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

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

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.

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. 

Eindhoven Marathon 2017

Eindhoven Marathon : Sunday 8th October

3 Striders travelled to the Netherlands to take part in the Eindhoven Marathon:

Andy Baptie crossed the line in 3.12.19 placing him 302nd overall out of 2071 participants. This amazing time will entitle him to a ‘good for age’ entry into the London Marathon!
Rachel Ward 3.46.45 – 1030th – this time also entitles Rachel to a ‘good for age’ place at the London Marathon.
Gill Holmes 4.16.45 – 1634th

The happy couple, Andy Baptie and Rachel Ward after Eindhoven Marathon delighted to have both qualified for Good for Age entries into London Marathon with their times.

Givaudan Ashford10k 2017

Givaudan Ashford10k : Sunday 8th October

16 Striders took part in the Ashford 10k which was the next race in the Club Championships with the following results:

Glenn Davies – 42.06 – 103rd place out of 985 runners
Mick Diddams – 42.42 – 118th
Steve Shrimplin – 45.52 – 200th
Darren Billing – 50.48 – 349th
Gavin Malloch – 52.25 – 403rd
Andrew Howes – 53.17 – 431st
Paul Valenti – 54.31 – 475th
Sarah Strachan – 57.29 – 573rd
Gina Woodfine – 58.52 – 599th
David Whittley – 58.54 – 606th
Gordon Wallace – 59.04 – 622nd
Sheila Malloch – 1.02.18 – 703rd
Karen Longley – 1.06.22 – 809th
Martine Ingram – 1.06.22 – 810th
Angela Smith – 1.06.14 – 820th
Wendy Howes – 1.13.53 – 922nd

Striders at Ashford 10k Back row left to right: Mick Diadems; Gavin Malloch; Darren Billing; Andrew Howes; ?; Glenn Davies Front row left to right: David Whittley; Sheila Malloch; Martine Ingram; Wendy Howes; Karen Longley; Sarah Strachan; Gina Woodfine

Royal Parks Half Marathon 2017

Royal Parks Half Marathon : Sunday 8th October

13.1m run on closed roads around London Parks

Karen Coleman 2.06.55 – 8548nd place out of 16455 entrants
Hayley Thomas 2.29.35 – 13541st raising over £300 for CLIC Sargant