Bognor Tone Zone’s Simon Gill took the spoils as he led the pack home in the Cowdray 10k.
The race last weekend was one of three to take part on the Cowdray Estate near Midhurst – a 5k, 10k and 10k Canincross.
Gill was among a cohort of 17 Tone Zone runners to tackle the off-road 10k course, thriving in the muddy conditions to finish in 1st place with a time of 37 minutes 39 seconds. It could have been even better for Gill who also had a little fall during the race.
Another to run well was Duncan Stephenson-Gill, who had shaken off his marathon legs to finish the tough course in under 45 minutes. The ever improving Jessica Thomson was the first lady home for the club, finishing just ahead of fellow runner Tony Holcombe, both running under 50 minutes.
Sean O’Donnell sneaked under the 1 hour mark with an impressive 56:39.
Running in the Canicross 10k were Debs Pacey, Lisa Robinson and three of their four-legged friends. Pacey and Robinson finished the Canicross in 1:06, a very impressive performance from all.
The other race for Tone Zone last week was the Worthing 10k.
A total of 29 runners took the short trip along the south coast for the race which was in warm conditions.
The first three home for the club were Gill, who recovered well from his mid-week triumph, to record a time of 34:32.
Second home was Peter Lee, carrying on from his fine form so far this year, crossing the line in 37:10. Sean Power was the third club runner home, the youngster who never stops improving finished in 40:55.
Despite a lot of runners struggling in the heat, Adam Norgett thrived and set a new personal best with a time of 45:15. Coming back from a couple of months off was Carolyn Stapley who crossed the line with club mates Kate O’Connor and Karl Hayes in 52 minutes.
Catriona Power, who’s still trying to get under the hour mark, just missed out this time, crossing the line with Lucy Brand and Michelle Lloyd in 1:01 and 1:02, just ahead of Lea Hodgkins and Rachel George.
After the race, the club said they were delighted to see so many runners from this year’s beginners group carrying on from their impressive performances at the Bognor 10k.