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South Downs Marathon 2016

The major meeting of the weekend was the South Downs marathon, half and relay marathon which took place on Saturday. The relay teams, consisting of four runners and the marathoners set off from Slindon College running along the South Downs Way heading for Queen Elizabeth Country Park near Petersfield.

The first team to finish for the club were Simon Gill, Harry Annals, Jack Penfold and Peter Lee. They completed the challenging course in 2.56.52 to finish in 4th place, just missing out on the podium. Next up were team Nifty 50's who finished in 3.21.33 and won the over 50 category.

Eight members of the club ran in the marathon with Anne Kari Enes leading the way with a great time of 3.59.36, next up were Paul Coe and Simon Bodsworth in 4.22.42, this was Pauls 4th marathon in 18 days. Other finishers were Tony Holcombe 4.50.38, Simon Dugdale, Daniel Hughes and Jade Fish all finished in 5.16.19.

Starting and finishing at the Queen Elizabeth country park were the half marathon runners. This course is also very challenging as it climbs Butser Hill. Neil Borley and Laura Newell finished close together in just over 2 hours with Derek Natoli, Paul Stevenson and Grace Natoli all completing the run around the 2 1/2 hour mark.

On Wednesday 15th June the Hayling Billy 5 mile run took place along the nature trail on Hayling Island. Jess Thomson finished in a great time of 36.16 beating her father Stuart by 7 minutes. Helena Wilmers ran a personal best time of 46.10

Bognor Regis Tone Zone Runners Results

South Downs Marathon Relay: TEAM - DO IT FOR MARC Simon Gill, Harry Annals, Jack Penfold & Peter Lee 2.56.52; TEAM - NIFTY 50's Keith Hardwell, Danny Mahoney, Duncan Stephenson-Gill & Shaun Smart 3.21.33; TEAM - BOGNOR DUNE RUNNERS Ian Bayley (ran legs 1 & 2), Colin Hiscock, & Gary Pidgeon 3.44.27; TEAM - BOGNOR HARRIERS Kate O'Connor, Lydia Stapely, Nina Baldwinson & Carolyn Stapely 3.55.11; TEAM - ALSORTS Jackie Williamson, Debbie Pacey, Karen Blackman & Lisa Robinson 4.21.03; TEAM - Jelly Beans Viv Baker, Caroline Edwards, Alison Lindley and Jo Hall 4.26.20 South Downs Marathon: Anne Kari Enes 3.59.36; Paul Coe 4.22.42; Simon Bodsworth 4.22.42; Cheryl Laing 4.29.48; Tony Holcombe 4.50.38; Simon Dugdale 5.16.18; Daniel Hughes 5.16.19; Jade Fish 5.16.19 South Downs Half Marathon: Neil Borley 2.03.39; Laura Newell 2.06.45; Derek Natoli 2.20.12; Paul Stevenson 2.30.04; Grace Natoli 2.30.27 Hayling Billy 5 Mile : Jessica Thomson 36.16; Stuart Thomson 43.2; Paul Stevenson 44.17; Helena Wilmers 46.10 PB Larry Loner Gosport 5k: Debbie Patching 28.26

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