Liss Runners held their seventh annual ten-mile trail race starting and finishing on South Harting Memorial Sports Playing Field.
The sun luckily shone down on the event, after dreadful rainy weather days before. The course held up well and entry numbers were up from the year before, with nearly 200 runners taking part on the day.
James Baker (Chichester Runners & AC) was the first male runner home in a rapid time of 58.54. Zared Arasaretnam-Hale (Brighton & Hove AC) was second in 59.05 and Charlie Pickett (Guildford & Godalming AC) was third in 1:01.25.
Alice Robinson (Worthing & District Harriers) was the first female runner home in a time of 1:12.12. Natalie Lawrence (Portsmouth Triathletes) was second in 1:17.38 and Anna Mosbauer (Liss Runners) was third in 1:17.38.
Feedback from runners was positive. Many stayed for the presentation and refreshments of home-made cakes donated by Liss Runners and tea and coffee served by the Rosemary Foundation.
Liss Runners will donate more than £1,000 to the Rosemary Foundation and make a donation to the South Harting Memorial Sports Playing Field.
Race director Andy Turner puts the event’s success down to the kindness of volunteers at the club, as well as a well-marshalled course with some lovely views for runners to enjoy while tackling a challenging yet rewarding route.