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Pets help Tone Zone lead the way home

Three Bognor Regis runners and their pooches well and truly led the way in a fun pet-friendly competition.


The race with a difference at Stanmer Park near Brighton was the first running of the K9 Challenge where runners with two and four legs competed over a distance of 5k.


Among those taking part for Bognor Tone Zone runners were Jack Penfold and labrador Milo, who finished in second place. It was almost a victory but Milo had to stop for a toilet break at the start of lap two.


Taking things more sedately were Karen, Viv and Lisa, who all looked very smart with their pooches in matching running vests. They crossed the line hand-in-hand with every dog receiving goodie bags and new dog tags.


It was a part of a very busy weekend of races for the Tone Zone Runners.


On Sunday morning, a cohort of 26 made the short trip to Littlehampton to take part in the Chestnut Tree House 10k


Sean Power continued his stunning recent form to finish in a personal best time of 39 minutes and 7 seconds to finish first in his under-20 category and 19th out of the 1,262 finishers.


Jess Thomson and Amy O’Donnell both had equally great races finishing third in their categories. Jess ran a PB of 43:36 and Amy 56:05 in the u20s. Also running their fastest ever times for a 10k were Stan Mack in 47:15 and Zoe Hemes, who only started running in January, in 1hr 1min.


The New Forest Festival of Running near Lyndhurst saw eight club runners take part in either the half or full marathon.


In the shorter discipline, Debbie Patching ran her best time of 2 hours flat and Debi Haddleton completed her first half marathon in 2:23.


Paul Coe finished his 61st marathon with a time of 4:17 with Tony Holcombe, Charlotte Seaton and Jude Bazeley also completing the full 26 mile distance.

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