Less than ideal conditions greeted the runners as they lined up for last weekends Arundel 10k. Despite the rain and blustery conditions 22 Tone Zone runners took part with David Skidmore finishing the challenging course first for the club with a PB time of 45.13. Anne Kari Enes was 2nd in her category, finishing in 46.59. She was closely followed by Juliet Stallard in 47.33 which gave her a PB and 3rd in her age category. Also taking place on Sunday was the Guernsey Marathon, Simon Bodsworth ran in this race and just beat the 4 hour barrier in a time of 3.58.15. This time was especially impressive as Simon also ran the very difficult Cheddar Gorge marathon 7 days prior.
Saturday saw 3 club runners take part in '13 The Hard Way' half marathon at Falmer near Brighton. As the name suggests this is a really tough course with the runners having to climb Ditchling Beacon twice, which is the 3rd highest point on the South Downs in the south east, with more undulations in between meaning there was hardly any flat terrain. Paul Coe, Laura Newell and Joan Woolley all ran well with Paul finishing in 2:20 and Joan completing the run in just under 3 hours.
The weekend of 20th and 21st August saw the 'Bad Cow' running festival take place at Holton Lee near Poole. Runners are encouraged to pitch tents and stay for the weekend, taking part in races of varying distances over the weekend.
The festival gets its name due to the wild cattle that openly graze in the area which have been known to chase runners. Saturday saw Paul Coe and Joan Woolley run in the marathon, with Paul finishing in 3hrs 52mins. The next day Paul yet again ran the marathon and was joined by Jade Fish. Paul was slightly slower than the previous day with Jade finishing the multi lap course in 4hrs 58mins. Running the half marathon, Laura Newell finished in 1.59.32 with Debbie Pacey just 10 minutes behind. Other club runners were Joan Woolley, despite tired legs from the previous day's marathon, who finished in 2.24.09 and Nicky King 2.49.41.
Bognor Regis Tone Zone Results
Arundel 10k: David Skidmore 45.13; Anne Kari Enes 46.59; Juliet Stallard 47.33; Jessica Thomson 48.26;
Tony Holcombe 49.27; Peter Ramsdale 51.54; Paul Westwood 53.51; Daniel Hughes 55.11; Jackie Williamson 55.13; Helena Wilmers 57.52; Claire Baker 58.00; Jo Hall 58.24; Stuart Thomson 58.41; Paul Stevenson 58.54; Judith Bazeley 1.00.52; Debbie Patching 1.01.52; Vicky Cooper 1.02.37; Vivien Baker 1.02.38; Sarah Spurr 1.09.50; Carole Parncutt 1.11.00; Debi Haddleton 1.11.01; Nicky King 1.12.17
13 The Hard Way Half Marathon: Paul Coe 2.20.00; Laura Newell 2.33.00; Joan Woolley 2.59.00
Guernsey Marathon: Simon Bodsworth 3.58.15
Bad Cow Marathon - Saturday: Paul Coe 3.52.44; Joan Woolley 5.48.40
Bad Cow Marathon - Sunday: Paul Coe 4.17.02; Jade Fish 4.58.00
Bad Cow Half Marathon: Laura Newell 1.59.32; Debbie Pacey 2.10.51; Joan Woolley 2.24.09; Nicky King 2.49.41
Cheddar Gorge Marathon: Simon Bodsworth 5.23.08