Southern Cross Country Championships Results 2017

Results from Southern Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill in London saw athletes from Cornwall to Kent competing.
In the Under 13 Girls Bethany Cook took Gold in a field of over 200 athletes pulling away from her main opposition of the day in the last 800m of the 3km race.
Well done Beth.
Nicole Edmunds ran well as a first year Under 20 over the 6km distance, finishing strongly in 62nd with Poppy Mercer again as a first year Under 17 running well over the 5km to finish 34th and 1st Sussex runner to finish. Well done girls for leading the way hopefully more from TeamBW will follow in your foot steps next year.



Sussex Schools Cross Country Championships

The Sussex Schools Cross Country Championships saw plenty of representation from TeamBW athletes under their school guises. The Championships were held in Brighton with some cold dry conditions.
On offer were Sussex representation for the South East Schools Championships next month if you finished in the top 20 of your respective event and automatic qualification to English Schools Cross Country Championships in Norwich if you came home in the top 4.
In the Junior Girls Bethany Cook 1st with Amber Blake 11th, Kara Brickley 23rd, Hannah Miller 24th, Eloise Key 43rd and Kitty Moon 107th.
The Inter Girls Almi Neruraker 1st and Ruby Buck 29th.
Senior Girls Josephine (6th) and sister Nicole Edmunds (7th).

On the Boys side in the Inter category Noah Canby 8th and Charlie Levett 35th. Finally Senior Boys Travis Hutchinson 8th.

For a full result list please go to

Well done to all those who competed and I apologise if I have missed anyone from the list.

Success at Sussex County Cross Country Championships

2017 was kicked off in style by the TeamBW athletes at the Sussex Cross Country Championships held at Bexhill Common on Saturday 7th January.

U13 Girls. Bethany Cook 1st and the Team 2nd (Beth Cook, Amber Blake, Hannah Miller, Daisy Burton, Eloise Key and Kitty Moon)

U17 Girls Almi Neruker 1st, Poppy Mercer 3rd, Abi Hughes 5th

U20 Men  Luke Howard 3rd, Kieren Lindars 4th

A couple of observations from the races were……
1. Some athletes havent been well which is going to effect performance. So it’s important to keep your races in perspective today. There is always another day. It does make you realise to make the most of times when you are fit and well.
2. Some athletes who haven’t been ill and haven’t trained over Christmas and New Year again you can’t expect to perform at the top of your game. Unfortunately it doesn’t work like that. Hopefully you can return to training and over the upcoming weeks return to fitness.

Full results are on shortly

Thanks to everyone who turned out. “Be sure to measure your performance on the effort you put in not the position you finished.”