Concannon and Baker make it another Chi 1-2 at Lakeside

Peter Concannon and James Baker lead at Lakeside / Picture by David Brawn

Peter Concannon and James Baker lead at Lakeside / Picture by David Brawn

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Peter Concannon timed it right as he picked up his second first place in the Lakeside 5k series.

The Chichester Runners star struck a blow to his club-mate James Baker with a measured effort to win race four in 15min 45sec – the second fastest time of the series so far.

Baker chased all the way to the line and was just three seconds back in 15.48.

The top three finishes for each runner throughout the series count towards the overall standings. Concannon now has two wins to his name (race two and race four). Baker also has two wins (race one and race three).

They both have a second-place finish that would count towards the series as things stand, so it is all to play for in the final race on Wednesday, August 26.

City of Portsmouth youngster Lachlan Wellington, 14, who has been seen in Chichester’s Corporate Challenge series, delivered the performance his coach Vince Stamp had predicted he would. He crowned his 5k debut with a third-place finish and a time of 15.51.

Concannon now has two wins to his name (race two and race four). Baker also has two wins (race one and race three).

That meant he knocked 20 seconds off the best road 5k time in Britain in the under-15 age group. He’s currently second in Britain over the 3,000m on the track.

Lauren Hall has already wrapped up the ladies’ Lakeside title.

The series is jointly hosted by City of Portsmouth and Havant. A total of 135 runners finished race four.

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