VIDEO: Wylie’s a wow at Chichester Priory 10k

PHIL WYLIE is the new Chichester Priory 10k champion.

The Bristol and West AC athlete took the honours in the 23rd running of race, forcing Jon Pepper of Brighton Phoenix to settle for a second successive runners-up spot by just three seconds.

The field just after the start of Chichester's 10k   Picture by Louise Adams C140183-1

The field just after the start of Chichester's 10k Picture by Louise Adams C140183-1

Wylie overcame strong winds around the challenging course to cross the line in 30min 23sec - with Pepper second in 30.26 just pipping Southend AC’s Paul Whittaker (30.27).

The leading three opened up a big gap and the fourth-placed runner was Peter Huck (31.06).

Winner of the women’s race was Aldershot’s Charlotte Purdue in 33.37, while the first Chichester man home - as usual - was James Baker, who was 22nd in 33.06.

Race organisers were delighted with the success of the event, which was run in dry but very windy conditions - and even the sun came out for some of the race.

Now watch our video of the start in which you can see if you can spot yourself. And look out for more reports and videos plus a picture gallery on this website between now and Thursday, then full reports, pictures and results in the Observer - out on Thursday.

STEVE BONE