Island Run 2018

37 Striders lined up in glorious conditions to take on the Sporting Events Island 5km and 10km races held on the Isle of Sheppey on Sunday, 6 May 2018.

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First up were Ellie Hynes, Sally Smith and Alison Jarvis in the 5km event. Ellie has been showing some excellent form and was keen to add some more silverware to her trophy cabinet after a win in at 7oaks triathlon the previous week. The Strider completed the 400m swim, 25km bike and 8km run event in 1.53.14 and took the prize for fastest senior lady.

Having tasted sweet victory at 7oaks she was keen to take the top step of the podium again. It looked like she was going to have to settle for 2nd as she chased the leading lady through most the race. However in the closing few hundred metres a burst of energy saw her getting ahead of her rival and taking the trophy for 1st place in 17.16mins. Club mate Sally wasn’t quite hot on her heels but took the final podium spot coming 3rd in 18.50. Alison Jarvis was 3rd lady strider back in 27.18.

The bulk of the Striders opted for the 10km event. The runners were met with slight breeze on the way out, but scorching heat on the way back, meaning those that did not take the water on offer suffered.

First home was personal trainer and running coach Liz Weeks who completed the course in 36.23mins. The speedy runner worked hard and finished several minutes ahead of the next female runner. After she said: ‘It was really hot when we turned for home and I didn’t have anyone around me so had to remain focused on the job in hand.’
Next lady home was Sophie Byrne narrowly pipping Sam Hewitt returning a time of 49.41 from Sam’s 49.43.

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The men did not disappoint and put on a good show for the team. Bragging rights went to Gareth Lewis who recorded a time of 37.52. Next was Ollie Pryor in 38.27, a very respectable time. Sam Mumford, who has been showing promising form this season was just over the 40-minute mark with a 40.43.

There were many superb performances, including Gavin Malloch who took 2nd place in his age group with 49.57. It was also encouraging to see so many Striders who have gone through the Bourne 2 run programme continuing to make excellent progress. Special mention to Strider Emma Penfold who was the tail runner of the event.  Making sure everyone got to the finish safely.

Island Run 10km results
Liz Weeks 36:23
Gareth Lewis 37:52
Ollie Pryer 38:27
Sam Mumford 40:43
Olwen Cockell 42.22
Chris Mudge 42:54
Darren Billing 46:04
Sophie Byrne 49:41
Sam Hewitt 49:43
Gavin Malloch 49:57
Abbey-Gale Bratby 50:04
John Kingsnorth 50:11
Alex Powell 50:17
Nicola Knight 50:48
Barry Simmons 50:56
Katy Jackson 51:03
Angela Smith 51:48
Sam Gillham 53:53
Ronald Smith 55:20
Jackie Austin 56.57
Sheila Malloch  57:07
Nicki Brown 57:14
Clive Marshall 57:21
Dominic Norwell 57:23
Paula O’Reilly 1:01:25
Denise Grant 1:01:26
Julie Southall 1:03:07
Robyn Benyon 1:03:38
Natalie Jimenez 1:11:38
Dionne Grant 1:15:15
Hannah Hudson 1:15:15
David Austen 1:16:23
Clare Fox 1:16:23
Sandra Gardiner 1:16:24

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