Records tumble in Arunners’ annual Beach Run

Arunners five-mile Beach Run race winner Dean Heneghan
Arunners five-mile Beach Run race winner Dean Heneghan
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For a third successive year, Arunners Running Club’s five-mile Beach Run saw a record number of racers take part last night.

In total, 562 athletes completed the course which eclipsed last year’s record number by 87.

Racers get going in the 2016 Arunners race

Racers get going in the 2016 Arunners race

The event, which is part of the West Sussex Fun Run League, sees runners gather on Littlehampton’s West Green for a loop around a circuit before heading along the seafront and back to finish.

It seemed records were tumbling everywhere for the race with winner Dean Heneghan’s time of 26min 33sec the best ever.

The newly signed Crawley runner was delighted to come out on top and said: “It was a nice race, I wasn’t expecting it to be as tricky as it was but I’m pleased to win.

“I’d never done this race before so wasn’t sure what to expect but to win was so much more than I had anticipated.

Runners taking part in Arunners five-mile Beach Run

Runners taking part in Arunners five-mile Beach Run

“I’ve done a few other Fun Run League races this season, though, up until today I hadn’t won one so it’s a nice feeling.”

Lewes Athletics Club saw both of their runners finish in second and third position.

Last year’s winner Lewis Sida came home 28 seconds after Heneghan, while club-mate John Stoddart finished third in 27-04.

In the female race, Chichester runner Rebecca Moore stormed home to win and was fourth overall with an impressive effort of 27-38.

Arunners female race winner Rebecca Moore

Arunners female race winner Rebecca Moore

Moore has had success in the area already in 2016 as she was the first lady to finish at Worthing’s inaugural Half Marathon earlier this year.

The talented runner, who lives just a mile away from the Beach Run course, was pleased to finish first and said: “I’ve just come home from university and have had a tough time with exams and other things going on, so it was nice to come back home and win this race.

“I live about a mile away and this was my first time competing here in over five years.

“I’m going away on holiday and then I think I’m going to take a little break before returning back to race again in September.”

Arunners chairman Phil McErlain was delighted to see a record number of racers for a third successive year.

He said: “I’m really pleased to see record numbers once again. The weather was lovely and that helps but it’s great to see the numbers keep coming here.

“The emphasis of the Fun Run League is participation and we want to keep increasing numbers in this race year on year.

“Running on sand is very difficult, so to see the record for a race win capped off a great night for everyone.”

