Vigo Valentines Tough 10 : Sunday 11th February 2018
The Vigo ‘tough love’ Valentines Run took 5 Striders on muddy, winding trails perched on top of the north downs. With stunning scenery and an ascent/descent of approximately 2,800ft this is a race more for fell runners than fun runners!
Lee Simpson was 1st Strider home in a time of 1:24:21 placing him 8th overall out of 180 entries.
Emma Penfold – 135th – 2:13:03
Danielle Smith – 175th – 2:43:34
Rachel Donaldson – 176th – 2:43:36
Saxon, Vikings and Normans Marathons & Challenges : Saturday 10th Olympic Run and Sunday 11th February 2018 Music Legends
Venue: Cyclopark, Gravesend
Details: Six Hour Timed Challenge Event
The aim of these events is to complete as many 3.74-5.25 mile loops as you wish in the 6 hour cut off. They are famous for their epic medals and bursting goody bags.
Saturday’s run celebrated the Winter Olympic Games taking place in Pyeongchang with olympic sized bling. Darren Billing completed 15.75 miles in a time of 2:21:56 Teresa Watson completed 21 miles in a time of 3:56:50.
Sunday’s run was celebrating music legends…this time it was the life of Freddie Mercury and Queen. Jamie Goldthorp and Roy Shears both ran 16 miles in 2:35:00 Clare Fox completed 10.83 miles in 2:25:17
A dusting of snow greeted the 12 Striders taking part in the Ashford 10k on a very cold February morning. Sam Munford was the first Strider home in a time of 45.36 placing him 100th out of 567 entrants.
Here are the full Strider results:
Place / Entrant / Chip Time / Personal Best
100th / Sam Mumford / 45:36
126th / Andrew Patching / 47:13
144th / Sally Smith / 48:26
179th / Carli Deacon / 50:14
192nd / David Whittley / 50:45
230th / Andrew Howes / 52:22
280th / Gavin Malloch / 55:03
425th / Sheila Malloch / 1:00 / PB
470th / Vanessa Patching / 1:03
543th / Wendy Howes / 1:12:36
565th / Victoria Whittley / 1:21 / 1st 10k
SSangyong Canterbury 10 Mile : Sunday 21st January 2018
The first of the Club Championship races ensured a good Strider turnout but no one could of anticipated a whopping 61 on a wet, sleeting January morning! The route took them along a pleasant, undulating course around the rural roads of south Canterbury. Nick Bayntun crossed the line first for the Striders placing him 153rd out of 1390 entrants. Full Results
Seizing the opportunity to work off the Xmas excess, 15 Striders took part in the 10 mile road race which took them around the streets of Staplehurst on a wet and windy last day of the year.
James Reeves was first strider to cross the line, 41st overall out of 277, finishing in 1:13:36
Glenn Davies 42nd – 1:14:16
Chris Mudge 47th 1:14:57
Lucy Hewett 81st 1:20:09
Paul Bowditch 82nd 1:20:12
James Pamplin 104th 1:23:23
John Nunes 132nd 1:26:17
David Whittley 157th 1:30:01
Gavin Malloch 166th 1:32:15
Andrew Howes 181st 1:35:12
Katy Jackson 216th 1:40:12
Orla Mcgaley 247th 1:50:36
Darren James 248th 1:50:36
Jo Bing 270th 2:00:31
Angela Smith 276th 2:05:16
3 Striders travelled to Samphire Hoe to take part in another of the Saxon, vikings and Norman’s 6 hour challenge events. Know for the amazing medals and goody bags you can do as many 3.75 mile laps as you like.
Darren Billing completed 15 Miles in a time of 2:26:46
Teresa Watson also completed 15 Miles in 2:45:52
Danielle Smith completed a full marathon 26.2 Miles in 5:38:39
Glenn Davies, Jeff & Clare Fox travelled to Portsmouth to take part in this unique multi terrain event in aid of RNLI took them from South Parade Pier to the end of Hayling Billy Line taking in the views across Langstone Harbour.
Jeff Fox crossed the line in 5.33.29 placing him 251st out of 307 entrants.
Glenn Davies finished in 1.40.38 placing him an impressive 41st out of 376 entrants.
Clare Fox finished in 2.45.25 placing her 339th overall.
A late night from the Striders Christmas party and snow on the ground could not curtail the enthusiasm of the Striders who turned out in force for the ever popular Turkey run. The largely off road, muddy race was hosted by Maidstone Harriers and was the last race in this years club championships.
29 Nick Bayntun was first strider home in a time of 49:09.2 placing him 29th overall out of 502 entrants
35 Lee Simpson 49:47.8
41 Glenn Davies 50:21.6
52 Mick Diddams 51:29.7
59 Christopher Mudge 52:22.5
66 Steve shrimplin 53:15.3
67 Richard Valenti 53:22.1
74 James Topham 53:54.7
77 Kent Parker 54:22.6
80 Jennifer Coleman 54:23.1
99 Roy Shears 57:21.2
102 Ceri Burr 57:17.3
118 Jeff Fox 58:37.4
134 Sally Smith 1:00:39.4
140 Rhian Shrimplin 1:01:15.3
148 Darren Billing 1:01:25.0
150 karen seymour 1:01:28.2
156 Andrew Nellies 1:02:04.5
157 Katy Jackson 1:02:09.4
161 Rosie Williams 1:02:41.6
164 Paul Valenti 1:03:17.8
181 David Whittley 1:04:08.6
205 Gavin Malloch 1:05:46.7
206 Abbey-Gale Bratby 1:06:07.6
216 Nicky Knight 1:07:32.8
217 Gina Woodfine 1:07:19.9
233 Stephen Prince 1:08:36.1
247 Patrick Mead 1:09:30.9
248 Grace Mead 1:09:31.4
294 Ronald Smith 1:12:24.7
304 sheila Malloch 1:12:48.3
360 Marriane Seaward 1:22:18.9
361 Emma Penfold 1:22:18.7
368 Kelly Pamplin 1:23:55.2
375 Wendy Knee 1:25:10.7
376 Robert Holmes 1:25:11.4
377 Orla Mcgaley 1:25:32.0
378 Michelle LeMasonry-Bennett 1:25:31.2
383 Nikki Brenchley 1:26:17.5
384 Lynn Coomber 1:26:21.3
385 Emma Higgins 1:26:17.5
386 Helen Shears 1:26:19.8
398 Robyn Diane Benyon 1:26:37.1
405 Hannah Hudson 1:27:22.9
406 Clare fox 1:27:29.0
408 Denise Grant 1:28:22.6
429 Andrew Howes 1:29:43.6
430 Karen Longley 1:29:55.0
431 Wendy Howes 1:29:40.3
464 Martine Ingram 1:38:11.6
465 Emily Middleton 1:38:11.9
466 Sarah Strachan 1:38:11.6
473 Angela Smith 1:39:58.6
487 Sandra Gardiner 1:53:17.3
488 Karen Wastell 1:53:16.6
Now in its 8th year, the 666 race was conceived by Ashford Tri Club wanting to host a trail run in the woods discovered the distance was 6.66 miles – a devilishly good distance over a slightly wicked terrain around the woods of Challock.
4 Striders took part with the following results:
Ellie Hynes crossed the line in a time of 58:15 placing her 23rd out of 173 runners. Ellie was 2nd Female out of 79.
Matthew Norris 59:45 30th place
Paul Bowditch 1:05:44 57th place
Lucy Hewett 1:05:44 58th place / 4th female