Steyning AC Roundhill Romp Returns
The real Roundhill Romp trail race returned on Wednesday 6th July, having been virtual in 2020 and 2021.
The 9.5km event is one of the West Sussex Fun Run League series of races. All 17 WSFRL clubs were well represented and, in total, there were members from 54 clubs among the 432 finishers.
The route starts at the Steyning Clocktower; passes Wiston House; climbs to Chanctonbury Ring; follows the South Downs Way to the Farmers Memorial; loops the Upper Horseshoe; descends via the Rifle Range to the Cricket Field finish line.
First to finish was James Baker of Chichester Runners. He won with a time of 34m 06s. This was the tenth time James has won the Romp since 2000.
The first female finisher was Amelia Brown of Worthing Harriers, with a time of 41m 12s.
The Roundhill Romp was preceded by the Mini-Romp race for junior athletes. The roughly 1 mile race is completed within the Cricket Field. Of the 97 runners, there were 43 from Steyning AC. The winner was James Wood of Steyning AC, in a time of 4m 53s. The first female was Rylee Rothe of Horsham Joggers, in a time of 6m 04s.
You can find out more about running with Steyning AC, or other sports and events, at www.steyningac.co.uk
The next Roundhill Romp will be held on the first Wednesday in July, 2023.
[photos courtesy of Mike Warren ARPS]