Sittingbourne Invicta 10k 2018

Over 80 Sittingbourne Striders turned out for the Sittingbourne Invicta 10km race held on Sunday, 13 May 2018.
Conditions were breezy for the event which saw runners taking on the 6.2-mile loop of rural Sittingbourne. Starting at Westlands school the first 5kms involved gradual climbing before cutting across a pathway from Wrens Road to Primrose Lane where the runners were able to enjoy gentle downhill for the remainder of the course.
Sittingbourne Invicta
Despite the field having so many runners from the Striders, competition from other running clubs was fierce and the prizes were hotly contested. The Striders team did not disappoint picking up an array of silverware for various successes.
Jen Coleman took the top spot as fastest lady on the day. She completed the course in 43.48. Ellie Hynes once again showed ever improving form to take the trophy for 2 nd place in 44.02 with Rebecca Still 3 rd in 47.27. The combined efforts of these ladies resulted in them taking the women’s team prize.
After the run Jen said: ‘The race went well as I knocked off 1 minute and 18 seconds off my personal best for the course.’
Also on the podium was Olwen Cockell, running for Swale AC, but also a member of the club. She won a prize for fastest lady in her age category.
Gareth Lewis was the only Strider to beat 40 minutes; he was first back for the team in 39.55. Lee Simpson and Scott Simpson were next home for the club in 40.21 and 40.42. The speedy Simpson’s both won their age group prizes and along with Gareth took the prize for the best male team.
Sittingbourne Invicta


All in all a very good day for the Sittingbourne Striders
The Sititngbourne Invicta 10km Striders results
Gareth Lewis  39:55
Lee Simpson 40:21
Scott Simpson 40:42
Oliver Pryer 41:04
David Valenti 41:33
Nick Freeman 41:47
Glenn Davies 42:44
Ian Gower 43:21
Martin Clark 43:27
Jennifer Coleman 43:47
Sam Mumford 43.59
Ellie Hynes 44.02
James   Pamplin 44:01
Bradley Clayton 44:14
Olwen Cockell 45:12
Christopher Mudge 45:32
Matt    Nunn   45:36
Darren James 45:42
Ceri Burr 45:49
Stephen Prince 46:44
Richard Valenti 46:47
James   Topham 46:47
Andy   Patching 47:26
Roy Shears 47.26
Rebecca Still   47:27
Geoffrey Tyler 47:31
Gary Read 47:34
Andrew Thomas 47:46
Kelly   Lywood 48:01
Clive    Crisp    48:03
Vicky  Parker  48:35
Sarah   Bradshaw 48:59
Steve   Bradshaw 49:10
Darren Billing 49:42
Kevin  Eastop 50:07
Ian Bourne 51:02
Sophie Byrne  51:08
Sarah   Doherty 51:13
William Wakeman 51:14
Samantha Hewitt 51:32
Jordan Day 51:37
David  Whittley 52:07
Johan   Clarke  52:11
Stuart  Ridout 52:24
Barry   Simmons 52:49
Emily   Middleton 53:04
Abbey-Gale Bratby 53:04
Adam Marsland 53.05
Jeff Fox 53:29
Simon  Brenchley 53:51
Katy Jackson 53:57
Gavin  Malloch 54:39
Paul Valenti 55:14
Graham Thomas 55:23
James   Batchelor 55:48
Barbara Collier 56:05
Nina Cook 56:23
Davinia Brown 56.46
Sam Fawcett 56:50
Heather Kendall 57:00
Emma  Chamberlain 57:42
Teresa  Watson 58:11
Carey Philpott 58:12
Aneta Steers  58:13
Lindsay Clarke 58:35
Nicola  Brown 59:39
Andrew Nellies 59:41
Nikki Brenchley 59:43
Grace Mead 59.54
Jackie Austin 1.01.27
Louise Marshall 1.02.55
Clive Glover 1.02.57
Sheila Malloch 1.03.23
Vanessa Patching 1:04:03
Wendy Knee 1:04:09
Alison  Kite 1:04:27
Kelly   Pamplin 1:04:40
Paul O’Reilly 1.04.46
Clare    Eastop 1:05:01
Alison Bourne 1.06.00
Karen  Longley 1:06:04
Louise Burnop 1.06.28
Allison Bourne 1:06:33
Hayley Thomas 1:06:40
Helen   Shears  1:06:51
Julie     Southall 1:07:18
Robyn Benyon 1:07:32
Lynn    Coomber 1:07:48
Joanne Bing 1:07:59
Sally    Patching 1:08:24
Robert Holmes 1:10:35
Ruth Smith 1.11.22
Natalie Jimenez 1:11:22
Wendy            Howes 1:11:37
Hannah Hudson 1:14:22
David  Austen 1:16:03
Clare    Fox      1:18:22
Sandra Gardiner 1.18.23
Dave Wood 1.19.07
Beth Wood 1.19.07

