Beachyhead Marathon & 10k 2017 : Saturday 28th October
A warm and sunny Eastbourne greeted 58 Sittingbourne Striders who travelled to Eastbourne to take part in the Beachy Head Marathon & 10k this weekend. Flagged as the second hardest marathon in the country the gruelling course includes the impressive ascents of the 7 sisters but rewarding runners to glorious views of the south downs.
Marathon: Kevin Rye was first Strider home in a time of 3:40:41 placing him 49th overall out of a field of 2156 runners…a new record for entrants. David Valenti was next Strider home in a time of 3:59:18 placing him 154th overall. Elliot Stokes was 3rd strider home in a time of 4:28:15 putting him in 378th place. Sarah Bradshaw was first female strider home in a time of 4:46:09 placing her 581st overall.
10k: Glenn Davies came an impressive 29th place out of 751 competitors with his time of 46:10.
3 Striders ran in the Wingham 10k with the following results:
Jeff Fox crossed the line in 45.43 placing him 38th in a field of 328 runners
Laura Forster 55.50 – 136th place
Carli Deacon 56.11 – 140th
Clare Fox 1.12.19 – 296th
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