At their best: Bognor runners enjoy trip to Chichester Priory 10k

The Chichester Priory 10k was again well attended by Bognor’s Tone Zone Runners.

Sunday, 9th February 2020, 9:30 am
Tone Zone Runners at Goodwood for the Priory 10k / Picture: Derek Martin

Some 42 club members finished the fast and flat course. An amazing five club members finished under 40 minutes for the blue and orange outfit.

First home was Jack Penfold with a two-minute PB of 35:58 just a week after his half marathon PB. Christo Oosthuizen ran a huge PB of 36:33 to finish just ten seconds ahead of Peter Lee in 36:43. Lee was just outside his 10k best but is working his way back to full fitness.

Also sneaking under the 40-minute barrier were the two Davids - David Bone in a PB 39:17 and David Rowe in 39:43.

Juliet Stallard notched a PB of 40:47 after being pushed by Danny Mahoney, who finished in 41.12, closely followed by Paul Jarvis (41:23) and Duncan Stephenson-Gill (41:37).

Jess Thomson was the second female home for the club in 42:33, a minute and a half ahead of the next female Sarah Zacal, who recorded a PB of 44:07.

Glenn Penfold finished in a PB of 45.00, much to his surprise. Alan Coombs finished a minute behind in 46:01 with Allen Porter and Chris Savill not too far back in 48.00.

Marzena Sowinska, Natalie Tribe and Karen Vilday finished in quick succession to all record PBs. Their times were 48:41, 49:08 and 49:10.

Lee Hayward was another to claim a PB, his 50:44. Sean O’Donnell, Stephen Goddard and Paul Stevenson finished under 55 minutes with Elle Matthews and Leigh Paige bang on the hour mark with Helen Wattam, Charles Stewart and Wendy Morris rounding off a great day for everyone.

At the Portsmouth Half Marathon Derek Natoli and James Savage both grabbed personal best times – 2.08.15 and 2.12.38 respectively.