Baker and Jack lead way for club in Hampshire 10k

James Baker notched up another career win in the Hampshire 10k at Portsmouth with a good 32.17 clocking - only a minute outside his all-time best.

Veteran Chris Jack finished seventh in the same race.

Meanwhile a smaller-than-usual squad lined up at Portslade for the annual Hedgehoppers five-mile race over the Downs.

Veteran Tom Blaylock led the club home in 43rd followed by John Betts in 83rd, Jane Leonard 97th, Tony Cooley 105th, Peter Shaw 118th, Jill Renson 119th, Nigel McNestrie 148th, Sue baker 160th and Dave Grunwell 205th.

There will be a report of another race in the series, the popular Trundle Hill race, in next week’s (May 30) Observer.

Runners from around the area will be able to test themselves over the slightly shorter distance of five miles when Chichester Runners hold their annual Midsummer 5 starting from Lavant Village Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday, June 19.

Taking in a circuit of the Goodwood motor-racing circuit, this is a fast and generally flat course and recognised for producing fast times.

Entry forms can be obtained from either the club website - - or on email from