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Lewes AC runners lead in the Downland Trail Races

Competing in the challenging 10 mile and 5 mile trail race across the Sussex Downs Lewes AC runners came away with a bundle of awards. Leading the medal chase was Matt Bradford who completed the hilly and tough 10 mile course to win the race in 59minutes 44 secs. This is the first time in many years that the course has been completed in under…

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National and Regional medals for Lewes AC young athletes.

Competing at National and Regional level a bundle of Lewes AC young athletes topped the medal tables and came away with many personal bests and great performances. The first event was the South of England Athletics under 15 and under 17 Championships held at Lee Valley over the weekend of the 11th and 12th of August. Emilie Oakden continued her fantastic season and cleared 3.00m…

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Medals from the Sussex Masters championships

Lewes AC members came away with five gold medals from the Surrey and Sussex Masters Championships held at Ewell Court on the 3rd June. First out of the blocks was Ciaran Harvey winning the gold medal in the 100m for men aged over 40 in a time of 11.69. Ciaran left everyone in his wake to also claim a Sussex gold  medal in the 200m…

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Gemma reigns in Spain

Forget all about rain in Spain it is now Gemma Tutton that reigns in Spain. Over two weeks in May in Malaga in Spain Gemma, as a Lewes AC under15 athlete, broke three club records, one Sussex County record and put herself second on the UK all time pole vault rankings with a 3.70m pole vault. The first Lewes AC club record to be broken…

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Weekend Exploits by Lewes AC Athletes.

On Saturday 12th May in Spain Tom Evans won a superb individual Bronze medal and led the British men’s team to the silver medal at the World Trail Championships Competing over the Penyagolasa trails in Castellon-de-la-Plana Tom clocked 8:49:35 for the 85.3km (53 mile) race which included challenging 5000 metres worth of ascent. Tom was followed over the finish line by his England team mate Jonathon Albon…

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Karin competes for England and is third in her age group and first for Sussex

Lewes AC athlete Karin Divall was selected to compete as part of a Masters England Team running at the Birmingham 10K on Sunday 6th April. The England team comprised 89 athletes aged 35 and over from across England who met England Athletics qualification criteria at the 10K distance. The Masters Women’s team proudly wearing their England vests, started the race directly behind the elite women competitors at…

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Lewes AC athlete competes on the European stage

Taking part in the 12th edition of European Masters Indoor Championships in Madrid in March Ciaran Harvey won a silver medal as part of the British men’s over 40 4x200m relay team. With a record number of 4,000 athletes from 40 countries taking part in these Championships this was a fantastic achievement. Running in the British team the team secured their silver medal in a…

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Lewes AC wins East Sussex Cross Country League

At the league’s final cross country race at Pett Village Lewes AC were again confirmed as the League winner with 7 points to the 11 points scored by second team made up of the combined team of Wadhurst Runners and Crowborough Runners. Yet again it was a close battle with the second placed team but Lewes AC came through to make it the 10th time…

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Tom Evans wins the Costa Rica Coastal Challenge

Tom Evans a Lewes AC runner travelled to much warmer climes and took on the Costa Rica Coastal Challenge. This is a 230km, six stage race run over six days from the 11th to the 18th of February. Taking on the top trail runners from across the globe Tom won the race by 4mins 38 seconds, beating all the top and experienced Trail Runner from…

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Izzy Coomber the first women finisher in the Brighton Half Marathon

After leading the Lewes AC women’s team to their second gold medal win in the Sussex Cross Country League Izzy turned to road running in the Brighton Half Marathon. With a fantastic run Izzy was the first women to cross the line in the race with nearly 8,000 runners. On a bitterly cold day in Brighton Izzy ran the 13.1miles in a cracking time 1…

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