ToneZone turnout is top effort in Worthing

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THE annual Worthing 10k attracted more than 500 runners – including 24 ToneZone runners, one of the largest club entries.

Simon Gill was the first ToneZone runner home in a time of 36min 01sec. Mike Bastone was second for ToneZone in 42.57, narrowly missing his personal best.

Impressive times were recorded by several ToneZone runners with Jason Rae and Kelly Dines achieving new personal bests with Amanda Newton just missing out.

TONEZONE TIMES: Simon Gill 36.01, Mike Bastone 42.57, Keith Hardwell 43.48, Jonathon Clayton 44.41, Ian Bayley 44.59, Anna Enes 45.46, Karen Harrison 46.04, Chris Gallagher 47.08, Louisa Proctor 47.16, Stuart Thompson 48.43, Paul Westwood 49.28, Jason Rae 50.36, Sarah Santer 51.48, Stephen Goddard 52.02, Amanda Worne 52.38, Paul Dines 52.38, Robert Little 53.25, Paul Stevenson 53.45, Roy Webb 53.58, Grace Natoli 54.07, Perry Lee 54.13, Peter Lomax 54.43, Joan Wooley 54.46, Lisa Lyons 54.48, Judith Bazeley 56.01, Pat Argent 56.02, Sarah Spurr 56.58, Peter Chittenden 58.50, Alison Stead 1.00.10, Sarah Baker 1.00.35, Yvonne Lee 1.01.12, Kelly Dines 1.01.44.

The popular South Downs marathon and relay marathon took place from its normal start at Slindon College. The demanding route follows the South Downs Way, finishing at the Queen Elizabeth County Park, and was blessed with dry, clear conditions.

ToneZone had one team of four runners in the relay – Anna Enes, Louisa Proctor, Ian Bayley and Chris Gallagher, who finished in 26th position with a collective time of 3hr 39min.

Luke Simmonds completed his first marathon in a time of 4hr 32min followed by David Butler in 4.36, Tony Hancock 5.09 and Miyako Scott 5.21.

On Sunday, the D-Day 10k took place from its usual start at Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth.

In wet and windy conditions, four ToneZone runners took part - Grace Natoli, Gary Pidgeon, Roy Webb, Peter Chittenden and Tony Hancock.

More ToneZone runners’ results can be found at www.tonezonerunners.org

IAN BAYLEY