Haywards Heath Harrier Cousins takes silver in Sussex Cross-Country Championships

Michelle Pearce, Marion Hemsworth, Katherine Buckeridge? and Clare Kenward? at Lancing on Saturday
Michelle Pearce, Marion Hemsworth, Katherine Buckeridge? and Clare Kenward? at Lancing on Saturday

Haywards Heath Harrier Paul Cousins was on form again this weekend, taking silver in the V50 age classification in the Sussex Cross-Country Championships at Lancing Manor.

Cousins, who won the title in 2014, ran superbly to cover the five miles in 31.59 and just 13 seconds behind the eventual winner from Brighton & Hove.

It was an excellent turnout from the Harriers across the age groups where other notable performances came from Marcus Kimmins who finished ninth amongst the V40 men over six miles and Katherine Buckeridge who was 12th V45 lady over four miles. There were also top team positions for the men who finished fourth in both the V40 and V50 age classifications.

The Brooks Cross-Country league reaches its conclusion on 13th February with the final fixture at The All England Jumping Course at Hickstead, a new course for the league but familiar to the Harriers who host their own West Sussex Fun Run League race around its fields.

Full results

V35/V45/55 WOMEN (4 miles)

34th ​Katherine Buckeridge​ 34.51 (12th V45)

55th ​Clare Kenward​ 38.00 ​(24th V45)

58th​ Michelle Pearce​ 38.54 ​(24th V35)

60th​ Marion Hemsworth​ 39.47 ​(10th V55)

65th ​Justine Tanner ​43.13 ​(26th V35)

66th ​Michelle Holdstock ​43.13 ​(27th V35)

67th​ Linda Tullett​ 46.03 ​(27th V45)

69th ​Jenny Denyer​ 51.14 ​(15th V55)

Team: ​V35 – 8th 77 points (Michelle P, Justine, Michelle H)

​V45 – 7th 82 points (Katherine, Clare & Marion)

V40 MEN (6 miles)

9th ​Marcus Kimmins​ 38.50

20th ​Barry Tullett​ 41.53

26th​ Julian Boyer ​43.39

33rd ​Andy Dray​ 47.31

41st ​Mike Essex​ 56.31

42nd​ Steve Horn​ 59.59

Team: 4th 88 points (Marcus, Barry, Julian & Andy)

V50/60 MEN (5 miles)

2nd ​Paul Cousins ​31.59 ​(2nd V50) * Silver Medal Awarded

23rd ​Tim Hicks​ 37.24​(21st V50)

38th ​Phil Scott ​39.41​(30th V50)

54th ​Carl Bicknell​ 42.39​(42nd V50)

65th ​Graham Kenward ​48.38​(48th V50)

68th ​Richard Bates ​50.12​(19th V60)

Team: V50 – 4th 53 points (Paul, Tim & Phil)

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