Fast becoming one of the top races around, the Chichester 10k was again well attended by Bognor Regis Tone Zone Runners.
Forty-two club members completed the fast and flat course through Chichester which finished with a lap of the famous Goodwood Motor Circuit.
An amazing five club members finished under 40 minutes for the blue and orange outfit.
First home was Jack Penfold with a two minute personal best (PB) of 35.58 just a week after his half marathon PB. Christo Oosthuizen ran a massive PB of 36.33 to finish just ten seconds ahead of Peter Lee in 36.43, which was just outside of his 10k best but working his way back to full fitness ahead of the spring marathon.
Also sneaking under the 40-minute barrier were the David duo of David Bone in a PB time 39.17 and David Rowe in 39.43.
Juliet Stallard showed how strong she is with a personal best time of 40.47 after being pushed by Danny Mahoney, who finished in 41.12. They were closely followed by Paul Jarvis (41.23) and Duncan Stephenson-Gill (41.37).
Jess Thomson was the second female hope for the club in 42.33, a minute-and-a-half ahead of the next female Sarah Zacal in a PB of 44.07. Glenn Penfold, who’s been working his way back from a long injury, finished in a PB time of 45 minutes flat to his surprise. Alan Coombs finished a minute behind in 46.01 with Allen Porter and Chris Savill not too far back in 48 minutes.
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 respectively. Lee Hayward was another to claim a PB time of 50.44. Sean O’Donnell, Stephen Goddard and Paul Stevenson finished under 55 minutes for the club. Elle Matthews and Leigh Paige finished bang on the hour mark with Helen Wattam, Charles Stewart and Wendy Morris rounding off a great day for everyone.
Over at the Portsmouth Half Marathon, Derek Natoli and James Savage both grabbed personal best times of 2:08.15 and 2:12.38 respectively.
Chichester 10k: Jack Penfold 35.58 PB; Christo Oosthuizen 36.33 PB; Peter Lee 36.43; David Bone 39.17 PB; David Rowe 39.43; Juliet Stallard 40.47 PB; Danny Mahoney 41.12; Paul Jarvis 41.23; Duncan Stephenson-Gill 41.36; Jessica Thomson 42.33; Tom Howell 42.40; Gary Smith 43.43; Sarah Zacal 44.07 PB; Anne Kari Enes 44.25; Justin Geri 44.52; Glenn Penfold 45.00 PB; Carolyn Stapely 45.36; Alan Coombs 46.01 PB; Allen Porter 48.09; Chris Savill 48.23; Marzena Sowinska 48.41 PB; Natalie Tribe 49.08 PB; Karen Vilday 49.10 PB; Matthew Reynolds 49.29; Peter Ramsdale 49.40; Lee Hayward 50.44 PB; Sean O’Donnell 52.02; Stephen Goddard 53.13; Paul Stevenson 54.13; Sophie Glover 55.48; Sharon Rowe 55.59; Stuart Thomson 56.30; Jenny Evans 58.06; Sarah Spurr 59.05; Neeve Oldfield 59.32; Alan Haskell 59.50; Angelika Kalaczynska 59.59; Elle Mathews 1:00.40; Leigh Paige 1.00.55; Helen Wattam 1.06.39; Charles Stewart 1.06.45; Wendy Morris 1.12.40.
Portsmouth Half Marathon: Derek Natoli 2.08.15 PB; James Savage 2.12.38 PB.