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Tone Zone Runners go the distance at Pompey

‘Twas the last weekend before Christmas, and a handful of Bognor Regis Tone Zone runners took the short trip along the coast to Portsmouth Harbour.


Five club members took on the Portsmouth Half Marathon with a further three completing the full marathon distance.


In the marathon, Christo Oosthuizen rounded off his first year as a Tone Zone member in fantastic style with a marathon time of three hours two minutes and 43 seconds to finish sixth overall.


His time secured him first place in the over-50s category.


Peter Ramsdale finished off his year of marathons in four hours and 35 minutes.


Grace Natoli also ran her last of many marathons this year and finished in five hours 17 minutes.


In the half marathon, Mark Williamson finished first for the club in one hour 52 minutes – eight minutes ahead of James Savage who finished on the two-hour mark.


Andrew Medlock was just outside of the two-hour barrier in a time of 2:02.


Lesley Ward and Sarah Spurr, who were aiming to run one half-marathon race a month, finished off their goal with times of 2:21 and 2:26 respectively.


Times – Portsmouth Marathon (22.12.19): Christo Oosthuizen 3:02.43, sixth overall and first V50; Peter Ramsdale 4:35.57; Grace Natoli 5:17.12.


Portsmouth Half Marathon (22.12.19): Mark Williamson 1:52.07; James Savage 2:00.22; Andrew Medlock 2:02.58; Lesley Ward 2:21.27; Sarah Spurr 2:26.45

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