All runners invited to take part in Hellingly 10k road race

ALL runners are invited to take part in the 28th John Faulds Hellingly 10k road race on Sunday (September 9).

The Hailsham Harriers-organised event will start at 10.30am in Station Road, Hellingly, and the race HQ is at Hellingly Village Hall with car parking in the adjacent field.

The single loop course will include undulating roads and lanes within Hellingly, Magham Down and the outskirts of Cowbeech before finishing ‘off-road’ back near the hall.

Entries will be available on the day before 9.45am and the fee will be £12, with a race medal for all finishers as well as category and spot prizes.

The race incorporates a round of the Sussex Road Race Grand Prix series but Harriers very much welcomes fun and unattached runners to take part.

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n LEWES AC results from the Tom Lintern open medal meet held at Crawley on Monday, August 27: Aaron Guilford: U20M 200m 22.67 (new PB and club record, silver medal); 400m 51.73 (gold medal). Evan Carter: U17M 400m hurdles 62.97 (new PB and club record silver medal); long jump 5.22m (fifth place). Millie Cable: U15G 200m 27.66 (bronze medal); hammer 35.70m (a huge PB by over five metres, takes her to 26th in UK age group rankings). Ben Martin: U13B 1500m 5.03.50 (fourth place). Sam Jackson: U15B high jump 1.45 (equalled PB for silver medal). Larissa Carter: U13G discus 14.78m (sixth place); shot 6.34m (sixth place); javelin 11.30m (eighth place). Jack Harris: U13B pole vault 2.10m (gold medal).
Bill Saunders: U13B pole vault 1.80m (silver medal). Luca Bish U15B pole vault 2.20m (silver medal). Bryce Williams-Watson: U17M pole vault 3.40m (gold medal). James Shackleton: U17M pole vault 3.40m (gold medal). Emilie Blackwell U20W pole vault 2.80m (gold medal).

n THE combined Hailsham and Eastbourne Rovers athletics team represented Sussex in South of England Masters League Final. They found the event tough and were without many athletes due to injury, especially the men who were without the talismanic Brian Slaughter.

The ladies worked hard to gain sixth spot.

Good teamwork helped, with Jane Barlow fifth in the 800m over 35 and first in the walk, and Lesley Underdown fifth in the long jump.

Di Farmer had a busy day with a fifth in the 400m, third in the 800m, fourth in the 15,000m. In the over 50s she was second in the triple jump and third in the 3,000m. Julie Chicken was second in the walk, fifth in the 800m, fourth in the 400m and fifth in the javelin. Annette Freakes was fifth in the 3,000m. Liz Brandon and Angela Morgan took on the throws, Liz was fifth in the hammer, fourth in the shot putt, and third in the javelin. Angela was first in the hammer, second in the javelin and third in the discus.

The men worked hard, with Norman Harris, Bob Semark and Dave Mercer gaining valuable points for the team.

Dave Coulson claimed fifth place in the 800m, Gary Judges worked hard to get third in the 1500m, Andy Ruffel was fifth in the 3,000m walk, and team captain Ian Turner was fifth in the javelin.

But pride of place was the evergreen Bob Sumson who got first place on his last throw in the Over 60s javelin and fifth in the shot putt.