Paul Tomlinson lead out a commanding Haywards Heath Harrier display at the Heathfield 10k on Sunday where the club picked up a number of trophies in this Sussex Grand Prix event.
On a tough course, undulating for the first half and uphill for the second, Tomlinson took a convincing victory with his excellent time of 36:13.
“I wasn’t sure what to expect on the demanding Heathfield course having just recovered from illness so I stayed off the initial pace. I made my move on the first of many climbs, managed to build a decent lead and was then able to stay away from the field on the long climbs to the finish. It was very pleasing to register my second Sussex Grand Prix win in a row.”
Tomlinson also lead out the Men’s team who, alongside Rob Watts (38:06), Russ Mullen (38:30) and Jack Chivers (39:54) won the team prize. The team all ran well to go sub 40 minutes for the course following country lanes around the villages of Cross in Hand and Waldron.
Not to be outdone, the ladies team of Sam Ridley (47:06), Sarah Banks (49:11) and Amanda Soper (50:25) finished in third place.
Rounding off a cracking day for the club, there were also age group wins for Sam Ridley and Rupert Purchase (56:03).
It was very pleasing to register my second Sussex Grand Prix win in a rowPaul Tomlinson
Michael Burke 40:44; Robert Coomber 45:45; TJ Watson 47:01; Bryan Tiller 48:31; Matt Quinton 54:00; Michelle Holdstock 56:56; Peter Cobbett 57:39; Jenny Denyer 1.15:45.
SUSSEX U13 LEAGUE – HORSHAM - THURSDAY 18TH JUNE
Another exciting evening of athletics saw Haywards Heath Harriers U13 team competing in the second round of the Sussex U13 League. There were some very good individual performances, but overall the team performed well, finishing 4th out of the 6 competing teams. Performance of the evening was from Tishon Alexander-Price who won both the boys 75m and 150m, with personal best times in both events. There were also good performances from Chris Anson, who was 2nd in both the high jump and 150m B string, and the boys 4 x100m team who also finished 2nd.
75m A Hattie Collins 6th 12.0
B Libby Ackland-Hancock 4th 11.9
150m A Sophie Hooper 4th 22.4
B Isabella Doyle 6th 24.0
600m A Isobel Claxton 5th 2:08.3
B Emily Brannigan 3rd 2:10.0
1000m A Trinity Bird 3rd 3:40.9
B Lily Bliss-Tomlinson 4th 4:10.8
70mH A Molly Atkinson 5th 15.9
B Libby Ackland-Hancock 4th 15.2
High Jump A Hattie Collins 4th 1m15
Long Jump A Sophie Hooper 3rd 3m70
B Isabella Doyle 5th 2m91
Shot A Francesca Wallace 3rd 5m19
B Anna Kenward 3rd 4m99
Discus A Francesca Wallace 4th 10m84
B Charlotte Donnelly 3rd 9m42
Javelin A Charlotte Donnelly 4th 8m30
B Emma Vince 4th 4m19
4 x 100m Sophie, Hattie, Libby, Isabella 4th 61.5
75m A Tishon Alexander-Price 1st 10.4
B Kim Ranson 3rd 11.6
150m A Tishon Alexander-Price 1st 20.8
B Chris Anson 2nd 21.4
600m A Adam Dray 4th 1:50.3
B Daniel Adams 3rd 1:56.9
1000m A Ryan Armstrong 5th 3:39.0
B Patrick Stedman 3rd 3:43.7
75mH A Toby Wiles 4th17.4
High Jump A Chris Anson 2nd 1m30
B Kim Ranson 3rd 1m20
Long Jump A Adam Dray 6th 3m32
B Patrick Stedman 4th 3m27
Shot A Ryan Armstrong 5th 4m45
B Henry Forrest 4th 3m37
Discus A Daniel Adams 4th 11m23
B Toby Wiles 3rd 9m01
Javelin A Henry Forrest 5th 6m26
4 x 100m Tishon, Chris, Kim, Adam 2nd 57.8
1st Crawley AC 235 points
2nd Horsham Blue Star Harriers 196
3rd East Grinstead AC 153
4th Haywards Heath Harriers 128
5th Worthing Harriers 62
6th Chichester Runners & AC 19
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