Sittingbourne 10k 2019

Over 80 Sittingbourne Striders turned out for the Sittingbourne Invicta 10km race held on Sunday, 19 May 2019.

The event, which saw runners taking on the 6.2-mile loop of Sittingbourne. Despite balmy conditions, the hilly route, which at times can be challenging, didn’t stop many of our runners gaining personal bests.

Lee Simpson and Jennifer Simpson proved to be the married dream team being first male and female Striders home with Jennifer also gaining a PB.

Lee Simpson, Kevin Rye & Gareth Lewis also won the mens team prize.

In other news, five Striders ran the Colchester Stampede 10K. Jaki Woodhouse crossed the line first in 52:08, followed by Clive Glover & Emma Chamberlain both crossing the line in 1:01, Jo Cyman in 1:09, Joanne Knee in 1:10 and Georgina Higgins in 1:11, which was a PB. Sam Lewis ran the Hackney Half Marathon 1:31:37, which was a PB and Emma Penfold ran the University of Kent Canterbury 10K in 56:49.

 

Lee

Simpson

39:21

 

Kevin

Rye

39:56

 

Gareth

Lewis

40:07

 

Scott

Simpson

40:26

 

Nick

Freeman

41:11

PB

Gary

Spicer

42:24

 

Jennifer

Simpson

43:09

PB

Ashley

Claridge

43:22

PB

James

Topham

43:41

PB

James

Pettitt

44:52

 

Ian

Gower

45:16

 

Daniel

Barnard

45:21

PB

Christopher

Mudge

46:08

 

Jo

Pettitt

47:32

 

Kent

Parker

48:00

 

Laura

Woods

48:30

 

Darren

Billing

48:40

PB

Claire

Lander

50:18

 

Kelly

Lywood

50:33

 

Tabitha

Stewart

50:39

 

Richard

Sutehall

50:27

 

Sarah

Bradshaw

51:02

 

Caroline

Lewis

51:06

 

Amanda

Linder

51:29

PB

David

Whittley

51:54

 

Rebecca

Still

52:11

 

Jonathan

Fox

52:13

 

Barry

Simmons

52:07

 

Martin

Stevens

52:27

 

Heather

Glass

52:38

PB

Shelley

Coker

52:41

 

John

Kingsnorth

53:13

 

Andrew

Thomas

53:41

 

Amanda

Claridge

54:01

PB

Mark

Leppard

54:08

PB

Nicola

Knight

54:15

 

Simon

Brenchley

54:27

 

James

Batchelor

54:30

 

Neil

Vickery

55:09

 

Katy

Mills

55:06

PB

Terry

Morse

55:23

PB

Sophie

Byrne

56:23

 

Craig

Dawson

56:22

 

Carey

Philpott

56:56

 

Davinia

Brown

57:27

 

Howard

Woodcock

57:36

PB

Abbey-Gale

 Bratby

58:14

 

Jackie

Austin

58:23

 

Nina

Cook

58:23

 

Gemma

Flegg

58:37

PB

Andrea

Lees Farrell

58:37

 

Gina

Woodfine

58:58

 

Trudy

Thomas

59:27

 

Ronald

Smith

59:38

 

Graham

Thomas

59:32

 

Sara

Cox

1:00:05

PB

Andy

Patching

1:00:26

 

Shelly

Wilson

1:00:43

PB

Stuart

Ridout

1:00:38

 

Lizzie

Lowrey

1:00:59

 

Wendy

Knee

1:02:02

 

Hayley

Cork

1:02:34

 

Lisa

Burton

1:03:01

PB

Alex

Powell

1:02:53

 

Amanda

Mills

1:03:50

PB

Kerry

Buston

1:03:45

 

Alison

Kite

1:04:12

 

Vanessa

Patching

1:04:09

 

Claire

Hogben

1:04:53

PB

Sally

Patching

1:05:35

 

Katrina

Potter

1:06:29

 

Sonia 

Miller 

1:05:56

 

