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TZ Runners rock at Brighton half

Another weekend and another storm for the Bognor Regis Tone Zone Runners to take on.


Last weekend the Brighton Half Marathon was on the cards with 34 club runners fighting the 40mph winds battering the south coast.


Christo Oosthuizen surprised everyone again with a phenomenal time of 1:21:19.


Peter Lee and Jack Penfold opted to use the race as a training run to try and hit their goal marathon pace, the pair helped each other and finished together in 1:27:42. Danny Mahoney, who never struggles to get his race head on, got stuck in and finished in 1:30. Juliet Stallard finished in 1:33:42 with Duncan Stephenson-Gill just 30 seconds behind.


Gary Smith, who is training for the London Marathon, finished in a personal best (PB) time of 1:35:30. Lee Boniface and Jess Thomson finished under the 1:40 mark while Daryl Fairbrother, Sarah Zacal, Carolyn Stapley and Keith Hardwell all went below 1:50.


Neil Pacey ran an impressive time of 1:52 just ahead of Gary Pidgeon. Lee Hayward recorded a personal best of 1:54:17 just ahead of Sean O’Donnell, Marzena Sowinska, Karen Vilday and Kirstee Porter, who also went under two hours for a new PB of 1:57.


Lisa Wadey ran her first half marathon and finished in a time of 2:06. Stuart Thomson kicked off his birthday celebrations with a 2:16, just ahead of Lisa Broad and Mark Desmond who both ran personal bests of 2:17.


Leigh Paige, Donna Vincent, Zoe Hemes, Rebecca Holden and Beth Suter all finished in under 2:25, it was a PB for Holden and Suter’s first half marathon. Jade Fish, Tina Ede and Julie Ede finished in 2:31, 2:32 and 2:32 respectively with Tina recording a new personal best.


Rounding off a great day of results were Wendy Morris (2:43) and Karen Butcher (2:47) who both ran their first half marathon.


Debs Pacey, Lisa Robinson, Karen Blackman, Jo Hall, Alison Lindsey and Jackie Williamson all completed the Hammeldown Hammer Half which is a very tough half marathon in Dartmoor.


They battled 70mph winds, with nowhere to shelter and over 2,200ft of elevation. Caroline Edwards completed the seven mile loop.


Brighton Half Marathon: Christo Oosthuizen 1:21.19; Peter Lee 1:27.42; Jack Penfold 1:27.42; Danny Mahoney 1:30.39; Juliet Stallard 1:33.42; Duncan Stephenson-Gill 1:34.06; Gary Smith 1:35.30 PB; Lee Boniface 1:35.23; Jessica Thomson 1:37.54; Daryl Fairbrother 1:41.11; Sarah Zacal 1:42.27; Carolyn Stapely 1:44.51; Keith Hardwell 1:49.35; Neil Pacey 1:52.52; Gary Pidgeon 1:51.22; Lee Hayward 1:54.17 PB; Sean O’Donnell 1:56.11; Marzena Sowinska 1:54.55; Karen Vilday 1:55.02; Kirstee Porter 1:57.26 PB; Lisa Wadey 2:06.29; Stuart Thomson 2:16.47; Lisa Broad 2:17.05 PB; Mark Desmond 2:17.05 PB; Leigh PAIGE 2:22.35; Donna Vincent 2:20.27; Rebecca Holden 2:23.12 PB; Zoe Hemes 2:22.19; Bethany Suter 2:24.34; Jade Fish 2:31.37; Tina Ede 2:32.15; Julie Ede 2:32.15; Wendy Morris 2:43.35; Karen Butcher 2:47.22.


Hammeldown Hammer Half: Debbie Pacey; Lisa Robinson; Karen Blackman; Jo Hall; Alison Lindsey; Jackie Williamson.


Hammeldown Hammer 7 Mile: Caroline Edwards.

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