Athletics News

THE last race of the East Sussex Sunday Cross Country League was held on Sunday at Snape Wood, Wadhurst. A cold day – with the undulating course covered in compacted snow – welcomed the runners. The combined Uckfield/Heathfield team entered the race in third place but with Crowborough/Wadhurst just one point behind, and Hastings AC two points behind, there was stiff competition for that third place spot. Uckfield/Heathfield and Crowborough/Wadhurst both put out strong teams. Lewes AC was first in the event, with Crowborough/Wadhurst finishing second and Uckfield/Heathfield third. This put the two teams on equal points and consequently in joint third place behind Lewes AC first and Hailsham Harriers second.

The runners from Uckfield/Heathfield were: Graham West 41.29, Will Blandford 41.37, Peter Wilkes 51.21, Fleur Blanford 54.56, Tanya Edmondson 55.14, Tony Fitzgerald 56.13, Rachael Hornigold 66.51, Emma Hyland 66.51. Tanya finished second in the Lady 60 category for the season and Peter just missed out on a medal in the Men 65 just being pushed down from third to fourth place in this final race. For further details of Uckfield Runners please visit the website www.utopiarunners.co.uk.