South of England Cross Country Championships, Brighton 24 January 2015

Lydia Hallam recorded one of her best cross country results when she finished seventh in the Under 20 event at the South of England Cross Country Championships at Brighton's Stanmer Park on Saturday.

Also well placed was Faye Fullerton who was twelfth in the Senior Women's race in her first appearance in the Southern Champs since she won silver five years ago, while ever-reliable Vicky Smith was 59th with Jane Hallam placed 263rd.  

Newly crowned Essex Schools' champion Kate O'Neill led home the Under 15 Girls squad in 42nd, with Emily Marshall (176th),Amba Coombe (201st) & Emily James (226th) completing the 27th place scoring quartet.

There was a good turnout from the Under 13 Girls with nine athletes making the trip to the South Coast. Grace Dukelow was first home in 99thwith Molly Sweetman 1616ytth and siblings Molly & Lily Bath 179th & 187th respectively, as the team were 30th, while Alice Brown, Poppy Ellis, Jessica James, An Cooper & Chloe Rutter gained experience at Regional level.

Sarah Wilson returned from injury to complete the club line up with 76th in the Under 17 Women's race.







Under 13 Girls: 99th  Grace Dukelow 12:43; 116th - Molly Sweetman 12:53; 171st - Molly Bath - 13:31  187th - Lily Bath 13:37; (Team: 30th) 201st - Alice Brown 13:49; 211th - Poppy Ellis 14:03; 214th - Jessica James  14:06; 235th - Ann Cooper 15:17; (B Team 42nd) 237th Chloe Rutter 15:20


Under 15 Girls:  42nd - Kate O'Neill 15:37; 176th - Emily Marshall 17:46; 207th - Amba Coombe 18:59; 226th - Emily James 20:36 (Team: 27th)


Under 17 women:  76th - Sarah Wilson 21:03


Under 20 women:  7th - Lydia Hallam 24:31


Senior Women:  12th - Faye Fullerton 31:37; 59th - Vicky Smith - 34:24; 263rd - Jane Hallam (W45) 43:53



Photos: Jane Hallam