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Two silver team medals for Lewes AC at the Sussex Cross Country Championships

Tom Evans became Sussex Champion for the second year running and led the Lewes AC senior men’s to a team silver medal at the Cross Country Championships held at Little Common at Bexhill. Close behind Tom finishing in the bronze medal position was Ben Savill who was just pipped on the line from making it a one two for Lewes.

The team prizes were very closely contested with only ten points separating the medal winning teams. Brighton Phoenix claimed the gold medal with 89 points, Lewes AC the silver with 91 points and Brighton and Hove AC the bronze with 99 points.

Other Lewes AC runners in the silver medal winning team and the positions were Patrick Hough (13th); Matt Bradford (20th); Calum Upton (24); Chris Coffey (30th); Lewis Sida (34th) and Chris Gilbert (38th)

Not to be out done by the Lewes senior men the Lewes AC under 13 team also won a silver team medal. Leading the team was Gabriel Penrose who won an individual silver medal. Making up the team were Archie Guppy in 11th place and Finlay Stone House in 12th place. The Lewes AC B team came in 12th with Harvey Perry, Max Gardner and Laurence St-Louis making up the team.

The Lewes AC boys under 15 team were just a few points off gaining a championship team medal. With Joseph Callard finishing in a very creditable 5th place closely followed by Fenton Davoron in 6th place and Luca Buckley in 21st place gave the team 32 points which was just a touch behind the Brighton team in third place with 27 points. Finley Braund in 38th place and Henri Bedwell in 41st place completed the Lewes team.

There was a good turnout of under 13 girls running in the championships for Lewes AC. The A team finished in 7th place and the B team in 12th place. Making up the teams were Bea Ingles; Martha Weisskopf-strange; Darcey Pring; Mia Kirby; Olivia Harris and Zoe Wright.

Running in the race for girls aged under 15 were Erin Hinds and Charlotte Sida. In the junior men’s race there were two Lewes AC runners Charles Taylor who finished in 14th place just one place ahead of Jasper Baker.