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Stallard leads TZ home at Arundel

An incredibly warm weekend did not halt the Bognor Tone Zone crew from hitting their stride as dozens raced in events around the world.

 

By far the biggest turn out for those in blue and orange vests was the hilly Arundel 10k.

 

Despite temperatures nearing 30C, members managed to nail some sizzling times.

 

The club had the biggest turnout at the event again, with 32 different runners competing.

 

Juliet Stallard claimed first lady in an impressive time of 43 minutes 41 seconds, just ahead of good friend Jess Thomson who was second in a time of 44:02.

 

Duncan Stephenson-Gill timed his to perfection with a 45 minute flat. Allen Porter somehow managed a personal best on the tough course with a time of 47:13, with Carolyn Stapley hot on his heels in 47:53 and third in her category.

 

Ian Bayley, Josey Faggetter, Gary Pidgeon, Donna Strowger, Natalie Tribe, Peter Ramsdale and Andy Miles all ran solid races to finish under 55 minutes.

 

Marzena Sowinska, Kirstee Porter and Lucy Trait all finished close together in times of 55 minutes.

 

Coach Stuart Thomson does what he does best and ran with a fellow club member helping them all the way.

 

Thomson and Karen Vilday finished in 1 hour 2 minutes, just ahead of Zoe Hemes, Paul Wells and Lesley Ward who finished 1st in her category.

 

Elle Matthews, Sam Lee and Chris Seaton crossed in 1 hour 7 minutes while friends Charlotte Seaton and Debi Haddleton finishing together in 1 hour 9 minutes.

 

All in all, it was an excellent showing from all associated with the club, with a number of personal targets being beaten.

 

On the outskirts of Worcester, Michelle Lloyd and Lea Hodgkins were at the Pershore Plum 10k, where unlike other races you receive a plum as well as a medal for finishing.

 

Lloyd finished in 1 hour 1 minute with Hodgkins not far behind in 1 hour 8 minutes.

 

Away from a blisteringly warm Blighty, over in the United States was the Lighthouse 5k, where Sarah Zacal flew the flag and stormed through to break the tape as first lady.

 

Zacal was over the moon to finish 1st and in a time of 22.14!

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