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Sunny Brighton 10k

Great turnout for the club and some fine performances in near perfect racing conditions.

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Perfect conditions for Phoenix Road Races

We couldn't have hoped for better conditions: bright sunshine and not a breath of wind. It meant that numbers of entries were mantained with 258 young athletes competing. The Friday-Ad mile featured 23 adult racers.

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Awards night goes with a swing

The Club Awards Ceremony took place in the upstairs rooms of The Open House in Springfield Road on Saturday 20 October and turned into a fun night for all ages.

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New Club House


Phoenix Races – Ready for the off

Our annual road races at Preston Park are on Sunday 11 November. There is a full programme of age group events for junior athletes and the fabulous Friday-Ad mile for adults.


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A Bronze Half

A late congratulations to the senior men on picking up a team Bronze medal in the Sussex Half Marathon Championships

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Jake and Almi lead Phoenix at Goodwood

Fresh from helping their Phoenix teams take Gold at the Sussex Cross Country Relays Jake and Almi were at it again

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Bob Novis sets new parkrun record

Bob Novis celebrated his 60th birthday with a new 60-64 age group record at parkrun. He knocked a substantial chunk from the mark previously held by Peter Whitcomb of B&H.

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Josh and Erica make it a Phoenix double at Bexhill 10k as Tobias secures his first podium finish

Josh Guilmant and Erica Martin were winners at the Big 10K – Bexhill on 30 September.

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U13 Girls excel as Phoenix top the medals at County Cross Relay Champs

Leading the way to three gold medals and three bronzes were the U13 girl’s team.

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Juniors lead the way in Southern Road Relay Championships

The U15 boys and U17 boys perfomed exceptionally well at the South of England Road Relay Championships in Aldershot. It certainly gave the senior team something of a spur. Qualification for the Nationals was the senior's ambition.

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Wade powers into the top 10 triathlon rankings

With one race to go, Sam Wade showed his intent to make a name for himself this season.

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Phoenix Awards Night 2012

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New running track at Withdean Sports Complex


The Adventures of Tom Hopkins

Tom Hopkins and Sarah Monk are approaching the Spanish border on their charity bike ride from Brighton to Barcelona. The whole adventure will take four weeks. Tom is filing a daily blog which you can read here Read more


The Phab Phoenix Phlyer is here

It's here at last – your Super Soaraway Autumn Phoenix Flyer. It's a bumper size edition incorporating your stories and pictures from this extraordinary Olympic Summer. Catch up too with pages of information about Phoenix exploits.

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U13s finish T&F season in fine style

Phoenix had 35 athletes take part. We had a fantastic afternoon finishing 7th overall.
A great achievement for our first season back.

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Blackcap Club Handicap Run

Perfect summer evening for the annual club Handicap run

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Brighton Phoenix 10K 2012

With the passing of club member Bruce Falkner a few months ago the club was decided that a fitting tribute there would be a minutes applause

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Steve Ovett statue (mark two) unveiled in Brighton


Charlie Runs Stunning 3.57 Mile!!!!!

Just days after frustratingly getting knocked out in his heat at the World Junior Championships Charlie Grice showed his true metal.

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Charlie Grice to race in the Diamond League Mile


Dan and Charlie make British Olympic trials finals

With the London 2012 Olympics just around the corner it was the turn of Phoenix finest middle distance runners to fly the flag at the British trials.

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Brian's South Downs Way Ultra

A few weeks ago, Brian Friend was part of a South Downs Way Relay team. Not content with running only a part of the route, he successfully tackled the 100M individual race on 30 June/1 July.

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Vet's team takes silver in South Downs relay

In pretty much perfect conditions with a slight following wind, not too hot and not too cold, Phoenix athletes took advantage winning silver in the vet's category and breaking 18 club records.

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Paul Thomas wins ITU Para Cross Tri World championships

Paul made the long trip to the USA to compeate in the Para Cross Tri World championships and came away with gold

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Bruce Faulkner 1962-2012

Bruce passed away last week after a prolonged battle with cancer. For those of you who didn’t know him, he was a very active member of the club; even when he was weighed down with his illness he always had a smile.

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Triathlon Medals for Brighton Phoenix

First place for Alex at Uckfield Triathlon

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Andy Bone from Marathon to Park Run

Fresh (or should that be tired) from giving the 3 hour barrier another seeing too in the Marathon

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Quality Marathon debuts for Ian and Jon

The Big Dogs were out hunting tasty times in the London Marathon this year.

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Tim Bayley opens track season with best 800m time in 5 years

After contemplating retirement last year a change of scenery must have been what Tim needed

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Brighton Phoenix launch their two premier races


Phoenix runs the Brighton Marathon (and the Mini Mile)

Phoenix fielded 25 athletes for the third Brighton Marathon in conditions that were almost perfect. Pat Davoren led the way home in 30th position with Andy Bone the only other sub- three finisher. Most finished sub-4 hours.

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Will joins the 100 club at parkrun

On Saturday 14th April. Will Russell joined the 100 club at the Brighton and Hove parkrun. That is to say, he has run the weekly 5k time trial 100 times. For a 14 year old to achieve this is exceptional.

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Chasing Ghosts Making History – Sussex Road Relays

Even before the senior men’s race got underway, the anticipation was at fever pitch as to whether Phoenix would be entering their crack team for this event – not to disappoint the organisers and the other teams, we were!

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James wins Brighton Trail Marathon

James Atkinson was the winner of this years Brighton Trail Marathon on 18th March in a time of 3 hours 27mins and 56 seconds . 15 minutes ahead of the second place runner.


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Phoenix retain team title at LA Frosty

On a wet and windy Sunday morning the Brighton Phoenix Multisporters were out in force to defend the team title at the annual season opener of the LA Frosty Aquathlon in Littlehampton.

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How long is a half marathon, anyway?

Bracketed on both sides by sunny days, Sunday 4th March was cold, wet, and windy. Runners shivering on the start line of the Eastbourne Half Marathon forlornly exchanged revised predicted times.

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More x-country medals won by Phoenix athletes

It was proper x-country weather for the final Sussex Cross Country League race at Lancing Manor on Saturday, cold wet and windy. Numbers were down, not o Read more


South of England XC champs, Tick Tick BOOM!

Phoenix second claimers Ben Tickner and Jon Pepper had storming runs at the South of England
XC Champs at Stanmer Park on 28 January to come first and third respectively in the men's race.

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Sussex Schools and Southern Indoor

Phoenix athletes were out representing their schools at the Sussex schools Champs at Lancing.

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Masters medalling again

Two years ago it was fourth place, last year 3rd place and this year the Phoenix men’s M40 team went one better to win the silver medals for second place in the Sussex Masters x-co Read more


Grice makes Great Britain Cross Country Debut


Phoenix athletes start in all races at Bexhill.


Despite a busy fixture list Phoenix athletes start in all races in third Sussex

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Phoenix open 2012 as the NEW County Champions

Upcoming fixtures

Brighton Half Marathon

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Frosty Aquathlon

Sunday, 03 March 2019

Eastbourne Half Marathon

Sunday, 03 March 2019

Recent results

Bramley Reading 20

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Armagh International Road Race

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Worthing Running Festival

Sunday, 10 February 2019