Maidstone Riverside 10km 2018

Elsewhere Sally Smith took part in the Maidstone Riverside 10km. Due to parenting commitments she was unable to take part in Sittingbourne, but the race organisers at Maidstone kindly agreed to let her run whilst pushing 1-year-old Sophie in her running buggy meaning she was able to get a race in.
The field was not as large as Sittingbourne, with around 100 runners entered, however the straight out and back course along the riverside proved for a picturesque outing.
Sally was delighted to completed 10km in 50.43. This saw her placed 5 th lady and she also took home a trophy for 1 st in her age group, (35-44-years). Co-pilot Sophie enjoyed looking at the ducks in the river before falling asleep for the whole race.

Island Run 2018

37 Striders lined up in glorious conditions to take on the Sporting Events Island 5km and 10km races held on the Isle of Sheppey on Sunday, 6 May 2018.

island run
First up were Ellie Hynes, Sally Smith and Alison Jarvis in the 5km event. Ellie has been showing some excellent form and was keen to add some more silverware to her trophy cabinet after a win in at 7oaks triathlon the previous week. The Strider completed the 400m swim, 25km bike and 8km run event in 1.53.14 and took the prize for fastest senior lady.

Having tasted sweet victory at 7oaks she was keen to take the top step of the podium again. It looked like she was going to have to settle for 2nd as she chased the leading lady through most the race. However in the closing few hundred metres a burst of energy saw her getting ahead of her rival and taking the trophy for 1st place in 17.16mins. Club mate Sally wasn’t quite hot on her heels but took the final podium spot coming 3rd in 18.50. Alison Jarvis was 3rd lady strider back in 27.18.

The bulk of the Striders opted for the 10km event. The runners were met with slight breeze on the way out, but scorching heat on the way back, meaning those that did not take the water on offer suffered.

First home was personal trainer and running coach Liz Weeks who completed the course in 36.23mins. The speedy runner worked hard and finished several minutes ahead of the next female runner. After she said: ‘It was really hot when we turned for home and I didn’t have anyone around me so had to remain focused on the job in hand.’
Next lady home was Sophie Byrne narrowly pipping Sam Hewitt returning a time of 49.41 from Sam’s 49.43.

island run
The men did not disappoint and put on a good show for the team. Bragging rights went to Gareth Lewis who recorded a time of 37.52. Next was Ollie Pryor in 38.27, a very respectable time. Sam Mumford, who has been showing promising form this season was just over the 40-minute mark with a 40.43.

There were many superb performances, including Gavin Malloch who took 2nd place in his age group with 49.57. It was also encouraging to see so many Striders who have gone through the Bourne 2 run programme continuing to make excellent progress. Special mention to Strider Emma Penfold who was the tail runner of the event.  Making sure everyone got to the finish safely.

