3 Striders ran in the Wingham 10k with the following results:
Jeff Fox crossed the line in 45.43 placing him 38th in a field of 328 runners
Laura Forster 55.50 – 136th place
Carli Deacon 56.11 – 140th
Clare Fox 1.12.19 – 296th
4 Striders travelled to Edinburgh to take part in the Great North Run, Chris Lawley was first strider home crossing the line in 1.29.19 placing him 783rd in a field of 43064 Runners. Gill Holmes was 2nd Strider home in 1.47.23 placing her 5449th overall then came Ron Smith in a time of 2.08.08 placing him 17262nd. Christian Martin’s time was 2.10.11 placing him 18579th.
Carrying all that was needed to survive days in the beautiful Alps on his back, Ultra Strider Craig Eccleston took on the UTMB CCC a 101km ultra run that forms part of the Ultra Trail World Tour. Despite the harsh conditions Craig managed to complete a quarter of the race covering 6600ft of elevation over 17 miles but even with this sterling effort he was unable to meet the next time check missing it by only 15 minutes. An amazing achievement to even make the start line of such a prestigious race, Craig says he will be back to tackle the Alps again!
12 Striders turned out on a very warm Bank Holiday Monday to run the Canterbury Half Marathon. In aid of Pilgrims Hospice the 13 mile course took them around the undulating country lanes on the outskirts of the historic city. James Reeves was first striders home crossing the line in 1.41.10 placing him 41st in a field of 409 Runners. Elliot Stokes was 2nd Strider home in 1.45.38 placing him 61st overall. Olwen Cockell was 3rd Strider and 1st lady strider in a time of 1.48.12 placing her 70th in the field.
Remaining Striders results were:
Aaron Pritchard 1.49.13 – 75th overall
Jeff Fox 1.49.25 – 79th overall
Andy Patching 1.59.23 – 158th overall
Stephen Prince 2.01.46 – 170th overall
Mark Ransom 2.08.20 – 213th overall
Joanna Branchett – 2.14.56 – 255th overall
Andrew Howes – 2.14.57 – 256th overall
David Whittley – 2.22.29 – 300th overall
Steve Russell – 2.35.33 – 339th overall
10 Striders took part in the multiterrain, traffic free 10k which took them along pretty footpaths and trails around the village of Cranbrook:
Chris Mudge was first Strider home in a time of 46:37 placing him 19th out of 125 entrants
Ceri Burr was next Strider across the line in a time of 46:49 place: 21st PB
Jeff Fox time: 48:02 place 30th
Aaron Pritchard time: 49:46 place 40th
Andrew Howes time: 54:20 place 64th
David Whittley time: 56:37 place 69th
Sheila Malloch time:1:07:05 place 106th PB
Clare Fox time: 1:13:27 place 122nd
Gavin Malloch DNF due to injury
Wendy Howes took part in the 5k putting in a time of 38:16 placing her 42nd out of 49 entrants.
Spitfire Scramble 24hr Race : 15th – 16th July 2017
The Spitfire Scramble is a 24-hour multi-terrain relay or solo race. Entrants can run on their own or in teams of two to eight. The runners set off on their first 5.9 mile lap at midday on the Saturday and continue through the night until midday the next day. Solo runners are able to rest, if required, team runners must have a runner on course at all times.
2 Striders decided to take on London’s only 24hr trail race:
Alison Davey was part of a team of 5 ladies ‘Laughing Ladies of Essex & Kent’ winning their 3-5 category. Alison ran 6 of the 30 laps completed by her team in a total time of 24hrs 38s.
Craig Eccleston was in the minority tackling the event solo, he completed 7 laps which took him to just under the 40 miles mark in a time of 14hrs 59m 11s.