IN PICTURES: Fishbourne Flat Five

Pets and children were welcome for the Fishbourne Flat Five 'PICTURES BY KATE SHEMILT KS1500457-4
Pets and children were welcome for the Fishbourne Flat Five 'PICTURES BY KATE SHEMILT KS1500457-4

ORGANISERS have hailed an annual five-kilometre race as a ‘huge success’ after more than 150 people turned out.

Paul Mitchinson triumphed in the Fishbourne Flat Five on Sunday morning, coming just ahead of Mike Houston and Hamish Roper with a time of 31.04 minutes.

Some of the front runners KS1500457-1

Some of the front runners KS1500457-1

Nicky Hill was the fastest woman. The Chichester Runners athlete completed the course in 39.43 minutes, followed by Persephone Hagan and Sarah Haig.

The race is held in memory of Beckie and Lucy Hassell who died in a car accident in October, 2005.

Fundraisers this year were raising money for Fishbourne Pre-School, which is raising funds for a children’s working kitchen to go in the new planned pre-school extension. The recent wet weather meant the route was muddy in places and no records were broken this year.

Runners along the course KS1500457-9

Runners along the course KS1500457-9

Toby Booker and his brother Harry KS1500457-5

Toby Booker and his brother Harry KS1500457-5

Paul Mitchinson, Mike Houston, Hamish Roper KS1500457-6

Paul Mitchinson, Mike Houston, Hamish Roper KS1500457-6

Lots of runners took part in the annual race KS1500457-2

Lots of runners took part in the annual race KS1500457-2

Nicky Hill KS1500457-7

Nicky Hill KS1500457-7

Paul Mitchinson, who came first KS1500457-8

Paul Mitchinson, who came first KS1500457-8

There was a good mood among the runners KS1500457-10

There was a good mood among the runners KS1500457-10

The race also welcomed walkers KS1500457-3

The race also welcomed walkers KS1500457-3