Alas, it was not to be and within about 5 minutes of the senior run starting the sky darkened and the heavens opened. Monsoon season in West Sussex!
But a spot of rain was apparently fuel for our 9 intrepid runners as they set out on one of the most challenging events in the WSFRL calendar. Believe it or they all finished with big smiles on their face and mud all the way up to their waists - perfect.
Photos of the evening will be available in the gallery soon.
Results will be available on the WSFRL website.
A massive shout out to our runners for taking part on such an evening and thank you to the three hardy supporters for being at the finish.
The next WSFRL date is Wednesday 8 June for Arunners 'Beach Run'. Please ensure you are signed up for this event by Tuesday 31 May.