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Life is a beach for Felpham 5 runners

Scores of runners turned the tide on nature in the annual Felpham Five.

 

The 5.3-mile race saw nearly 140 people take part in a run along the sand out to Elmer before heading back to finish at Felpham Yacht Club.

 

Over the years, the event has a reputation for being a fun and fast event as runners take in some spectacular scenery along the way.

 

This year proved to be no different with some good times and some big smiles taken away from the event organised by Southern Multisport.

 

First person home was Callum Aldous of Chichester Westgate Triathlon Club, who completed the course in 36 minutes 16.

 

He was closely followed by Byron Kearns (unattached) and Gavin Bowden (Team Titans) in 36:34 and 36:41 respectively.

 

The first female to cross the line was Juliet Stallard (Bognor Tone Zone Runners), whose time of 40:39 was good enough for eighth overall.

 

She was also the first one of a healthy contingent of Tone Zone runners to complete the race. Next home for the club was Stan Mack (21st overall) who, despite competing in the Southdowns Half Marathon the day before, carried on with his flying form to cross the line in a steady time of 43.45.

 

David Rowe was then close behind with a time of 44:14 to take 22nd place.

 

Other stand out performers for the Tone Zone were Carl Bryant and Josie Faggetter, who both finished in tandem under the 46 minute mark.

 

Jim Simmonds and his four-legged pal Oscar finished the race in 44 minutes and were the third dog to finish. Carolyn Stapley finished under the 48 minute mark. Despite the head wind on the return, Stapley ran faster in the second half of the race.

 

And a special mention must go to Jo Penfold who, on her first race for the club, ran with her dad on Father’s Day. The pair just beat the 1:10 mark to finish in 1:09.

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