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Sussex XC Champs
Sat 2 Jan 2010
The turn out of seniors was terrific, with A and B teams scoring for both the men's and women's races. In brilliantly sunny but freezing conditions we did well to take bronze team medals in both events.
Josh Guilmant (5th) and Pat Davoren (6th) were top scorers for the men with James Miles (26th), Tom Coates (27th), Max-Patrick Lippert (30th) and Bruce Faulkner (36th) completing the A team. Sophie Coleman (2nd), Erica Martin (12th), Liz Durman (20th) and Anita Jones (46th) made up the women's A team. Katie KIdger, who has transferred to Phoenix, was 19th but is not yet eligible to score for us. Looks like she is going to be a great asset for the women's team.
The junior age groups were represented thinly with no entries at all for U13 and U15 girls and complete teams only for U15 boys (silver team medal – William Dukin individual silver) and U17 boys (bronze team medal – Charlie Grice individual gold). Beth Kidger took individual bronze for the U17 girls and Finn McNally silver for U20 men. Sophie Coleman (second in the senior women's race) took gold for U20 women.
Full results here
Sussex Masters XC
Sun 6 Dec 2009
Over 60 Men Victorious at Dene Park
On a bright Sunday afternoon the over 60 men's team of Andrew Field, Andrew Haig and, celebrating his birthday, Pat Kearney finished 2nd , 4th and 10th respectively to easily retain the title won last year with a 16 point lead over Brighton in 2nd and Chichester 3rd, a further 3 points back.
The over 50's and over 40's were missing some key runners due to injury but both teams still put in strong performances to register 4th places in their races.
Sussex Grand Prix
Sun 29 Nov 2009
The last race in this year's Grand Prix series and probably the most challenging of the 10Ks. Add three minutes to your usual time is what one hears. Bearing that in mind - some useful performances here. Lance was actually race leader for, ooh, three seconds before settling for an excellent 17th place.
17th Lance Bellers 41:06, 38th Terry Avey 43:40, 53rd Andrew Haig 45:03, 70th Nathan Broderick 46:28, 194th Jewel O'Connel 54:01
Sussex XC League 2 - Plumpton
Sat 28 Nov 2009
There was a good turn out for the men's race, though as usual it was thanks to the masters filling the ranks. In what where very soggy conditions underfoot the first Phoenix finisher was Finn McNally in an excellent 5th place and 1st U20. In the league the senior men are up to 3rd. The vets remain 4th.
The ladies are also up to 3rd in division2 helped by Liz Durman's fine 8th place.
Full Results here
2009 British Triathlon, Paratriathlon Ranking Series
Fri 20 Nov 2009
Faye McClelland Winner female T6
Paul Thomas 2nd male T6
Sun 15 Nov 2009
As this was also the English regionas championship it was always going to be a class field. Quite how classy is shown with the fact that Josh Guilmant ran a superb 31:61, was leading Sussex athlete but managed only 15th place. 40 Phoenix athletes competed and their results can be seen here (select '10K', 'All' and click on the club column heading to group all Phoenix results together. I'm highlighting a few category pllacings and PBs below. If I've missed any please email me.
Finn McNally 34th (3rd U20) 33:33, Dan Stepney 37th 33:43, James Miles 44th 33:55 PB, Ray Matthews 86th 36:09 PB, Erica Martin 114th (9th senior woman), Tom Holborn 135th 38:03 PB, Lance Bellers 38:32 PB, Liz Durman 206th 39:37 PB
The men came second in the team placings and the women third.
Sussex Grand Prix
Sun 8 Nov 2009
61 Phoenix athletes took part and very successful they were too.
Our award winners were:
U11 boys: ist Archie Davis 7:26
U13 boys: 1st Billy White 6:37 course record. 2nd team (White,Foster,Russell)
U17 girls: 1st Beth Kidger 6:57, 2nd Megan Kidger 7:20
U17 boys: 1st Charlie Grice 11:42
Senior men: 1st Josh Guilmant 22:38. 1st team (Guilmant, McNally, Carter). 1st B team (Miles, Pickard, Faulkner)
Senior women: 1st Erica Martin 13:58
Friday Ad Mile: 1st Dan Stepney 4:41, 3rd Ray Matthews 5:14, 1st woman Sundai Boulton 5:40
Sat 7 Nov 2009
8 miles/24 miles/8 miles Box Hill, Surrey
74 John Marinko (55.18/1.36/1.21.03/1.46/57.43) 3.17.30 Cat 15
119 Andrew Triggs (55.53/2.50/1.28.11/1.49/58.07) 3.26.52 Cat 28
Sussex Grand Prix
Barns Green Half Marathon
Sun 1 Nov 2009
Terrible conditions (heavy rain and strong winds) but our gallent Phoenix contingent performed well. This was also the county championship.
Andy Bone 38th 1:24:46 PB, Nigel Herron 43rd !:25:22, Lance Bellers 98th 1:31:37 PB, Andrew Haig 194th 1:37:55, Terry Avey 253rd 1:40:06, Ananda Mello-Costa 855th 2:01:41.
The men were 4th team in the Sussex champs and 8th out of 74 teams completing in the open competition.
New York City Marathon 09
Sun 1 Nov 2009
Congratulations to Tom Farsides who recorded a PB on the 'slow' NY course
He is now one of a large group of Phoenix athletes who must surely break through that 3 hour barrier next time round.