New year, fresh challenges for Tone Zone runners

With the new year nearly three weeks old, training for the new season is in full swing.

Tone Zone runners at Stubbington
Tone Zone runners at Stubbington

Last weekend saw many Tone Zone Runners brave the cold to enter what was for some their first races of the year.

On Saturday five runners braved neck-deep icy water, energy-sapping mud and biting wind to compete in Hell Runner at Longmoor Camp in Hampshire.

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Sunday saw runners compete on the roads at the Stubbington Green 10k with Jess Thomson running an amazing race, knocking more than a minute off her previous best.

Also on Sunday, on the far side of Sussex, was the Denbies ten-mile in aid of the British Red Cross, with Cheryl Laing and Alison Gilbert flying the club flag.

Some 17 runners took part in the Bognor Park run. This free 5k event takes place at Hotham Park every Saturday at 9am. It saw Jean Morris achieve a PB last weekend.

Tone Zone times - Stubbington Green 10k - Trevor Swann 45.55; Adam Norgett 47.45; Jessica Thomson 47.48 PB; Stuart Thomson 56.44; Paul Stevenson 57.40.

Hell Runner: Neil Borely 2.08.02 PB; Sarah Santer 2.24.57; Benita Milton 3.33.04; Nicky King 3.33.04; Alan McTernan 3.33.07.

Denbies 10 Mile: Cheryl Laing 2.07.53; Alison Gilbert 2.07.53.

Brutal 8k: Debbie Patching 1.19.00.

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