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Christo powers to age success

Bognor Regis Tone Zone Runners competed at seven different events last weekend.


Christo Oosthuizen was first in his age category at the Gosport Half Marathon in one hour 18 mins (1:18).


Paul Jarvis finished shortly after in a quick time of 1:33 while James Savage was just outside the two-hour mark in 2:06. Paul Stevenson, Stuart Thomson and Gary Gaskin all finished in quick succession in times of 2:12, 2:13 and 2:14 respectively.


Rebecca Holden and Juliette Garrett were first home for the club as they crossed the line together in 1:05 as seven ran the MoRunner 10k in Southampton, raising money and awareness for men’s health.


Tina Ede recorded a personal best time of 1:07 with Alan Brown just behind in 1:09 (PB). Julie Ede crossed a couple of seconds after Brown, also in 1:09. Karen Butcher and club friend Wendy Morris finished together in 1:14.


Over in Austria, Karen Vilday and Gary Pidgeon ran the Vienna Half Marathon. Pidgeon surprised Vilday with a birthday trip away and an entry to the race. Fuelled by Schnitzel and beer they finished in 1:56:49.


Sarah Spurr also flew the flag abroad for the club.


She ran the Queenstown Half Marathon in New Zealand and clocked two hours 33 minutes.


Elsewhere, there were a handful of other 10k races going on and Nic Baglee ran the Adnams 10k in Southwold in one hour 43 minutes.


Leigh Paige zoomed around Chessington and finished the course in one hour 5 minutes while Zoe Hemes tackled the Brighton 10k and finished in 59 minutes 12 seconds.


Results – Gosport Half Marathon: Christo Oosthuizen 1:18.43; Paul Jarvis 1:33.18; James Savage 2:06.11; Paul Stevenson 2:12.55; Stuart Thomson 2:13.15; Gary Gaskin 2:14.55.


MoRunner 10k: Rebecca Holden 1:05:09; Juliette Garrett 1:05:09; Tina Ede 1:07:34 PB; Alan Brown 1:09:10 PB; Julie Ede 1:09:36; Karen Butcher 1:14:24; Wendy Morris 1:14:32


Vienna Half Marathon: Karen Vilday 1:56.49; Gary Pidgeon 1:56.50.


Queenstown Half Marathon: Sarah Spurr 2.33.58.


Chessington 10k: Leigh Paige 1:05.42.


Adnams 10k: Nicola Baglee 1:43.42.


Brighton 10k: Zoe Hemes 59.12

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