Robyn

Benyon

1:07:06

PB

Julie

Southall

1:07:43

 

Marriane

Seaward

1:08:22

 

Tracey

Jenkins

1:09:43

 

Kelly

Batchelor

1:09:45

 

Pamela

Farrell

1:10:28

 

Gail

Walden

1:12:15

 

Suzanne

Saunders

1:12:15

 

Joanne

Priston

1:12:30

PB

Susannah

Ulyatt

1:13:22

 

Sandra

Gardiner

1:14:18

 

Robert

Holmes

1:14:29

 

Kate

Coles

1:15:23

 

Hannah 

Hudson 

1:16:24

 

Victoria

Whittley

1:16:27

PB

Jane

Patching

1:18:24

PB

Claire

Shilling

1:24:19

PB

Claire

Evans

1:24:43

 

Island 10k, Centurion Thames Path & Dragon 100k

Striders were out in force at The Island Run 10k on Sunday, a course which was an out and back along the seafront towards Minster. Gareth Lewis was first strider home in an impressive time of 40mins and 5 seconds, he also won the male V50 category. Next Strider home was Scott Simpson in 40mins and 35 seconds. Jen Simpson was 2nd lady overall and first lady strider home with a PB of 43 mins and 25 seconds. Gareth, Scott and Jen won the team prize for the race.

Bradley Clayton took on the huge challenge of completing the Centurion Running Thames Path 100 mile Ultra with a fantastic time of 24 hours, 45 mins and 37 seconds. He finished 131st out of 225 finishers.

Elliot Stokes raced The Dragon 100k Coastal Race coming in 3rd place in 13.32.18, beating last years time by over 3 hours.

London Marathon 2019

22 members of the Sittingbourne Striders took to the streets of London for the 39th Marathon this Sunday, along with 42,000 other runners who in total raise over £1billion for charity in one the highlights of the UK running calendar.

Lee Simpson was the first Strider to cross the finish line, with an impressive time of 3hrs26mins31secs, and Alison Davey was the first lady strider over the line coming in at 4hrs27mins48secs

Folkestone 10 mile 2019

19 members of the Sittingbourne Striders took part in the Folkestone 10 mile race on Good Friday, a fast and flat course running along the coast from Hythe to Folkestone and back. Just over 700 runners took part in the race in glorious sunshine and hot conditions.

Anthony Jackson was 2nd placed overall and first strider home with an amazing time of 58mins45secs, and Caroline Lewis was the First Lady Strider home in 1hr28mins37secs.

Anthony Jackson 0:58:45
Gareth Lewis 01:10:43
Paul Bowditch 01:24:30
Caroline Lewis 01:28:37
David Howes 01:31:24
Alison Davey 01:32:07
Davina Brown 01:32:51
David Whittley 01:34:25
Barry Simmons 01:36:10
Emma Penfold 01:41:27
Ronald Smith 01:41:53
Julie Southall 01:54:02
Clive Glover 01:56:30
Katrina Potter 01:56:34
Claire Hogben 02:00:53
Victoria Whittley 02:07:42
Susannah Ulyatt 02:07:43
Sandra Gardiner 02:16:05
Dave Wood 02:16:05

A dozen Striders took part in the Brighton Marathon on Sunday, a 26.2 miles course starting from Preston Park and then following a course along the coast. Daniel Barnard (pictured) was first strider home in 3hrs52mins30secs and Sophie Byrne was the first lady strider home, on her first Marathon, at 4hrs38mins35secs

Lone striders also took part in the Brighton 50k bike ride (Darren Billing in 2hrsmins45secs), Goodwood Running Grand Prix half Marathon (Emma Penfold 2hrs7mins51secs) and the Paris Marathon (Pires Scott James Simpson 3hs24mins)