Island Run 10km results
Liz Weeks 36:23
Gareth Lewis 37:52
Ollie Pryer 38:27
Sam Mumford 40:43
Olwen Cockell 42.22
Chris Mudge 42:54
Darren Billing 46:04
Sophie Byrne 49:41
Sam Hewitt 49:43
Gavin Malloch 49:57
Abbey-Gale Bratby 50:04
John Kingsnorth 50:11
Alex Powell 50:17
Nicola Knight 50:48
Barry Simmons 50:56
Katy Jackson 51:03
Angela Smith 51:48
Sam Gillham 53:53
Ronald Smith 55:20
Jackie Austin 56.57
Sheila Malloch  57:07
Nicki Brown 57:14
Clive Marshall 57:21
Dominic Norwell 57:23
Paula O’Reilly 1:01:25
Denise Grant 1:01:26
Julie Southall 1:03:07
Robyn Benyon 1:03:38
Natalie Jimenez 1:11:38
Dionne Grant 1:15:15
Hannah Hudson 1:15:15
David Austen 1:16:23
Clare Fox 1:16:23
Sandra Gardiner 1:16:24

Run Frimley 2018

For Sarah Strachan bank holidays are a family affair so she set off to the run Frimley event with her son to take part in some races.
Sarah’s son completed the 2.5km event  and Sarah finished the 10km event in 57.31. Sarah said: ‘It was extremely hot and hard but a fantastic event which was in aid of the Frimley Park Hospital Stroke Appeal.’

Brighton Marathon and 10k 2018

The conditions for the seafront marathon were a vast improvement after the heat of last years race, with 21 Striders taking part in what is now the 2nd largest marathon in the UK and 6 in the 10k.  Kevin Rye led the Striders pack home obtaining a personal best of 3.06.45 placing him 214th overall in a field of 19772 runners! Teresa Watson came in with another pb of 4.28.53, earning her a good for age place in next years London Marathon



Kevin Rye 3.06.45 214th out of 19772 runners – pb
Ashley Claridge 3.42.58 – 1660th
Mick Diddams 3.47.01 – 1979th
Laura Woods 3.57.02 –
Sarah Bradshaw 3.57.55 – 3050th – pb
Lucy Hewett 3.59.01 – 3182nd
James Pamplin 4.01.21 – 3407th
Kellymarie Lywood 4.02.11 – 3478th
Rob Sapp 4.09.14 – 4030th
Matt Nunn 4.13.33 – 4500th
Steve Prince 4.13.20 – 4371th
Ross Pilcher 4.15.27 – 4569th
Teresa Watson 4.28.53 – 5799 – pb & gfa
Paul Bowditch 4.30.35 – 5944th
Lisa Hammond 4.33.17 – 6184th
George Samuel 4.46.01 – 7299th
Gavin Malloch 4.59.29 – 8326th
Andrew Howes 5.20.35 – 9487th
Jo Bing 5.43.20 – 10387th
Steve Bradshaw DNF
Darren James DNF

Shelly Coker 48.29 – 461st out of 4552 runners – pb
David Whittley 50.04 – 585th – pb
Sheila Malloch 59.05 – 1581st – pb
Orla Mcgaley 1.08.10 – 2514th – pb
Felicity Cleary 1.08.10 – 2515th – pb
Wendy Howes 1.10.58 – 2731st – pb

Whitstable 5km & 10km 2018

Four striders opted for a day at the seaside by taking part in the Whitstable 5km and 10km run by Fix Events on Sunday, 15 April 2018.
Representing the 10km runners were Adam Marsland, Natalie Deadman and Nicki Brown. Adam managed a personal best time of 55.14, good enough for 22nd senior male. Nicki did well to finish 6 th in her age group (vet female) in a time of 58.36. Natalie was close behind her in 1.03.59 which earned her 34 th in her age group (vet female).

In the 5km event Sally Smith wore club colours and finished in 23.21. In a field of 93 runners she was 7 th overall, 2 nd female and won her age group.

