Voted as 6th best race in the UK it was a record turn out for the 18th running of this popular event organised by Wadhurst Runners. Perhaps it was the draw of celebrity Dame Kelly Holmes who started and ran in the race which takes in the pretty, gently undulating hills around Bewl Water.
16 Striders turned out on the hot July morning with the following impressive results:
Anthony Brown time: 1:57:49 place: 137th out of 819 Runners
Michael Diddams time: 1:58:38 place: 150th
James Reeves time: 1:58:39 place: 151st
Glenn Davies time: 2:05:23 place: 215th
Bradley Clayton time: 2:09:43 place: 265th
Ceri Burr time: 2:16:33 place: 339th
Rosie Williams time: 2:17:52 place: 356th
Gary Read time: 2:18:22 place: 365th
James Topham time: 2:20:09 place: 381st
Andy Patching time: 2:27:23 place: 468th
Rhian Shrimplin time: 2:30:31 place: 493rd
Gavin Malloch time: 2:35:16 place: 546th
Gina Woodfine time: 2:39:28 place: 600th
Emily Middleton time: 2:51:24 place: 691st
Ronald Smith time: 2:51:35 place: 695th
Marriane Seaward time: 3:05:28 place: 745th
Event: Bewl Triathlon
Date: 7th August 2016
Location: Bewl Water, Sussex
Distance: Standard Distance
Sunday 7th August, 3 of the Stittingbourne Striders took on the Standard Distance Triathlon around Bewl Water. The course makes the most of the natural landscape around the reservoir and offers a challenging event for competitors.
All 3 finished within the top 12 of their repective age group categories. While Matthew and Bradley both received extra credit in the form of Silver finishing medals for ranking in the top 50 overall.
Event: Bewl 15
Date: 3rd July 2016
Distance: 15 miles
21 Striders turned out on a sunny July morning to tackle the mud on the challenging but scenic course around Bewl water reservoir.
Paul Williams, our club chairman, led the way as first strider home in a time of 2.00:40 placing him 113 in a field of 705 runners, he pipped Ross Pilcher to the top spot who took second Strider position in a time of 2:00:50 placing him 118th overall. Taking third position and 144th overall was Michael Diddams in a time of 2:04:22. Kate Rose was 1st female strider home in a time of 2:10.