The requirements for qualification to run for England in the British Age Group Championships were that you needed to run under the qualifying time within your age band and finish in the top three at one of three designated races. A group of Phoenix runners had that aim in mind and three succeeded. Paul Whelpton won the M60 race. Malcolm Kemp and Andrew Haig were 2nd and 3rd respectively and comfortably inside the qualifying times for the M70s. So it's England vests for them in Birmingham on 6 May. For those unlucky enough to miss out there are two more qualifying races available – Trafford 10k on 4 March and Lincoln 10K on 18 March.
Otherwise there were some fine performances from the relatively small Phoenix contingent competing in the Sussex Champs. The provisional results are now available. Ross Skelton (4th in the race), Max Dumbrell (5th) and Donald Maclellan (77th) were siver team medalsists in the Sussex champs with Ross and Max winning individual gold and silver . Paul Whelpton won gold M60, Phil Hampshire won silver M60, Malcolm Kemp won gold M70 and Andrew Haig silver M70.