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News Archive for 2017

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Boxing Day a Knockout

The oldest race in the Sussex calendar is the Boxing day event in Preston Park. This year the lineup featured a good few Phoenix faces

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Double Southern Comfort!

After twice missing out on top spot in the V60 category in previous years at the South of England Masters Cross County Championships it was third time lucky for Paul Whelpton  on December 9th, as he made it a day of double success for Phoenix.

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Brilliant turn out for Sports Hall

25 1st places, 25 2nd places, 7 3rd places and 3 4th places in the first Sports Hall event of the season.

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Robbie's Record Romp

Robbie Fitzgibbon took a whopping 15 seconds off the Hove Prom parkrun record on 9 December. Robbie's time was 14:31.

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Almi succeeds for Sussex

Almi Nerurkar has success in Oxford

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Plenty to Crow About!

Phoenix finished the Sussex Grand Prix season in style at the 17th and final race of the season over  the notoriously hilly 10k course at Crowborough on December 4th. 


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Record back in local hands

Charlie Grice ensures Hove Park Run record is back in local hands!

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Get your spikes on....!

This Saturday (December 2nd) is the 3rd of 4 Sussex Cross Country League races. It follows on from races at Goodwood and Lancing and looking at the results so far there is still everything to run for!

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Phoenix Awards 2017

November 11th saw the annual awards to celebrate all things. With so much to celebrate, this took two reports.....!

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Phoenix Awards 2017

November 11th saw the annual awards to celebrate all things. The night proved to be yet another glittering affair...

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Wealth of talent

Charlie Grice has been selected for the Commonwealth Games England Athletics squad of 2018!

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All go with Turbo

Read on for info on the new Turbo session, starting October 30th....

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A Giant Step for Phoenix??

Many athletes in our club enjoy carrying the Phoenix flame overseas to take part in international races. Read on for Andrew Neighbour’s report of one such race.... 

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Good in the wood

Saturday 14th October saw the first of four races in the Cross Country League. Held at Goodwood, this year saw nine races with record numbers of participants.

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Becoming an Iron Man

Tom Sanderson gives his account of his first Iron Man "The whole experience is a journey. If you have an inkling of wanting to do one, just go for it."

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Challenge accepted!

Congratulations to Finn McNally for winning the Harvey Curtis Sussex Road Race Challenge with 2 races still to go.

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Grand Prix still on course

Phoenix are still on course to medal in the Sussex Grand Prix.

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You are cordially invited to The Phoenix Awards Night!

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County to Nationals

Well done to the Phoenix team of Max Pickard, Ross Skelton, Jon Pepper, Max Dumbrell and Archie Davis for achieving their highest placing in the South of England Championships. 

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On Track

Nigel Herron gives his account of moving to track racing....

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'Dam good performance

Malcolm Hughes' gives his race report for the World Age Group Championships standard distance Triathlon in Rotterdam on Sunday 17 September.

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PBs at the Champs

Over the weekend of 19th-20th August the Southern Area Champs took place with 5 young Phoenix athletes taking part.

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Hiighlights from the Youth Teams

As the 2017 track and field season draws to a close we look back on some of the highlights of the Youth teams.

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Going Long

Read on for Geoff Pike's inspiring account of representing GB in the European Ironman distance event at Almere-Amsterdam.

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Challenge at Heilbronn

After nearly 20 years of Tri-ing Debs Evers decided she would try a few different things this year. Read on for her report.....

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Shoot the Vs and drop like a stone!

Thursday saw intrepid Phoenix runners take on the 'Shoot the Vs and drop like a stone' run from Plumpton.

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Finn's record canter

The 20th running of the Kings Head Canter saw Phoenix's Finn McNally finish in a record time of 15:06.

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Alex leads Newick charge

Alex Cruttenden takes the Senior trophy at one of the best scoring Sussex Grand Prix races

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Ringmer first

Well done Erica Martin - first place at Ringmer Triathlon!

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K70 70K

What do you do to celebrate your 70th birthday? Head coach Malcolm Kemp undertook a 70K run on the South Downs Way with a little help from his friends.

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Coast to Coast

Well done to Paule Kramer for becoming the first person from Luxembourg to swim the Channel!

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Go West Young(?) Man

Paul Whelpton reports on his latest half marathon where he won his Gloucester Old (M65) Spot

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Pells Belles!

Phoenix trio become Pell's Belles!

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He's back!

Toby Harris, back after injury!

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U13 Sussex Championships

Bronze medal in the U13 Sussex Championships

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Quad Kids

Phoenix success in the Quad Kids competition

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Phoenix flashmob

Phoenix flashmob at the new Peacehaven park run!

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Hughes' news

Malcolm Hughes competes for the British Triathlon Federation and Triathlon England Championships. Read on for his account on competing for the GB team.

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You have to tri it!

Phoenix members Mona Sorenson and Bobby Searle give their accounts of recent successes at local triathlons.

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Phoenix 10k

Wednesday July 12th saw the annual Phoenix 10k. Part of the Sussex Grand Prix and County 10k Championships, the race is always well supported.

