Baker brings home the bread in the Bognor Prom 10k

James Baker lived up to his reputation as the favourite as more than 1,400 runners completed a successful Bognor Prom 10k.

The seafront race was blessed by fine weather and some fine performances, with Chichester ace Baker coming home in 32min 18sec - a full 45 seconds ahead of runner-up James Bellward.

Third was Robin Ward of Portsmouth Joggers (34.17) while Chichester Runners also boasted the fourth finisher, Anthony Roddis (34.44).

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First woman home was Caroline Hoyte of Arena 80, who was eighth overall with a time of 36.07.

Danny Mahoney was the first home from the Bognor club Tone Zone. He was 44th in 40.14.

In all there were 1,463 finishers - plus hundreds more in the races for youngsters which preceded the big race.

See the Observer on Thursday for a full list of finishers and their times, plus reports and pictures.