Canterbury Half Marathon

Canterbury Half Marathon
Eight Striders took on the Canterbury Half Marathon on Monday, 27 August 2018.
 
The event, held in aid of the Pilgrims Hospice, involved the runners taking on a 13.1-mile undulating course. It is a popular race, attracting over 400 racers.
 
Taking the prize for first lady veteran runner home was Olwen Cockell, running for her first claim club Swale AC, but a very popular and active member of the Striders team.
 
Christopher Mudge was not far behind with a 1.46.23. Steve Prince made sure 4 Striders broke 2 hour mark storming home in 1:49:47.

Kevin Eastop was next home with a 2.01.00 with David Whittley hot on his heels in 2.02.18. Andrew Howes put in a good performance to pass the chequered flag in 2.08.55 and Gavin Malloch finished in 2.18.41.

SVN race
Emma Penfold and Katy Jackson spent their bank holiday in Gracensend taking part in the Saxons, Normans and Vikings challenge run which started from the cyclopark.

The event sees the athletes take on a circuit multiple times to see how far they can complete.

Emma decided to take on 20-miles of the hilly course. She completed the run in 3hrs 52mins.

Katy was delighted with a new pb over 16.5-miles finishing in 2.52.

SSangyong Canterbury 10 Mile

SSangyong Canterbury 10 Mile : Sunday 21st January 2018

The first of the Club Championship races ensured a good Strider turnout but no one could of anticipated a whopping 61 on a wet, sleeting January morning! The route took them along a pleasant, undulating course around the rural roads of south Canterbury. Nick Bayntun crossed the line first for the Striders placing him 153rd out of 1390 entrants. Full Results

Canterbury Half Marathon 2017

Canterbury Half Marathon : 28th August 2017

12 Striders turned out on a very warm Bank Holiday Monday to run the Canterbury Half Marathon. In aid of Pilgrims Hospice the 13 mile course took them around the undulating country lanes on the outskirts of the historic city. James Reeves was first striders home crossing the line in 1.41.10 placing him 41st in a field of 409 Runners. Elliot Stokes was 2nd Strider home in 1.45.38 placing him 61st overall. Olwen Cockell was 3rd Strider and 1st lady strider in a time of 1.48.12 placing her 70th in the field.

Canterbury Half Marathon
Left to right: Steve Prince; Steve Russell (back); David Whittley; Andrew Howes; Olwen Cockell; Elliot Stokes; Joanna Branchett; Andy Patching; James Reeves; Mark Ransom; Jeff Fox

 

Remaining Striders results were:

Aaron Pritchard 1.49.13 – 75th overall
Jeff Fox 1.49.25 – 79th overall
Andy Patching 1.59.23 – 158th overall
Stephen Prince 2.01.46 – 170th overall
Mark Ransom 2.08.20 – 213th overall
Joanna Branchett – 2.14.56 – 255th overall
Andrew Howes – 2.14.57 – 256th overall
David Whittley – 2.22.29 – 300th overall
Steve Russell – 2.35.33 – 339th overall

Canterbury Riverside 10k

Canterbury Riverside 10k : Sunday 19th March

3 Striders ran a scenic, traffic-free 10k along the River Stour from Chartham to the centre of Canterbury

Left to right: Helen Shears; Roy Shears; Emma Higgins

Roy shears 48.51 PB 75th out of 359 runners
Emma Higgins 1.08.16 PB 302nd
Helen shears 1.10:46 320th