Bognor runners shine in London Marathon - and elsewhere

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FOUR separate races saw 31 ToneZone runners competing at the weekend.

The 32nd London Marathon, a highlight of many people’s race calendars, attracted nearly 37,000 runners and 12 ToneZone members took part and finished the day with a mixture of great stories and race times.

Simon Gill was the first ToneZone runner to finish, in an fantastic time of 2hr 54min.

Karen Harrison was next in a spectacular 3.39, even more remarkable given the fact she had also competed in the Boston Marathon six days earlier.

Chris Gallagher and Ian Culton did well a week after running the Brighton marathon while Anna Enes with a new personal best of 3.44.

The Bluebell 10k, a few miles from Angmering, is a rare opportunity to explore the huge privately-owned Amgmering Park Estate. There was also the choice of a ten-mile race.

ToneZone provided 19 runners and first home in the 10k was Graham Lyne in 48 minutes. In the ten-mile race, Stephen Mcloughin came second.

Impressive performances were provided by all runners – David Butler, Gary Pidgeon and Jason Rae all having been involved in the Brighton marathon the week before.

TONEZONE TIMES: London Marathon – Simon Gill 2.54, Karen Harrison 3.39, Anna Enes 3.44, Chris Gallagher 3.55, Keith Hardwell 3.58, Ian Culton 4.03, Ian Bayley 4.15, Miyako Scott 4.38, Viv Baker 4.44, Lesley Ward 5.06, Tony Hurren 5.09, Jonathan Clayton 6.09.

Bluebell ten-mile: Stephen Mcloughlin 1.31, Melvyn Bird 1.11, Deborah Hall 1.15, Gary Pidgeon 1.22, Stuart Thompson 1.27, David Butler 1.29, Jason Rae 1.36, Joan Woolley 1.37, Dan Hughes 1.39, Grace Natoli 1.41, Sarah Spurr 1.48, John Baitup 1.48, Peter Chittenden 1.50.

Bluebell 10k: Graham Lyne 48min, Mike Young 1hr, Alison Mcloughlin 1.01, Robert Middleton 1.03, Samantha James 1.03, Alison Stead 1.05.

Clandon 10k: Peter Chittenden 1.07.

IAN BAYLEY