Hundreds compete in Round Hill Romp

STEYNING Athletic Club hosted their annual 10k Brooks Round Hill Romp last Wednesday.

More than 500 athletes took part in the event, now in its 21st year, which was started by 2012 Paralympic medal hopeful Sophia Warner.

The race is part of the West Sussex Fun Run League and the picturesque course starts in Steyning High Street, passes through Wilton Park and then goes onto the South Downs Way before finishing in the Steyning Memorial Cricket Field.

The winner of the men’s race was Arena 80’s Chris Callaghan. He finished in 35mins 58sec, six seconds clear of team-mate Timmy Credin.

The first woman was Worthing Harriers’ Susan Scott, who got home in 10th place overall in 39-34.

In the junior one-mile Mini Romp, Alex Jones, of Arunners, won the boys’ race and Charlotte Reading, of Chichester Runners, was victorious in the girls’ race as more than 60 juniors took part.

Warner and Andy Michelson, of Brooks Sports Ltd, presented prizes and medals after the races.

Top 20: 1, Callaghan (Arena 80) 35-58; 2, Timmy Credin (Arena) 36-04; 3, Andrew Taylor 37-06; 4, John McGrath (Worthing Striders) 37-32; 5, Peter Lay (Worthing Harriers) 38-23; 6, James Pennicott (Chichester Runners) 38-26; 7, Del Wallace (Arunners) 38-48; 8, Benjamin Ageras (Horsham Joggers) 38-56; 9, Simon Turk (Steyning) 39-29; 10, Susan Scott (Harriers) 39-34; 11, Mark Halls 39-36; 12, Tim Stevens (Burgess Hill Runners) 39-57; 13, Steve Fryer (Striders) 40-02; 14, Jon Austin (Harriers) 40-10; 15, Andy Nisbet (Harriers) 40-21; 16, Cy Lawrence (Striders) 40-23; 17, Malcolm Roweth (Arena) 40-29; 18, Gareth Brown (Steyning) 40-35; 19, Adam Stephens (Harriers) 41-07; 20, Darrell Stone (Steyning) 41-33.

See the July 14 edition of the Worthing Herald for pictures from the race.