Cross Country League & Ashford 5 & 10 Mile

Cross Country league
On Saturday the cross country team headed to Sommerhill School in Tonbridge for the second round of the Kent Cross Country league.

Liz Weeks took 3rd overall female out of 190 racers. Jen Simpson placed 42nd and Emily Middleton 65th. Their combined efforts sees the Women’s team placed 14th overall in the league standings.

In the men’s race Gareth Lewis was placed 74th out of 318 he was also 10th in his age category.

 

Ashford 10 mile and 5 mile running race.
On Sunday 28 October 11 members opted for a spooktacular running event.

It was a scenic race based in Ashford at the Towers School. There was a choice of a 5 mile or 10 mile race.

Ollie Pryer impressed with an excellent performance in the 10 mile event taking 8th place overall in 1hr 10mins 42secs. Alison Davey was next Strider home in 1hr 24mins 18secs she was also 13th lady overall. Heather Glass was 3rd back for the team in 1hr 31mins 54secs.

In the 5 mile event 6th lady overall was Katy Jackson in 47mins 42secs. Susannah Ulyatt managed 56mins 6secs and Dave Wood completed the course in 58mins 2secs.

10 mile
Ollie Pryer 1.10.42
Alison Davey 1.24.18
Heather Glass 1.31.54
Sam Hewitt 1.34.40
Davinia Brown 1.36.17
Katrina Potter 1.55.59
Yvonne Crawford 2.03.40

Katy Jackson 47.42
Susannah Ulyatt 56.06
Dave Wood 58.02
Beth Wood 1.03.41

Maidstone Half & XC League

Striders eat up the miles at Maidstone Half
Striders turned out in force for the Maidstone Half Marathon on Sunday, 14 October.
 
Starting from the Cornwallis Academy the 13.1-mile course sent over 450 runners out to a loop of Boughton Monchelsea before heading towards East Farleigh to finish back at the Academy.
 
With a top 20 finish in 16 th place bragging rights for the first club man home went to David Valenti who whizzed round the course in 1.35.37. Ollie Pryer must have had him in his sights throughout the event as he was not far behind in 1.37.28. Third Strider home was Sam Mumford returning a time of 1.42.10.
 
A prize was awarded to Paul Williams for winning his age group (male vet 60+) with a 1.46.08.
 
The ladies were on equally good form with Rebecca Still taking 13 th overall and 6 th in her age group with 1.54.37. Runnign together to support each other were Lucy Hewett and Karen Seymour who both came home in 1.58.59 earning them top 20 spots.
 
Strider results
David Valenti 1.35.35
Ollie Pryer 1.37.28
Sam Mumford 1.42.10
Paul Williams 1.46.08
Glenn Davis 1.48.40
James Topham 1.49.59
Paul Bowditch 1.52.49
Bradley Clayton 1.53.00
Rebecca Still 1.54.37
Roy Shears 1.56.51
Craig Eccleston 1.57.16
Kevin Eastop 1.58.06
Joseph Lovelock 1.58.59
Lucy Hewett 1.58.59
Karen Seymour 1.58.59
Andrew Patching 1.58.59
Darren Billing 2.00.13
Sam Hewitt 2.10.33
Davinia Brown 2.12.55
Gavin Malloch 2.15.38
Jackie Austin 2.22.53
Clare Eastop 2.24.17
Vanessa Patching 2.37.42
Alison Kite 2.37.42
Femme Clegg 2.42.32
Emma Higgins 2.47.53
Helen Shears 2.48.53
 
Nonington XC League 13 October 2018
 
On Saturday, 13 October six Striders travelled to Beech Grove Academy in Nonington foe the first of the Kent Cross Country League races of the season.
 
The women have to comple a hilly, muddy, off road course of 5km and the men have the same conditions, but complete a 10km course.
 
Liz Weeks led the ladies team home taking 5 th place overall and a win in her age group in a time of 20.37. Not far behind was Jenifer Simpson in 24.39 with Emily Middleton in 28.18.
 
Olwen Cockell, who was racing for Swale AC, but is an active Strider member put in a good effort returning a time of 24.52.
 
The men’s race had two Striders forward with Gareth Lewis coming home in 43.52 and Lee Simpson with a speedy 46.21.

