North Downs 30km 2018

A number of Striders took part in one of the most beautiful but gruelling long distance races on the Kent calendar on Sunday, 24 June. With nearly 600m of hills to climb it’s a very tough event.

Liz Weeks was first back for the team. Her time of 2hrs 26mins saw her take a spot on the podium for 2nd place overall. Elliot Stokes followed in 2hrs 54mins .

Angela Smith was first back for the Strider ladies finishing in 3hrs 48mins, Teresa Watson was not far behind in 3.55.

North Downs Run

Event: North Downs Run
Date: 26th June
Location: Cascades Leisure Centre, Gravesend
Distance 30km


21 Striders set out on the North Downs and 21 Striders finished the gruelling course. The race is along the North Downs Way and Weald Way, plus tracks across farmland. The course is 90% offload and the rain during the preceding week ensured it was slippery and muddy underfoot. Mick Diddams led the Strider home in 02:49:13, with Alison Davey being first Strider lady in a PB of 02:50:49. Full Results