South East Team Duathlon Championships

On Sunday 4 Novemer 21 Striders made up 7 teams for the South East Team Duathlon Championships held at Cyclopark in Gravesend.

The event, in which 31 teams were entered, involved a 3km run followed by a undulating technical 12.5km bike leg arpund the cyclopark and finished with another 3km run. I’m completion of the 18.5km the athletes tag their team mate to do the distance again until all 3 have finished.

First team back for the club and taking 2nd in the ladies competition were Liz Weeks, Ellie Hynes and Sally Smith. They had a combined time of 2hrs 40mins with Liz the fastest of the trio in 50mins 50secs.

Afterwards Sally said: ‘I felt really privileged to race alongside Liz and Ellie. They are fantastic athletes and taking a podium spot was a real bonus.’

The next team back taking 9th in the mixed team event were Claire Wright, Shelley Coker and James Reeves. They completed the event in a combined time of 2hrs 48mins.

Bragging rights for 3rd strider team home and takong 10th in the men’s event were Darren Billings, Andrew Howes and Daniel Edmondson in 2hrs 49mins.

 
2.40.47 – 2nd Womens Team
Sally SMITH  55:36
Liz WEEKS 50:50
Ellie HYNES 54:20

2:48:09  9th Mixed
Shelly COKER 1:01:47
Claire WRIGHT 56:33
James REEVES 49.51

2:49:20 10th Men’s Team
Darren BILLING 58:33
Andrew HOWES 1:00:51
Daniel EDMONDSON 49:58

2:52:12 10th Mixed
Paul BOWDITCH 54:20
Gina WOODFINE 1:04:05
Joseph LOVELOCK 53:49

2:54:06  12th Men’s Team
Kevin EASTOP 58:35
Steve PRINCE 53:59
John NUNES 1:01:34

3:07:46 12th  Mixed Team
Ross PILCHER  56:51
Danielle SMITH 1:07:51
Lisa HAMMOND 1:03:06

3:24:39 6th Women’s team
Clare EASTOP 1:07:09
Katy JACKSON 1:07:24
Nicola GARNER 1:10:07

Milton Creek Duathlon

2 Striders stayed local taking part in the Swale Tri Club duathlon held at Milton Creek Country Park on Sunday 28 October.

The event involved a 2.5km run, 10km off road bike and a final 2.5km run.

Sean Bootes and Sally Smith were both racing. Both athletes had to contend with absolute deluge on the bike leg making for tricky conditions.

Sally finished 2nd lady in 50mins. Sean completed the event in an hour.

London Duathlon 2018

In Richmond Park on Sunday the 16th September three Sittingbourne Striders competed in the world’s largest duathlon. The three entered the 15th annual London Duathlon, completing a 10 km run, a 44 km bike race and a final 5 km run to the finish line, while dodging suicidal squirrels and six foot stags!

1423 Ian Gower 02:50:59
1450 Steve Shrimplin 02:54:57
2308 Andy Settle 03:27:30

London Duathlon

Left to right: Steve Shrimplin; Ian Gower; Andy Settle

 

Milton Creek Duathlon

Milton Creek Duathlon : Sunday 29th October

3 Striders took part in the Go Tri Swale Tri Club Duathlon with the following results:

Sarah Strachan 16th/28 (1hr 11min 9sec)
Gordon Wallace 23rd/28 (1hr 14min 4sec)
Barbara Collier 25th/28 (1hr 16min 3sec)

Left to right: Barbara Collier; Sarah Strachan; Gordon Wallace:

 

Cyclopark Relay Duathlon

Cyclopark Relay Duathlon : Sunday 22nd October

Striders were out in force on a windy sunny October morning @ Gravesend’s Cyclopark. 11 teams of 3 entered the event which was a great opportunity for many from the club to have their first try at a multi disciplined event on a traffic free course.

cyclopark relay duathlon

‘The Glory Hunters’ were the first Striders team home in a time of 2.39.35 placing them 7th out 19 mixed teams
Glenn Davies
Jen Coleman
Lee Simpson

‘170 Not Out’ team were next home in 2.46.31 placing them 9th mixed team
Ian Gower
Steve Shirmplin
Karen Seymour

‘The Striders’ team 2.56.18 – 13th mixed team
Paul Bowditch
Lucy Hewett
Danielle Smith

‘Team Cake’ team 3.02.57 – 14th mixed team
Ross Pilcher
Sophie Byrne
Debbie Usher

