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Hundreds set for city race

Hundreds of runners will return to the streets of Chichester as the second leg of the Corporate Challenge gets underway on Wednesday.

 

More than 800 people of all ages took part in the first event a little over a week ago.

 

Taking place over a course of 700 metres, everyone from primary school pupils to former Olympic athletes runs laps which start and finish at the Assembly Rooms.

 

The event on Wednesday, which is the second of three legs, will see junior races starting at 6.30pm with the adult events from 7.30pm.

 

Jonathan White, of Solent MD, was the first person home in the first race, completing the 4,500 metre course in an impressive 13 mins 26 seconds.

 

This was well clear of Jack Woods (Worthing Hares – 13:44) and Ethan Fincham (Team Synergy – 13:47).

 

The first female home was Cassie Thorp (Solent MD – 15:49) followed by team mate Katie Hopkins (16:07).

 

Chi Uni’s Alice Wright was the first home-grown athlete home in the women’s standings with a time of 16:13.

 

In the youth races, the first home were Isaac Glanfield (Downview, primary boys – 4:45), Florence East (Lyndhurst, primary girls – 4:48), Oliva East (Mayfield, Year 9 & 10 girls – 6:59), Hattie Bond (Petersfield School, year 7 & 8 girls – 7:47), Cameron Walker-Powell (Mayville High, Year 9 & 10 boys – 9:14) and Harvey McGuinness (Bishop Luffa, secondary boys – 6:51).

 

 

For full results, visit: www.chichester-runners.org.uk/corporate-challenge-results.

 

Away from the city, Helen Dean will be flying the Chichester Runners flag as she takes part in the Age Groups Masters England 10k Championships.

 

The Selsey-based runner qualified for the event after running a personal best of 44.11 at the Chichester Priory 10k last month.

 

Competing for England in the over 60s category, Helen will be up against some of the best runners from around the UK in the event.

 

Another Chi runner who has been on international duty is Mike Houston.

 

The man known locally as ‘Mr Park Run’ competed for Scotland in the Tokyo Marathon last week finishing in an excellent time of 2:38.

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