Ashford & District 10k

Ashford & District 10k : Sunday 4th February 2018

A dusting of snow greeted the 12 Striders taking part in the Ashford 10k on a very cold February morning. Sam Munford was the first Strider home in a time of 45.36 placing him 100th out of 567 entrants.

Striders before start of Ashford 10k Left to right back row: Andy Patching; Vanessa Patching; Sally Smith; Andrew Howes; Gavin Malloch Left to right front row: Wendy Howes; Sheila Malloch; Carli Deacon; David Whittley

Here are the full Strider results:

Place / Entrant / Chip Time / Personal Best
100th / Sam Mumford / 45:36
126th / Andrew Patching / 47:13
144th / Sally Smith / 48:26
179th / Carli Deacon / 50:14
192nd / David Whittley / 50:45
230th / Andrew Howes / 52:22
280th / Gavin Malloch / 55:03
425th / Sheila Malloch / 1:00 / PB
470th / Vanessa Patching / 1:03
543th / Wendy Howes / 1:12:36
565th / Victoria Whittley / 1:21 / 1st 10k

Alan Green Memorial 10 Mile 2017

Alan Green Memorial 10 Mile Road Race : Sunday 3rd December 2017

24 Striders battled against the coastal winds on a route that took them out and back along the seafront from Westgate to Cliftonville with the following results:

Liz Weeks 01:03:10 – 1st lady & 10th overall out of 391 runners
James Reeves 01:11:56 – 39th
Glenn Davies 01:16:57 – 72nd
Darren James 01:17:27 – 78th
Bradley Clayton 01:17:38 – 82nd
Rachel Ward 01:18:48 – 96th
Andrew Patching 01:21:33 – 132nd
Gill Holmes 01:22:52 – 144th
Paul Bowditch 01:22:44 – 145th
Joao Nunes 01:22:50 – 147th
Abbey-Gale Bratby 01:25:09 – 162nd
Katy Jackson 01:25:34 – 164th
William Wakeman 01:25:51 – 165th
Gavin Malloch 01:28:58 – 192nd
David Whittley 01:29:19 – 199th
Andrew Howes 01:32:51- 219th
Graham Thomas 01:35:12 – 251st
Patricia Davies 01:35:22 – 252nd
Emma Penfold 01:35:51 – 256th
Sheila Malloch 01:39:28 – 291st
Carey Philpott Kite 01:43:38 – 353rd
Aneta Steers 01:43:39 – 324th
Vanessa Patching 01:55:12 – 365th
Wendy Howes 01:58:04 – 375th


Back Row Left to right James Reeves; Abbey-Gale Bratty; Darren James; (behind him) Vanessa Patching; Gavin Malloch (blue hat); (behind him) Glenn Davies; Andy Patching; Wendy Howes; Andrew Howes; Sheila Malloch; Front row left to right: (Kneeling) Bradley Clayton; Paul Bowditch


Bedgebury Forest 10k 2017

The Bedgebury Forest 10k : Sunday 19th November 2017
Venue: Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest, Kent
Details: 10k

2 Striders took part in the Bedgebury 10k which is a challenging run using the undulating forest paths and trails.
Despite this Rachel Ward took 2nd Female spot, 11th overall out of 161 entrants crossing the line in a time of 50.01. Natalie Deadman crossed the line in 1.09.05 placing her 109th overall.

Full Results

Marden 10k 2017

Marden 10k : Sunday 19th November 2017

3 Striders took part in the Marden 10km which is a flat fast race organised by Velocity events in aid of the Kent air ambulance.

Ceri Robert-Burr came in 22nd place out of a field of 177 runners in a time of 44.48 which is a new PB for him.
Sally Smith crossed the line in 50.50 placing her 54th overall. Sally ran with her baby Sophie in the running buggy.
John Kingsnorth’s time was 53.39 placing him 68th.

Full Results