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Bognor athletes are queens of Race to the King

Tone Zone Runners’ main focus has been on Race To The King, an Ultra Marathon covering 54 miles and over 5,000ft of elevation from Goodwood Racecourse to Winchester Cathedral.

Several Tone Zoners took part – Beth Suter, Lisa Broad, Nicky King, Leigh Paige, Charlotte Seaton and Bushka Skladanek. In a team with two others Anita Watkins and Jude Bazeley, the eight ladies called themselves the Race To The King Queens. Day one started at 8.10 from Goodwood Racecourse and they headed towards Bignor Hill before joining the Southdowns Way and running through Cocking and Harting to basecamp in Compton. Covering 23 miles and 2,400ft of elevation the ladies made it into basecamp after 6hr 41min of running.

Day two started in Compton at 6.45 and they headed off on to the Southdowns Way. The team ran through Queen Elizabeth Country Park, East and West Meon before arriving in Winchester to finish in front of the Cathedral. Some 31 miles and 2,800ft of elevation was completed on day two in 9hr 21min, giving the group an overall time of 16 hours of running and a total elapsed time over the two days of 33hr 33min. It was an incredible effort and achievement by the ladies who put in months of hard training.

The Madehurst 10k is a challenging trail race with 700ft of elevation and a big contingent of Tone Zone Runners took part. First home for the club was David Rowe in 44.03, first in his age category. Allen Porter crossed in 50 minutes with Peter Ramsdale six minutes behind and Kirstee Porter a further three minutes back. Daniel Hughes, John Russell and Ian Buchan came home in 1:01, 1:02 and 1:04. Sharon Rowe finished in 1:05 with Deb Patching in 1:09 just behind. Michelle Maxim and Leonie Ranson crossed the finished line in 1:11 and 1:13.

Madehurst South Downs 10k 20.06.21

David Rowe 44.03

Allen Porter 50.25

Peter Ramsdale 56.02

Kirtsee Porter 59.28

Daniel Hughes 1.01.17

John Russell 1.02.09

Ian Buchan 1.04.42

Sharon Rowe 1.05.46

Debbie Patching 1.09.05

Michelle Maxim 1.11.19

Leonie Ranson 1.13.25

Race to the King 20.06.21 - 54 miles covered over 2 days

Running time Total time

Beth Suter 16:00:00 33.33.00

Bushka Składanek 16:00:00 33.33.00

Charlotte Seaton 16:00:00 33.33.00

Leigh Paige 16:00:00 33.33.00

Lisa Broad 16:00:00 33.33.00

Nicky King 16:00:00 33.33.00


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