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Tone Zone lap up winter sun

Fifteen Tone Zone Runners lapped up the sunshine in southern Spain to take part in the Benidorm Half Marathon.


First to finish for the club was Simon Gill in 1.17, although he was disappointed with that time as he slowed in the second half of the race.


The majority of the runners finished within 12 minutes of each other but one runner who was just pleased to finish was Glenn Penfold.


With only six miles run in the last eight months he decided to give the race a try. The first eight miles went well but then the lack of running took its toll but he struggled on to complete the run in just under two hours.


Afterwards he said that the last four miles were the toughest of his life but was over the moon to have completed the half marathon.


Elsewhere and at the Hayling Island 10 mile, Jessica Thomson and Nathan Bilham continued their great recent form, both achieving personal bests of 1.15.47 and 1.25.33 respectively.


There were also good efforts from Robert Little (1.31.14), Stuart Thomson (1.34.19), Paul Stevenson (1.34.22), David Sinclair (1.35.02), and Sarah Spurr (1.48.36).


Joan Woolley ran in the Martello Marathon where she came first in her age group in 5.19.53. Then last month Paul Coe embarked on an amazing challenge to run 3 marathons in consecutive days – completing all three in around 4 hours 20 minutes.


To round off a remarkable effort, Paul then took part in The Mouth to Mouth Ultra marathon, which is a 27.5 mile run from the River Adur in Shoreham to the Arun in Littlehampton.


He completed it to make it four marathons in eight days and his 41st in total.


A special mention should also be made to Tony Holcombe, who took part in the six-hour multi lap event known as the Winter Festive Frolic in Staunton Country Park..

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