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Winners celebrate at Steyning fun day

Rhiannon Stuart-Jones with her winning dogs Foggy and Woody

Rhiannon Stuart-Jones with her winning dogs Foggy and Woody

A MINI ‘Commonwealth Games’ proved popular with youngsters at the Steyning Festival.

Martin Hesketh, secretary of Steyning Athletic Club, organised the event with the help of club members for the community fun day, held at Memorial Playing Field.

Christine Aubrey, festival chairman, awarded 19 medals to winners on the day.

Florence Locks and Ollie Wellby won three medals each in the under-11s group.

Both were successful in the 50m dash and bounding race, with Florence also winning a prize in the obstacle race and Ollie top at target throw.

Niamh Halloren and Lois Claridge won two medals each in the 12 to 14 group.

Niamh’s successes were in target throw and the obstacle race, while Lois won in soccer throw and bounding.

In the senior section, Jason Bird received three medals, for the 50m dash, soccer throw and bounding.

Meanwhile, it was animals who were competing in the dog show at the fun day, organised by Rob Billington.

Experienced dog show judge Kate Popple, who has taken part in the display team at Crufts and is an examiner for the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme, awarded the prizes.

Adrian Harwood won best in show with his dog, Itsy, and received a rosette.

Other winners included Rhiannon Stuart-Jones with her two dogs, Foggy and Woody.

Rhiannon said: “My golden retriever Foggy won the dog judge most wants to take home class, and my Jack Russell Woody won the most handsome class. They are such champions.”

The dog show was supported by Cobblestone Walk dog boutique Palace of Pooch, which provided free doggy bags for every entry.

 

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