Brighton Marathon sees top Tone Zone turnout

Mark Ponsford of Tone Zone at the Brighton Marathon / Picture by Heather Holcombe

Mark Ponsford of Tone Zone at the Brighton Marathon / Picture by Heather Holcombe

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A club record number of 29 runners took part in the Brighton Marathon.

Eight were first-time marathon runners and Laura Newell was the first of the debutants to cross the finish line – in 4hr 7min – closely followed by Peter Ramsdale.

Eight were first-time marathon runners and Laura Newell was the first of the debutants to cross the finish line.

Cheryl Laing had an excellent run to finish in 4.45 with Sarah Stothard and Clare Baker running together to complete the come in 15 minutes later.

Other first-timers were Anna Gatland, Michelle Maxim and former town mayor Paul Wells, who all finished inside six hours.

Peter Lee was the first Tone Zoner to cross the line in an outstanding PB time of 3.04. Also running his best-ever time and qualifying for the London Marathon next year was Danny Mahoney in 3.15, proving he’s not quite ready to be put out to pasture just yet.

Just two weeks after her stunning marathon in Paris, Nina Baldwinson went even faster with a PB of 3.31. Kate O’Connor, Karl Hayes and Louisa Proctor also managed their best times.

Tone Zone times, Brighton Marathon - Peter Lee 3.04.26; Danny Mahoney 3.15.51; Anne Kari Enes 3.31.00; Nina Baldwinson 3.31.02; Gary Pidgeon 3.33.13; Keith Hardwell 3.35.31; Mark Annals 3.38.29; Kate O’Connor 3.43.04; Karl Hayes 3.45.53 PB; Louisa Proctor 3.47.03; Simon Bodsworth 3.47.46; Mark Ponsford 3.58.56; Laura Newell 4.07.26; Paul Coe 4.07.29; Peter Ramsdale 4.08.54; Andy Mair 4.31.36; Ian Culton 4.32.33; Shaun Smart 4.36.24; Tony Holcombe 4.36.59; Cheryl Laing 4.45.15; Sam Miles 4.48.54; Claire Baker 5.01.24; Sarah Stothard 5.01.24; Mark Edwards 5.06.11; Anna Gatland 5.31.25; Debbie Patching 5.50.30; Michelle Maxim 5.53.00; Benita Milton 5.53.00; Paul Wells 5.53.00. Rother Valley Country Park 10k - Tony Hancock 45.10.

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