Five Striders braved wet and windy conditions to take on the Whitstable 10km & 5km on Sunday, 29 July.
10Km: Clive Crisp put in a strong performance to take bragging rights as first Strider home in 48.37. This saw him placed 2nd in his age group and 30th male overall.
Next up and first lady Strider home was Katy Jackson with a 52.49. Katrina Fisher did well and was unlucky to not break the hour with a 1.00.49. Forth back for the club was Jackie Austin with a credible 1.02.48.
5km: Sonia Crisp ran the 5km event in 29.27
Sally Smith raced the 5km held by Nice Work events at Dymchurch on Sunday, picking the event as the organisers kindly agreed to let her run with baby Sophie in the running buggy.
As with all the other races in Kent, temperatures were bordering extreme making it hard work. She was delighted to return a time of 24.24 earning her 4th placed lady overall and winning her age group.
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.
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.
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
Thruxton Race Circuit 5k : Sunday 22nd October
Rachel Ward crossed the line in 23.04 at the Thruxton 5k on the site of the old RAF base for which she won a trophy for being 1st Female out of 37.
Disneyland Paris : Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September
After 10 weeks injured and 2 weeks recovery Darren Billing managed to run the Disneyland Paris 5k; 10k and Half Marathon over the course of the weekend!
Aylesham 5k & 10k : Sunday 6th August 2017
Sheila Mary & Gavin Malloch took part in the popular Aylesham 5k and 10k this Sunday.
Event: Eridge Park 10 Trail Challenge
Date: 4th September 2016
Distance: 5k / 10k
Alison Davey was first female and third overall out of 53 runners in the BII Birmingham 5k in a time of 22:34 adding another trophy to the growing collection in her cabinet! Emma Penfold completed a tough 10k course in 57:03