Chichester Runners resumed their 2012 West Sussex Fun Run League campaign in the Foxes five-mile event at Southwick.
Among 19 members competing were six who gained nine or ten bonus points to contribute to a team score of 76 out of a maximum of 85 to keep Chichester in touch with leaders Worthing & District.
Chris Jack led the squad home in second followed by John Leonard (7th) and Fay Cripps (32nd, sixth lady).
Justin Eggins and Kevin McGreal followed in 38th and 42nd while Jane Leonard was 94th overall (15th lady).
Meanwhile James Baker produced another of his storming runs by emerging as a clear winner of the Eastbourne half marathon.
In wet conditions for the 1,400-strong field the Chichester athlete crossed the line in 1hr 12min 2secs.