GALLERY: Record number of runners take part in Chichester races

Nearly 1,000 runners took part in the first races in the 2014 Chichester Corporate Challenge series.

Seven races during a frenetic evening’s competition contained 300 more competitiors than the event had seen before since it began in 1992.

The start of the secondary schoolboys' race  Picture by Louise Adams C140262-15

The start of the secondary schoolboys' race Picture by Louise Adams C140262-15

Race officials, timekeepers, recorders and marshals were kept on their toes throughout two hours of racing and managed to produce accurate results amid the mad dash for the line.

Watch our gallery of pictures - and don’t miss the Observer, out on Thursday morning, for full reports, more pictures and a full list of finishers and their times.