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.
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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