Bognor Regis Tone Zone Runners contended with some really muddy and challenging runs over the past weekend.
On Saturday, Tone Zone had 11 club members at the Chichester Harbour Run. Running the 15km distance Kari Mack finished in one hour 11 minutes, just two minutes ahead of Gary Smith in 1:13.
Ellie Pacey found her love for running as she finished the muddy and slippery course in 1:17, with her mum just 18 minutes behind in 1:35. Alison Stead and James Savage finished in 1:45 and 1:46 respectively. Debbie Patching, Lisa Robinson and Ali Goulding all finished in quick succession in 1:55.
Neil Hanson and Allan Brown took on the 8.6km route, the pair finished the difficult course in 1:11 and 1:14 respectively.
Away from all the mud, wind and rain which Storm Jorge brought along were Simon Gill, Keith Hardwell and Marc Annals. The trio took the short trip over to Benidorm for the half marathon, a warm-up for the 10k in November.
Gill was the first to cross the line for the club and finished in 1:15, taking fifth overall and first in the V40 category.
Keith Hardwell and Marc Annals ran together and crossed the line hand in hand in 1:50.
Back in the UK, Andy Shill took on the very challenging Steyning Stinger Marathon, an off-road marathon with over 3,000ft of elevation and more mud than on a pig farm. Shill finished in just under the five hour 30 minute mark with 5:27. Zoe Hemes and Michelle Maxium finished the half marathon in 2:53 and 3:56 respectively.
On Wittering Beach on the Sunday were eight club members, sadly not catching a tan, instead they were running the 10k and 5k races.
Chris Savill ran the 10k and finished in 52.53, Andrew Medlock was not too far behind and finished just on the hour mark. Jane Baggott finished in 1:06 just ahead of Sam Yates in 1:09 and Jayne Marshall in 1:24. In the 5k Josey Faggetter finished in 26 minutes, Charles Stewart finished in 40.27 and Rebecca Sleet just four minutes behind in 44.48.
Rounding off a great weekend of running was Cheryl Laing, who finished the warm Malta Marathon in 4:46.
Chichester Harbour Run 15k: Kari Mack 1:11.14; Gary Smith 1:13.31; Ellie Pacey 1:17.37; Debbie Pacey 1:35.01; Alison Stead 1:45.10; James Savage 1:46.53; Debbie Patching 1:54.11; Lisa Robinson 1:55.26; Ali Goulding 1:55.44.
Chichester Harbour Run 8.6: Neil Hanson 1:11.14; Allan Brown 1:14.50.
Benidorm Half Marathon: Simon Gill 1:15.00 1st in category / 5th overall; Keith Hardwell 1:50.00; Mark Annals 1:50.00.
Steyning Marathon: Andy Shill 5:27.41.
Steyning Half Marathon: Zoe Heme 2:53.51; Michelle Maxim 3:56.16.
Malta Marathon: Cheryl Laing 4:46.38.
Wittering Beach 10k: Chris Savill 52.53; Andrew Medlock 1:00.01; Jane Baggott 1:06.49; Samantha Yates 1:09.05; Jayne Marshall 1:24.34.
Wittering Beach 5k: Josey Faggetter 26.01; Charles Stewart 40.27; Rebecca Sleet 44.48.