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Masters, Inter Counties (and a demo)

Saturday 8 December: South of England Masters Champs and South of England Inter-Counties in Oxford. Oh and there was a little demo!

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One, Two, Turbo!

Turbo training sessions are underway again....

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Another Ode to Stanmer

Ahead of mixing it with the best in the country at the European XC trials this weekend, in-form Phoenix man Declan Neary gives his take on the 1st Sussex League fixture at Stanmer.

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10km Triumphs

Steve Atkinson shares his view of a fantastic Brighton 10km both for him, for Sussex in the Inter-Counties challenge, and some brilliant individual accolades - most notably: Beth (1st!), Ross (2nd), Ian (5th, 1st V40) and Archie (6th).

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Hot Cross Run

Tthe first race of the Sussex Cross Country League took place at Stanmer Park. An incredible 83 Phoenix runners took part and made quite an impact.

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Pitch Perfect Awards

Awards night moved to a new venue this year, and it proved a popular choice. All ages packed into the Boundary Room overlooking the Sussex Cricket Club ground.

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Stretches of Spain

Paul Whelpton reports on the Almijara Half Marathon, a challenging trail race in southern Spain that winds through rocky ravines and climbs 1000m up tiny mountain footpaths.

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Beacon beauties

Some Brighton Phoenix members braved the freezing north wind early on Sunday October 28th in the morning to do the Sussex Nomads hill climb up Ditchling Beacon.

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Maybe it was just that easy....!?!

Richard Thompson conquered the Beachy Head marathon - here’s how!

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Phoenix fly high... updated!

The Phoenix men's team posted an impressive 5th place at the annual SEAA Southern Cross Country Relays - the highest ever placing by a team from Sussex

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Phoenix at the Prom

The penultimate race of the 2018 Sussex Grand Prix was held Sunday October 21st at Hove Prom. Phoenix were out in force!

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Good in the wood... updated!

Saturday 13th saw the start of the Cross Country season

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Super Sprinter

Andrew Brooks gives his account of taking the new course record at the Anne Boleyn Super Sprint Tri

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Phoenix Nomads

Phoenix members give their account of the Nomads cycling trial

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The idiots guide to the Tor Des Geants

Andy Pumfrey gives his account of the Tor Dest Geants Ultra

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World Masters

The Phoenix contingent at the 2018 World Master Athletics Championships must have been one of the largest from any single club, with 8 Phoenix members Competing. Here are their reports...


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Bristol massif!

Sunday the 23rd of September saw 10 Phoenix runners make the trip West to tackle the Great Bristol Half Marathon.

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Ross of the North

Ross Skelton... 20th in the Great North Run!

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Hard work pays off

Four regulars at our Monday bike / run sessions allowed Liz H to twist their arms into doing the Uckfield Duathlon, a run / bike / run event that is included in our multi sport club champs.

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Team effort at K2

Our younger athletes supported Phoenix at the Sussex League championships on Sunday at the K2 in Crawley

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Atkinson & on!

Steve Atkinson won silver in the 800m and bronze in the 1500m M50 races at the British Masters Track and Field Championships at Alexander Stadium last week.

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Sharkbait in the Channel

Hot off the press.... Hildi Mitchell gives her report on swimming the Channel with team Sharkbait!

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Grand Master... update!

The Masters Grand Prix at Lee Valley on Sun 19 Aug saw an attempt at the V50 4x800m world record. Nigel Herron gives us an eye witness account. New picture added!

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Save the date

Remember, remember the 10th of November...awards, celebration and fun!

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Close call in Berlin

As the European Championships come to a close, Phoenix celebrates Charlie Da'Vall Grice's participation.

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Big W

A bit of Thursday run fun on the Downs was enjoyed by a few this week.

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Master of the Quick Half?

Paul Whelpton reports on the British Masters Half Marathon Championships  held at Redhill Aerodrome on July 22nd, where his time of 1:28:25 landed him the national V65 Title.


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Phoenix Champs

30 June & 1st July saw some of Phoenix's top athletes compete in the British Athletics Championships at the Alexander stadium, Birmingham.

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Triathlon: “lots of fun actually!”

Hannah Felton talks about her first triathlon

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England 1 Phoenix 3

This year the Phoenix 10k had to compete with the World Cup as England's semi final game against Croatia fell around race time.

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On the Mark!

Mark Cossey talks about his journey from injury to recent success at the Falmer Triathlon

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3 medals more!

On the 30th June, a very hot day, 26 Phoenix athletes took part in the Sussex under 13 champs at Withdean

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Martin conquers Marlow

Erica Martin came first at the Marlow sprint duathlon - well done!

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Blackcap Handicap

Thursday 14 June 2018 saw another sunny evening on the South Downs, with a good turnout of Brighton Phoenix plus some welcome guests for the Blackcap Handicap.

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Name Game Fame

The Wonderful Wills and Phenomenal Phils & Pauls emerged as the top teams from a bumper turnout of around fifty Phoenix members at our latest flashmob parkrun on Hove Prom on June 9th

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All the Way: part 3

Saturday June 2nd was the South Downs Way Relay. This unique race sees teams of 6 and a driver complete the 100miles of the South Downs Way. 

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All the Way: part 2

Saturday June 2nd was the South Downs Way Relay. This unique race sees teams of 6 and a driver complete the 100miles of the South Downs Way.

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All the Way: part 1

Saturday June 2nd was the South Downs Way Relay. This unique race sees teams of 6 and a driver complete the 100miles of the South Downs Way.

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Heiß in der Stadt!

Not content with 1 marathon in scorching conditions, Barry Blackwell thought he would try Stockholm too....

