Bognor's Tone Zone runners out in force for some fine finishes



Bognor’s Tone Zone Runners had nearly 40 athletes taking part in races across the south coast in one weekend.


On Saturday 5 February the Kingley Vale 10k and Half Marathon was on a challenging course with hills and mud, with the added challenge of it being pretty windy.


In the 10k Nathalie Reynolds finished in 1hr 5mins, just ahead of Debbie Patching and Sarah Curl, both in 1:12 and Nik Crisp just a touch behind in 1:15.


In the half marathon Nathan Bilham was first to cross the line for the club in 2:42, followed by a flurry of blue and orange – Tony Holcombe, Gary Smith and Bushka Skladanek in 2:43, 2:44 and 2:46 respectively. Susan Brigstock-Parker, Emma Tidmarsh, Nicky King and Leigh Paige completed the challenging course in 3:02, 3:03, 3:15 and 3:21.


The following day was the Chichester 10k, a very popular race for the Bognor club. Christo Oosthuizen snuck just under the 37 minute barrier in 36:29 to finish second in his age category on a very windy day around the Goodwood Motor Circuit. Max Page, who started with Byron Kearns before breaking away from him early on, finished in 37:19, 50 seconds ahead of Kearns. Gary Macey, Jess Thomson, Michael Daughtrey and Chris Norman all finished under 50 minutes with Jon Cummins just missing out in 50:17. Stuart Thomson ran a well-paced raced to finish in 51:15 followed by Grahame Hurren and Peter Ramsdale in 52:20 and 52:29. James Savage snuck under the hour mark in 58:21 with Matthew Macey and Beth Suter just behind in 1:05 and 1:06. Jayne Marshall and Allan Brown brought home a solid day for the club in 1:19 and 1:23. In the 5k Tony Hancock finished in 23:32 after a trip over from Jersey.


In Arundel was the Outrun Cancer event, a four-mile race up the big Arundel Hill called Death Valley. Tone Zone had seven runners completing the very challenging course, Zoe Hemes, Leonie Ranson, Sarah Curl, John Abell, Ian Buchan, Catherine Hemsley and Debbie Patching all finishing.


Chichester 10k 06.02.22

Christo OOSTHUIZEN 36.59 2nd in Category

Max PAGE 37.19

Byron KEARNS 38.08

Gary MACEY 44.58

Jessica THOMSON 45.21

Michael DAUGHTREY 48.55

Chris NORMAN 49.28

Jon COMINS 50.17

Stuart THOMSON 51.15

Grahame HURREN 52.20

Peter RAMSDALE 52.29

James SAVAGE 58.21

Matthew MACEY 1.05.28

Bethany SUTER 1.06.14

Jayne MARSHALL 1.19.25

Allan BROWN 1.23.24

Chichester 5k 06.02.22

Anthony HANCOCK 23.32


Outrun Cancer 2022 06.02.22

Zoe Hemes 38.31

Leonie Ranson 42.12

Sarah Curl 44.52

John Abell 50.41

Ian Buchan Completed

Catherine Hemsley Completed

Debbie Patching Completed

Kingley Vale 10k 05.02.22

Nathalie Reynolds 1.05.19

Debbie Patching 1.12.04

Sarah Curl 1.12.49

Nik Crisp 1.15.24

Kingley Vale Half Marathon 05.02.22

Nathan Bilham 2.42.59

Tony Holcombe 2.43.25

Gary Smith 2.44.51

Bushka Skladanek 2.46.36

Susan Brigstock-parker 3.02.47

Emma Tidmarsh 3.03.22

Nicky King 3.15.08

Leigh Paige 3.21.23