5 Seconds Cover the Top Three at the Finish

2014 Winners of the Towncross Engineering South Downs Stages: Simon Mauger and Melanie Holmes.

A day of sunshine, torrential rain, hail and gale force winds culminated in a nail biting fight for victory in the closing stages in darkness at Goodwood.

Congratulations to the winning crew Simon Mauger and Melanie Holmes who beat last year's winner Paul King by just three seconds, who in turn was just two seconds ahead of Johnnie Ellis and David Green who had led the event from SS1 to SS7.

The final results can be found here and there's plenty of event chat and pictures on our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Thanks from the organisers

I would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who was involved with the running of the Towncross Engineering South Downs Stages on Saturday 8th Feb. To say that they went beyond the call of duty would be an understatement, especially the marshals who endured gale force winds, rain and hailstorms for ten hours, but who still did a sterling job in rebuilding the stage furniture after competitors who were also battling the elements took to rearranging it regularly. The day was a challenge to all but everyone rose to the occasion to help complete all the stages and provide the opportunity for such a close day long competition that provided such a nail biting finish.

Phil Collings, Event Manager

Previous Winners

2005
Will Nichols / Nick Broom

2005 - Will Nichols / Nick Broom

2006
Will Nichols / Nick Broom

2006 - Will Nichols / Nick Broom

2007
Haydn Morgan / Teresa Fossey

2007 -Haydn Morgan / Teresa Fossey

2008
Simon Mauger / Chris Butcher

2008 - Simon Mauger / Chris Butcher

2009
Adrian Brown / Chris Jarman

2009 - Adrian Brown / Chris Jarman

2010
Simon Mauger / Chris Butcher

2010 - Simon Mauger / Chris Butcher

2011
Paul Diamond / Steve Cox

2011 - Paul Diamond / Steve Cox

2012
Mark Spencer / Geoff Skillen

2012 - Mark Spencer / Geoff Skillen

2013
Paul King / Alicia Miles

2013 - Paul King / Alicia Miles

2014
Simon Mauger / Melanie Holmes

2014 - Simon Mauger / Melanie Holmes