Brighton Marathon Full Results

Daniel Barnard 03:52:30
Steve Prince 03:54:12
James Topham 03:55:23 PB
Richard Sutehall 04:02:24
Sophie Byrne 04:38:35 PB
Ross Campbell 04:39:32
Nicky Knight 04:44:47 PB
Rachael Noble 04:44:55
Steve Russell 05:02:45
Gavin Malloch 05:15:54
Sheila Malloch 05:15:55 PB
Jackie Austin 06:59:35

Paddock Wood Half & Chatham Martime 10k

A group of 34 Striders who took part in the Paddock Wood Half Marathon on Sunday, a fast and flat 13.1 mile course that serves as the 4th race in the Sittingbourne Striders Club Championship. Chris Lawley was the first over the line in 1hr30mins18secs, and bragging rights for first Lady Strider home went to Kelly Lywood in 1hr44mins43secs.

A smaller group took part in the Chatham Maritime 10k, led by Paul Williams who finished in 46mins12secs and Gary Read was the sole strider taking part in the Charing Half Marathon, finishing in 1hrs53mins13secs.

Paddock Wood Half Marathon

Chris Lawley 01:30:18
Jacob Beaney 01:38:15
Joseph Lovelock 01:38:15
Gary Spicer 01:38:54
Sam Mumford 01:39:13
Kelly Lywood 01:44:43
Laura Woods 01:44:54
Darren Billing 01:47:16 PB
Richard Sutehall 01:50:16
Darren James 01:50:32
David Whitley 01:52:17 PB
Sophie Byrne 01:53:24
Alison Davey 01:54:06
Andrew Howes 01:55:46
Lisa Burton 01:55:58
Heather Glass 01:57:07 PB
Gina Woodfine 01:58:28 PB
Davinia Brown 01:59:44 PB
Martin Stevens 01:59:47
Steve Russell 02:00:38
Gavin Malloch 02:02:45
Carey Philpott Kite 02:03:10
Ronald Smith 02:12:35
Guy Mills 02:12:42
Nicki Brown 02:12:47
Teresa Watson 02:14:48
Shelly Wilson 02:18:50 PB
Jackie Austin 02:20:53
Annette Lebreton 02:21:55
Talita Wigg 02:22:20
Marriane Seaward 02:25:20
Orla Mcgaley 02:34:49
Alison Kite 02:35:22
Dave Austen 02:39:17
Chatham Maritime 10K
Paul Williams 00:46:12
Andy Patching 00:53:25
Vanessa Patching 01:03:06
Alison Williams 01:06:15 PB
Denise Grant 01:09:17

Yeovil Half, Adur & Worthing 20 and SVN Funky Pants

Sunday was a quieter day for the Sittingbourne Striders following a busy March, in part due to many runners entering the ‘tapering’ phase of their preparations for the April marathon season!

However, a few hardy souls faced the hours less sleep with considerable fortitude and took part in some longer runs. Gavin and Sheila Malloch (pictured) traveled to Somerset to take part in the hilly Yeovil Half Marathon, finishing in 2hrs7mins9secs and 2hrs30mins34secs respectively. Results

Alison Davey was the first strider over the line in the Adun and Worthing 20 mile race, finishing in 3hrs18mins54 secs, joined by Ronald Smith who finished in 3hrs28mins49secs. Results

Finally, Teresa Watson took part in the SVN Funky Pants Challenge in Gravesend, running a trail route of 21 miles in 3hrs40mins38secs. Results

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Landmarks, Smugglers, Megalith & Whitstable

London Landmarks Half Marathon- a race that attracts nearly 13,000 runners and runs along the Thames taking in the popular sights throughout Westminster and the City. First strider home was Daniel Barnard in 1hr50mins40secs, and the first lady strider over the line was Amanda Claridge who gained a personal best and finished in 1hr59mins38secs.

