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Runners are Toned - and back in the Zone

Tone Zone Runners’ blue and orange army have been flying their colours again – and enjoying getting back into actual races.

Jack Penfold, Byron Kearns and Ellie Pacey headed to Ardingly Showground for a 5k among some quick young athletes. The trio had been training together most of the winter. Penfold set off in the third 40-strong wave of five.

With a previous personal best of 17 minutes set at the same venue back in December, Penfold stuck to the middle of his pack and crossed the line with a new PB of 16:30 to finish 70th.

Kearns and Pacey were next. Kearns ended up in a wave of slightly slower runners but he went out on his own for a new PB of 17:44. Pacey showed great racecraft and crossed the line 3rd in her age category in a PB time of 20.11.

Lisa Wadey and Debi Haddleton took on the Brutal 10k at the Holywell Estate near Southampton, which was seven miles of mud, water and hills but a lot of laughter too. The pair ran and waded their way through knee deep water to finish in 1hr 33min, not bad considering the poor weather.

In Jersey Tony Hancock headed for the West Park 5k and recorded a brilliant time of 22:38.

PB 5K Ardingly 12.05.21

Jack Penfold 16.30 PB

Byron Kearns 17.44 PB

Ellie Pacey 20.11 PB, 3rd in age category

Brutal 10k 15.05.21

Lisa Wadey 1.33.30

Debi Haddleton 1.33.28

Jersey West Park 5k 12.05.21

Tony Hancock 22.38


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