Sue continues fine form at Lancing

Sue Fry
Sue Fry

The fourth and final round of the Sussex County Cross Country league meetings was changed from Bexhill to Lancing Manor due to ground conditions.

This league which sees the elite of the counties cross country runners competing saw Hailsham Harriers with eleven runners in the fray in both the mens and ladies races in their quest for points.

The ladies race saw the under-17, the under-20, seniors and vets in a combined event with Sue Fry continuing her great form with an excellent fifth place overall in 20m39s and first in the 0-35 age category .

Excellent support was provided by Fiona De Mauny 14th in 21m31s and Alissa Ellis 25th with 22m07s.

In a field of around 100 the other placed finishers were 62nd Helen O,Sullivan 26m16s, 66th Julie Chicken 27m00s, 68th Felicity Webster 27m23s and 91st Collette Stean 47m00s and this saw the team finish in sixth place with an overall fifth after the four eagerly competed races in Division One.

Alissa Ellis won the individual gold in the 0-35 with five points. The mens team also posted great performances with Simon Haddon 73rd in 36m32s just holding out team mate Chris De Mauny 74th in 36m36s by 4 seconds.

Graham Purdye was 90th in 37m57s and Dave Mercer 93rd in 38m21s completing the scoring to see them finish fourth on the day and 5th overall after the four races in Division three.

In the under-13 girls race Harriett Bloor had a terrific run to be placed 13th from 33 runners with 14m00s.

Many of the Harriers are now looking forward to the local Eastbourne Half Marathon which includes a round of the Sussex Road Race Grand Prix.