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Marathon effort by Tone Zone team

More than a dozen Bognor Tone Zone runners went the extra mile to complete this year’s London Marathon.


The 26 mile race is one of the most iconic in the world, seeing runners take in the sights of London while being cheered on by crowds of hundreds of thousands of people before crossing the finish line outside Buckingham Palace.


Leading the cohort of 14 runners home was Kari Mack, who ran a personal best of 3 hours 12 minutes (3:12) to beat the ladies club marathon record set by herself last year.


Duncan Stephenson-Gill demolished the demons that he had at last year’s race, to finish in a time of 3:16.


Another notable performance came from Carolyn Stapley who after having a tough 2018 came back with a 15 minute PB with 3:29.


Anne Kari Enes, who never seems to struggle, ran a consistent race as she always does to finish in 3 hours 31 minutes. Ian Bayley, back on the streets of London again this year, finished in 3 hours 52 minutes.


Donna Strowger, Karen Vilday and Lucy Isitt all finished close together and all gained PBs with sub 4:30 times.


David Butler and Paul Stevenson finished in 4:37 and 4:53 while Jade Fish ran an impressive race to finish in just over five hours.


After only starting running last year, Elle Matthews completed her first ever marathon in a time of 5:12. Nicola Kettley also ran her first marathon in 5:32, just ahead of Natalie Strudwick, who recorded a PB of 5:35.


Another marathon this weekend was the Blackpool Marathon.


Running buddies Carl Bryant and Andy Miles had trained together all year for this event and both runners battled the winds on the south coast to achieve a PB of 4:05.


The third marathon of the weekend was the Madrid Marathon, in a slightly warmer and less windy climate.


Mark and Jackie Williamson were the first two home in a time of 3:58 and 4:20.


Grace Natoli added another marathon to her tally this year and finished in 4:45 while Derek Natoli completed the half in 2:10.


Closer to home, in Angmering, was the Bluebell 10 mile and 10k, running through the local woods. Jess Thomson was the second woman to finish on the day in an incredible time of 1 hour 11 minutes.

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