York 10-mile race, Sunday, 14 October
Andrea Lees Farrell and her mother Pamela Farrell put in a fantastic effort to complete the York 10-mile running race in 1.46.36. It was their first race together since joining the Striders and a great result for them both.

Sittingbourne 10 Mile & Chester Marathon

Quality field results in speedy times for Sittingbourne Striders 10-mile road race
 
The Sittingbourne Striders 10 mile road race was a fantastic success with a field of around 200 runners on Sunday, 7 October 2018.
 
Conditions were perfect for the event which was started by a Demelza Representative with Emma Hudson-Wright who is hanging up her hat after 10 years as Race Director, she goes out on a high after having a wonderful report from the Race Adjudicator.
 
The club are grateful to their Main Sponsor Bennett Opies for their generous support and for providing the goodie bags and their contents.
 
In addition there was a 2k Fun Run which attracted 100 runners from pre-school up to adult beginner runners whom received a coloured medal and a goodie bag. The school trophy went to Bobbing Village School.
 
The Main race was won by Stephen lamb unaffiliated in a time of 1:01:23 and the first lady home was Kate Curran from Blackheath & Bromley in a time of 1:09:10. The trophies were presented by Paul Fox of Bennett Opies.
 
The first Male and Female Sittingbourne Striders home were Neil Hacon and Kelly Lywood and both male and female team were won by Sittingbourne Striders, these consisted of again the magnificent Neil Hacon and the Simpson brother’s Scott & Lee, and the ladies Kelly Lywood, Carli Deacon and Amanda Linder.
 
All the finishers received a medal, a T-shirt and a goodie bag. There was also cakes available at the end of the race baked by club members.
 
Next Year’s race is planned for Sunday 6th October and we hope to see you there.
 
Top 10 Men
Stephen Lamb – 1:01:23
Neil Hacon, Sittingbourne Striders – 1:03:35
Graeme Drysdale, Striders Of Croydon – 1:04:24
Richard Fullager -1:04:47
Andrew Noble, Ashford & District RRC -1:05:45
Mark Payne, Maidstone Harriers -1:06:11
Scott Simpson, Sittingbourne Striders -1:07:11
Toby Barker – 1:07:53
Murray Crundwell, 1:07:55
Andy Holmes, Rebel Runners – Medway – 1:09:26
 
Top 10 Women
Kate Curran, Blackheath & Bromley -1:09:10
Jemma Whyman, Medway and Maidstone AC – 1:10:55
Sally Fry, Rebel Runners – Medway – 1:13:11
Sharon Bolister, Eton Manor AC – 1:13:33
Lilian Shilbeck -1:14:01
Rhian Shrimplin, Ashford & District RRC – 1:17:25
Taryne Mcpherson, Medway & Maidstone Ac – 1:17:38
Olwen Cockell, Swale AC  01:18:15
Rebecca Still, 1:18:58
Jacqueline King, Istead & Ifield Harriers – 1.19.09
 
 
Striders taking part
Neil Hacon – 1:03:35
Scott Simpson – 1:07:11
Lee Simnpson – 1:13:06
Daniel Judd – 1:13:22
Mick Diddams – 1:15:16
Glenn Davies – 1:17:31
Bradley Clayton – 1:18:06
Ceri Burr – 1:18:10
Clive Crisp – 1:20:42
Martin Green – 1:24:26
Kevin Eastop – 1:24:41
Amanda Linder – 1:26:38
Kelly Lywood – 1:28:11
Carli Deacon – 1:28:47
Barry Simmons – 1:32:54
Steve Russell – 1:33:06
Angela Smith – 1:35:31
Nicki Brown – 1:37:08
David Whittley – 1:37:08
Jackie Austin – 1:37:43
Clare Eastop – 1:40:34
Rachael Adkins -1:42:40
Talita Wigg – 1:52:57
Julie Southall – 1:55:13
Alix Osborne – 2:02:03
Yvonne Crawford – 2:04:49
Cheryl Sieloff – 2:09:04
Victoria Whittley – 2:09:37
 
Chester Marathon and Metric Marathon (26.2KM)
Andy and Vanessa patching travelled to Chester to take on the Chester marathon and half marathon.

Andy completed the marathon, breaking 4-hours, and finishing in a very good time of 3hrs 57mins 50 secs.

Vanessa opted for the 26.2KMs, known as the metric marathon and finished in 3hrs 2mins.

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

folkestone 10

 

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