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A winning weekend for Lewes AC at Pett and Lewes

With two challenging races clashing over the weekend of the 12th March it was down to club members to rise to the occasion at both events. It was the last race of the Sussex Sunday Cross Country League at Pett and the challenging Moylman Marathon that starting and finished at Lewes. At the Cross Country race at Pett the challenge was to hold off the…

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Josh Burgess leads 29 Lewes AC runners in the Brighton Half Marathon

29 Lewes AC members together with the 8,000 other runners tackled the Brighton Half marathon on Sunday. There were many life time best times achieved by the Lewes AC members with 5 Lewes runners finishing within the first 100 places. First across the finishing line for Lewes AC was Josh Burgess in 11thposition overall and the 4th Sussex runner in the race. His time of…

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Sussex Indoor Champioships

The Sussex Indoor Championships had its normal poor entry numbers however a few from Lewes did make the trip to Carshalton and came back with seven medals and two club records. The outstanding Lewes performance of the weekend was from Sam Dunstall in the U15B 60m. He set a new club record of 7.66 whilst winning the Gold medal. The performance ranks him 6th in…

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Lewes AC women’s team they came – they ran – they conquered

The Lewes AC women’s team won the Sussex Athletics cross country league. Held over four tough and testing courses at Goodwood, Lancing Manor, Stanmer Park and Hickstead Show Ground the team were convincing winners. Up against teams from across Sussex the Lewes team won the league’s first division by a large margin from Arena 80 in second place and Brighton Phoenix in third. Highlighting the…

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Personal best times and medals for Lewes AC runners at the Chichester 10K

Leading the way with both a new personal best time and winning the women’s race outright was Izzy Coomber. With a time of 35mins 13sec she is now the best 10K women’s runner in the history of Lewes AC. Supporting Izzy to secure the women’s team silver medal just behind Arena 80 was Lydia Godfrey with a time of 41.15 a PB by over 2…

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Lewes AC medals winners at the Sussex Masters Cross Country Championships

Showing that age is no barrier to winning medals Lewes AC runners came away with eight Championship medals. First away to tackle the tough hilly and frozen course at Lancing Manor were the Lewes AC women’s team in the race for women aged over 35. There was a ding dong battle between the first two Lewes runners throughout the race with Emma Rolling just pipping…

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Medal success for Lewes AC runners at the Sussex Cross Country Championships

Leading the medal chase by Lewes AC athletes at the Sussex Cross Country Championships were the Senior Women’s team. The team claimed the gold medal position for the first time in the club’s history beating the Brighton and Hove team into second place with Hailsham Harriers in third place. Izzy Coomber had a storming run to finish in third place overall and just missed winning…

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SEAA Indoor Champioships

Two Lewes athletes competed at the SEAA U15/U17 Indoor Championships held at Lee Valley over the weekend. Both came away with medals Jack Harris claimed the Silver in the U17m Pole Vault equalling the indoor club record with a 3.90m vault. Ivy Spencer U15G Pole Vault, picked up a Bronze medal in only her third competition, just missing the silver medal on countback. Ivy cleared…

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