Max Pickard was second scorer in the senior boys team that triumphed at the English Schools cross-country championships in Nottingham on the 19th of March. This is only the second time in the championship's 50-year history that a Sussex team has led the field.
They beat a strong Kent team into first place by just 9 points.
Other Phoenix runners involved were:
Billy White 64th Junior boys (sixth team), Will Durkin 44th Intermediate boys, Megan Lillie 215th Intermediate girls, Beth Kidger 103rd and Megan Kidger 227th senior girls.
Jake Elliot was unfortunate in having to pull out of the Intermedite boy's race.