Midsummer race is anything but murder for Tone Zone

Tone Zoners at the Gravel Hill race
Tone Zoners at the Gravel Hill race
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A club-record 38 Tone Zone members entered the popular Lavant Mid-summer five-mile race.

The event, organised by Chichester Runners, leads runners out of Lavant for a lap around Goodwood Motor Circuit and back again. All finishers get a cold beer and a hot burger, hence why it’s so popular.

With help and support from friends and her daughter Amelia, she finished in 1.07.59 which, considering how hilly the route was, is amazing.

There were many stand-out performances for Tone Zone. Harry Annals was first for the club and tenth overall with a time of 29.44. Jess Thomson finished third in her category in 36.10.

Anna-Kari Enes completed the run in 36.48 which made her first of the over-45 females. Susi Briggs was third in category with 41.08.

Another five-mile race took place on Saturday at Queen Elizabeth Country Park in East Hampshire. First to finish the undulating cross-country course for the club was Tony Holcombe in 43.31.

Sarah Stothard and Rebecca Jones enjoyed a sprint to the finish with Stothard just winning by a second.

The race also saw Amanda Worne continue her marathon preparation with her bike-chair. With help and support from friends and her daughter Amelia, she finished in 1.07.59 which, considering how hilly the route was, is amazing.

Also at QE Park were Simon Bodsworth and Jade Fish, running in the Southdowns Midnight Marathon. Runners start between 8.30pm and 9.30pm and run along the South Downs Way to Cocking before returning to the park.

Bodsworth completed the marathon in 5.17 with Fish taking six hours.

Paul Coe and Judith Blazeley ran the Invader Marathon at Bere Regis in Dorset.

The heat and hills made it particularly difficult but Coe finished in 4:35 and Blazeley 6.27.

Tone Zone times - Midsummer 5: Harry Annals 29.44; David Rowe 33.07; Paul Jarvis 33.44; Keith Hardwell 34.31; Daryl Fairbrother 35.19; Nina Baldwinson 35.28; Jessica Thomson 36.10; Grahame Hurren 36.13; Gary Pidgeon 36.29; Mark Warwick 36.42; Anna-Kari Enes 36.48; Mark Green 37.07; Alan Coombs 37.17; Carolyn Stapely 37.59; Derek Edwards 39.08;

Garry Gaskin 39.22; Marc Willson 40.17; Peter Ramsdale 40.44; Susi Briggs 41.08; Stuart Thomson 41.22; Andrew Day 41.32;

Paul Stevenson 41.43; Karen Vilday 43.25; Wendy Harding 44.10; Caroline Edwards 45.36; Lydia Stapely 45.40; Natalie King 46.10; Lisa Joyce 46.59; Michelle Miles 47.09; Christine Rounds 47.09; Andrew Miles 47.09; Paul Wells 47.30; David Sinclair 48.55; Vicky Cooper 49.34; Katrina Plum 54.55; Donna Vincent 59.00; Brenda Glendenning 1.07.42; Jean Morris 1.11.30. Gravel Hill 5 Mile - Tony Holcombe 43.31; Cheryl Laing 51.31; Sarah Stothard 54.38; Rebecca Jones 54.39; Nicola Kettley 1.06.48; Amanda Worne 1.07.59; Lisa Robinson 1.07.59; Debbie Patching 1.08.05; Peter Chittenden 1.30.41. Dorset Invader Marathon - Paul Coe 4.35.59; Jude Bazeley 6.27.24. Southdowns Midnight Marathon: Simon Bodsworth 5.17.35; Jade Fish 6.00.00.

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