Perfect running conditions for the 22nd Brighton half marathon helped many runners achieve great times – even if they did all run a little farther than they should have.
The route was unintentionally extended at the 4.5 mile turn, adding an extra third of a mile.
Organisers apologised after realising the error and set about the tricky task of recalculating times.
Under clear skies, spectators cheered on a record entry of more than 7,000 runners, making it the largest 13-miler on the south coast.
Bognor club ToneZone provided another large club entry of 16 runners – and 11 of them recorded personal bests.
Chichester athletes also posted excellent times. Fresh from winning a Sussex cross-country league title the day before, James Baker finished fifth in a chip time of 1.12.25.
TONEZONE TIMES: Perry Lee 1hr 29min, Keith Hardwell 1.34, Mark Dimwoody 1.38, Ian Bayley 1.39, Chris Gallagher 1.43, Jason Rae 1.58, Jennifer Green 1.59, Robert Little 2.02, Viv Baker 2.04, Rachel Misselbrook 2.07, Benita Milton 2.10, John Baitup 2.14, Michelle Maxim 2.15, Jo Langrish 2.16, Carolyn Millar 2.24, Alison Stead 2.24, Derek Winslow 2.46.
OTHER CHICHESTER TIMES: Mark Jennings 613rd in 1.33.29, Mike Moorcroft 613rd, 1.37.13; Nicky Upton 1040th, 1.41.48; Kevin Batt 1121st, 1.42.56; Henry & Chantal Lushingham joint 1,956th, 1.51.20; Emma Webster 5484th, 2.15.08.