Santa Dash & SVN Samphire Hoe

Rebecca’s endurance effort still going strong
With an impressive tally of recent marathons to her name Rebecca Still opted for yet another endurance event on Saturday 15 December.

She completed 20 miles of the Saxon, Viking and Normans run in Samphire Hoe in 3hrs 8mins. An epic effort in freezing temperatures.

Sun comes out for Santa Dash
A number of Striders headed to the Cyclopark on Sunday for the festive Santa Dash over 5km and 10km routes.

The Sun shone and conditions were perfect with little wind and a good, albeit somewhat hilly, running surface.

In the 10km event it was Lisanne Tullett who led the Striders home finishing 16th in a field of 66 women and 64th out of 132 runners.

Next was Angela Clarke in 1hr 4mins 50secs closely followed by Rachael Adkins and Sara Cox who both ran 1hr 5mins 23secs.

In the 5km event Sally Smith ran with her 22-month-old daughter in her buggy. They completed the event in 25mins 18secs. This saw her placed 8th out if 102 runners with the added bonus of a prize for being 2nd lady out of 61 and a win in her age group.

Yvonne Crawford was next with 31mins 21secs. This saw her placed 17th lady and 5th in her age group. Amanda Crawford finished in 53mins 47secs.

10km
Lisanne Tullett 1hr 2mins 10secs
Angela Clarke 1hr 4mins 50secs
Rachael Adkins 1hr 5mins 23secs
Sara Cox 1hr 5mins 23secs
Talita Wigg 1hr 8mins 35secs
Lisa Burton 1hr 11mins 25secs

5km
Sally Smith (&Sophie) 25.18
Yvonne Crawford 31mins 21secs
Amanda Crawford 53.47

Betteshanger Santa Run

On Sunday Jackie Austin travelled to Betteshanger Country Park for the 5 mile Santa run.

She whizzed round in an impressive time of 46mins 53secs.

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