Despite seasonally appropriate Biblical rain, three Sittingbourne Striders decided to put on their racing shoes and take on the Folkestone 10-mile running race held on Good Friday, 30 March 2018.
Liz Weeks, Ronald Smith and Alison Davey all donned their Striders racing vests in the 10-mile event which took runners from Folkestone to Hythe.
First back was Liz, deciding to get out of the rain as quickly as possible, returning a time of 1.03.12. This saw her take to the podium as second placed woman in the event with the added bonus of a trophy for first in her age group (V35).
Next back was Ronald in a very good time of 1.35.57. Unfortunately on this occasion Alison did not finish, however it is early season with many events to come.
After the race Liz said: “It was a fast flat out and back course, but the strong headwind and heaving rain made it a very challenging run.”
Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon : Sunday 24th September
6 Striders took part in the Folkestone Half Marathon with the following results:
Darren James 1:58:26 – placing him 207th out of 585 entrants
Sam Fawcett 2:20:44 – 429th
Jo Clarke 2:24:50 – 456th
Shelly Wilson 2:24:50 – 457th
Kevin Eastop 2:33:09 – 511th
Clare Eastop 2:33.08 – 512th
Folkestone 10 : Friday 14th April
4 Striders ran in the 34th Folkestone 10 mile race a fast, flat course which took them mainly on the traffic-free seafront promenade from Hythe to Folkestone and back.
Denise Fredric 1.22.08 was first Strider home placing her 158th out of 454 entrants
Ronald Smith 1.32.12 placing him 268th
Emma Penfold 1.40.08 352nd
Dominic Norwell 1.45.20 386th