PICTURE SPECIAL: Record numbers line up for Chichester road race

It’s the 25th year of Chichester’s Corporate Challenge series - and it’s already a record-breaker.

Just over 900 runners, ranging from nine-year-olds to veterans, took part in the first of three race nights in a rather wet city centre on Wednesday evening.

Action from one of the girls' races / Picture by Derek Martin

Action from one of the girls' races / Picture by Derek Martin

That’s the most to run on one night of the event since it began in 1992.

There were eight races in total and photographer Derek Martin was there for the Observer to capture all the action.

See his pictures in the gallery, above - and don’t miss the March 9 edition of the Chichester Observer for a report, pictures and a full list of finishers and their times.

Here’s some video clips from the opening race night

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