Burgess Hill Runner Sargent leads the way at The Downslink Ultra

Oliver Day, Stuart Condie, Emma Buckland and Liz Carter at Lewes. Courtesy:  Oliver Day
Oliver Day, Stuart Condie, Emma Buckland and Liz Carter at Lewes. Courtesy: Oliver Day

Lots of local races this week as Burgess Hill Runners stayed mainly on the south coast.

The Downslink Ultra was one of these races.

This is a 38 mile race that starts at St Martha's Hill in Surrey and you follow the route of two old railway line's to the finish in Shoreham - by Sea. First home for the club was Paul Sargent finishing in fourth place with an amazing time of (04:50:23), followed by Simon Thompson (06:41:38), Martin Skeats (07:45:26), Lee Crow (07:45:29, Carole Mills (07:53:05) and Andy Carr (09:40:04).

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Down on the seafront the Bright 10 mile was taking place, a popular event for the club.

Jon Boxall was first home (01:00:47) followed by Kirsty Armstrong (01:08:49), Richard Jerome (01:11:53), Jack Maynard (01:13:57), Oliver Dewdney (01:17:28), Annette Maynard (01:19:35), David Woodhouse (01:22:28), Hugh Stevenage (01:26:18), Mark Craigs (01:28:52), Matt Wilson (01:30:48), Tlou Mati (01:34:19), Gemma Taverner (01:35:22), Chris Page (01:36:14), Claire Giles (01:38:27), Gene Lowson (01:44:21) and Allison Willcox (01:53:38). Lot's of PB's for our runners today.

Up on the South Downs near Lewes a few of our members took on the 'Lewes Downland 10'. A hilly event that takes in some very nice views of the South Downs Way. Oliver Day was first back for the club ( 01:11:26) followed by Stuart Condie (01:28:44), Emma Buckland (01:36:36) and Liz Carter (01:36:36).

Elsewhere on the south coast Kevin Cross (04:13:23) and Christian Alden (04:15:47) completed the Bournemouth Marathon. Also at the same event Jean Leak (01:54:09), Jacqui Simms (02:12:29) and Ralph Simms completed the half marathon distance.

Further a field Leigh Smth completed the Cardiff half marathon in a personnel best time of (01:32:34). In Oxford David Leen took on the half marathon and finished in a time of (02:07:29).