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Phoenix Open / BMC Races

Withdean stadium on Wednesday 30th May came alive as some 280 athletes competed in the annual Phoenix Open / BMC races.

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Southport Success

Injury and illness whilst training did not stop Malcolm Hughes win in his age category at the Southport Triathlon on May 20th. Read on for his report....

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Grand Prix Spree

The Horsham 10k on May 20th saw us notch up one of our best ever club performances in a Sussex Grand Prix race, with 10 of the first 20 men from Grand Prix clubs to cross the finish line wearing Phoenix vests.

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Back to the Track

Sunday 13th May saw Phoenix athletes out in force at the Sussex Track & Field Championships.

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Boston PB!

Amelia Culshaw shares her experience at this year’s iconic Boston marathon.

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¡Hasta La Vista Hastings!

The second and final trip to Hastings in this year's Sussex Grand Prix - for the Keith Chandler Memorial 5 Miles  on May 13th  - brought another good set of results for Phoenix.

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Phoenix England Trio

Phoenix saw three of its most experienced athletes compete for England in the Great Birmingham 10km.

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Hot off the press....

The 38th London marathon took place last Sunday. The temperature reached highs of 24 degrees making it the hottest London marathon on record.

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Go on....Tri it!

Exciting new Triathlon training sessions have started....

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Marathon Weekend : update!

The 9th Brighton Marathon weekend took place on the weekend of 15-16th April with it's usual festival atmosphere. Sorry for the delay...we've been waiting for the results!

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Man Down Under

Phoenix’s own Charlie Grice competed in the 21st Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast

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Double Trouble

Double Trouble at the Sussex Road Relays at Christ's Hospital School.

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Battle of Hastings

The Sussex Grand Prix kicked started with the Hastings Half on March 18th. In what proved to be cold and wintery conditions at least the snow and ice had melted!

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Go on Atkinson!

Steve Atkinson followed his recent British Masters Indoors success with a silver medal and a pb at the European Indoor Champs.

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Made the mark for Denmark

On Sunday, March 11th, Erica Martin took part in the Bedford Autodrome Duathlon and came 2nd in her age group.

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National bronze

Cross Country Championship is an annual event to bring together the best athletes From 46 Counties. Phoenix had 4 athletes selected to run.

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What it’s like to run for a year

Hildi Mitchell has been running at least a kilometre everyday for the last year. Read on for why and how....

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Wir sind in Deutschland gelaufen

Malcolm Kemp and Andrew Haig ran the Bienwald Half Marathon in Germany with their pal Clemens Hünerberg. Since you ask, they did pretty well.

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Sportshall Season Ends

The Sportshall season is over and we now look forward to the track and field season. Phoenix athletes performed brilliantly over the season with a remarkable amount of wins, and several athletes unbeaten over the season.

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First for a first!

First half marathon and a win for Dan Stidder...

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Allez Almi!

Well done Almi Nerurkar who has achieved international recognition for an outstanding Cross Country season.

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Multi-Sports Championships

The multisports championship has been running in a similar format for many years. It is designed to add a little excitement to the multisports part of the club....

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Not half bad!

Sunday 25th February saw athletes tackle cold temperatures to complete the 28th Brighton Half Marathon (now named the Grand Brighton) and Youth Races.

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Master Class

Want to run away from the cold? Nigel & Steve give their thoughts on their recent successes at the South of England Masters Indoors Championships

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Bronze Age

Bronze for Almi at Parliament Hill

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British Indoor Champs

Saturday 17th February saw 4 Phoenix Athletes compete at Birmingham Arena for a chance to be crowned British Champion. 

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Cool in the Pool

Phoenix swim sessions have commenced at a new venue....

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Sportshall Saturday Showdown!

Phoenix lead the table as we head into the final fixture of the Worthing Sportshall League this Saturday February 24th at Lancing Manor

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AGM and Withdean Track Hire

Subject to approval at our AGM on March 14th, club members/parents will no longer have to pay admission fees to access our Wednesday training sessions at Withdean Stadium. 

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A Wad of Awards

Brighton Phoenix won so many trophies at the Sussex Grand Prix Awards evening that we considered hiring a removal van to bring them back.

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Cross Country League round up

Saturday 10th February was a cold, damp and muddy day - but that did not deter many Phoenix runners taking part in the final Sussex Cross Country League race.

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England ahoy

The Chichester 10K on 4 February doubled up as the Sussex Championships and a qualifying race for masters wanting to compete for England in the British Age Group Championships. So how did we get on…?

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Silver at Stanmer

Cross Country season continued as Stanmer Park hosted the South of England Cross County Championships on Saturday 27th.

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Master Carter & Whelpton

It was a grey, wet Saturday that saw the annual battle of the Vets - the Sussex Masters.

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Vets Vie for GB Vests

A group of Phoenix vets (35+ for men and women) are planning to compete in the World Masters Track and field Championships in Malaga in September. Interested? Then read on…

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All go with Turbo

Turbo sessions have started again.... why not give it a try?

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Why do Cross Country?

There are many reasons why people take part in cross-country. Bobby Searle, senior women's team captain shares some of them....

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Mixed results in the Cross Country Championships

Almi and the Junior and Senior men dominate the Cross Country Championships at Bexhill

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Upcoming fixtures

Brighton Half Marathon

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Frosty Aquathlon

Sunday, 03 March 2019

Eastbourne Half Marathon

Sunday, 03 March 2019

Recent results

Bramley Reading 20

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Armagh International Road Race

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Worthing Running Festival

Sunday, 10 February 2019