Sun 4 Oct 2009
IronMan Triathlon: Swim 3.8km, Bike 180km, Run 42.2km
Rachel Bibby 56th female OA, 16th category
Well done to Rachel on an excellent time for her first ironman.
Sussex Cross country Relay champs Goodwood
Sat 3 Oct 2009
Isn't life surprising. We've been commenting lately about relatively few women competing in running events and then bingo! – an unheard of four teams are entered for this event. What's more we've shown what we can do – with the A team (Erica Martin, Sundai Boulton and Liz Durman) winning a neck and neck battle with Horsham Blue Star for first spot. The B team(Angel Collins, Rachel Phelps, Erica Martin) would have placed seventh but for Erica running a second leg. As it was the C team (Deb Friis, Faye McClelland, Liz Halliday) were placed 9th and the D team (Hildi Mitchell, Sue Hudson and Ananda Mello-Costa) placing 13th.
The senior men also triumphed with Dave Carter, Charlie Grice, James Miles and Finn McNally running themselves into second place.
Elsewhere Archie Davis and Billie White ran great legs in the U13 boys event but lacked a third runner for what might have been a winning team. The U15 boys (Luke Reynolds, Jack Donaghy and Robbie Fitgibbon) were 4th team. Paul Collicutt and Malcolm Hughes ran well for the masters but alas were two runners short.
Taut National Triathlon Ranking Series
Wed 30 Sep 2009
Malcolm Hughes 323.67 points. 1st age group 45-49. 8th over all.
Club Multi-Sport Championship Table 09
Tue 29 Sep 2009
Congratulations to Rachel Bibby and Malcolm Hughes as the victors in this year's championships.
Firle Festival of Running Half Marathon
Sun 27 Sep 2009
Hot, hilly and the most gorgeous autumn morning you could wish for. The increasingly popular Firle Running Festival hosted a Half marathon and a 10k with most (including five Phoenix athletes) opting for the former. Tom Coates was our star with a sensational run for third place in a field of 300+
3rd Tom Coates 1:25:38, 48th Jon Pike 1:43:25, 64th Lenka Sobotkova 1:45:40, 89th Andrew Haig 1:49:08, 169th Rachel Perry 2:00:55.
SEAA 6 & 4 stage Road Relay champs
Sun 27 Sep 2009
The seniors were first Sussex team with great performances all round for 14th place out of 78 completing teams. The over 40 men equalled their best ever position 21/39. Sadly no women's, juniors' or older vets' teams made the start line.
Seniors: Pat Davoren 18:58, Matt Barrie 20:09, James Miles 20:38, Finn Mcnally 19:37, Dave Carter 19:57, Josh Guilmant 19:10
Over 40 men: Daren Elliott 23:50, Lance Bellers 23:13, Ray Matthews 22:50, Gary Thayre 22:21
Sussex Grand Prix
Hove Prom 10k
Sun 20 Sep 2009
Fourteen athletes competed the Hove Prom 10K. Unfortunately there were only two women among them. A third might well have netted us the £270 team prize (nine to count of which three needed to be women). This shouldn't take away though from some fantastic performances with James Miles – second overall and Erica Martin – winner of the women's race, showing the way. There were no fewer than eight pbs as well.
2nd James Miles 34:51, 17th Joe Francis 37:26 PB, 23rd Andy Bone 37:40 PB, 28th Ray Matthews 38:04 PB, 29th Erica Martin 38:06 ist woman, 33rd Nigel Herron 38:23, 38th Tom Farsides 38:51, 43rd Lance Bellers 39:02 PB, 47th James Hayward 39:16 PB, 51st Paul Collicutt 39:43, 72nd Jim Whitelegg 40:52 PB, 83rd Andrew Haig 42:48 1st M60, 143rd Faye McCLelland 47:37 PB, 250th Paul Thomas 71:58 PB.
Full results here
Hellingly 10k/Sussex champs/Sussex challenge
Sun 13 Sep 2009
Bala Standard Distance Triathlon
Sun 13 Sep 2009
1.5km swim / 40km bike / 10km run
375. Anita Jones (32:53/1:08/1:08:35/0:46/45:11) 2:28:35
Sun 6 Sep 2009
244th Paul Thomas 1:15:21