‘KMJ’ team 3.05.18 – 16th mixed team
Matthew Pearce
Kerry Pearce
Jody Coxon

‘Max Bodimeade’ team 3.05.42 – 13th mens team out of 14 mens teams
Sam Wilders
John Nunes
Andrew Thomas

‘2 Foxes and a Hound’ team 3.06.36 – 18th mixed team
Gary Spicer
Gina Woodfine
Sarah Strachan

‘Wonder Women’ 3.06.41 – 4th womens team out of 7 womens teams
Lisa Hammond
Nicola Garner
Katy Jackson

‘ARD’ 3.09.15 – 14th mens team
Darren Billing
Andrew Howes
Roy Shears

‘Canicross Striders Ladies’ – 3.30.58 – 7th womens team
Jo Bing
Barbara Collier
Shelly Coker

‘Team Tri Jedi’ – 3.33.37 – 19th mixed team
Kevin Eastop
Claire Eastop
Karen Longley

ETU Duathlon European Championships 2017

ETU Duathlon European Championships : Sunday 30th April 2017

Glenn Davies represented the Striders and GBR at the ETU Duathlon European Championships in Spain. He completed the 5km run; 20km bike and 2.5km run in a time of 1.20.37 placing him 18th out of 30 entrants.

ETU Duathlon European
Glenn Davies

Maidstone Sprint and Standard Duathlon

Maidstone Sprint and Standard Duathlon : Sunday 5th March

5 Striders were questioning their sanity as they set off in torrential rain to run around the muddy back roads of Harrietsham at the Maidstone Duathlon. Next they hopped on their bikes to battle against the winds along the stretch of the A20 between Leeds Castle and Ashford. Finally a 3.5k run was a welcome end to the race in such testing conditions. This was the first in the Tri Club Championships for 2017.
 
Glenn Davies was the only Strider to do the Sprint distance race which he did in a time of 1.28.39 placing him 10th overall out of 26 entrants, he was 1st in his age group which he won a trophy for.
Rob Sapp was first out of 4 Striders in the Standard distance race with a time of 2.29.10 which placed him 11th out of 36 entrants.
Chris Rogers was 2nd Strider home in a time of 2.49.50 placing him 24th overall.
Lucy Hewett was 1st (only female) strider home in a time 2.51.06 placing her 25th overall. She was 3rd lady overall, for which she won a trophy.
Ross Pilcher unfortunately was unable to finish the race.
 
 
maidstone sprint and standard duathlon
Left to right: Chris Rogers; Glenn Davies; Lucy Hewett; Rob Sapp; Ross Pilcher

 

maidstone sprint and standard duathlon
Lucy Hewett

 

maidstone spring and standard duathlon
Glenn Davies
 
Distances: Standard: 9.5k Run, 42k Bike, 3.5k Run
Sprint: 3k Run, 27k Bike, 3.5k Run

 

Bridge Winter Duathlon 2017

Glenn Davies took part in the Winter Duathlon at the Gravesend Cyclopark on 5th Feb 2017, the traffic free event involved a 6.5km run followed by a 20km bike finishing with a 3.5km run which he did in a time of 1.27.03 placing him 18 out of 34 competitors.  Glenn came 3rd in his age category winning a trophy for his efforts.  Full Results

Bridge Triathlon Winter Duathlon

Cyclopark Duathlon 23/10/2016

Sittingbourne Striders entered four teams in the annual Cyclopark team duathlon. The event, aimed at novice duathletes and more experienced competitors alike, consisted of a 3k run/ 13k bike/ 3k run course with each of the team of three completing the course in turn. Seven of the twelve Striders entrants were new to the sport of duathlon, however the cool early morning conditions suited both runners and riders on the closed Cyclopark circuit.

Cyclopark Duathlon

 

First Striders team home, taking second overall in the mixed team category were Ian Gower, Karen Seymour and Steve Shrimplin. They were followed by Shelly Coker/ Jen Coleman/ Lee Simpson, Keith Whiskin/ John Nunes/ Roy Shears and Jamie Goldthorp/ Barbara Collier/ Alison Davey. 2016 is the fourth year in succession Striders have taken a podium place in the event.

 

Cyclopark Duathlon

 

Chilham Castle Standard Duathlon

Christopher Rogers wasn’t put off by the cold wet & wind and took on the Standard Distance Duathlon based at Chilham Castle. The race involved a 10km run, 40k bike and 5km run which he completed in a time of 2.50.52 placing him 18th overall out of 33 entrants.  Full Results

chilham