Joggers turn out at Steepdown while two brave the Dubai heat

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Twenty-six Horsham Joggers turned out for the last race in the West Sussex Fun Run League series, the Steepdown Challenge on Sunday.

The league’s 18 races have been well-attended by the club this year, pushing the overall points up and putting Horsham Joggers into an incredible fifth place in the league.

It has been a huge improvement on last year’s 16th place.

Matthew Anstee-Brown led the Joggers home in 29min 02sec, followed by Paul Adams in 32:08 and Mal Thornton in 32:33.

Other times: Mike O’Grady 33:43, Mark Smee 35:49, Alan Pettitt 37:10, Janine Littler 37:14, Tim Atkinson 41:38, John Booker 43:44, Elisabeth Scott 45:32, Marion Luff 45:48, Vivienne Underhill 45:57, Kaisa Muhonen 46:55, Fiona Clifton 47:01, Margaret Wadman 47:39, Caroline Bransden 48:12, Joanna Campbell 48:33, Diane Berry 51:35, Stephanie Charman 52:50, Edna Clark 55:50, Mary Klanczkowski 56:52, Eileen Quinton 1:04:06, Jenny Boyd 1:05:47, Verity Dods 1:06:20, Victoria Saunders 1:08:58 and Michael Saunders 1:08:59.

The Worthing 10k Fun Run also took place on a windy seafront with four Horsham Joggers taking part.

Mark Greet came third overall in 37:20, followed by Pete O’Connell in 38:08, Val Purnell in 46:01 and Jayk Valentine-O’Connell in 46:13.

n Last week, Horsham Joggers Paul William Arnold and Sally Arnold ran the ABRaS Mina Dubai 10k in soaring temperatures.

The pair were on honeymoon in Dubai after spending a week in Mauritius.

They also ran in San Francisco in 2013 and this is all building up to them running the London Marathon next April for the Pituitary Foundation.