Beach Run times: Dean Heneghan 26:33; Lewis Sida 27:01; John Stoddart 27:04; Rebecca Moore 27:38; Stewart Gregory 27:40; Andy Massingdale 27:55; Tsegay Tekleselssie 28:30; Paul Cousins 28:42; Ash Dorrington 28:44; Ben Stock 28:46; Jason Harrold 28:57; Paul Sargent 29:08; Paul Bond 29:11; Paul Prosser 29:21; Jonathan Burrell 29:23; Jon Boxall 29:27; Gary Woolven 29:29; Matthew Wilson 29:38; Mikey Neville 29:43; Mat Brass 29:53; Simon Coppard 29:56; James Tombs 29:59; Michael Jones 30:10; Alex Halfacree 30:11; Mal Thornton 30:14; Tom Goddard 30:15; Phil Payne 30:20; Jason Collett 30:24; Harry Wilcox 30:28; Kevin Meegan 30:42; Rashaad Shabab 30:44; David March 30:47; Andy Crawford 30:48; Simon Thistlewaite 30:52; Gustavo Iriarte 30:57; Mark Halls 31:03; John Russell 31:06; Adam Booth 31:09; Matt Lambert 31:12; Steve Thomas 31:13; Dave Cook 31:14; Glenn Mitchell 31:17; Antoine Dani 31:20; Colin Bennett 31:21; Edward Tuckley 31:23; David Pena 31:23; Paul Adams 31:25; Adam Whitmee 31:28; Lee Chapman 31:29; Jonathan Lelliott 31:30; Alex Rawlinson 31:32; Roger Moore 31:35; Tim Winkley 31:36; Julian Boyer 31:37; Wayne Kingsnorth 31:41; Matt Whittaker 31:43; Phil Metcalf 31:44; Steve Fryer 31:46; Gary Baynes 31:49; John Henty 31:50; Karina Bennt 31:51; John Harding 31:55; Nick Palmer 31:56; Keith Akerman 32:00; Nick Silvey 32:02; Gary Christie 32:04; Lee Oxley 32:09; Ian Fines 32:10 Robert Henderson 32:13 Trevor Barrett 32:15; Chris Robinson 32:17; Matt Bennett 32:20; David Rowe 32:22; Maria Barrow 32:32; Simone Button 32:34; Oliver Day 32:38; Amelia Brown 32:38; Darren Hunt 32:41; Jason Lee 32:42; Sean Covey 32:43; Raff Vitale 32:50; Mike Howard 33:02; Alistair Wakefield 33:06; Martin Fallows 33:08; Nick Phillips 33:09; Matt Clarke 33:11; Jonathan Herbert 33:11; Rose Ellis 33:12; Mark Smee 33:13; Ben Brown 33:14; Anne Matthews 33:17; Andrew Vine 33:19; Andrew Chitty 33:22; Heath Lewis 33:23; Kim Lo 33:27; Anne Jones 33:30; Tom Gray 33:31; Paul Turner 33:32; Simon Alexander 33:33; Paul Linke 33:36; Dave Eaton 33:39; Aaron Barnard 33:45; Geoff Barbe 33:46; Andrew Moore 33:47; Mike Grady 33:52; Conor Lutton 33:57; Ian Greenaway 33:57; Nick Murray 34:01; Ant Neal 34:06; Ed Warner 34:07; Andrew Bishop 34:08; Steve Baker 34:11; David Foster 34:13; Luke Lycett 34:16; Mike Ridley 34:26; Matthew Cawthra 34:29; Sharona Harrington 34:30; Dan Salter 34:33; Christian Powell 34:37; Roy Taylor 34:39; Steven Wilson 34:42; Michael Grundel 34:42; Gary Griffiths 34:44; John Hardy 34:45; Ben Page 34:46; Dave Penfold 34:47; Danny Cunnett 34:49; Shelley Cornes 34:52; Tom Newbery 34:53; Kirsty Armstrong 34:53; Anne Enes 34:54 Nick Tate 34:54; David Blake 34:55; Stephen Feest 34:59; Dominic Osman-Allu 35:01; Oliver Jones 35:08; Simone Scott 35:09; Polly Neville 35:10; Sarah Kennett 35:11; Neil Stanley 35:14; Dave Lague 35:16; Raj Sorroy 35:17; Mike Moorcroft 35:18; Vince Shirley 35:18; Sheila O’Toole 35:22; Rob Harrington 35:23; Phillip Liberman 35:23; Gary Fuller 35:24; Neil Phillpot 35:28; Steve Hurst 35:28; John Miles 35:37; Chris Hayes 35:39; Mark Friend-James Stephen Troake 35:43; Neil Bodman 35:43; Lewis Dodgson 35:46; Philip Westbury 35:47; Mark Wilson 35:48; Denis Jenkins 35:56; Rich Neale 35:57; Tom Blaylock 35:57; Jo Jones 36:08; James Jefferys 36:08; Paul Hurley 36:09; Annabel Jeffries 36:10; Jenny Hughes 36:14; Xenia Parsons 36:19; Liam Humphrey 36:22; Alan Pettitt 36:23; Emma Shepherd 36:26; Hugh St.John 36:27; Martin Presland 36:33; Cara Law 36:36; William McLean 36:39; Alex Hand 36:39; Judith Carder 36:45; Barry Waller 36:46; Trevor Symes 36:47; Oliver Pendlington 36:50; Nigel McNestrie 36:50; Kevin Batt 36:54; Rebecca Day 36:55; Jessica Thomson 36:56; Miranda Huisman 36:57; Kevin Williams 37:04; Ian Puttock 37:04; Steve Eke 37:05; Jay Wadey 37:05; Mark Jennings 37:08; Julian Pringle 37:10; Grace Henderson 37:11; Clare Moore 37:15; Peter Miller 37:16; Chris Sloggett 37:16; Jane Lawrence 37:18; John Palmer 37:19; Sophie Palmer 37:20; Jon Blayden 37:23; Annette Maynard 37:33; Nigel Cruttenden 37:37; Richard Cherriman 37:38; Mark Armitage 37:39; Marianna Nott 37:40; Neil Dawson 37:41; Tony Blayden 37:42; John Killick 37:48; Kate Payling 37:50; Erin Maher 37:53; Tim Marshallsay 37:55; Steve Jones 38:01; Jason Rae 38:03; Richard Gray 38:08; Stuart Harvey 38:10; Martin Miller 38:10; Alice Birdsall 38:13; Mick Fenton 38:17; Darren Armstrong 38:20; Colin Hannant 38:21; Dave Razzell 38:21; Launa Cowan 38:24; Paul Rawlinson 38:26; Mark Craigs 38:29; Ryan Gregory 38:29; Nick Baker 38:30; Guido Tapia 38:31; Geoff Watson 38:33; Gez Cummins 38:34; Andy Bradford 38:35; Adrian Rutledge 38:37; Karen Weller 38:37; James Willliams 38:38; James Mason 38:39; David Sidonio 38:41; Kevin Valentine 38:42; Catharine Western 38:45; Liam Banham-Rayward 38:46; Simone Cuthbert 38:48; Graham Kenward 38:49; David Dawson 38:51; Philip Brewster 38:52; Jon Lee 38:52; Marlon Webb 38:53; Nadia Anderson 38:56; Shelley Meyern 39:01; Flic Archer 39:04; Tom Clark 39:06; Graham Liddell 39:08; Jamie