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Mostly sunny and definitely dry conditions awaited the runners at the third Sussex Cross Country League fixture of the season at the hilly Lancing Manor venue.
Once again Tom Thayre was Crawley's star runner with another excellent run to finish second in the U13 Boys 3km event.
Tom was well supported by team mates; Sam Gadsdon (22), Reuben Evans (23), Riley Wood (26), Oliver Berrisford (27), & James Greetham (37).
In the U15 Girls 4.0km race there were good performances from Joanna Boxall (18), Emily Brooks (21) Hannah Westwood (25) & Emily Pratt (29).
Crawley didn't have enough runners for complete teams in the older Young Athlete age groups, with injury, other sports, lack of transport and unavailability depleting the numbers of competing athletes. George Crocker was Crawley's sole U15 Boy finishing 9th in the 4.5km race. Ben Golding, still lacking fitness was 7th in the U17 Men 5km race. Competing in the combined senior / u17 Womens race, Kathy Peters (8) and Kennagh Marsh (11) were a runner short of a full team, making any chance of a team medal much harder.
The non-scoring 1.5km U11 event featured four Crawley runners; Daniel Westwood (4) George Jeavons (5) Thomas Kimber (18); Alice Wright (5).
Even the senior teams were low in numbers with teams now fighting to avoid relegation. With the Club increasingly reliant on veteran runners only the masters team has a realistic chance of a team medal this season. Once again Neil Smith (37th, 8th Vet) and Tim Kimber (39th, 10th Vet) were Crawley's first finishers in the Men's race. Susan Aldridge (21st, 8th Vet) was Crawley's leading lady.
Crawley ladies collected team bronze on Sunday in the Crowborough 10K. The race incorporated the final fixtures of both the Sussex Challenge and Sussex Grand Prix, and attracted a field of over 400 runners.
Susan Aldridge led the Crawley team home in 42:55. Susan finished equal 3rd in the Vet 40 category and knocked almost a minute off her best for the course. Anne Matthews finished just one place behind in the Vet 40 category with a time of 44:26 and Ann Buckett completed the team with a time of 50:12 taking 2 minutes 20 off her previous best for the course.