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Juliet leads TZ home at Goodwood

A cohort of Bognor Tone Zone runners were among more than 100 runners to tackle a five mile trek around the famous Goodwood estate.

 

The hill climb event took competitors past Goodwood House and up the South Downs before descending back down the hill towards the finish line.

 

Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t perfect due to wind and rain, but that didn’t deter the 16 club runners who took on the course.

 

Juliet Stallard was the first lady to finish and first from the club finishing in a time of 33 minutes 18 seconds (33:18), closely followed by Jess Thomson who was third lady in a time of 33:36.

 

With the ladies from the club putting in lots of strong performances, Allen Porter was the first man to finish in a time of 35:49.

 

Carolyn Stapley finished just behind Porter in a time of 36:08 while Donna Strowger grabbed a personal best of 37:29.

 

Natalie Tribe snuck under the 40 minute barrier in a time of 39:33. Peter Ramsdale finished in 40:39.

 

Karen Vilday grabbed the second PB of the night in a time of 41:02 with Jackie Williamson and Kirstee Porter just behind in 41:29 and 41:35.

 

Stephen Goddard, Debbie Patching, Lisa Wadey, Zoe Hemes and Debi Haddleton all finished under 50 minutes. Lea Hodgkins rounded off the night with a time of 51:18.

 

Across the sea, in the Isle of Wight, Sam Lee, Elle Matthews and Lesley Ward took part in the island’s annual Half Marathon.

 

Sam was the first to finish out of the three in 2:17. Mother and daughter duo Elle and Lesley finished in 2:21 and 2:22.

 

The conditions they faced were a bit brighter than those faced by a quartet of hardened runners.

 

On Saturday night, at 9pm, four people representing Tone Zone took on the Midnight Marathon at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park in London.

 

Tony Holcombe was first to finish from the club while Judith Bazeley, Christine Rounds and Martin Playford all finished together in just over six hours.

 

Martin had a nasty fall early on but was helped through by his team mates who helped patch him up and get him to the next aid station before soldering on to the end.

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