Hundreds gather for Fittleworth Flyers five mile race

The Fittleworth Flyers annual five mile race, 2015 CONTRIBUTED PICTURE
The Fittleworth Flyers annual five mile race, 2015 CONTRIBUTED PICTURE

Blue skies and a light breeze created the perfect conditions for the Fittleworth Flyers Running Club annual race.

The five mile race set off from Fittleworth Village Hall, with runners making their way around the beautiful countryside of Fittleworth.

There were a total of 330 senior entrants alongside a record 46 junior runners.

The race was again won by Chichester Harriers’ star runner, James Baker, in an impressive 26 minutes 50 seconds - just over five minutes a mile. Second place was just over four minutes behind. The last runner was home in just over an hour.

The junior race which covers just under a mile for 7-15 year olds, was won in a creditable five minutes 55 seconds by Alex Halfacre.

Runners came from across the county and afterwards enjoyed homemade cakes provided by the Flyers members.

Race director Ed Warner, who is chairman of UK Athletics, said: “In nigh perfect conditions all went extremely smoothly and we are pleased the day was a success. Any profit made will go to local Fittleworth charities.”

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