Folkestone 10 Mile

Despite seasonally appropriate Biblical rain, three Sittingbourne Striders decided to put on their racing shoes and take on the Folkestone 10-mile running race held on Good Friday, 30 March 2018.

Liz Weeks, Ronald Smith and Alison Davey all donned their Striders racing vests in the 10-mile event which took runners from Folkestone to Hythe.

First back was Liz, deciding to get out of the rain as quickly as possible, returning a time of 1.03.12. This saw her take to the podium as second placed woman in the event with the added bonus of a trophy for first in her age group (V35).

Next back was Ronald in a very good time of 1.35.57. Unfortunately on this occasion Alison did not finish, however it is early season with many events to come.

After the race Liz said: “It was a fast flat out and back course, but the strong headwind and heaving rain made it a very challenging run.” 
Folkestone 10

Liverpool 10 Mile 2018

A top 10 finish and a PB was enough to make a trip to Liverpool a worthwhile venture for Sittingbourne Strider Ellie Hynes. In a field of 206 lady runners Hynes stormed ahead, averaging just over a 7.30 minute miles pace to come home in 1.42.32. She was thrilled with 7th place considering the strength and depth of competition.

Vigo Valentines Tough 10

Vigo Valentines Tough 10 : Sunday 11th February 2018

The Vigo ‘tough love’ Valentines Run took 5 Striders on muddy, winding trails perched on top of the north downs. With stunning scenery and an ascent/descent of approximately 2,800ft this is a race more for fell runners than fun runners!

Lee Simpson was 1st Strider home in a time of 1:24:21 placing him 8th overall out of 180 entries.
Emma Penfold – 135th – 2:13:03
Danielle Smith – 175th – 2:43:34
Rachel Donaldson – 176th – 2:43:36

SSangyong Canterbury 10 Mile

SSangyong Canterbury 10 Mile : Sunday 21st January 2018

The first of the Club Championship races ensured a good Strider turnout but no one could of anticipated a whopping 61 on a wet, sleeting January morning! The route took them along a pleasant, undulating course around the rural roads of south Canterbury. Nick Bayntun crossed the line first for the Striders placing him 153rd out of 1390 entrants. Full Results

Sittingbourne Striders 10 Mile 2017

Sittingbourne Striders 10 Mile 2017 : 1st October 2017

The Sittingbourne Striders 10 mile road race was another success with a record number of entries. Despite damp windy conditions nearly 400 runners lined up at the start and were set off by Race Director Emma Pomeroy.

The club are grateful to their Main Sponsor Bennett Opies for their generous support and also to Beadles Skoda for providing a personalised lead car which led the runners on the 10 miles route through Rodmersham, Kingsdown, Doddington and back to Highsted School.  In addition there was a 2k Fun Run which attracted 120 runners from pre-school up to adult beginner runners, all of whom received a brightly coloured medal and ribbon. There was also a school team prize which was won by Westlands Primary. The Boy’s prize was won by Caleb Spriggs, 2nd was Ben Procter and 3rd Reece Lee. The Girl’s prize was won by Violet Bing, 2nd was Iris Bartlett and 3rd Alice Brown.

Tewelde Menges

The Main race was won by Tewelde Menges from Medway & Maidstone AC in a time of 54:57 and the first lady home was Liz Weeks also from Medway & Maidstone AC in a time of 1:04:14. The Men’s trophies were presented by Philip Opie of Bennett Opies and the Ladies’ by the daughter of Chas Ryman in whose name the race is in memory.

LIz Weeks

The first Male and Female Sittingbourne Striders home were Lee Simpson and Jo Pettitt respectively.
All the finishers received a medal, a T-shirt and a goodie bag. There was also cakes available baked by club members.
Next Year’s race is planned for Sunday 7th October and we hope to see you there.

Folkestone 10 2017

Folkestone 10 : Friday 14th April

4 Striders ran in the 34th Folkestone 10 mile race a fast, flat course which took them mainly on the traffic-free seafront promenade from Hythe to Folkestone and back. 

Denise Fredric 1.22.08 was first Strider home placing her 158th out of 454 entrants
Ronald Smith 1.32.12 placing him 268th
Emma Penfold 1.40.08  352nd
Dominic Norwell 1.45.20 386th

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Canterbury 10 Mile 2017

A massive 56 Striders turnout out on a cold foggy January morning to kick off the race season with the Canterbury 10 mile road race, which marked the first race in the Club Championships.

