Deal Castle 5 Miler 2017

Deal Castle 5 Miler : Sunday 5th November

Emma Penfold raced out and back along the promenade on a sunny November morning crossing the line in a time of 44:11 which placed her 172nd out of 298 runners.

New York City Marathon 2017

New York City Marathon : Sunday 5th November

Across the pond Chris Lawley ran the New York City Marathon in a time of 3:13:49.

Richmond Half Marathon

Richmond Half Marathon : Sunday 5th November
Venue: Old Deer Park, Richmond
Details: 13.1m road race

2 Striders took part in the Richmond Half Marathon…Gavin Malloch crossed the line in 2:00:02 while his wife Sheila took over 4 minutes off her PB crossing the line in 2:21:48

Milton Creek Duathlon

Milton Creek Duathlon : Sunday 29th October

3 Striders took part in the Go Tri Swale Tri Club Duathlon with the following results:

Sarah Strachan 16th/28 (1hr 11min 9sec)
Gordon Wallace 23rd/28 (1hr 14min 4sec)
Barbara Collier 25th/28 (1hr 16min 3sec)

Left to right: Barbara Collier; Sarah Strachan; Gordon Wallace:


Beachyhead Marathon & 10k 2017

Beachyhead Marathon & 10k 2017 : Saturday 28th October 

A warm and sunny Eastbourne greeted 58 Sittingbourne Striders who travelled to Eastbourne to take part in the Beachy Head Marathon & 10k this weekend. Flagged as the second hardest marathon in the country the gruelling course includes the impressive ascents of the 7 sisters but rewarding runners to glorious views of the south downs.


Marathon: Kevin Rye was first Strider home in a time of 3:40:41 placing him 49th overall out of a field of 2156 runners…a new record for entrants. David Valenti was next Strider home in a time of 3:59:18 placing him 154th overall. Elliot Stokes was 3rd strider home in a time of 4:28:15 putting him in 378th place. Sarah Bradshaw was first female strider home in a time of 4:46:09 placing her 581st overall.

10k: Glenn Davies came an impressive 29th place out of 751 competitors with his time of 46:10.







Thruxton Race Circuit 5k

Thruxton Race Circuit 5k : Sunday 22nd October

Rachel Ward crossed the line in 23.04 at the Thruxton 5k on the site of the old RAF base for which she won a trophy for being 1st Female out of 37.

Thruxton Race Circuit 5k

Cyclopark Relay Duathlon

Cyclopark Relay Duathlon : Sunday 22nd October

Striders were out in force on a windy sunny October morning @ Gravesend’s Cyclopark. 11 teams of 3 entered the event which was a great opportunity for many from the club to have their first try at a multi disciplined event on a traffic free course.

cyclopark relay duathlon

‘The Glory Hunters’ were the first Striders team home in a time of 2.39.35 placing them 7th out 19 mixed teams
Glenn Davies
Jen Coleman
Lee Simpson

‘170 Not Out’ team were next home in 2.46.31 placing them 9th mixed team
Ian Gower
Steve Shirmplin
Karen Seymour

‘The Striders’ team 2.56.18 – 13th mixed team
Paul Bowditch
Lucy Hewett
Danielle Smith

‘Team Cake’ team 3.02.57 – 14th mixed team
Ross Pilcher
Sophie Byrne
Debbie Usher

‘KMJ’ team 3.05.18 – 16th mixed team
Matthew Pearce
Kerry Pearce
Jody Coxon

‘Max Bodimeade’ team 3.05.42 – 13th mens team out of 14 mens teams
Sam Wilders
John Nunes
Andrew Thomas

‘2 Foxes and a Hound’ team 3.06.36 – 18th mixed team
Gary Spicer
Gina Woodfine
Sarah Strachan

‘Wonder Women’ 3.06.41 – 4th womens team out of 7 womens teams
Lisa Hammond
Nicola Garner
Katy Jackson

‘ARD’ 3.09.15 – 14th mens team
Darren Billing
Andrew Howes
Roy Shears

‘Canicross Striders Ladies’ – 3.30.58 – 7th womens team
Jo Bing
Barbara Collier
Shelly Coker

‘Team Tri Jedi’ – 3.33.37 – 19th mixed team
Kevin Eastop
Claire Eastop
Karen Longley

Exeter’s Great West Run

Exeter’s Great West Run : Sunday 15th October

Angyalka Bartlett’s travelled to Exeter to take part in the Exeter Great West Run. The course took her through the city centre, pretty country lanes ending with a fantastic stadium finish. Crossing the line in a time of 2.05.53 placing her 1608 out of a field of 2903 runners.

Great Birmingham Run 2017

Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run : Sunday 15th October
Craig & Jo Eccleston travelled to Birmingham to take part in the Simplyhealth Great Run which is now established as the second biggest half marathon in the UK. Coming back from illness Craig crossed the line in 1.55.57 placing him 2231 out of 5203 runners while his wife Jo crossed the line 2.16.47 placing her in 5110 position overall. 

Maidstone Half & Full Marathon 2017

Maidstone Half & Full Marathon : 15th October

Thanks to hurricane Ophelia, unseasonally warm conditions welcomed the runners taking part in this hilly half marathon. Used as a good warm up for some of the Striders taking part in the Beachy Head Marathon at the end of this month, the course features challenging lanes in and around the villages of Boughton Monchelsea, Loose and East Farleigh. 
Ross Pilcher was the first strider home crossing the line in 1.41.18 placing him 39th overall out of 418 entrants. 
Glenn Davies – 1.47.41 – 70th place
Lucy Hewett – 1.48.55 – 75th 
Bradley Clayton – 1.50.03 – 86th
Jacob Beany – 1.50.43 – 97th
Joseph Lovelock – 1.50.59 – 96th
Jeff Fox – 1.52.04 – 102nd
Paul Bowditch – 1.53.04 – 109th
Clive Crisp – 1.56.59 – 135th
Julie Green – 2.12.33 – 268th
Davina Brown – 2.17.02 – 301st
Richard May – 2.22.12 – 322nd
Natalie Jimenez – 2.42.24 – 388th – Natalie’s first half marathon 
Aaron Pritchard took part in the full marathon which was 2 laps of the half course, crossing the line in 4.44.38 placing him 52nd out of 78 entrants.