SuperÂ finish to Gosport 5k Summer Series
The final race of the Gosport 5k Summer Series proved a big success with some good times and great fun.
It is a popular, friendly, community event and theÂ support from the marshals is always a big boost for the runners as they tackle the Stokes Bay course.
Organiser Nick Carter thanked everyone for taking part and he is already looking forward to next year.
He said: '˜TheÂ Gosport 5K Summer Series finale didn't disappoint. A good turnout despite the overcast conditions and stiff coastal breeze saw Chichester runner James Baker take the win with an impressive 16min 05sec whileÂ Rachael Phelps ran a super time of 18.53 to win the ladies' race.
'˜Supported by ON Running and Alton Sports, the field of mixed ages and abilities were superbly marshalled by Gosport Road Runners and it was a delightÂ to see the series finish on a high with many runners pleasedÂ with their progress over the five races.
'˜On behalf of the race managers at Nice Work and all involved in making this happen, thanks toÂ everyone who took part and weÂ invite them back for even more fun next year.
'˜An early post race review has seen theÂ decisionÂ to bring next year's series forward so it starts on Tuesday,Â April 9Â and is onÂ every second Tuesday of the month, concluding in August not September.
'˜This will allow runners to finish in daylight and also not have to worry about getting their young ones home early for schoolÂ the following morning.'