Sargent again in charge as club runners turn out in force for Romp

trevor symes of burgess hill runners
trevor symes of burgess hill runners

For the second race in a row, Burgess Hill Runners turned out in force for a West Sussex Fun Run League event.

This time they were easily the best represented club at Steyning AC’s Roundhill Romp, another tough and hilly downland race of around six miles.

Although they could not quite repeat their superb 1-2-3 result at Littlehampton, they still provided 41 of the 465 runners and a number of good performances ensured they almost took maximum points.

Paul Sargent again led home the men’s contingent, finishing ninth in 35 minutes 17seconds. Close up in 11th was Darryl Webb in 35.47 and then came Jason Collett 22nd in 37.34, Mark Nicholls 23rd in 37.38, Andy Sayers 70th in 41.27 and Trevor Symes 86th in 42.17.

Janet Clapton maintained her good form by leading the BHR ladies team as she was ninth female overall in 45.29.

She was followed by a clutch of club members, including Sally Symes 36th in 50.17, Liz Carter 38th in 50.40, Emma Buckland 39th in 50.48 and Bryony Monnery 42nd in 51.01.

On Saturday club runners were at the St Lawrence Fair Fun Run, a five-mile mainly off road race that takes in Danny House and a tough ascent of Wolstonbury Hill.

Last but certainly not least, James Sorbie did well to record 21.40 at the 5k Hove park run on Saturday morning. It was a particularly commendable effort considering the intense heat.

With such vast numbers of Burgess Hill Runners now turning up for West Sussex Fun Run League events, it is quite a job for the club’s race secretary Trevor Symes to doll out all the numbers. He is pictured above doing an excellent job at Steyning.

There were medals for three young Haywards Harriers at Withdean on Sunday. Mollie Beale was second in the 70m hurdles and third in the 150m, while Jessica Courtney was third in the 800m and Daniel Holbrook third in the high jump.

Haywards Heath Harriers results from the Sussex U11 Quadkids and U13 Championships at Withdean on Sunday July 7 - U11 Quadkids, Girls: Sophie Hooper =4th 191pts (75m 12.18; 600m 2:06.48; standing l/j 1m88; howler throw 13m19); Hattie Collins 16th 158pts (12.67; 2:25.26; 1m84; 9m82); Freya Smit 25th 140pts (13.0; 2:28.33; 1m58; 10m43).

Boys: Paddy Thorne 5th 230pts (11.72; 1:59.19; 1m95; 23m85; Ethan Moss 39th 113pts (13.01; DNF; 1m50; 19m82.

U13 Girls: Mollie Beale 70mH heat 1st 12.79, final 2nd 12.53; 150m head 2nd, final 3rd 21.25; L/J final 14th 3m49. Jessica Courtney 800m final 3rd 2:39.46. Katie Peacock 75m heat 3rd 11.08. Francesca Pitcher 75m head 6th 11.95; L/J final 17th 3m31. 4x100m: Katie, Francesca, Jessica & Mollie final 8th.

Boys: Jack Bilbruck 800m final 15th 2:51.82. Louis Chasteauneuf 75m heat 6th 11.30; 150m heat 6th 23.40. Joshua Essex discus final 6th 8m36; shot final 8th 4m79. Daniel Holbrook H/J final 3rd 1m35; L/J final 15th 3m77. Owen Mills 75m heat 7th 12.57; 150m 7th 25.08; javelin final 8th 7m16. Ryan Moss shot final 9th 3m 40; L/J final 16th 3m48. Thomas Peberdy 75m heat 5th 11.57; 150m heat 7th 22.53; L/J final 17th 3m 42. Rhomas, Ryan, Daniel and Louis 4x100m final 7th.