SOME 22 Bognor Tone Zone runners joined over 1,000 other runners along Littlehampton seafront to take part in the 13th Chestnut Tree House 10k.
The biggest achievement of the day was from Donna Vincent, who took an impressive 10 minutes off her Bognor 10k time from May, proving that all her hard work and determination in training is paying off. Paul Jarvis was the first club runner to finish, with a time just over 40 minutes.
Jess Thomson continued her great running this year with a personal best (PB) of 44.23; also gaining a PB was Nathan Bilham who joined the club this year. This was only Bilham’s third 10k but he still ran a 51.14.
Another personnel best time went to Natalie King, who managed a great time of 55.32. Gary Mitchell and Christopher Dummer also ran PBs.
Along the coast at the New Forest Showground in Brockenhurst was the marathon festival. This allowed runners a choice of running distances from 5k to a full marathon. Four runners, pictured, completed the longest run with Nina Baldwinson and Simon Bodsworth finishing the marathon course before four hours was on the stopwatch and Neil Strudwick just over. Jade Fish finished just under the five hour mark.
In the half marathon, Derek Natoli achieved an impressive PB of 1.57.51, sandwiched by Paul Westwood and Judith Bazeley closely followed by Charlotte Seaton. At Leatherhead, Tony Holcombe ran it the Bacchus marathon. Tony ran the undulating course impressively to finish in 4.23.40 and 3rd in his age category. Paul Coe competed in his 22nd marathon of the year and 36th overall in Farnham.
This was a really difficult marathon with 2500ft of hills to get over, despite this Coe still completed the race in 4.25.27 Carolyn Stapely, Ian Bayley and Gary Pidgeon competed in the gruelling Ironman 70.3 in Weymouth. This consists of a 1.2 mile sea swim, a 56 mile bike ride and a 13.1 half marathon to give a total distance of 70.3 miles.
All three managed to complete all the disciplines with Pidgeon 5.57.53, Bayley 6.39.54 and Stapely 6.54.17, a great achievement.