Chichester Priory 10k gallery - see what we're missing this weekend

The first Sunday of February. Always cold, often bright. A day when we should all have been at the Goodwood motor circuit – not to watch cars racing, but people.

Sunday, 7th February 2021, 8:00 am
The starting party from 2001 - 20 years ago - current race director Graham Jessop is back, right / Picture: Dave Garvey

It’s the traditional date for the Chichester Priory 10k, a race that has become well-established in the local and regional sporting calendar and has drawn many top names to the city. Not this year, though. The 10k was called off some time ago because of Covid lockdown restrictions, and attention is now on hoping next year’s will be run at the normal time with proper numbers.

Graham Jessop, director a race that was launched 30 years ago this year, said: “It seems so strange to that the first Sunday in February has gone without a Chichester Priory 10k to report on. “The pandemic has played havoc with the road running calendar. “Usually this edition of the Observer would be packed with pictures, results and reports on different runners’ achievements, but all we have this year are great memories from past races. We hope that by February 2022 there will be a return to some kind of normality and mass participation events again will be permitted."

See pictures from the 2001, 2005, 2011, 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2020 races on this page and the ones linked - images are by Dave Garvey, Bill Shimmin, David Campbell-Burns and Derek Martin. See Thursday's (Feb 11) Chichester Observer for more past 10k pictures and more from the race organisers.

Scenes from the 2005 Priory 10k / Picture: Dave Garvey
Scenes from the 2005 Priory 10k / Picture: Dave Garvey
Scenes from the 2005 Priory 10k / Picture: Dave Garvey
Scenes from the 2005 Priory 10k / Picture: Dave Garvey
Scenes from the 2005 Priory 10k / Picture: Dave Garvey
From 2011 - a fresh-faced Observer trio of John Carter, Lewis Brown and Gregory Miles / Picture: Bill Shimmin
From 2011 - three of the top male entrants / Picture: Bill Shimmin
From 2011 - cheers from the crowd / Picture: Bill Shimmin
From 2014, the vital first-aid team from St John Ambulance / Picture by David Campbell-Burns
Volunteer helpers at the 2014 race / Picture: David Campbell-Burns
Action from 2014 captured by David Campbell-Burns
The race in 2017 at the Goodwood motor circuit / Picture: Derek Martin
The race starters in 2017 - the first race at the current venue of the Goodwood motor circuit / Picture: Derek Martin
2018's first three home / Picture: Derek Martin
Scenes from last year's Priory 10k at Goodwood / Picture: Derek Martin
The start of last year's Priory 10k at Goodwood / Picture: Derek Martin
Action from last year's Priory 10k at Goodwood / Picture: Derek Martin
The top three men at last year's Priory 10k at Goodwood / Picture: Derek Martin
The top three women at last year's Priory 10k at Goodwood / Picture: Derek Martin