Benidorm trip is no holiday for Tone Zoners

Fifteen Tone Zone Runners swapped the cold temperatures of Bognor for some winter warmth and flew to Spain to take part in the Benidorm Half Marathon.

Tone Zoners in Benidorm
Tone Zoners in Benidorm

First to finish for the club was Simon Gill in 1hr 17min, although he was disappointed with that time as he slowed in the second half of the race.

The majority of the runners finished within 12 minutes of each other but one runner who was just pleased to finish was Glenn Penfold. With only six miles run in the past eight months he decided to give the race a try.

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The first eight miles went well but then the lack of running took its toll – but he struggled on to complete the run in just under two hours.

Afterwards he said the last four miles were the toughest of his life but he was over the moon to have completed the half marathon.

At the Hayling Island ten-mile, Jessica Thomson and Nathan Bilham continued their great recent form, achieving personal bests of 1.15.47 and 1.25.33 respectively.

Joan Woolley ran in the Martello Marathon where she came first in her age group in 5.19.53.

Paul Coe embarked on an amazing challenge to run three marathons in consecutive days. Incredibly he completed all three in around 4.20.

The Mouth to Mouth ultra marathon is a 27.5-mile run from the River Adur in Shoreham to the Arun in Littlehampton. Coe also ran this to make it four marathons in eight days – his 41st in all.

Tone Zone times - Benidorm Half Marathon - Simon Gill 1.17.48; Peter Lee 1.24.11; Colin Hiscock 1.39.49; Marc Annals 1.41.29; Keith Hardwell 1.42.31; Neil Strudwick 1.42.41; Danny Mahoney 1.43.06; Ian Bayley 1.44.13; Gary Pidgeon 1.46.24; Carolyn Stapely 1.48.41; Karl Hayes 1.49.44;

Kate O’Connor 1.51.19; Chris Gallagher 1.52.30; Glenn Penfold 1.59.32; Neil Pacey 2.09.43. Hayling 10 Mile - Jessica Thomson 1.15.47; Nathan Bilham 1.25.33; Robert Little 1.31.14; Stuart Thomson 1.34.19; Paul Stevenson 1.34.22; David Sinclair 1.35.02; Sarah Spurr 1.48.36. Martello Marathon - Joan Woolley 5.19.53. Winter Festive Frolic Marathon - Tony Holcombe 5.13.42. Mouth to Mouth Marathon - Paul Coe 4.38.44; Simon Bodsworth 4.42.56; Simon Dugdale 5.25.00; Grace Natoli 5.45.22; Daniel Hughes 5.52.13; Judith Bazeley 6.14.30. Gosport Half Marathon -

Simon Gill 1.16.50; David Skidmore 1.35.51; Tony Holcombe 1.42.22; Anne Kari Enes 1.42.59; Stephen Goddard 1.51.57. Jersey Half Marathon - Tony Hancock 1.37.06. Somme Centenary Marathon - Paul Coe 4.17.30. Day At The Movies Marathon - Paul Coe 4.20.06. Phoenix Riverside Marathon - Paul Coe 4.23.27. Victory 5 - Peter Chittenden 1.19.18.

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