First Strider home was Rhys Goddard in his first 10 mile race in a time of 56.26 placing him 7th overall out of 1300 runners. Kevin Rye was 2nd Strider home in a time of 1.04.16, a PB for him, placing him 68th and Lee Simpson was 3rd Strider across the line in 1.08.12 placing him in 146th overall. First female Strider home was Jen Coleman in a time of 1.14 placing her 290th overall. Full Results

Canterbury 10 Mile
Back row left to right: Rachel Ward; Steve Bradshaw; Sarah Bradshaw; Gary Spicer; Ross Pilcher; Teresa Watson; Andy Baptie; Rachel Donaldson; Abbey-Gale Bratby; Dominic Norwell; Helen Shears; Marrianne Seaward; Roy Shears; Nikki Brenchley; Sean Bootes; George Samuel; Bradley Clayton; Andy Patching; Gill Holmes; Darren Billing; Lee Simpson; Michael Diddams; Alison Davey; James Reeves; Gavin Malloch; Kent Parker (DNF injured); Joao Nunes. Front row left to right: Geoffrey Tyler; Olwen Cockell; Emily Middleton; Stuart Ridout; Ronald Smith; Ian Gower; Gina Woodfine; Jen Coleman; Steve Shrimplin; Andrew Nellies; Karen Seymour; Lucy Hewett; Martin Ingram; Kevin Rye

NameChip TimeOverall Position 
Rhys Goddard56:247PB
Kevin Rye01:04:1668PB
Lee Simpson01:08:12146
Anthony Brown01:09:39182
Scott Simpson1:09:51:6187PB
Gary Spicer1:09:51:8189PB
Michael Diddams01:11:02217PB
Andy Baptie01:11:17222PB
Ashley Bean01:12:12242
Ross Pilcher01:12:32250
Ian Gower01:12:48253
Jennifer Coleman01:13:59290PB
David Forman01:14:34300PB
James Reeves01:14:45307
Geoffrey Tyler01:14:48309
Steve Shrimplin01:14:54312
Steve Bradshaw01:15:00318
Alison Davey01:15:29341
Paul Williams01:15:41348
Bradley Clayton01:15:53354
Lucy Hewett01:16:45376PB
Rachel Ward01:17:40405PB
Gill Holmes01:18:45436PB
Olwen Cockell01:18:47438PB
Karen Seymour01:20:39486
Andy Patching01:20:56491PB
Gary Read01:22:00520PB
Sean Bootes01:22:23529PB
Roy Shears01:23:23556PB
Darren Billing01:23:39560PB
Carli Deacon01:26:53657
Sarah Bradshaw01:28:00695
Andrew Nellies01:28:09699
George Samuel01:29:10732
Gavin Malloch01:29:41752
Max Bodimeade01:29:50760
Gina Woodfine01:30:10771
Stuart Ridout01:30:14772PB
Martin Ingram01:30:20774
Sam Fawcett01:31:31810PB
Emma Penfold01:32:18833
Joao Nunes01:34:19900
Emily Middleton01:35:15920
Nikki Brenchley01:35:21922
Abbey-Gale Bratby1:35:45:2930PB
Julie Greene1:35:45:3931
Ronald Smith01:39:171021
Marriane Seaward01:45:381138PB
Teresa Watson01:46:501167
Sally Patching1:48:32:31193PB
Vanessa Patching1:48:32:31195PB
Rachel Donaldson01:48:441200PB
Dominic Norwell01:49:061209
Helen Shears01:52:421234PB
Stacie Dean2:02:51:21270PB
Anita Valentine2:02:51:41271PB

Striders 10 Mile Road Race 2016

Event: Sittingbourne Striders 10 Mile Road Race 2016
Date: 2nd October 2016
Location: Sittingbourne
Distance: 10 miles

Striders 10 Mile

33 Striders got to run on home turf in their annual club race The Sittingbourne Striders 10 Mile Road Race on a warm and windy October morning.

Setting the 250 runners underway was Alan Gear from Thule, the main sponsor, with the lead car kindly provided by Beadles Skoda, guiding the runners on the 10 mile route through Rodmersham, Kingsdown, Doddington and back to Highsted School.

Striders 10 Mile

The Main race was won by Tewelde Menges from Medway & Maidstone AC in a time of 55:39 and the first lady home was Alice Whiley from Clapham Chasers in a time of 1:10:17.  The trophies were presented by Alan Gear.  The first Male and Female Sittingbourne Striders home were Anthony Jackson and Jen Coleman respectively.


All the finishers received a medal designed in a children’s competition won by Rachel Woodfine.  In addition runners received a T-shirt, goodie bag and delicious cakes baked by club members.



As well as the main race there was a 2k Fun Run which had 100 runners from babies up to adult beginner runners.

Next Year’s race is planned for Sunday 1st October and we look forward to seeing you there.