Darling 39:09; Richard Bryant 39:12; Griz Phillips 39:17; Ian Wilcox 39:20; Martin Rowlands 39:23; Penny Barron 39:28; Debbie Gatland 39:33; Livvy McHugh 39:34; Dave Oldfield 39:43; Bill Bedford 39:44; David Knight 39:46; James Orem 39:48; Derek Buckman 39:48; Ian Foster 39:49; Lesley Tugwell 39:52; Debra Cauchey-Duval 39:55; Gill Cammack 39:59; Pugs Reeves 40:01; Amanda Godfrey 40:23; Tony Day 40:28; Daniel Belton 40:30; Jeremy Ramsden 40:32; Dan Suttle 40:34; Holly Wanless 40:40; Cefn O’Ryan 40:42; Stephen Divers 40:43; Tony Boxall 40:47; Rob Jochimsen 40:50; Mel English 40:53; Mick Acott 40:55; James Vidler 40:59; Steve Horn 41:01; Tony Cooley 41:03; Frank Stone 41:07; Richard Moore 41:13; Dave Barty 41:18; Paul Crowe 41:20; John Guthrie 41:21; Robert Shephard 41:24; Rachel Blair 41:31; Cath Beckett 41:32; Suse Potts 41:38; Anita Amies 41:39; Cathy Fall 41:41; John Little 41:45; Chris Levitt 41:47; Steve Crockett 41:49; Peter Thomas 41:50; George Wotton 41:50; Janine Haynes 41:51; Janet Shepherd 41:51; Tiffany Proudfoot 41:52; David Johnson 41:53; Greg Redfearn 41:53; Daniel Green 41:54; Fiona Sutton 42:03; Paul Jackson 42:03; Marie Carey 42:12; Jane Taylor 42:12; Georgina Scutt 42:13; Neil Harris 42:15; Peter Shaw 42:16; Sue Barty 42:20; Carolyn Hartfield 42:23; Nathan Evans 42:27; Michele Nixon 42:27; Emma Newbery 42:30; Paula Wallace 42:30; Jill Renson 42:31; Jo Cummings 42:35; James Thomson 42:39; Dean Martin 42:43; Rainer Hirt 42:44; Mike Fisher 42:44; Nicki Hawkins 42:47; Andrea Manwill 42:51; Clare Payne 42:51; Steve Roberts 42:52; Nicky Paton 43:02; Kerry Kipling 43:13; Sarah Salter 43:13; Peter Lomax 43:20; Sorcha Lee 43:21; Chris Lelliott 43:22; Phil Latham 43:26; John Evans 43:29; Claire Miller 43:31; Sharron Halls 43:31; Sue Pearson 43:32; Sue Kemp 43:36; Fabian Kaelin 43:36; Peter Hedgethorne 43:37; David Evans 43:46; Amy Hulley 43:47; Di Delderfield 43:50; Nick Dawson 43:58; Amy Mitchell 44:09; Mary Freestone 44:11; Paul Arnold 44:13; Andy Segens 44:14; Tracey Thomas 44:15; Maria Colwil 44:23; Stuart Davies 44:25; Jamie Dawson 44:28; Sue Harding 44:30; Richard Barron 44:31; Robert Scott 44:34; Peter Johnstone 44:35; Katie Butcher 44:35; Caroline Daykin 44:37; Beverly Sheridan 44:40; Chania Hemsley-Smith 44:43; Colin Clegg 44:44; Adam Stanger 44:45; Sue Baker 44:48; Fiona Clifton 44:56; Mark Anderson 44:56; Tina Sarll 44:59; Tim Carder 44:59; Carole Mills 45:00; Nikki Hargrave 45:02; Stella Daff 45:07; John Bearman 45:08; Jane Pidgeon 45:09; Sharon Fenton 45:10; Danielle Phillips 45:11; Gabrielle Presland 45:11; Sharon McHale 45:17; Raymond Ko 45:17; Paul Martin 45:21; Dave Woodhouse 45:27; Val Brockwell 45:30; Peter Jenkins 45:41; Julia Black 45:46; Richard Daniells 45:49; Julian Breeds 45:51; Bryan Darney 45:54; Fran Kelly 45:55; Heather Cord 45:56; Theresa Donohue 45:58; Matthew Anderson 46:00; John Carroll 46:01; Carmel Horler 46:03; Louise Johnson 46:08; Amy Magarth 46:10; Helen Pratt 46:18; Sally Washington 46:35; Agata Nelson-Lyszkiewicz 46:39; Vivienne Underhill 46:44; Kelly Parkhouse 46:49; Annabel Kolter 46:49; Kevin Griffiths 46:50; Malcolm Slater 46:50; Hugh Stevenage 46:54; Bob Thomas 46:56; Sue Juncal 46:56; Caroline Bransden 46:57; Ray King 46:59; Roy Swetman 46:59; Tracy Eaton 47:07; Gina Perrin 47:12; Kath Clegg 47:21; Mary Crabb 47:21; Nicki Hunt 47:22; Chris Archer 47:23; Rosanna Batchelor 47:25; Lisa Andrews 47:32; John Carey 47:33; Natalie Chivers 47:34; Liz Crews 47:37; Grace Newton 47:43; Lesley Sheehan 47:43; Tracy Brownings 47:44; Elaine Sinclair 47:50; Rachel Austin 47:52; Sue Teague-Smith 47:54; Collette Betts 47:56; Mike Airey 47:58; Sandie Bushby 48:01; Jane Tewsley 48:03; Steven Eynon 48:06; Nici Eyre 48:07; Laura Carter 48:09; Roger Ockenden 48:10; Yian Solomon 48:11; Malcolm Johnson 48:12; Diane Berry 48:13; Lorraine Hunter 48:17; Michelle Sutherland 48:22; Jan Morgan 48:28; Gary Foley 48:32; Claire Giles 48:32; Anne Eke 48:38; Jo Cooper 48:44; Eva Mikuska 48:57 Andrew Middleton 48:57; Sarah Denscombe 49:08; Becky Thomas 49:10; Fiona Hilditch 49:14; Cathy Holroyd 49:26; Helen Pratt 49:41; Paul Bankcroft 49:41; Jenny Castle 49:43; Paula Ridley 49:46; Helen Foxley 49:49; Caroline Fenton 49:56; Reg Shirley 50:01; Anne Morrey 50:16; Barney Bristow 50:17; Stephanie Charman 50:23; Alison Gilbert 50:27; Ken Hales 50:28; Heather Haynes 50:30; Caroline Miller 50:31; John Hurst 50:37; Peter Anderson 50:49; Pauline Smart 50:55; Zoe Breeds 50:55; Harry Berlanga 50:58; Brian Purnell 50:59; Ray Blackwell 50:59; Carolyn Mynott 51:04; Hayley Sherell 51L08; Amanda Swann 51:14; Paul Chandler 51:17; Fiona Lear 51:26; Sarah Horner 51:27; Gerald Greshan-Cooke 51:41; Vanessa Harrold 51:48; Sue Dibbs 51:50; Sally Arnold 51:55; Edna Clark 52:04; Lorraine Shirley 52:08; Caroline Darton 52:12; Julian Cosson 52:20; Jill Bearman 52:24; Hannah Armstrong 52:28; Jocelyn Dodgson 52:29; Joan Halifax 52:29; Colin Finnegan 52:40; Jas Bennett 52:57; David Clubb 53:03; Peter Weston 53:07; Jenny Nicoll 53:16; Steve Gray 53:17;

