10 Striders took part in the multiterrain, traffic free 10k which took them along pretty footpaths and trails around the village of Cranbrook:
Chris Mudge was first Strider home in a time of 46:37 placing him 19th out of 125 entrants
Ceri Burr was next Strider across the line in a time of 46:49 place: 21st PB
Jeff Fox time: 48:02 place 30th
Aaron Pritchard time: 49:46 place 40th
Andrew Howes time: 54:20 place 64th
David Whittley time: 56:37 place 69th
Sheila Malloch time:1:07:05 place 106th PB
Clare Fox time: 1:13:27 place 122nd
Gavin Malloch DNF due to injury
Wendy Howes took part in the 5k putting in a time of 38:16 placing her 42nd out of 49 entrants.
Herne Bay 10k Les Golding Memorial : 9th July 2017
10 Striders took part in the event with the following results:
Nick Freeman time: 43:07 place 44 out of 409 entrants
Ceri Burr time: 47:13 place 85
Alison Davey time: 50:33 place 129
Nina Cook time: 55:25 place 185
Kevin Eastop time: 55:55 place 194
Ronald Smith time: 58:09 place 228
Grace Mead time: 58:29 place 234
Emma Chamerlain 1:00:00 place 257
Annette Lebreton 1:08:15 place 350
Clare Eastop 1:08:35 place 353
2 Striders took part in the Staplehust 10k, a fast, flat course around the village lanes makes this a popular race for runners hoping for a PB. Alison Davey crossed the line in 49m 21s placing her 131st out of 379 entrants. Ronald Smith finished in 56m 43 s placing him 220th overall.
8 Striders took part in the Vitality London 10,000 with Lee Simpson being first to cross the line for the Striders in a time of 39:50 placing him 624 out of 12,400 runners, his brother was close behind with a time of 41:03 placing him 756 overall, Chris Lawley 44:51, 1422 overall, Andrew Patching 47:33, 2099 overall, Darren Billing 50:23, 2956 overall, Joao Nunes 54:06, 4310 overall, John Kingsnorth 54:06, 4314 overall, Farron Rayment 1:18:41, 11449 overall.
There was burgundy and gold vests as far as the eye could see as at Westlands school, as a whopping 74 Striders lined up to run in the next race in the club championships, the Sittingbourne 10k.
Hot and windy conditions didn’t seem to deter Rhys Goddard who won the race in a time of 34.18! 2nd Strider home was Kevin Rye in a time of 39.12 placing him 8th out of 243 overall with Lee Simpson picking up 3rd Strider spot in a time of 40.42 placing him 12th overall. Jennifer Coleman was 1st strider across the line and also 1st lady overall in a time of 45.33.
A great day for Sittingbourne Striders who collected the following awards:
Rhys Goddard: Race winner
Jennifer Coleman: 1st Lady
Lucy Hewett: 2nd Lady & age group winner W40
Olwen Cockell: 3rd Lady
Rhys Goddard; Kevin Rye and Lee Simpson: Male Team Winners
Jennifer Coleman; Lucy Hewett & Olwen Cockell: Female Team Winners
4 Striders ran through the scenic villages of Farningham and Lullingstone in the Darent Valley 10k. Sarah Strachan was first Strider home in a time of 56.55 placing her 434th out of 653 overall. Emily Middleton was next Strider over the line in a time of 57.45 placing her 444th overall. Martine Ingram finished in 1.07.19 placing her 592nd with Karen Longley finished in the same time of 1.07.19 placing her 593rd.
6 Striders set off on the Tankerton Slopes on a soggy Bank Holiday Monday heading out to Hampton Pier at Herne Bay. The terrain is mainly flat producing some fast running times and Rhys Goddard did not disappoint coming 2nd overall out of 618 entrants in a time of 34.08! Norman Swann was 2nd Strider home in a time of 51.08 placing him 189th overall. Emma Penfold was 3rd Strider home and first female in a time of 54.32 285th overall. Ronald Smith 55.39 placing him 317th. Laura Forster 56.04 328th overall. Max Bodimeam 58.42 390th overall.