From the Meon Valley to the Golden Gate
Across the other side of America were Sarah Baker and Stephen Brown, taking part in the San Francisco Golden Gate Half Marathon. This was Stephens first half which he completed in 2.16
Back on home soil now for the inaugural Cowdray 5 & 10k race run by Southern Multisports. The race took place on a 5k course with stunning views of the Cowdray ruins, it was a true cross country run across the grassy fields through the woods up the hills and then a few nice down hill sections. The event was well supported with friendly marshalls. Taking first place in the women race was club runner Juliet Stallard in 46.31. All finishers received a lovely medal and a freshly cooked burger which went down a treat.
The Meon Valley Marathon took place on a bright but cold Sunday morning. With nearly 3000ft of total ascents and one climb of almost 800ft, this is not for weak. Simon Bodsworth and Paul Coe, taking part in his 38th marathon, ran together finishing in 4.29. Tony Holcombe crossed the line in just over 5 hours with Jade Fish completing the Tone Zone entrants in 5.42. Mixing spectating and running duties was Laura Newell who ran the Meon Half marathon in 2.05
Bognor Tone Zone Runners Results
San Francisco Golden Gate Half Marathon: Sarah Baker 2.16.00; Stephen Brown 2.16.00 Meon Valley Marathon: Simon Bodsworth 4.29.36; Paul Coe 4.29.39; Tony Holcombe 5.05.52; Jade Fish 5.42.00 Meon Valley Half Marathon: Laura Newell 2.05.34
Cowdray 10k: Laurence Ward 43.30; Duncan Stephenson-Gill 46.02; Juliet Stallard 46.31; Tony Holcombe 50.01; Cheryl Laing 55.23; Robert Little 55.23; Jo Hall 56.57; Daniel Hughes 58.12; Lisa Robinson 59.49; Debbie Patching 1.01.55; Debi Haddleton 1.11.07; Nicky King 1.13.10; Donna Vincent 1.18.39 Cowdray 5k: Becky Jones 31.10; Brenda Glendenning 47.29; Jean Morris 49.21; Peter Chittenden 54.1