Ray Chick 53:28; Tracey Stocker 53:30; Ronald Green 53:31; Sandra Ayscough 53:43; Heidi Chaney 53:46; June Pope 53:46; Luke Reeves 54:01; Sarah Jackson 54:04; Dave Harris 54:22; Theodore Lawlan 54:25; Kevin Patten 54:31; Chris Evans 54:39; Leanne Levitt 54:40; Gail Brazier 55:14; Genie Lowson 55:36; Paula Baker 55:59; Linda Hulley 56:17; Tiou Mati 56:29; Martin Payne 57:05; Tracy Stringer 57:18; Caz Wadey 57:55; Ann Savidge 57:56; Lynette Brown 57:56;

Sarah Harman 58:03; Jane Kluckers 58:48; Julie Lee 59:01; Samantha Yates 59:02; Jane Adams 59:08; Maria Weatherstone 59:23; Jenny Boyd 59:25; Tina Massiah 59:28; Lisa Bloor 59:28; Claire Watson 1:00:58; Victoria Saunders 1:00:51; Elaine Rousseau 1:01:19; Cameron McLatchie 1:02:15; Anita Soal 1:03:41; John Nicel 1:03:42 Denise Murphy 1:03:59; Valerie Poole 1:04:05; Eileen Adlam 1:04:44; Allison Wilcox 1:05:57; Claire Orsborn 1:06:08; Jan Carroll 1:08:22; Emma Phillips 1:11:22; Peter Chittenden 1:13:16; Jane Harle 1:16:09.

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