Action and winners from the Bognor Prom 10k, which made a triumphant return after two blank years in the pandemic / Picture: Steve Grove of Middleton Camera Club

29 pictures as the Bognor Prom 10k makes successful return

The Bognor Prom 10k returned to the streets and sunny promenade of Bognor Regis for the first time since 2019. With the sun shining and very little wind in the air, the race was set up to be a cracker, writes Jack Penfold.

By Steve Bone
Monday, 23rd May 2022, 1:24 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd May 2022, 1:57 pm

The first event of the day was the Junior Fun Run, with over 200 kids ranging from the age of four up to 14 years old tackling the 1.5km route around Marine Park Gardens and on to the seafront before turning round and powering their way to the finish line.

The Well Fit Wellbeing and Fitness 4Life ladies got up on stage leading a pre-race warm up for the competitors before the 1,360 runners set off for the main 10k.

First across the line was Alex Milne from Hercules Wimbledon AC, running a time of 30:58 just shy of the course record which was set back in 2013 by Tadele Geremew. In second place was Patrick Martin finishing in 32:04, just 23 seconds ahead of Chichester Runners AC athlete James Baker who has finished in the top three at Bognor for an astonishing 18 years in a row now.

In the ladies race the top three were separated by just 1 minute and 15 seconds! Maisie Trafford of Worthing and District Harriers took the win in 37:10, 40 seconds ahead of Jess Saunders from Belgrave Harriers. Kay Sheedy from Dulwich Runners completed the podium for the ladies in a time of 38:25.

The Bognor Regis Prom 10k 2022 was supported by The Arena sports centre who sponsored 2,500 bottles of runners for the runners and had 1,360 finishers. Reynolds of Bognor were the other main sponsors. Competitors said how well the race was organised and were pleased to have had support along the whole of the course.

See a report and pictures in the Bognor Observer on Thursday.

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