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Suffolk athlete John (Jack) Millar loved every minute of his first taste of major international competition, at last weekend’s European Cross Country Championships, held in Tilburg, Netherlands.

The Suffolk duo of John (Jack) Millar and Emily Moyes both featured in medal-winning squads at the European Cross Country Championships, staged at Tilburg in Netherlands today.

The annual Suffolk Schools Series A Cross Country Championships embraced a new venue at Ipswich High School in Woolverstone last weekend.

Emily Moyes, who will be running for Great Britain at the European Cross Country Championship this weekend, insists that she doesn’t even particularly like cross country!

Stowmarket Town 2 Swaffham Town 1

Stowmarket Town will be away at either Tring Athletic or Biggleswade Town, if they can win tomorrow’s FA Vase third round replay against Swaffham Town.

Leiston boss, Stuart Boardley, has some very welcome “selection headaches” to solve as high-flying AFC Rushden & Diamonds visit Victory Road for a top-five clash in the Southern League Premier Central tomorrow afternoon.

Suffolk athlete John (Jack) Millar has been selected to run for Great Britain at next month’s European Cross Country Championships.

Needham Market, fresh from back-to-back league wins over Stratford Town and at St Neots, go into today’s FA Trophy fixture at Royston Town brimming with confidence, even though their hosts are above them in the table.

Leiston boss, Stuart Boardley, was disappointed with his side’s overall performance during Tuesday night’s 2-2 draw at lowly Hitchin Town, but he doesn’t want that below-par display to affect them at Beaconsfield Town in the FA Trophy tomorrow afternoon.

Needham Market moved up to ninth in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Central table, following Tuesday night’s comfortable 3-0 win away at struggling St Neots.

Framlingham Flyers as usual hosted the first Suffolk Winter League cross country event of the season, in the shadow of Framlingham Castle, with a huge field of 492 seniors toeing the line, and a further 89 juniors.

St Neots Town 0 Needham Market 3

Football writer Carl Marston dons his anorak to visit clubs in the region (and beyond) in his quest for good football and a good cup of tea. Here he rolls up at Stowmarket Town’s Greens Meadow

Needham Market entertain one of the in-form teams in Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Central tomorrow afternoon, when much-improved Stratford Town visit Bloomfields.

Former Ipswich Harrier, Kieran Clements, is targeting selection for the European Cross Country Championships following a strong performance on his senior international debut in Spain last weekend.

Stowmarket Town 3 AFC Sudbury 1

Suffolk athlete, Kieran Clements, who shot to fame as a junior by scooping a host of national titles in 2011, will make his senior debut in an England vest this weekend.

Glenn Driver has revealed that there are “no hard feelings” following his shock departure from Leiston last night

Suffolk’s leading non-league club, Leiston, have tonight parted company with their manager, Glenn Driver.

Suffolk athlete Laura Thomas, representing East of England, ran a big personal best time at the Perkins Great Eastern Half-Marathon, held at Peterborough on a very wet last Sunday.

Suffolk veteran athletes relished the chance to run for their country at last weekend’s Chester Marathon.

Matt Jeffries, of Waveney Valley AC, triumphed at the third staging of the Lowestoft Half-Marathon, the UK’s most easterly 13.1-mile challenge.

Needham Market face a tough test at Suffolk rivals Leiston in a Southern League Challenge Cup first round tie at Victory Road this evening (kick-off 7.45pm).

Brantham Athletic 0 Eastbourne Borough 1

Brantham Athletic are determined to enjoy one of the biggest occasions in their club’s history, when they entertain both the FA Cup trophy and Step 2 side Eastbourne Borough this afternoon.

Two of Suffolk’s leading lights, on the road running circuit, both enjoyed strong runs over the half-marathon distance at Sunday’s bumper Simplyhealth Great East Run.

The Simplyhealth Great East Run was a roaring success yesterday. A half-fit Carl Marston was one of a field of 3,500 entrants, and he survived to tell the tale – just!

The famous FA Cup trophy will be at BRANTHAM ATHLETIC next weekend, to coincide with the Blue Imps’ historic second qualifying round tie against Eastbourne Borough (on Saturday, September 22).

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