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Top TZ turnout at Great South Run

A record number of Bognor Tone Zone runners took to the city streets of Portsmouth for the Great South Run.


The 10 mile road race celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2019 with a cohort of 46 runners in the blue and orange taking part.


Tom Howell was the first to finish for the club in a very quick time of 1 hour 8 minutes, followed close behind by Sarah Zacal in a PB time of 1:12.


Then came Gary Pidgeon (1:13) and Gary Smith (1:14) who both achieved PBs, while Simon Hunt was just 30 seconds back and finished in 1:14:43.


Karen Vilday achieved a PB of 1:25:14 and Kirstee Porter was just behind in 1:26, taking 26 minutes off her previous best.


Lee Hayward was another club runner to achieve a PB of 1:30, finishing just ahead of Carl Bryant, Andy Miles, Ian Ashbery, Deb Patching (PB), Sophie Glover, Lisa Wadey and Chris Chapman who all finished in 1:33.


Leigh Paige (1:38) and Lisa Broad (1:42) also recorded PBs while Catriona Power and Michelle Lloyd ran together to finish in 1:43. Debi Haddleton was just behind in a PB of 1:43:27.


Donna Vincent had Garry Gaskin and Stuart Thomson to help spur her on for a 1:43:42 finish while Jo Andrews and Beth Suter finished in 1:45 and 1:47 respectively.


Susan Brigstock-Parker and Nik Crisp helped each other to finish in 1:48. Sisters Julie and Tina Ede both finished in personal best times of 1:56.


Sue Hayward and Juliette Garratt (1:59) and Sarah Ashbery and Allan Brown (2:10) all showed great club spirit to finish in pairs. Jessica Stevens was just behind in 2:12.


Another race this weekend was the Great Bottom Five and off-road 5 mile course through Whiteways Woods.


Byron Kearns was the first across the line to take the win in 34:10 followed by Trevor Strowger in 38:32.


Anna Kari Enes picked up the other silverware by being the first female across the line in a time of 39:07.


Natalie Tribe impressed again with a time of 45:50. Grace Natoli finished in 51:36 just ahead of Lucy Isitt and Charlotte Seaton in 53:27 and 56:43. Rebecca Nicholl, Sarah Stothard and Chris Seaton all finished closely in times of 57:51, 58:58 and 59:42.

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