It was a very busy weekend of races for the Tone Zone Runners. On Sunday morning runners of the Chestnut Tree House 10k in Littlehampton were, thankfully greeted to sunshine and clear skies. Sean Power continued his stunning recent form to finish in a personal best time of 39 minutes and 7 seconds, he was 1st in his under 20 category and 19th out of the 1262 finishers. Jess Thomson and Amy O'Donnell both had equally great races finishing 3rd in their categories, Jess ran a PB of 43.36 and Amy 56.05 in the u20's. Also running their fastest ever times for a 10k were Stan Mack in 47.15 and Zoe Hemes, who only started running in January, in 1hr 1min.
The New Forest Festival of Running near Lyndhurst saw 8 club runners take part in either the half or full marathon. In the shorter discipline, Debbie Patching ran her best time of 2 hours flat and Debi Haddleton completed her first ever half marathon in 2.23. Paul Coe finished his 61st marathon with a time of 4.17 with Tony Holcombe, Charlotte Seaton and Jude Bazeley also completing the marathon distance.
It was a slightly different race at Stanmer Park near Brighton as it held the first running of the K9 Challenge where runners of 2 and 4 legs competed over a distance of 5k. Jack Penfold and Labrador Milo finished in 2nd place, I was almost a victory but Milo had to stop for a toilet break at the start of lap 2. Taking things more sedately were Karen, Viv and Lisa who all looked very smart with their pooches in matching running vests. It was a fabulous event enjoyed by everyone and especially the dogs who all received goodie bags and new dog tags.
Bognor Regis Tone Zone Runners Results
Littlehampton 10K; Sean Power 39.07; Jess Thomson 43.36; Daryl Fairbrother 43.49; Ian Bayley 44.56; Sean O'Donnell 45.07; Michael Manwill 46.53; Stan Mack 47.15; Derek Edwards 49.01; Carl Bryant 49.23; Stuart Thomson 49.47; Robert Little 51.58; Darren Cobby 53.18; Gary Gaskin 53.46; Andrew Day 54.04; Peter Lomax 55.32; Amy O'Donnell 56.05; Sarah Priestley 56.26; Sam Yates 58.44; Michelle Lloyd 1.01.06; Zoe Hemes 1.01.51; Abigail Cobby 1.02.09; Isabella Cobby 1.05.28; Sarah Organ 1.06.51; Nicola Kettley 1.08.04; Carole Mulry 1.09.03; Jean Morris 1.36.00
New Forest Half Marathon: Debbie Patching 2.00.20; Paul Westwood 2.03.01; Debi Haddleton 2.23.31; Chris Seaton 2.39.50;
New Forest Marathon: Paul Coe 4.07.15; Tony Holcombe 4.45.35; Charlotte Seaton 5.06.28; Jude Bazeley 5.32.56
Farnham Pilgrim Marathon: Helena Wilmers 5.37.46
Marathon Du Medoc: Colin Hiscock 6.37
Cheddar Gorge Marathon: Simon Bodsworth 5.47.30