Bognor athletes enjoy jaw-dropping success
A handful of races kept the Bognor Tone Zone runners busy on a cold weekend.
On Saturday Peter Ramsdale and Jess Thomson set off for their first half marathon of the weekend, the Phoenix Jaw Dropper, a flat race near Walton-on-Thames.
Thomson crossed the line first for the club in 1hr 40min with Ramsdale running under the two-hour mark, finishing in 1:58.
Also held on the Saturday was the Brutal Spider Hill 10k, an extremely tough off-road course with obstacles thrown in. Sarah Santer was the solo runner for the club and finished in a very respectable time of 1:20.
The following day saw two half marathons and a full marathon visited by the blue and orange contingent.
The Bedgebury Forest half marathon saw Zoe Hemes and Vicky Cooper compete. Taking part in her first half marathon, Hemes ran with Vicky Cooper and both runners finished in 2:11 on the undulating course.
Five club members took on the Gosport Half Marathon. Jess Thomson, running her second half marathon of the weekend, recorded a PB time of 1:35 – another PB went the way of Adam Norgett who finished in 1:45.
Tony Holcombe and Peter Ramsdale, who was also running his second half marathon of the weekend, finished in 1:48 and 1:53.
Stuart Thomson rounded off the Tone Zone Runners in a time of 2:03.
Results: Gosport Half Marathon - Jessica Thomson 1.35.31 PB; Adam Norgett 1.45.19 PB; Tony Holcombe 1.48.25; Peter Ramsdale 1.53.29; Stuart Thomson 2.03.30. Phoenix Riverside Marathon - Judith Bazeley 5.45.00. Bedgebury Forest Half Marathon - Zoe Hemes 2.11.46; Vicky Cooper 2.11.48. Phoenix Half Marathon - Jessica Thomson 1.40.38; Peter Ramsdale 1.58.33. Brutal Spider Hill 10k - Sarah Santer 1.20.46.