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.
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
Left to right: Steve Shrimplin; Ian Gower; Andy Settle
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)
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.
‘The Glory Hunters’ were the first Striders team home in a time of 2.39.35 placing them 7th out 19 mixed teams
‘170 Not Out’ team were next home in 2.46.31 placing them 9th mixed team
‘The Striders’ team 2.56.18 – 13th mixed team
‘Team Cake’ team 3.02.57 – 14th mixed team
‘KMJ’ team 3.05.18 – 16th mixed team
‘Max Bodimeade’ team 3.05.42 – 13th mens team out of 14 mens teams
‘2 Foxes and a Hound’ team 3.06.36 – 18th mixed team
‘Wonder Women’ 3.06.41 – 4th womens team out of 7 womens teams
‘ARD’ 3.09.15 – 14th mens team
‘Canicross Striders Ladies’ – 3.30.58 – 7th womens team
‘Team Tri Jedi’ – 3.33.37 – 19th mixed team
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.
Maidstone Sprint and Standard Duathlon : Sunday 5th March
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
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.
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.
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