Westlake takes Bognor Prom 10k title

James Westlake was crowned the 2017 Bognor Prom 10k champion this morning.

Sunday, 21st May 2017, 2:28 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 5:11 am
Bognor Prom 10k race winner James Westlake (centre), runner-up Matt Bradford (left) and third-placed finisher James Baker (right)

Westlake, who competes for Crawley Athletics Club, broke the tape in a time of 31mins 47secs to claim the title.

It was a seamless return to action for Westlake, who was competing in his first race since finishing 27th overall at the London Marathon last month.

Lewes Athletic Club's Matt Bradford was runner-up - coming home 43 seconds after Westlake - while Chichester Runners' James Baker (33:05) completed the top-three of the 1,576 to complete the course.

Johanna Spannagl was the Bognor Prom 10k female race winner

First female across the line in this year's race was Johanna Spannagl of Horsham Blue Star. Competing over a 10k distance for just the second time, she finished in 38:50 and that was enough to see her crowned female champion.

Cheltenham Harriers' Shona Crombie-Hicks came home 44 seconds after Spannagl to seal second, while Chichester Runners claimed third in the female race aswell through Lucy Thraves (41:00).

A full list of race finishers and more reaction will be available in Thursday's Observer series titles.

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