 5th in 38m36s. The Half Marathon saw Harry Eaton turn out again, having run the relays the day before, and have a good run to finish in 12th place, running 81m52s, whilst Elspeth Turner had an excellent run, to not only finish as 3rd Woman, but also take the first Over 50 Woman prize, running 86m36s.

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