Vigo Valentines Tough 10

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

SVN Olympic Run and Music Legends

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

Roy Shears Left; Jamie Goldthorp Right

Ashford & District 10k

Ashford & District 10k : Sunday 4th February 2018

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.

Striders before start of Ashford 10k Left to right back row: Andy Patching; Vanessa Patching; Sally Smith; Andrew Howes; Gavin Malloch Left to right front row: Wendy Howes; Sheila Malloch; Carli Deacon; David Whittley

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

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

Alan Green Memorial 10 Mile 2017

Alan Green Memorial 10 Mile Road Race : Sunday 3rd December 2017

24 Striders battled against the coastal winds on a route that took them out and back along the seafront from Westgate to Cliftonville with the following results:

Liz Weeks 01:03:10 – 1st lady & 10th overall out of 391 runners
James Reeves 01:11:56 – 39th
Glenn Davies 01:16:57 – 72nd
Darren James 01:17:27 – 78th
Bradley Clayton 01:17:38 – 82nd
Rachel Ward 01:18:48 – 96th
Andrew Patching 01:21:33 – 132nd
Gill Holmes 01:22:52 – 144th
Paul Bowditch 01:22:44 – 145th
Joao Nunes 01:22:50 – 147th
Abbey-Gale Bratby 01:25:09 – 162nd
Katy Jackson 01:25:34 – 164th
William Wakeman 01:25:51 – 165th
Gavin Malloch 01:28:58 – 192nd
David Whittley 01:29:19 – 199th
Andrew Howes 01:32:51- 219th
Graham Thomas 01:35:12 – 251st
Patricia Davies 01:35:22 – 252nd
Emma Penfold 01:35:51 – 256th
Sheila Malloch 01:39:28 – 291st
Carey Philpott Kite 01:43:38 – 353rd
Aneta Steers 01:43:39 – 324th
Vanessa Patching 01:55:12 – 365th
Wendy Howes 01:58:04 – 375th


Back Row Left to right James Reeves; Abbey-Gale Bratty; Darren James; (behind him) Vanessa Patching; Gavin Malloch (blue hat); (behind him) Glenn Davies; Andy Patching; Wendy Howes; Andrew Howes; Sheila Malloch; Front row left to right: (Kneeling) Bradley Clayton; Paul Bowditch


666 Trail Run 2017

The 666 Trail Run : Sunday 26th November 2017

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

Owler 10k, Half & Full Marathon 2017

Owler 10k, Half & Full Marathon : Sunday 26th November 2017

5 Striders tested their legs in the new two lap multi-terrain run, set in the surroundings of Conningbrook Lakes Country Park and the roads of Brook with the following results:

Bradley Clayton 4:07:27 28th place out of 77 runners
Rosie Williams 4:35:25 41st / 8th female

Half Marathon:
Gary Read 1:54:15 51st place out of 200 runners
Gavin Malloch 1.59.46 73rd place

Sheila Malloch 1:01:47 49th place / 27th female out of 101 runners

Tri Kent Adventure Trail Race 2017

Tri Kent Adventure Trail Race : Sunday 19th November 2017

Ashley Claridge; Rob Sapp; Jeff Fox; Clare Fox & Daniel Barnard got muddy taking part in the adventure race setting off with a map they made their route to as many checkpoints (up to 15 available) within the two hour time limit.

Bedgebury Forest 10k 2017

The Bedgebury Forest 10k : Sunday 19th November 2017
Venue: Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest, Kent
Details: 10k

2 Striders took part in the Bedgebury 10k which is a challenging run using the undulating forest paths and trails.
Despite this Rachel Ward took 2nd Female spot, 11th overall out of 161 entrants crossing the line in a time of 50.01. Natalie Deadman crossed the line in 1.09.05 placing her 109th overall.

Full Results

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.