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