Burgess Hill Runners receive maximum points in season starter

The BHR team at the Hangover 5 (courtesy: Nat Bird) oduzR65sQtpdFXtoqOfa
The BHR team at the Hangover 5 (courtesy: Nat Bird) oduzR65sQtpdFXtoqOfa

Burgess Hill Runners started their season off in style on the 1st, with a maximum 85 points in the Hangover 5 league race.

Carrying on the momentum of last season’s 3rd place finish, the club are aiming to challenge for the title this year and one race into the season they are already off to an encouraging start. 9 club members finished with maximum points in the extremely muddy 5 mile event: Paul Sargent (33:44 and 4th place), James Collins (34:24), Jon Boxall (35:13), Gary Woolven (36:28), Steve Bird (36:29), Joanna Bryce (37:33 and 3rd placed female), Kirsty Armstrong (42:58), Flic Archer (44:25) and Miranda Skinner (46:18). In total the club had 57 runners despite the race taking place in the early hours of New Year’s Day, including four newcomers to the fun run league: Ross Wiggins, Marianne Kilkelly, Liz Haywards and Jane Harle.

It was a good day for the Juniors in the 1 mile event as well. Contributing to a 3rd place overall for the day were Jacob Kilkelly (5:14), Amy Mills (5:27) Zak Snelling (6:00), Sam Ridley (6:07), Florence Kilkelly (6:41), Lily Craigs (7:03), Rosie Ridley (7:55) and Amber Bird (8:09).

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