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In the zone! Runners Peter and Anne in their stride at the Brighton half marathon

Runners from the Bognor area were in the zone as they competed in various events – with Peter Lee and Anne Kari Enes enjoying particularly successful outings.

A very wet and windy Brighton saw 33 club runners from Bognor Tone Zone attend the Vitality Half Marathon.

Despite the stormy conditions Peter ran a flawless race and achieved a personal best time of 1.19 to place him 68th of over 8,000 competitors. Also running her best time for the distance was Anne with  1.36.

Duncan Stephenson-Gill and Colin Hiscock, both ran 3 minutes better than previously to finish in 1.30 and 1.31 respectively. Continuing the impressive tally of PBs were Andy Miles 1.44, Carl Bryant 1.45, Peter Ramsdale 1.49, Nathalie Omahony 2.08
At the Goring 10k Simon Gill took an excellent 3rd place in 34.42.  It was a very close race, with Gill finishing just 4 seconds behind the 2nd placed runner.

Sy Daymond was at Thorpe Park on Sunday but it wasn’t for the roller coasters, instead it was another half marathon. Sy ran well to finish in a PB of 1.27, taking over 6 minutes from his former best time.

Staying with Sunday’s races and the Heartbreaker half and marathon at Fordingbridge in The New Forest. Paul Coe used the event as training for his South Downs 50 mile race in 6 weeks by uncharacteristically walking the hills, despite this he still finished in 4.14 alongside Simon Bodsworth. Laura Newell and Carole Parncutt raced the Half Marathon at the same event in 2.03 and 2.50.

Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre on Saturday staged the Maverick Run series, a challenging multi-distance event of 4.3, 8 and 14.3 mile routes around the surrounding hills towards Findon.

Grace Natoli and Sarah Baker competed in the longest race and finished in 2.44 and 2.57. Peter Chittenden finished the shorter distance in 1.44, he also ran in the Rowands 10k on Sunday in 1.50 to completing good weekend for the popular veteran runner.

Brighton Half Marathon
Peter Lee 1.19.47
Duncan Stephenson-Gill 1.30.32
Colin Hiscock 1.31.55
Keith Hardwell 1.33.25
Chris Gallagher 1.35.53
Anne Kari Enes 1.36.47
Neil Strudwick 1.37.59
Ian Bayley 1.38.42
Danny Mahoney 1.39.57
Gary Pidgeon 1.41.12
Kate O’Connor 1.41.20
Jessica Thomson 1.42.43
Andrew Miles 1.44.42
Carl Bryant 1.45.55
Carolyn Stapely 1.46.45
Peter Ramsdale 1.49.57
Stuart Thomson 1.52.50
Sam Miles 1.56.05
Derek Natoli 1.56.55
David Paige 1.58.33
Gareth Stemp 2.07.21
Nathalie Omahony 2.08.21
Paul Wells 2.08.36
Natalie King 2.10.33
Bogumila Skladanek 2.10.38
Christine Rounds 2.14.47
Michelle Miles 2.14.48
Sarah Stothard 2.15.33
Rebecca Jones 2.15.33
John Russell 2.17.54
Carole Mulry 2.21.07
Paula Russell 2.22.36
Morrigan Glendenning 3.23.54

Goring 10k
Simon Gill 34.42 3rd overall

Maverick Race
Debbie Patching 59.29 (4.3 miles)
Peter Chittenden 1.44.24 (4.3)
Wendy Cannon 1:46:26 (8)
Sam Yates 1.53.52 (8)
Grace Natoli 2.44.18 (14.3)
Sarah Baker 2.57.29 (14.3)

Heartbreaker Marathon
Simon Bodsworth 4.14.52
Paul Coe 4.14.54
Tony Holcombe 4.35.51
Jade Fish 5.32.44

Heartbreaker Half Marathon
Laura Newell 2.03.15
Carole Parncutt 2.50.57

Thorpe Park Half Marathon
Sy Daymond 1.27.36

Rowands 10k
Peter Chittenden 1.50.25

Carl Eldridge
Carl Eldridge
Carl Eldridge is a hugely experienced journalist who has worked on local and national newspapers, magazines and written for websites over the past 30 years. He lives in Bognor Regis with his wife and son.