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The tenth Fishbourne Flat Five – a five-mile race around Chichester Harbour – took place on Sunday.

The tenth Fishbourne Flat Five – a five-mile race around Chichester Harbour – took place on Sunday.

More than 170 runners and 50 walkers took part, taking in kissing gates, harbour walls and board walks.

Rebecca Stemp, one of the organisers, said: “It was great to see so many familiar faces and also quite a few new ones.

“It felt like a real village event. Yet again the sun shone and conditions were close to perfect as the ground was firm underfoot.

“It was pretty hot though and the rounds of applause and cup of water at the finishing line were much appreciated.

“Many, many thanks to all those who contributed to making the tenth annual Fishbourne Flat Five a huge success yet again.”

The event raises money in memory of Becky and Lucy Hassell who were killed in a car accident in 2006. The girls attended Fishbourne Primary School, before going on to Bishop Luffa in Chichester.

The event has raised money for a number of different causes, but this year, the flat five raised more than £2,500 to buy staging for Fishbourne Primary School.

“We were delighted to be able to donate a substantial contribution to the school,” said Rebecca.

“Sponsorship money is still coming in.

“Particular thanks are due to all the marshals and helpers, to Game, Set and Match, to Chichester Runners, the Woolpack Inn and the Fishbourne Club for their generosity and support.”

The winner was James Baker and the first woman to cross the finish line was Jennifer Harley.

 

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