London Landmarks Half Marathon
Daniel Barnard 1.40.40
Ashley Claridge 1.41.42
Mark Jones 1:44:10
Darren Billings 1:52:25
Amanda Claridge 1:59.38 PB
Sam Gillham 2:10:28 PB
James Batchelor 2:11:44
Simon Brenchley 2:11:44
Kate Chia 2:17:51 PB
Joanne Strudwick 2:31:34
Jacqueline Woodhouse 2:39:33
Susannah Ulyatt 2:59:31
Louise Marshall 3:00:51
Mona Lewis 3:05:53


Smugglers 10k
Teresa Watson 56.49
Lorraine Neale 58.14 PB
Sara Cox 1:03:15 PB
Tracey Jenkins 1:07:48
Talita Wigg 1:14:00
Georgina Higgins 1:16:59
Lisa Burton 1:25:14

Medway Megalith Marathon
Ollie PRYER 4:19:20
Rebecca Still 5:19:58
Samantha Hewitt 5.09:31

Medway Megalith Half Marathon
Jackie Austin 3:23:13
Helen Shears 3:30:18
Emma Higgins 3:30:15

Hastings Half Marathon
Jo Pettitt 1:51:41
James Pettitt 1:51:41
Jackie Austin 3:12
Emma Penfold 3:30
Stroke Resolution 15K
Ann Meeks 1.49.54
Kelly Batchelor 1.51

Stroke Resolution 10K
Carolyn Marshall 1.11.12

Whitstable 10k
Abbey-Gale Bratby 55.14
Andrew Thomas 55.14
Alison Williams 1:07:12

Whitstable 5k
Sally Patching 32:29

Hampton Court Half

A dozen Striders took part in the Hampton Court Half Marathon on Sunday, a popular 13.1 mile course starting and ending in the grounds of Henry VIII’s home and following a circular route along the banks of the Thames.  

Gavin Malloch got the bragging rights as the first Strider over the line in 2hrs7mins13secs. Amanda Mills kept her head and was the first lady strider back in 2hrs21mins28secs

Other Striders times were
Terry Morse 2.11.06
Guy Mills 2.17.16
Jackie Austin 2.29.30
Emilia Sage 2.30.41
Kate Sage 2.31.22
Sheila Malloch 2.33.37
Orla Mcgaley 2.33.37 PB
Susannah Ulyatt 2.43.02
Lisa Burton 2.43
Mona Whitehead-Lewis 2.54.14 PB

Lydd 20 & half, Maidstone Half & 10k

The Sittingbourne Striders braved the 50mph winds to take part in the Lydd 20 mile race on Sunday, a fast and flat course popular with those training for the Spring marathon season, and the third race in the Striders Club Championship.

Lee Simpson was the first Strider over the line in 2hrs21mins50secs, finishing 42nd overall. Bragging rights for the first lady Strider home went to Alison Davey, who finished in 3hrs18min45secs

Other Striders times were

Gary Spicer 02:39:50
Ashley Claridge 02:43:12
Daniel Barnard 02:53:03
James Topham 02:53:44
Luke Blanshard 02:56:27
Ross Campbell 03:06:53
Vicky Parker 03:21:01
Paul Bowditch 03:27:38
Teresa Watson 03:28:05
Gavin Malloch 03:28:14
Ronald Smith 03:29:07
Nicky Knight 03:35:10
Shelly Wilson 03:48:05
Guy Mills 03:48:05
Talita Wigg 03:51:10
Gina Woodfine 03:52:11
Jackie Austin 04:06:29
Lisa Burton 04:17:39

Rebecca Still led a small group of Striders around the shorter but just as windy Lydd Half Marathon in 2hrs0mins22secs, just in front of Martin Stevens (2hrs1mins3secs), Amanda Claridge (2hrs4mins5secs) and Alex Powell (2hrs5mins9secs).

A trio of striders took part in the Maidstone Half Marathon, Ceri Burr was first home at 1hr45min50secs, beating club mate Darren Billing who came in at 1hr48min31secs. Caroline Lewis was the only lady Strider finishing in 1hr51min47secs. Finally, Gareth Lewis was the sole strider to take part in the Maidstone 10k in an impressive 40mins20secs