Dymchurch 5k 2018

Sally Smith raced the 5km held by Nice Work events at Dymchurch on Sunday, picking the event as the organisers kindly agreed to let her run with baby Sophie in the running buggy.

As with all the other races in Kent, temperatures were bordering extreme making it hard work. She was delighted to return a time of 24.24 earning her 4th placed lady overall and winning her age group.

Sandwich 10k 2018

A number of members travelled to Sandwich to take part in the annual 10km event, they all returned respectable times in very hot conditions.

First home for the club was Gavin Malloch in 55.56. He was closely followed by David Whitley in 57.26. Amanda Claridge (58:43) was first lady club member back for the team followed by Denise Grant in 1.08 and Victoria Whittley in 1.26.

North Downs 30km 2018

A number of Striders took part in one of the most beautiful but gruelling long distance races on the Kent calendar on Sunday, 24 June. With nearly 600m of hills to climb it’s a very tough event.

Liz Weeks was first back for the team. Her time of 2hrs 26mins saw her take a spot on the podium for 2nd place overall. Elliot Stokes followed in 2hrs 54mins .

Angela Smith was first back for the Strider ladies finishing in 3hrs 48mins, Teresa Watson was not far behind in 3.55.

SVN Kent 50

Strider Rachel Donaldson battled with high temperatures to take on the SVN Kent 50 on Saturday, 23 June.

Despite having to contend with the ever soaring heat, she ran 50kms in 9 hours and 19 minutes, even more impressive was her time included stopping for a pint of beer enroute!

Southend Half 2018

Two Striders, Darren James and Gavin Malloch, took part in the Southend half on Sunday, 10 June.

Darren managed a time of 1.43.29 over the 13.1-miles. Gavin was plagued with a back spasm at the halfway point but pushed the pain to one side to complete in 2.05.29.

Charing 10k 2018

Five team members contested a very hot and hill Charing 10km on Friday, 8 June.

First back for the striders was Laura Woods in 50.38. She was followed by Aneta Steers in 1.03.38. Next back and winning her age group was Alison Kite with 1.05.05. Amanda and Ashley Clairdge performed well coming home in 1.08.55 and 1.08.56.

Medway 10K 2018

The Medway 10km was the race of choice for many in the club this week.

Notable performances came from Gareth Lewis who took 19th place in 41.58. David Valenti 22nd in 42.21 and Ollie Pryer who finished just 1 second behind in 42.21 for 23rd overall.

Ellie Hynes was first lady back for the team in 7th overall with a 45.19. Next lady strider was Jen Coleman with 49.22 followed by Sarah Bradshaw with 53.39.

The men’s race was won by Lee McMeekin in 35.32. The ladies race was won by Sarah Cronin in 43.49.

Gareth Lewis 41:58
David Valenti 42:20
Oliver Pryer 42:21
Glenn Davies 43:47
Ellie Hynes 45:17
Roy Shears 47.38
James Topham 48.05
Andy Patching 48:49
Jennifer Coleman 49:22
Clive Crisp 49:55
Karen Seymour 50.47
Steve Bradshaw 53:06
Sarah Bradshaw 53:39
Sam Hewitt 54:03
Kevin Eastop 54:39
Emily Middleton 56:17
Katy Jackson 56:43
Davinia Brown 57.07
Sam Fawcett 59:32
Adam Marsland 59:17
Katy Jackson 56:43
Sarah Strachan 58.18
Gavin Malloch 58:23
Sam Fawcett 59:32
Adam Marsland 59:17
Gordon Wallace 1:02:50
Clare Eastop 1:05:57
Jackie Austin 1:05:39
Vanessa Patching 1:09:15
Alison Kite 1:09:15
Emma Higgins 1:12:21
Helen Shears 1:12:21

Harvel 5 2018

Six Striders headed to Harvel to take part in the Harvel 5 Mile race on Saturday, 2 June.

The fastest club member of the day was Chris Lawley who finished in 28th place with 33.54.

Other results:
Nick Bayntun 36.03
David Forman 39.40
Sean Bootes 40.47
Alison Davey 42.46
Ronald Smith 49.27

Cakeathon Spring Challenge 2018


Setting off from Jeskyns Community Woodland in Gravesend 10 Striders took on the challenge of completing as many 3.28 mile loops and consuming as much cake as they could within a 6 hour time limit at the Saxons Vikings & Normans Cakeathon! Results were as follows:

Half Marathon 13.1 miles:
Sam Hewitt 2:20:23
Katy Jackson 2:20:23
Helen Shears 3.04.40
Orla Mcgaley 3.18.15
Sally Patching 3.18.15

16.4 miles:
Ollie Pryer 2:14.55
Teresa Watson 3:14:59

19.6 miles:
Jo Bing 4:43

Full Marathon 26.2 miles:
Olwen Cockell 5:06.50
Annette Lebreton 5:12

Vitality 10k 2018

Rubbing shoulders with Mo Farah, 2 Striders took part in the Vitality London 10,000 Andy Patching completed the course in 50.16 placing him 3590 overall while his wife Vanessa Patching crossed the line in 1.07.54 placing her 11063 overall.