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Phoenix finalists

Phoenix was represented twice in the Anniversary games with Charlie Grice and Robbie Fitzgibbon competing in the final of the men's 1500m on the 9th July. 

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Vattern Effort!

The 300K Vatternrunden (Round Water) race in Sweden attracts 22,000 cyclists including an intrepid team from Phoenix…

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Black Cap Handicap

Our annual club Handicap race was a success yet again...

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Man v Horse

Well done to Kevin Bramhill who finished 38th in the Man v Horse race in Wales. Read on to find out how & why...!

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Ups and Downs

97 miles of the South Downs, 4 Phoenix teams of 6 runners each, 4 drivers - the things some people do for a day out!

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Nigel nails the triple!

Well done to Nigel Herron for finishing a very respectable 8th in the Portsmouth Duathlon series.

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Grand performances

The Sussex Grand Prix is well under way with 6 of the 17 races now completed. With grand performances Phoenix is well under way to retain the Men's title and be in the medals for the women's.

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Phoenix Champs

The Sussex County Championships, May 13th, saw some good Phoenix performances...

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Tri athletes

Why run one race at the May Bank holiday when you can run three? Well done to Hannah Carey & Alex Bonzi for completing the Mid Sussex Marathon weekend and for both finishing in third place

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Phoenix athletes: Your Club needs YOU!

Sunday saw the third race in the Sussex Grand Prix series with the Haywards Heath 10 mile. Although off to a good start, your Club needs YOU to ensure we finish in the medals!

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Hot in the city

They trained all winter in the cold and wind only to run the Brighton marathon on the hottest day this year so far! 

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British champ!

Congratulations Erica Martin; 3rd in her category in the British Duathlon Championships....

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Road runners

Sussex AA road Relays at Christ's Hospital school would not have happened this year without the efforts of Bruce & Ruth Warren & Steve Hardman and their army of volunteers....

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Battle at Hastings

Phoenix runners battled ferocious winds and hills to complete the Hastings half and bring home a team medal!

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Our 2017 Annual General Meeting on March 15th was held in pleasant surroundings - the new meeting room at the Sportsman - and well attended by around thirty members. Mike Townley was reelected as our Chairperson.

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Phoenix Founding Father Passes Away

The club has received the sad news of the passing away of one of its founding fathers. Maurice D’Arienzo. The funeral is on Tuesday 21st March.

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Eastbourne runners whipped into shape

The Sussex Grand Prix season started with the Eastbourne half and saw a good turn out from Phoenix. Read on for Alex Bonzi's report....

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A Frosty first

The mutlisport season kicked off with the annual Frosty Aquathon and gold for Phoenix's Sam Wade & Malolm Hughes.

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Sussex County Rankings

Compiled at the end of the season by Sussex Athletics, from Tops in Athletics and Power of 10, the Sussex County Rankings does what it says by ranking the young athletes in the County. It is good, therefore, to see so many Phoenix runners credited.

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Brighton belles

Now in its 27th year, the Brighton Half Marathon saw some good performances by Phoenix athletes, taking advantage of the local race despite the stormy conditions.

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Cymru Champion

Now in its 113th year, the Welsh Cross Country Championships (Athletau Cymru) saw its first Phoenix champion in Beth Kidger!

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Indoor challenge

Whilst some athletes faced the mud, Phoenix junior athletes travelled north to compete in the warm and dry conditions at the English national indoor U15/U17/U20 championships.

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Mud lovers!

On a great cross-country course that had a bit of everything, including lots of mud, Phoenix managed a top 50 finisher in all the races they entered at the National Cross Country Championships, Nottingham.

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Jess wins the double!

Jess wins the double at the county Indoors Champioships.

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Power of 60!

Paul Whelpton....fastest V60 in Britain!

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We plan to hold our 2017 Awards Night at the usual time towards the end of the year, in late November or early December, to review and celebrate the period from September 2016 to August 2017 inclusive.

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League round up

The last in the Cross Country League saw athletes battle weather and poor conditions before even starting the race!

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Daniel and Finn win and win

Daniel Stidder and Finn McNally scored impressive victories in their respective races over the weekend of 4/5 February

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Phoenix triumphs at SGP awards

The Sussex Grand Prix Awards were held on Monday 6 February and the Phoenix table was soon groaning with food and drink – oh and quite a lot of trophies as well.

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Hannah shows her tough side

Second place for Hannah Carey in the Meltham Tough 10k

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Master Class

The Sussex Cross Country Masters, held this year at Lancing, saw some good individual and team results.

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Cross Country champions

Well done to the Phoenix runners who took part in the Sussex School's Cross country championships.

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Second in Sportshall

Well done to the young athletes who competed in the second Sportshall event.

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Cross Country Update

The conditions at Bexhill for the Sussex x-country championships, on Saturday 6th January, were the best they have been for some years; normally ankle deep in mud, this year the ground was firm with no wind allowing for some star Phoenix performances.& Read more

Upcoming fixtures

Brighton Half Marathon

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Frosty Aquathlon

Sunday, 03 March 2019

Eastbourne Half Marathon

Sunday, 03 March 2019

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Bramley Reading 20

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Armagh International Road Race

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Worthing Running Festival

Sunday, 10 February 2019